Sunday, February 8, 2009

Life in D.C.

Sorry about the lack of posts. Hopefully I'll be better from now on - especially now that I have more to write about than just college life in Logan.

I've been here in D.C. for over a month now, and I'm loving it. I'm living in Arlington, Virigina in Crystal City. The metro is just about a 7 minute walk from my apartment and from walking out of my apartment to walking into my office is about a 40 minute commute. The apartments are the nicest I've lived in as a college student. I have a freaking dishwasher again!! That has been one of the best things. The apartments are really big and we don't have to pay utilities. It's awesome.

So here is a day in the life of Jenna: I wake up M-F at 7. Take a shower, get ready, and leave by about 8:15. I usually have to wait a bit for the yellow line to get there and while I wait I usually bump into someone else I know who is going to work. I used to take the metro to Union Station because that's closer to the Senate side, but it turns out that even though the Capitol South stop is a longer walk, it's a prettier walk, faster all around, and 30 cents cheaper. On my way to work I pass all of the House buildings, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. I get to work around 9, take an hour lunch around noon, and get off for the night at 6. I come home, eat a little dinner, and go downstairs to the guys apartment (I still enjoy the company of guys better). Mondays we'll go to FHE and/or half price burgers at the sports pub, Tuesdays have become pupusa night at the Salvadorean resaurant close by, Wednesdays are Costco night, Thursdays are karaoke at Bailey's, and Friday we usually go out. But I generally don't go back upstairs to my apartment until I go to bed, even if we don't do anything. Saturdays we generally spend all day and most of the night out and Sundays are generally spent relaxing at home (or downstairs in my case) or at a museum or something. All in all I have a pretty busy schedule and it's awesome. I'm loving it.

For sure the best thing here are my fellow interns which is why I don't think I'd enjoy it as much as I am if I stayed out here. There are 5 apartments of interns here from USU, ISU, Weber, SUU, and UVU (all of which rent the apartments from Utah State) and I spend most of my time hanging out with 2 of the apartments (neither of which are mine for some reason). It really has been great.

Alright. That'll be all for now, but I'll try and keep this more updated with my life here back east.

1 comment:

  1. So cool to hear all that. We talk all the time, but I didn't know some of those things. Have fun!