|Jefferson, Cherry Blossoms and Awkward Poses|
Traffic. It can be 4:00 on a Sunday afternoon and it will take you an hour to get home from the grocery store. I could wax poetic about this gripe for years. I have wasted entirely too much time sitting on the beltway, GW parkway, 66, 395, Glebe and Columbia Pike. It’ll be so nice to be stuck in traffic in a new city, West End, 440, Hillsboro.
|Memorial Day 2002|
High cost of living. Babysitters can make $20 an hour. When you’re dining out you can spend $16 for a side of macaroni and cheese and $10 for a glass of house cabernet. Gas costs an extra quarter when you cross the Potomac. A half a million dollars will get you a quaint cottage in a transitional neighborhood in the ‘burbs.
|My First DC Roomie and My First Internship|
Tourists. They clog the streets. They walk slow. They get lost and stand at the top of the escalator, causing pedestrian-jams. They stop in rush hour traffic to take a picture of the White House from their car window. It’s hard to believe the next time I’m here, I’ll be one of them.
|My Arlington Roomie--2004|
|Congressman Martin Olav Sabo and his Infamous Green Blazer--2007|
I met Rocky here. I started my career here. We got engaged here. We brought our first house here. Bennett was born here. I can't believe today I say goodbye. It's sometimes been a love-hate relationship with this town. I know that this place will always have a very special place in my heart and who knows, maybe one day we'll be back. Maybe you'll be posing with your camera on my front lawn.