The main news from this week is that we started our classes. On Tuesday nights, we have a debating contemporary washington issues class. That one will definitely be interesting as there will probably be a lot of intense political discussions, and our house is so diverse in our beliefs. Hopefully they will be fun discussions, and it won't get too personal. It is always interesting to hear different perspectives though, and we are all intelligent so we have good explanations for our opinions. I already feel as though I've had some smart talks about political issues with my roommates and come out of it with a better understanding of the other side. For our first assignment, we had to watch the State of the Union and write a paper on one of the issues. It was very exciting to be in DC that day. When I walked home from work, Capitol Hill was just buzzing with excitement and lots of people were around. I would have given anything to be there, but only a select few get to go. I thought the speech was really pretty riveting for a SOTU. As always, I admire Obama for his skills in oration, since that is my passion.
|Night of the SOTU!|
Yesterday, I decided to spend the day at the National Gallery of Art. I think I'm going to dedicate every Saturday (and hopefully some Sunday's, too) to a different museum I want to go to. When it gets warmer in the springtime, I will probably do more outdoorsy things and there will be a lot of other things to do. So now is a good time to dedicate to museums when it is still fairly cold out on weekends. I think I had only been to two of the Smithsonian's before I moved here, so I have a lot I want to see. The National Gallery of Art was really great, and I picked a wonderful day to go.
|National Gallery of Art|
|gorgeous fountain in the concert room|
Me and my favorite Monet there
|Inside the East building|
|Andy Warhol of Marilyn Monroe|