Wednesday, August 6, 2008

2 Cool 2 Be 4Gotten

Oh DC, I'm going to miss you.

I'll admit, I wasn't sure about you at first. You seemed to be hiding your charms, with your too-crowded bars and your overpriced everything. I was ready to write you off entirely, thinking, "Well, at least this internship settled that. I guess I'll find a job in Chicago or something."

I didn't give up on you, though. I started taking advantage of the Smithsonian museums and their awesome free-ness. (I'll especially miss you,
Hirshhorn.) I found bars and clubs that maybe were still a bit too pricy for my Midwestern sensibilities (at least, on an intern's budget, they were), but were great fun regardless. Screen on the Green was pretty fantastic, and honestly, I know it's clich├ęd, but going down to the National Mall and watching fireworks with the Washington Monument as the backdrop was surreal and amazing.

So yes, I'm going to miss you. I'm going to miss Five Guys, and I'm going to miss Musical Mondays at JR's. I'm going to miss the only gay sports bar I've ever even heard of, the awesome public transportation, and the homeless man who, as I walked past the other day while on my phone, rather jovially said, "Oh you. You're always on the phone!" I'll miss Mt. Pleasant as a whole, and I'll miss feeling like the work I do actually matters for something. I'll miss the new friends I made and the old friends I got to see for a couple months.

But I'll be back. Perhaps the most important thing I'm taking away from this summer is a solid sense that I need to be back here, working a real job with real pay with the opportunity to explore even further. That will be my motivation to get this damn degree.

See you next year, DC.



Ann Arbor said...

Brian, how could you cheat on me like this? I thought I was your true love!

Brian said...

Oh Ann Arbor, I still love you, but we've been together 5 years and are obligated to last at least one more. It's time to move on.

Washington, DC said...


I miss you already.