|Presidents Mural at Mama Ayesha's|
American History museum, where we looked through and also got to talk to the curator of entertainment, pop culture, and sports. It was really interesting to hear how the museum acquires artifacts and how they decide what is displayed or stored. It sounds like quite a struggle for the museums to compete with private collectors for items. I ended up having a free afternoon while everyone else was busy with work stuff so I went to the grocery store by myself. It was good to have some alone time and get comfortable going on the metro by myself for a change.
Yesterday was my first day of work! Holy moly! I was expecting to be really overwhelmed and stressed out, but it was actually a really nice start. Everyone in the office is very nice and friendly. It was a pretty chill day since the house wasn't in session. The other intern is from Australia, so it was really interesting to chat with her about different cultural differences and things, and she was really helpful. Next week the house goes back into session so I'm sure it will be different and much busier. I'm so lucky to get to work for Clyburn. He has an office in the rayburn building and another one in the capitol since he is the assistant democratic leader so I'm excited to spend some time in both places. I probably won't go into a lot of detail about work things on here, but I did hear some talk of part of my job being giving tours of the capitol, which is very exciting to a debate nerd like me :]
Today I walked around with two of my roommates to the Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, FDR, MLK Jr., and Korean war memorials. I actually had never seen the FDR or MLK Jr. memorials before so that was really cool. I think the Thomas Jefferson memorial is probably my favorite. I love how it's out on the water. It's really gorgeous.