Like Oil on Water

Living in the Northwest your entire life makes you a little privileged.

Tornadoes? Pah! We don’t get those here.

Hurricanes? You’ve got to be kidding.

Thunderstorms? Once in a blue moon.

Constant Rain? Okay, you have us there.  But umbrellas, now those are just crazy.

Needless to say, I haven’t experienced a lot of extreme weather.  Here in DC, however, I’m lucky enough to experience roaring heat, sweltering humidity, AND crashing thunderstorms (when it’s 90 degrees out, no less).

Me at the Lincoln Memorial. Do you like my new liquid foundation? It's all natural.

After nearly two months, I think I’m almost getting used to the sweat sheen I’ll inevitably have from 9 am till dusk.  And admittedly it is nice to walk to the gym at 6 am without the slightest chill.  But I can’t say I’m not looking forward to some Oregon summer in a week and a half.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Washington.  It reminds me of London actually, with American flair.  Historic yet modern, with a nice public transit system and an innate sense of importance surrounding every office building.  My internship at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been awesome: I love the people there, and I’ve never been so up to date on all things technology-related.  Hence the blogging and semi-frequent tweets.

I could definitely see myself  living in DC for a period of time, if only to meander through the dozens of Smithsonian museums I missed.

Nevertheless, I know I’ll someday end up in the Northwest.  No matter what.  And this realization is comforting at an age when everything seems so uncertain.  Will I get a job?  Will I work for government, or do something else?  What DO I want to do with my life?  What’s for dinner?!  Everything’s up in the air.

Plenty of time to decide that later though.  Till then, I’ll stick with Red Velvet, Strawberry, and Lava Fudge.

Where could you see yourself living?  Do you like where you live now?  


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Reboot (Star Trek, not Superman)

Here we go again.

I’ll spare you the introductions after such a long absence (feel free to check out the “About” section for those details).  Today marks my second attempt at the blog, and I have to say I feel way more inspired this time around.

It could be because I’ve found a number of blogs I love.  Maybe it’s the guilt from never really committing to the England blog.  I like to think it’s the former.  There’s just something about certain blogs that makes you feel like you know the author, because they’re such eloquent writers.  In my case, I prefer a passionate, simple blog about the mundane, the ordinary, the delicious aspects of life.  It’s easy to tell when someone is trying too hard to be sophisticated, you know?  Not to mention annoying.

My pledge then, is to try to stick to the simple things.  To stick to my voice, not what I think sounds “worldly” or “wise” or god-forbid “hipster-ish.” (?)

Therefore look forward to fun stories, food pictures, recipes, and much more in the exciting, varied, and normal life of Melissa Greenaway.

And for your viewing pleasure, DC!

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