About Me

Welcome to my Peer Mentor blogspot! I'll be a senior at WC this year and I'm from Texas...I play tennis and manage men's basketball and I'll be living in D.C. this summer, more excitement on its way...

Monday, July 20, 2009

So I have been neglecting my blog far too much now. Since my last post, I've visited some WC friends in Philly, met some of you new students at a Summer Orientation day, experienced my first 4th of July in D.C., and so much more. I only have 3 weeks left here and then I'm headed up to Boston to see my brother and then home to Texas for a few days before coming back up to Maryland. Work is hard, the hours are long, but I'm learning so much about exactly what I want to do with my career so it's definitely worth being here. This is all I have time to write now but I can't wait to meet all of you in a few weeks!

Monday, June 15, 2009

DC Veteran

After being here in Washington for almost three weeks, I feel like I am finally learning the ropes. I’ve done the tourist thing and I’ve done the Washingtonian thing. Right now, I think being a local is better. I no longer look like a lost puppy when I’m walking through the city or through the metro halls. I walk on the right side of the escalator and I sit and read the paper on the metro. These, to me, are signs of a D.C. veteran. This may sound silly, but the small adjustments to living here have made it so much easier to get by. Beyond just adjusting to living here, academics and work have taken over my summer. I'm pretty excited to see what happens the rest of the summer...my job is hard but it's a lot of fun because I get to interact with a lot of different people. Today, our program set up a lecture with Ralph Nader so we all went to that and heard him speak about civic engagement, the economy and other current issues. I've been doing a lot of exploring lately and I'm  confident that DC is the best place that I've ever explored. That's all for now!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Life in the District

So, it has been a while since my last post, but I honestly have not had a free moment since arriving in D.C. My apartment is in Virginia and it's really, really nice...so are my roommates. All three of them are also in the Washington Center Program and one is in my Political program and the other two are in Journalism programs. We've been getting along great, meeting new friends, and exploring the city. If you've never been to D.C., never, ever drive there. Always take the metro because driving here is overwhelming and confusing and I hope no one has to do it daily. I haven't gotten a chance to see the National Mall yet, but I did walk past the Washington Monument the other night while going to Chinatown. My new friends tried to order fried pigeon at a chinese restaurant the other night, but pigeon has apparently been banned from the city....I never though I would come across pigeon in a menu. Well, that's all for now, hope everyone is having a great summer!
P.S. I started work today and I love my office, very fun so far.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Eat-a-thon

Since I've gotten home, I feel like I've been in a non-stop eat-a-thon. I'm trying to get all my Texan food groups in before I go back up to Maryland...so I've had plenty of real mexican (the stuff up there is fake), barbecue, and huge breakfasts. Now that I feel about 15 pounds heavier, I've discovered my new favorite place in Dallas - the Katy Trail. It runs near downtown and uptown here and it doesn't feel like it's 100 degrees under all the trees and stuff. The best part? There's a Starbucks waiting at the end. Soooo nothing too exciting from me yet but I go to D.C. on Tuesday so things will get better!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Good afternoon, everyone!
With school and peer mentor training over, I'm finally at home in Texas for a week until I move to D.C. for a summer internship. I'm pretty nervous about living there, but my dear friend Sarah Macht (also a peer mentor) and some others are close by. I don't have too many interesting things to write now since summer has just started except that it's already almost 100 degrees here and I love it. I don't have to leave my hot weather just yet, though. Well, that's it for now, I'm not saving lives or trekking across Europe just yet this summer but I promise it will get more exciting. Peace out for now!