Thursday, July 09, 2009

Day 34 - Washington D.C.

Reasons why I would love to live in Washington D.C....
(in no particular order)

  1. D.C. has two great international airports, from which I can get to anywhere in the world.
  2. Life is just the right pace: not as fast as NYC (where everyone rushes around in a daze), but not lacking in vitesse.
  3. Unrivaled accessibility to knowledge: the Library of Congress, countless museums on every subject imaginable (and mostly free), a general concentration of educated people (although educated does not necessarily mean knowledgeable/wise).
  4. There's a great selection of healthy restaurants and fun bars/clubs.
  5. Great public transportation system.
  6. The seasons are well-defined, giving variety to the "look" of the city and the temperature. (And the cherry blossoms each spring are definitely a bonus.)
  7. Exciting ambiance--the feeling of "being in the middle of it all"--both historically and politically, and perhaps socially.
  8. Lots of jobs available in my fields of interest.
  9. D.C. is a very active city--I love seeing people walking, biking, and playing soccer in the parks.
  10. Opportunities to meet really neat, powerful, and unique people.
  11. Fro-Yo shops on every corner.
  12. I would get to walk past beautiful buildings every day.
  13. Being surrounded by the history of our country and legacy of our founders.
  14. The opportunity to actually use the extra languages I've learned--something I've really enjoyed doing this week.
  15. I would love to be able to wake up at 5 every morning and walk down to the Lincoln Memorial, one of my favorite spots in the world.

4 comments:

  1. D.C. is fabulous! Did you visit our old haunt...Hawk & Dove?! You better not have gone w/out me;), jk. Anyway, enjoy all that froyo:)!

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  2. Go for it! I lived in dc for about 4 months, and it was an extremely happy time. Talk about a city focused on "what it means to be an American"... thanks, Shirah!

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  3. I DID walk by Hawk & Dove, but you know I would never go in without you, Whit! ;)

    Oooohhh and I have about 10 new fro-yo places we have to hit up in DC....not to mention the yummy ones I've found throughout the rest of the country!!

    (I think that when I get home I might start a Fro-Yo blog, to compliment your cupcake blog :) and go around sampling and critiquing froyo places! ....and of course I'll need an assistant. I see some YUM in our future!

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  4. yayyy! i just found out i'll be in d.c. mid-sept for work, so you'll have to direct me to all the yummy froyo places you found, missy:)!

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