We saw 1776 at Ford's Theatre on Thursday night for theater class. I had been looking forward to it all semester as I thought it would be really fun since it is a musical about the founding fathers, and its at Ford's. The costumes, set, lighting, and singing was fun, but I was a bit disappointed overall. It is pretty long. The whole thing is basically about John Adams trying to convince all of the states delegates at the second constitutional convention to go for independence. So its a lot of intricate discussions and arguments. It was also just frigid in the theatre so it was hard to concentrate since I was so cold.
|Lincoln's Box, where he was shot|
|DC United soccer game|
I went on a run on the mall afterwards, which is the first time I've exercised since I got here (oops). That was pretty awesome, too. I love the mall. There is always something going on there, too, so I stopped to watch some intense African drummers on the steps of the Natural History Museum for a few minutes in the middle of it.
Then, Charlotte, Seth, and I decided to go out to eat to celebrate us being done with our work. We went to Ted's Bulletin on Barracks Row. It was a really neat experience. The decor, music, and waiters' outfits all have a 1930's feel. The menus look like newspapers, and The Wizard of Oz was playing on TV's all around the place. I had a burger and an orange push up milkshake. They are also known for their homemade pop tarts, so I got a strawberry one to go to eat this morning. I would highly recommend Ted's Bulletin. The atmosphere is enough of a draw in itself, but the food turned out great, too. Also, this is the first restaurant in DC I've been to that has actually split a check!!! I don't know if I've written my rant about this on here, but it is so weird. DC restaurants will not split checks, even when you ask ahead of time. Usually, we end up scribbling all over the back of the receipt what each person had and their credit card number, and they end up giving it back to us 3-4 times before they actually process it to get the right amounts. I do not understand why it is such a big deal, especially in a city full of broke interns who are eating together and obviously not paying for each other. So them splitting the check without us even asking was pretty monumental and another reason to love it!
Today I didn't really know what to do with myself so I finally went down to Georgetown. I have heard a lot about the area, but it isn't very metro accessible and I didn't really know what was down there so I hadn't bothered to go before this. First, I went to a bagel place in Dupont Circle, where I got off the metro, and I had a banana nut bagel. Interesting and delicious! Georgetown is amazing. It is clearly where all of the trendy people in DC hang out, and I definitely should have gone before this. There is a lot of shopping, much of it more high class. There are also a lot of neat little restaurants, and it is just a cool historic area. I walked through a lot of shops, and got a couple shirts at H&M. It was a good day.
|Line as far as you can see down the road at Georgetown Cupcakes (DC Cupcakes on TLC)|