This morning starting at 7 a.m. Pacific time, a group of graduate students gathered in studio 2 (grad student housing on the Stanford campus) to watch the inauguration. We ate bagels and donuts, drank OJ and even broke out champagne when Obama was finally sworn in. What did we talk about? Our excitement, how long we've waited for this day, Michelle's outfit, the inanity of some of the announcer's commentary. Some wondered why Cheney was in a wheelchair, others laughed when they saw the look on Bush's face as Obama gave his speech. There were thirty of us--engineering students, biology students, computer scientists, journalists.