Just wanted to update everyone on the down low (low down, no doubt) on my happenings since I’ve moved to DC:
- Started working with Voto Latino helping out with their marketing/outreach efforts
- Attended my first press conference with Janet Napolitano
- Traveled to San Francisco to attend DreamForce and visited @laura at the Twitter office
- Finally got to visit New York City (get a rope) and attended an interesting event hosted by MTV3. I did get to stay in Times Square, though. Oh, as I was walking to Penn Station, I ran into Carmen, my old coworker (out of all the people in NYC)!
As for the day-to-day living, it’s actually been quite surprising. The neighborhood I live in (Takoma) is very suburban. I got my haircut at a barber shop straight up from the movies. The cape that Calvin (the barber) put on me was an African print. I feel accepted.
The people here are actually quite nice and are always there to lend a helping hand to a Texan.
That’s another thing. People love it when I say I’m from Texas (even though they still have a bitter taste in their mouth).
Aside from the random threats that DC’ers are used to (including a guy shouting how he hated the federal government on the metro all the way home), it’s a sophisticated town.
With that said, I still miss everything in Austin. The food. The friends. And, of course, my family.
I needed this though and I’m enjoying it!