'Six girls, only two guys... where are all the guys?' [Day 6 of the DC trip]

Amanda and I made an after-work date today to go shopping at H&M. There's one just down the street from our hotel, but we hadn't managed to make it earlier in the week. I found a nice little corduroy skirt but alas, do not have any appropriate shoes, so I have to wait to wear it until I get home.

Seeing as we couldn't hit up the alumni for internships the other night, we instead hit them up for restaurant suggestions. So tonight we went to the Saigon Inn in Georgetown. I had never been to a Vietnamese restaurant, so I was very excited. Yen once made me some delicious Vietnamese chicken noodle soup, so I was looking forward to having that again and finding out what it was actually called in Vietnamese.

On the menu, it was called... Chicken Noodle Soup. Mystery solved. I guess.

Over dinner, conversation drifted around and landed for a long time on Friendster/Orkut and blogging and srah's blog in particular. So hello to any of my dinnermates who are visiting for the first time! I also brought up the topic of terrible ways to propose, which my friends have been shooting back and forth over email all week.

After we finished eating, we sat around the table and tried to figure out what to do next. We wanted to do some actual sightseeing, since most of what we'd seen in DC was bars and restaurants. Our waiter gave us advice, directions and a map and we decided to take cabs to the Lincoln Memorial.

The memorial was very nice and we took plenty of pictures to swap later and send to SI for the ASB 2004 website. There was a clear view of the Washington Monument from the memorial, so we also took plenty of pictures with the monument growing out of people's heads.

We set off in the direction of the Metro and happened upon the Korea and Vietnam War Memorials on the way. The Vietnam Memorial was not at all the way I expected it to be, from what I've seen in movies and on TV. I don't know how to describe it, but it was different. I hadn't realized that it sloped up and down, I guess.

Once we left the Vietnam Memorial, we realized that we were about as far from the closest Metro stop as we were from our hotel, so we decided to hoof it back home. We passed the Department of the Interior (what do they do, anyway?), the White House, and plenty of other interesting things we would have missed if we'd been underground.

I came home, talked to Mr B------ on the phone, and we all collapsed into dreamless and screamless sleep.

srah - Thursday, 26 February 2004 - 11:07 PM
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gravatar Urs - February 27, 2004 - 11:06 AM -

They manage interior things, like national parks and such..... and your title reminds me of something overheard while at a local hotel for dinner the other night..... There was an FFA conference going on and I hear this one guy saying "....we have two double beds. This is going to be a great conference.... two guys, two girls....." And this by some dorky high school age future farmer of America

gravatar srah - February 27, 2004 - 11:30 AM -

That was our waiter asking that. :)

gravatar Stephen - February 28, 2004 - 1:57 PM -

Is H&M a new thing in the States? I don't think that we have it in Canada yet. I think that I'll miss it after getting back from Europe...

gravatar srah - February 28, 2004 - 9:01 PM -

I don't know. We don't have it near me... maybe just big cities.

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