As an aside from pure bioinformatics work, I enjoyed watching history with my National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics colleagues as we saw Obama become the 44th president of the United States. What an honor.
I found out that my daughter (in kindergarten) watched the inauguration at school. When I asked her what she thought Obama said in his address, she said:
Dust yourself off,
Clean your house,
Get to work
Darn snappy. I AM proud to be an American.