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Posted in Michelle Obama on October 12, 2011 by fadedblog

During her appearance on the Today show this morning, Michelle Obama revealed that she can often be found walking out and about in Washington. In fact, her recent trip to Target wasn’t that unusual.

“I do that more frequently than people realize. And It’s amazing how people don’t recognize you,” she said. “They don’t expect to see me at Starbucks or at Chipotle. I actually took Bo to Petco and the cashier asked me, “Oh what kind of dog is that?’ I said, ‘A Portuguese water dog.’ He didn’t recognize us, because he didn’t expect that we would be in Petco.’

Mrs. O. admitted, “My secret’s out, but we try to sneak out as much as possible. It helps to keep our kids lives’ normal.”

So the cashier at Target didn’t even look twice at the credit card?

“He recognized me,” she said, but added that it’s amazing how “plenty of people” simply don’t because they can’t believe it.

“I’ve been in Baskin and Robbins a number of times. You know how the kids aren’t really paying attention. They’re looking right through me.”

Host Al Roker then asked if she made sneak trips to Costco to buy toilet paper. “Um, we pretty much have our supplies stocked,” said the First Lady.


Posted in Barack Obama, Malia Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama on December 10, 2010 by fadedblog

President Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha enjoyed a special father-daughter moment as they watched the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday (December 9).

The pair were later joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, big sis Malia and grandma Marian Robinson as they took to the stage to help light the tree. The President gave brief remarks, noting the story of Christmas and saying, “It’s a story that’s dear to Michelle and me as Christians but it’s a message that’s universal.”

Michelle then sat down to read Twas the Night Before Christmas. At one point the graceful First Lady removed her gloves so that she could better turn the book’s pages.

In his remarks, Obama mentioned the perils of past lightings, saying, “On one occasion, two sheep left the safety of the Nativity scene and wandered into rush-hour traffic. That caused some commotion.”

The president went on to thank the crowd for coming and said, “On behalf of Malia, Sasha, Michelle, Marian — who’s our grandmother-in-chief — and Bo — don’t forget Bo — I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season.”

Three thousand people attended the festivities after winning tickets through an online lottery. The first Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place back in 1923, with President Calvin Coolidge presiding.


Posted in Barack Obama, Michelle Obama on November 9, 2010 by fadedblog

Waging on with their overseas trip, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were at the president’s palace in New Delhi for a state dinner last night (November 8).

While the President charmed everyone with his million dollar smile, Mrs. O. looked ravishing in a silver, floor-length, Dune Velvet skirt by Rachel Roy. She paired the skirt with a gold Sable Moroccan Tunic, also by Roy.

Today the Obamas are in Jakarta for a meeting with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono.

At a press conference, the president said: “What we’re trying to do is make sure that we are building bridges and expanding our interactions with Muslim countries.”


Posted in Barack Obama, Michelle Obama on November 1, 2010 by fadedblog

The Obama family opted to skip the whole costume thing, but they did keep it well-dressed and festive in orange and black as they handed out candy to trick-or-treaters (including students and children of military families) in front of the White House last night (October 31).

While President Barack Obama did much of the meeting and greeting, First Lady Michelle Obama took care of candy distribution.

The trick-or-treaters — ranging in age from 6 to 14 — were from schools in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas.

The celebration was a light-hearted break for Obama, who has been crisscrossing the country in full campaign mode ahead of Tuesday’s congressional elections.


Posted in Michelle Obama on October 28, 2010 by fadedblog

First Lady Michelle Obama gets jiggy with it today (October 28) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

And Jill Biden joins her in their road trip to talk about military families.

When about how she and daughters Malia and Sasha handle the criticism that comes with life in the White House, Mrs. O says: “It’s part of a job and that’s the good thing about the campaign. It really gets you prepared for all the hard knocks that come along with making really tough decisions. Fortunately the girls are pretty young. They’re not watching the news. They’re pretty much watching Disney and all that good stuff. They’re fairly shielded but when they have questions we talk about it honestly. … Fortunately they have friends who don’t make it an issue. I think it’s been better than I would of expected.”

Mrs. O added that she chooses not to take in the negative comments. “There are always two worlds in politics. There is the stuff you hear on TV and it’s what you feel when you go out into the country. But people are kind. They are kind to us when we go into communities. I think people know that my husband’s intent is good and that we are making good progress. That’s what we feel. That’s the energy that we get back. You can chose to take in the negative or you take in the good stuff.”

Mrs. Obama went on to praise Ellen’s efforts to stop bullying and said that the “culture of bullying” has got to end. “We need to start sending different messages to our kids. First of all, we need to let them know that it does get better. That the challenges they face for the few years that they’re in high school or college. They can’t let that eat them up. Because all of these young people regardless of their race, their sexual orientation. They are gifts to us. They have so much to offer and it’s just terrible to find out that kids are letting this part of their life define everything about who they are going to be. But it is also up to us as the adults in the room to create safe environments for our kids. What I tell my kids is it is there responsibility to not stay silent when they see something like that happen.”


Posted in Michelle Obama on October 26, 2010 by fadedblog

Speaking at the Women’s Conference in Long Beach, CA this morning (October 26, Michelle Obama made a plea on behalf of military spouses and their unique challenge of balancing work and family.

“While most of us don’t experience these struggles to the same degree as military spouses – that nagging sense that you’re falling short at work and at home, that tendency to worry about and care for everyone but yourself – these things are universal,” said the First Lady.

Looking gorgeous in a black and white frock, Michelle recalled a military wife in a discussion in Kentucky who was brought to tears detailing her stressful life when another woman jumped up and said, “I don’t know this woman. But when she leaves here, she will have my number and she will be able to call me any time. She’s got the support of this friend right here.”

Michelle brought the point home, saying, “It is what we do for our sisters, it is what we do for our girlfriends, our mothers and our daughters. We show up. We show up at the door with some food. We show up at the door with some chocolate. And if things are really bad we show up with a bottle of wine. We, as women, know how to reach out. We know how to support each other. And the question is: What can we as women do to support our military spouses?”


Posted in Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker on October 19, 2010 by fadedblog

Michelle Obama was lauded with applause last night (October 18) as she she spoke at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York City. Jill Biden was on hand as part of the tag team, or as Mrs. O. put it, “my partner in crime.”

Sarah Jessica Parker hosted the night, which started with an event at the West Village home of designer Donna Karan for 85 donors who gave $10 000 each.

Later in the evening, Jill and the First Lady filled the St. James Theatre in Times Square with donors who gave $100 to $2500 each.