My regular lunch walk today was slightly delayed by a carpenter’s strike/rally/protest/rise against the wood-working man. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t annoyed. In fact after two years of living in the general area, and one year of actually working in DC, I’m still in amazement at all the things that go on, that many metro DC folks might take for granted.
Call me a big dork, but:
-I actually thought it was kind of cool how last week during the Christmas tree lighting my walk to the metro was impeded by secret service shutting off the street. Most people in the U.S. have traffic or weather to blame for causing commuting delays, DCer’s “Oh, yeah, the Secret Service caused a delay, you know same old, same old.”
-I still get a kick when I see the monuments and important buildings, the
-It’s sad that Sen. Tim Johnson was recently hospitalized with stroke-like symptoms. However, all I could think of when I heard the news report was “Wow, I walk by that hospital every day.”
-I saw Al Gore speak a month ago and I didn’t even find out I was going to the event until a few hours before. Most people outside the beltway will probably never see a vice president/presidential candidate in their lifetime.
Maybe all this wonderment is because of growing up in the capital of the Confederacy and then going to school in a town called Farmville.
Anyways, I’ve laid my dorkiness on the table. Mock me if you will, you jaded souls, or better yet, let me know what still gives you a kick.