Where DC Parties?

At the WHITE HOUSE of COURSE! There was a sea of people. When I arrived (and yes I sprinted to the White House from where I live…which is really close) there were tons of GW people (GW being so close and all). What I loved the most about it was the diversity of the crowd. Although at the time there were mostly college-aged folk, everyone was vibrant and visibly ecstatic that Obama was elected. Peep the photos/video below! It was definitely a sight to see. Go AMERICA!

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¡Viva Obama!

What a day yesterday was! Ever since yesterday I have been ecstatic by the news/announcements that President Barack Obama has been re-elected for his second term. I feel even luckier that I now live in DC to witness the history 1st hand. America definitely made history last night, albeit a crazy and daunting process. Throughout the day I was literally writhing in my seat during class wondering what was going to happen. This election had so much at stake with regards to marriage equality, women’s reproductive rights, education and much more. I felt like I was going to have a heart attack or a nervous breakdown. I couldn’t even focus on the 5 (yes 5!!) hours of class where I had to sit there and act like I cared about what was going on. NO, I DID NOT CARE!! I just wanted to know who the President was going to be. After running out of class to watch the results I waited anxiously as the electoral votes slowly creeped up. In my head I was thinking, when is this going to end!!! Being my nervous self and over consuming on fluids I took a quick bathroom break and when I returned President Obama had 274 elector votes!! WHOAAA! I was excited, but in my head I wondered why I’m the person who always walks in the room 2 seconds too late. SMH! Either way, so what does everyone do when they’ve just found out the president won AND that we live in the nation’s capital, well we RUN to the WHITE HOUSE of course!! I left my place of residence and immediately heard cheering in the streets. Literally like the song “Dancing in the Streets” but at night and very cold. Everyone was flocking to the White House, so excited by what just happened and happy that the 2 years of ridiculous campaigning has finally drawn to a close. I write this post not only because everyone needs to experience the White House after an election, but because there was never a moment in my life where I felt more American. I was so proud of my country and I was so happy that I was able to celebrate it up close. All four states (Minnesota, Maine, Washington and Maryland) legalized same-sex marriage and two states (Colorado and Washington) legalized the use of recreational marijuana. It was a great night and I’m so happy to be able to say I lived and experienced during the time of President Obama. It’s going to be a great 4 years!!

Guess Who Voted Today??!!

 

 

 

 

 

I DID! 

It’s been 1 month!! Super Happy!

First Day of Training!

So here we are, first day of training for the CSE and I am EXCITED! Basically what I’m training for is position as a Residence Director in the First Year Experience. This basically means that I will be supervising house staff (more commonly referred to as RAs) throughout the school year. I will be their direct supervisor, conduct meetings, being a mentor and guiding them throughout this year. Since I am dealing solely with the first year student population I’m imagining that there will be a lot of exciting occurrences of the year. Dealing with the younger college population you literally have to be ready for anything and everything. Training will hopefully get me prepared for all of this. Other than that, this is my first time as a legitimate supervisor. Although I am very ecstatic about this experience, I am very nervous as well. I will have to be really on top of everything and become way more organized than I was in college. Unlike in the past where I was just dealing with me and my things, now I’m forced to support a staff of 8 people. Either way this is a brand new experience for me and I can not wait to get started!!

The Big Move

So I’ve made it..It’s July 20th and I’m finally moving to GW to start my position as a Residence Director for the CSE. I’m so excited for this move and this is really what I’ve been waiting for all summer. The row house in Eckington where I’ve been staying has been great but I felt like I couldn’t really settle in. It was kind of like a hotel stay for 2 months. However, what I did love about the row house is that I had quick access to a kitchen. At my GW place I will not have my own kitchen and will be forced to use a community kitchen…joy! Either way I’m still glad. Being a recent college graduate I’m still very used to the dorm style way of living so at least it isn’t a huge transition. So my parents are here to help me move all in!! I know they are probably exhausted, but I’m still going to push them and mooch as much as I can (LOVE WHEN PARENTS COME!).

The room before I touched it.

I have a lot of work to do.

Shocked at People Sometimes…

So imagine that you’re with a friend, taking a nice walk through Chinatown, DC. You decide to get food, do a little shopping, and maybe even hit up the National Portrait Gallery. As you come across the intersection waiting to cross the street you hear the loud banter of men. This sound is reminiscent of protesting. Looking to your right you see a group of men who honestly look like the Black version of the KKK. Low and behold, it is a group of black supremacists protesting relationships of homosexuals and how they are a disgrace to God and mankind. This is probably one of the most disturbing protests I have ever seen and the fact that it is so blatant around a very nice neighborhood in DC shocks me more. Apparently, ISUPK (you can look it up) comes to the corner of H and 7th often to protest their views. Although we all have a right to free speech it is sad to see people who live with such hatred in their hearts. It really disturbed me on a personal level. This was an extreme group and to me I felt unsafe walking past them. However, it was nice to see that most people didn’t give them the time of day. I say ignore them and hopefully they’ll disappear.

 

“Here’s To The Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the
square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have
no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the
human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who DO !”  

– Apple Computers

And I thought Vandy Squirrels were Cool….

This squirrel is way cooler…He literally followed people and would not give up. Ruthless! I swear if he wanted to, he would try and sit on someone’s shoulder.

A Slice the size of a WHOLE!!!

 

So I went out with my friend Khala tonight and the biggest story is not the outing for the night (the outing was rather bland if I say so myself) but it was the pizza I had afterwards which made my night. I’m not sure if I should be amazed or shocked at American’s standards on food portion, but it literally could have fed an entire family. AND!! It was cheap too. YUUMMMMM!! Nothing like eating a meal that can feed 8 all by yourself at 2 in the morning! Check it out!

 

If you don’t think this slice is huge then you’re crazy (only in a good way)!!!!!

and I’m awful because I do not remember where I bought this slice from (however it is on U Street). Once I find out I will update!!

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