I'm still getting texts from Barack. Yesterday they were practical. I was told at one point that it was too late to take a certain route to the Mall, and that I should take 14th instead. Although I was 3,000 miles away, it was thoughtful of him to mention it. After the speech, I received a message encouraging me to discourage trampling:

Barack Obama is now the 44th President of the United States. Please stay & watch the parade on the jumbotrons. Encourage your neighbors to exit the Mall slowly.

Later in the afternoon I received this:

Reply to this msg w/your wishes for President Obama. Text photos of your event to 202-503-6207 for on-air use. Terms at ...

I did not text any wishes and am not sure whether I was supposed to send the sort of wishes one might describe as "best" or "warm," or the sort that are more like "here's what I wish you would do." In any case, I like these texts.