A glimpse into the past

Statue outside The National Archives
Statue outside The National Archives

The National Archives was showing the document for only four days, Feb. 12-16, in honor of the Lincoln’s 200th birthday. While Lincoln is not my favorite president ( F Roosevelt is), it was still interesting to see the document. Here’s a picture of it.

The Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation

We had to wait outside for around 45 minutes, where we talked to two students from Georgetown University, before we were able to get inside the museum. The security guard was unsure on whether to believe it was only a cough drop in my mouth-I had to show her, and once inside we had to wait another 45 minutes. However, I did get to look at the Magna Carta during my wait and search for the 9 eagles hidden inside the rotunda.

The Magna Carta
The Magna Carta

After the long afternoon, during which it briefly snowed twice, Caylah and I were finally able to make it back to the metro station to head home.

Waiting for the train with Caylah
Waiting for the train with Caylah

Taste of India

I tried Indian food today for lunch. My supervisor treated me and two other co-workers to lunch for one of the lady’s birthday. She is 28-years-old and it was a great lunch. Plus, I learned I like the food, especially the bread.

It was just another day at work today. I finished editing the special events booklet that another intern asked me to proof. I made so many edits that I am surprised she did not hit me, but it was a fun project. Tomorrow, I am to start training on how to put documents in PDF form for the Web and I will be getting more small Web assignments next week when one of the Web contractors is back in the office. I am slowly working on story assignments and today the president’s secretary asked me if I could help her edit the intern’s guide. I am just trying to keep busy and not look slouching so I was happy to agree.

The non-profit hosts a volunteer night every Wednesday and tomorrow I will be helping them out for the first time. It will be interesting, but unfortunately that means I will not be getting home until around 10:30 p.m. It is going to be a long day tomorrow. Starting this week or next I will also be starting my volunteer work for The Washington Center. I am hoping to work with the Greater DC program and volunteer with a group that entertains children while their mothers get counseling. It interested me the most.

In the news, I was interested to find that Bristol Palin held an interview recently to discuss her pregnancy. She said she is wanting to advocate against teen pregnancy, and I have to say, I admire her for it. It was interesting to see that she was willing to stand against her mother’s abstinence stance and say that it is just not realistic. I have to agree, especially since HealthDay News reported, on Jan. 7,  the first increase in the teen birth rate in 15 years.

The rate increased in 26 states in 2006, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and raised from 40.5 births to 41.9 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19 from 2005 to 2006, based on 99-percent of all U.S. birth certificates.

Along with Bristol, Sarah Palin also made an appearance according to the CNN article to say that her daughter was a great at her new role, and that her grandson was lucky to have Bristol for a mom. While I am not the biggest fan of Palin, I give up thumbs up for her support.