Tourist in our own town.
I spent Sunday acting like a goof-ball tourist in DC with my best friend. We had a great time. Sometimes, it’s just fun to let loose, be loud, obnoxious, and shallow on the metro, and be idiots taking pictures at monuments. Highlights include:
Gorgeous weather. And some amazing monuments. I’d never been to the FDR memorial before. It’s pretty incredible. The political message was pretty clear too, and it wasn’t just peace (although that was a large part of it). Mmmmm. Liberals. Mmmmmm. Shaddup. I am a liberal. Socially anyway.
“My new goal for the day is to take pictures of lots of naked men.” Lots of well-built men running around on the mall, then tanning in DuPont. Objectification? Absolutely. Tacky? Yeah, that too. Do I care? Nope.
“Theresa, I owe you a soda.” That would be for a picture I’ll put up later.
People watching. I’m gonna miss it. Not that it won’t be absolutely fascinating in Benin, but DuPont Circle really is my favorite people watching spot (in the world . . . so far). There’s just something about sitting in the grass there, watching the world pass by, that I haven’t found anywhere else.
City Lights. One of those places I’ve been meaning to visit for oh say, forever. I was just going to move it to the “when I get home” list, but decided to hit it anyway, mostly because why not, but also because of a comment ben left below. OH MY GOD, WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?!?! That’s some good Chinese.
“That didn’t make you uncomfortable, did it?” “Oh, no. It’s just part of life with Theresa!” I didn’t realize that offering random men rides from the metro to campus might make Ellie uncomfortable until after I’d done it. Story isn’t acually sketch at all. Cute Brit asks for directions. Theresa realizes the shuttle doesn’t run on weekends and offers him a ride. Life with Theresa indeed. :-p
Pictures coming soon!