Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day 2009

So, I'm in my pajamas watching the inaugural festivities on television when I should actually be studying. I have an in-class presentation tomorrow but I feel strikingly unmotivated. It's hard to do any studying when half of D.C. is on holiday and the other half is treating their workday like an inaugural party. For example, last night my roommates and several other people I know spent the night sleeping in an office building. (I spent it in a sleeping bag on my bed because our heat doesn't work properly and I need more real blankets.)

Although I don't totally support Obama (sorry Amber), I don't not support him either (sorry Dad, Mom, and Jeremy). It'll just be very, very interesting to see what the next four years will bring. The most distressing thing I've heard is that he plans to almost immediately pass the FOCA. Plus, big federal government is also not the direction I want things to be heading. (But Bush and Cheney sort of went that direction too.) It seems like the more executive power you give one man, the more liable we are to experience corruption in government. Checks and balances, slower but less Caesar-prone. I can say that the most exciting thing is how many people support him and are talking about working with him. Individuals, average people are talking about how they can do their part in making the country better and that's exciting to me. Whatever happens, it's cool to live in the city where everything is taking place.

Oh, I have played more Settlers of Catan in the last three days than I ever thought I would or is possible. I guess nothing says Martin Luther King Jr. Day like, um, taking over an uninhabited island. Remember guys, mean people stink.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Navidad 2008

Feliz Navidad de nuestra familia a su familia!

Halloween 2008

Just wanted to share a picture from Halloween.

Great fun dressing up as Westley from The Princess Bride and I don't mind telling you that even though I look absolutely manly and masculine, that entire costume is made up of used women's clothing.

My Final Semester

I start classes tomorrow!

They are Literature of Atlantic Empires and Black British Writers. I've become so used to school that it feels like I never left... and maybe because I've been reading 150 pages every day all winter long anyway.

I'm seriously considering applying to teach at Montgomery Community College in the summer or fall. I just need to polish my resume and apply on-line. If I get a full-time position I may be making more money than I have ever made before, nay, double the amount I have ever made before. I may even make more than Claire is making!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Seasonal Affective Disorder

I am so glad the days are getting longer. I think I have had a touch of what some might call Seasonal Affective Disorder this winter. All those rainy days, darkness, and absolutely no snow in the District. So, I've been turning on every light in my house at dusk, basking in the sunshine when I have it and eating healthy. But, phew, so happy the light is coming back!