A “wicked” weekend

Caylah (from left), Sheila, me and Ever.
The Roommates: Caylah (from left), Sheila, me and Ever.

It was my first weekend in Washington, D.C., and all TWC interns were free to do whatever they like. I chose to spend the time getting to know my roommates. Our fourth roommate, and the girl I would be sharing a room with, finally came back to the apartment after spending the week with her mother and grandmother. Her name is Ever, as in forever and ever (that is how she described her name to us). She is from Mexico and pretty nice. Anyways, Saturday started off with a nice and free pancake breakfast followed by a free Georgetown Walking Tour. I got to visit The Old Stone House, home to the historical Adams’ family, the Potamic River, the steps featured in The Exercist and also Georgetown University. The group consisted of a variety of TWC interns and it was fun getting to know everyone. Here’s some pictures from it.

Passing by a canal.
Passing by a canal.
The steps shown in The Exercist
The steps shown in The Exercist
Are we not such studious GU students?
Are we not such studious GU students?

Sunday was the best part of the weekend. Sheila’s friend Johnny is stationed here in D.C. with the Army and offered to take us on a tour. We obviously were not going to to say no to an offer like that, especially since he had a car. It was a laid back day while we toured D.C., looking at the White House, the memorials and fed the birds and squirrels at a refreshment stand near the Lincoln Memorial. Johnny teased us, especially Ever, by picking us up with Starbucks in hand and we could not find a Starbucks anywhere for us girls to get one until near the end of the tour. We finally ended up at Johnny’s coworker’s girlfriend’s apartment for the Superbowl. We missed the kick-off due to the Puppy Bowl. It was annoying, but the puppies were so cute! Here’s some photos of Sunday.

The White House with Secret Service on top!
The White House with Secret Service on top!
Feeding the jealous seagulls
Feeding the jealous seagulls
At the end of the day outside Congress
At the end of the day outside Congress

Tomorrow is the big day- I attend my first day at the office. I will be in meetings all day, so I am nervous. It will be a different environment from the newspapers I have worked at and school. I did a test run to my work bright and early today. Ugh. It took me two hours to get there. So I will be up pretty darn early if anyone needs a wake up call within the next four months. Well-wish me luck!


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