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).
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?