Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Random Post: In DC Baby!

Hey y'all,

I'm in DC!  Never thought it would happen, being sent on a business trip to one of these big cities (or on any business trip for that matter).  Happened on a fluke, really.  Someone in my work group booked their vacation before this last minute meeting was scheduled so they needed a substitute.  I thought to myself: "Huh, free flight, hotel and food... sure."  Needless to say the exchange wasn't actually "free."  The plane was delayed and then flight was cancelled and I ended up sitting on another flight next to this kid way too old to be a lap child who kicked, scratched, hit, drooled and threw stuff at me for nearly two hours.  Also had to give a presentation and made an ass of myself a little but that part was expected.  I stink at public speaking.  Well, I stink at speaking in general.  At least no one will remember in a few days.

Anyhow, now I get to see DC, or at least will get to after this work stuff is over.  Typically, they don't send people from my division because we're IT cave dwellers.  However, when opportunity arises, go for it.  This is the whole point of my long-winded post, btw.  Don't be one to think... "well, maybe I should have taken the chance."  This isn't likely to boost my career by any means but if somehow it does, I wouldn't want to look back and be mad at myself for not showing up.  After all, as we learn from many otomes, the MC is typically not anything special (initially), she just has to be at the right place at the right time... ie, show up.  Not that... I've ran into any hot guys.  Bummer!

[ Always a side character, never an MC, am I right? (T_T) ]

Ran down to the Capitol after work yesterday but couldn't see much else because I had to run back to buy food.  Practically everything closes down at 7 PM where my hotel is located.  It's kind of weird.  Almost as if when it's dark out, vampires leave their nests, and so the villagers lock their doors and bar their windows.  I got in late on Monday and couldn't find any non-chain restaurants around the hotel open.  Even the pharmacy was closed which is weird because I'm used to those being open well into the night.  I'm gonna try to run down to the National Mall after work today and maybe see the White House and Viet Nam Veterans' Memorial tomorrow.  I'll post some pictures for those who've never been.  If you have, give me some advice on cheap but good food, preferably pizza.  I love pizza!

This is the Capitol below.  Amazing architecture by the way.  I friggin love grand and lavished structures that can withstand the test of time.  Don't find those very often these days.  Also, how do you like my photography "skills?"

~Lenne Penry

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