Monday, September 01, 2008

Checking In

I hope everyone had a fantastic and labor-free weekend. I arrived in DC, had a day to do cliche touristy things (gawk at the Capitol building? Check. Gawk at the White House? Check. Gawk at the Library of Congress? Well, you get the idea...), and start work tomorrow.

My Wi-Fi access has been on the spotty/nonexistent side, but I'm trying to remedy that and hopefully I'll be back into a regular(ish) posting schedule within the week. I'm seriously missing blogging, and I'll be back as soon as I can!

When we passed the Washington Monument on the cab ride from the airport, the driver said, "See that? That's Washington DC's di--ooohhh maybe I should not say this..." and then he sort of crumpled and drove the rest of the way in silence.

24 comments:

WendyB said...

I would give anything to have a NYC cabbie who drove in silence.

P.Hobbs said...

BWAHAHAH. Jeeez I miss you already. Did Nick adopt a cat and name her Nona yet? When are you coming back? Nubby is doing an art show in Oct. We have to go!!!

Rachel said...

See, he got it wrong. It isn't a dick. It's clearly a phallus. Much more symbolic :)

This coming from a native, of course, so I look at DC with a jaded eye.

ms. spinach said...

welcome! yay!

lisa said...

My weekend involved labour on Saturday and recovery time for my cold on Sunday and Monday (boo).

Haha do you remember that episode of The Simpsons where Lisa wins an essay contest and the family goes to DC, and Homer and Marge stand in front of the Washington Monument and giggle? I love that show way too much...

Annie said...

Where are the balls?

Achtung! said...

Welcome to my hometown! You're lucky that's all the cabbie said to you. ;)

Sal said...

The cabbie's comment bodes well for your stay in our nation's capitol, don't you think?

emmag said...

Check out the Albert Einstein Memorial on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences. I discovered it by accident walking to the bus stop when I worked at the State Department one summer. It's my favorite and lots of people miss it because it's kind of hidden behind some trees - yet ironically only a few feet off Constitution. Have a blast! DC is a great town.

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ambika said...

Word to what Wendy B. said. Substituting Seattle for New York.

And can't wait to see the new posts including your perspective on D.C.

KD said...

Well, that must have been awkward.
So, what's the word on the neon jeans?

Claire said...

Ah, smart alecky cabbies are always the best welcome to a new city... =P Welcome to my hometown!

hollarback said...

A few years back I was in Dublin going by their giant um...symbol... the Wellington Monument in Phoenix Park, and was told that it was the largest "in all of Europe" ...then they added that the one in Washington DC was bigger.

Hmmm....

(R)evolver74 said...

hahhaha that's funny!

v said...

Oh, that's hilarious.

Dressed and Pressed said...

Here i was expecting a post on the check shirt trend and all I get is you telling us about huge, um, congress members... Winona, I am so disappointed in you *sigh*

PS: Hope your having a lovely time!

echidna girl said...

Welcome indeed. Have you met 50 new people at work and memorized all their names? Found your nearest Starbucks as well as the other 20 in the 3 block radius of any given block in DC?

Been runover while accidentally standing on the left side of the Metro escalator? Survived the terror of an afternoon commute packed in a subway car to the gills with 100,000 tourists?

You'll be a native in no time. :-)

fash said...

it's actually hilarious if you think about it; all these historic monuments and obelisks, scattered around the globe for hundreds and thousands of years, stared at in awe for years to come...all created by these men, bigging up their own genitalia.

Kristen said...

Welcome to my city! Hope you enjoy your stay.

I sound like a tour guide. Yeeeeech.

LallaLydia said...

LOL. It is indeed...pharellic.

Glad to see you arrived o.k. Will you stop random strangers on the street and ask them to pose for you and become our D.C.-based sartorialista? Perform exit polls on daily leggings wearing around Capitol Hill?

Don't let cheney bop you on the head and try to steal your haircut!

Material Girl said...

i used to live in DC, and i remember driving around with my dad shortly after we moved (me: age 12) and his telling me the joke "what's the Martha Washington monument? a hole ___ feet deep."

not a cabbie, but my dad. the same dad whom i sent your father's day blog post so he could see he wasn't alone in the world.

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