Thursday, April 14, 2011

Do you think the Obama's would be interested in a Celebrity Garden Feature?

We were sitting around one night shooting the shit with the eldest spawn who announces that Rush is on tour and he would like to see them in concert.  16 + Rush = Huh?  Anyway, Ted was all about it.  After some investigation, we decided that the upcoming show in Baltimore was doable.

The dilemma about whether or not to drive all the way down and back was soon solved.  I pricelined a hotel for a great price in DC, so we decided to make a weekend of it.  The youngest spawn is going with his dad to Canada for a special trip, so it'll just be the three of us.  The plan is to drive to Baltimore.  Ted and #1 will see the show.  I hopefully can catch up with and hang with a friend there.  And after the show, drive down to DC.

Needless to say, we are pretty excited.  Ted and I were talking about our last trip to DC, how much fun we had, and what we might want to do this time.  And then it hit us, how can we go about getting a tour of the White House garden?  I mean, can you see Ted chatting up Barack?  We started to plan:

Do we know people?  Do we know people who would actually let us on the grounds of the White House?

Michele:  Do you think they’d let us sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom?  You look like Abe.

Ted:  Philadelphia has their own Ben Franklin for events.   I could be available to do tours of the Lincoln Memorial.

Michele:  I promise not to bring cigars.

Ted:  Please bring cigars.

Michele:  I wonder if they’ll accept garden art, like they have a White House Christmas Tree?  Mr. Greenjeans would be honored.

Ted:  They could name their garden “The Cluck Stops Here.”

Michele:  I bet they spread their manure liberally.

Ted:  Did Jimmy Carter have a White House Garden?  He could’ve called it the Peanut Gallery.


  1. Reagan grew jellybeans. Yeah.... We were in Philly and Chele picked up a stove pipe hat for me. If she suggests that we go to the theatre, I'm gonna hafta decline.

    How cool would THAT be! (Giving growing tips to the President.) Next thing ya know.... We have a cabinet post in the Department of Agriculture, Then I could meet Nancy Pelosi. Now why would I wanna meet that little fuckin' tart? (Because I'd like to slap the fuckin' denture cream outta her mouth! (As you can see... I'm not a fan.) I'll leave politics outta this, though.

    Know what I want? I wanna see the White House kitchen. I'd throw together something together for the Prez and the First 'Ol Lady and they'd throw Me and Chele a fuckin' parade! Aw. Good times in D.C. It reminds me of the time when we took our #1 Son to visit President Kennedy and Jackie, back in '63... Naturally.... We had the Farmer's Almanac and the #1 heard that they were planning a trip to Dallas. "Hey John" says the #1. "It's gonna be a sunny day in Dallas." "I think that you guys should ride around with the top down..." And the rest is history. At least he offered him some Anacin but the Pres. said, "Thanks, #1 Son....But I need Anacin like a fuckin' hole in the head."

    We weren't invited back. (So much for "Hope and Change.")

  2. Not as easy at it used to be to get into the White House. Have to make arrangements through your local congressman or one of your senators offices. Additionally, you need to start a month out.

  3. Ya know.... Whenever you actually SEE the White House... It looks kinda small. I'm proud to be an American and all but... I wasn't impressed. I was actually kinda shocked. If I were the President, I think that I'd move into the Smithsonian.