Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Back from DC

Me and David on the Mall

I'm back safely from Washington. I had a nice visit with David. Here are some more observations:

  • Both Dallas and DC have too many SUVs.
  • DC has many luxury cars as Dallas has pickups.
  • Dallas has better roads.
  • DC has better bagels.
  • DC people are better dressed, but seem more stressed.
  • There are more fat people in Dallas.
  • Texas needs more trees.
  • America likes baseball; there are baseball diamonds all across the country.
  • There is a smart church near the airport with their URL on the roof.
  • It was fun to say to David, "I've been using computers since before you were born" when he tried to tell me how to do something. I had to say that after he made fun of me for knowing (and even using) most of the early PCs on display at the American History Museum.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Rhododendrons in DC

Rhododendrons in DC

I'm posting from our nation's capital, from David's new tiny laptop computer which is stealing unsecured internet from some neighbor. I'll pass my time with this post while I'm waiting for him to return from having breakfast with the father of a certain Miss Someone.

Here are some observations from my trip so far:

  • There are 9 small pretzels in a 1/2 oz bag.
  • My favorite tee shirt sighting: "My next husband will be normal."
  • Clouds look different when viewed from the top.
  • When you fly into DCA, be sure you make a bathroom visit early in the flight, or else don't drink anything. They have a rule on this particular flight that you may not, for any reason, get out of your seat for the last 30 minutes of the flight.
  • In spite of fashion, jeans and athletic shoes are still the preferred dress for tourists.
  • Miss Someone is a nice girl.
  • Electron microscopes are cool.
  • So is liquid nitrogen.
  • Likewise the Air and Space Museum.
  • I must be the last person in the universe without a cell phone.