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So far, I like living up this way…

May 15, 2007, 5:28 PM

I’ve been up in the DC area continuously now since Saturday, and I have to say, so far, I seem to like it. I won’t get Internet service until next Tuesday, the 22nd, however, so I’m writing you from the Infoshop, though I’m using the Lappy. The Infoshop is seven blocks straight east on P Street from the building where I work, through Logan Circle.

Speaking of Logan Circle, I had a little accident there on the walk from work to the Infoshop. I was turning to cross the circle, stepped on a curb wrong, lost my balance, took one very unstable step to try to regain my balance, and then splat. I hit the asphalt. I skinned my elbow (ouch!) and tore a few small holes in my pants pocket where my keys are – enough to consider the pair wrecked. So now I have to buy a new pair of pants. Not my idea of fun. But at least it was nothing major – I got right up and continued on my way.

Otherwise, since last we spoke, I got to go grocery shopping for the first time on my own. That was interesting. I went to Giant in Wheaton, and did my best. I think I did all right, but I was going through this store and basically thinking to myself, I used to work in a grocery store, and I still have no idea what the hell I’m doing! But I think I did well enough.

Of course, it would be better if I could remember to take my lunch with me when I go to work. Two days on the job so far, and twice I’ve left my lunch in the refrigerator at home. I get on the bus, and then I realize my error, and by then we’re beyond the point of no return as my commute goes. So I ended up going to the CVS that’s a block or so from work, and bought a TV dinner for myself for lunch, and had my intended lunch for dinner.

The first day, I can understand forgetting it. I was feeling so nervous yesterday as to almost get sick. I barely finished my cereal in the morning, and only had a sip of my coffee. I was totally uptight yesterday until I caught the Metro. That calmed me down quite a bit. Metro was something familiar, and it was Rohr 1060 from Glenmont to Dupont Circle. I was sufficiently distracted, as I read Express on the train. Today, meanwhile, I was cool, calm, and collected. And forgetful. Hey, I used to always buy my lunch when I worked at Wal-Mart…

So that’s what’s going on. I also hope you like the photo of the Watha T. Daniel library on the front of the site, because it’s going to be there until at least Saturday, which is the next time I’ll have the opportunity to change it.

Web site: Borf You - I'm wondering where in DC this art show will be...

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Quote: So, yeah, two days down, and not bad...