1. Washington, D.C., is the kind of city where you kinda always wish you had your camera. I was walking today around 5th & Pennsylvania NW looking for lunch with my group of computer trainees. We stopped at an intersection, and I glanced off to my left. There, rising behind the squat office buildings, stood the Washington Monument. I kinda wished I had my camera so I could post a picture for you.
2. Washington, D.C., is at the latitude where the sun comes up really stinkin early. Back home, I always got up 15-30 minutes before sunrise, usually about 6:00. Here, my alarm goes off at 6:30, and my bedroom is ablaze in (what I would call) mid-morning glory. For the second day in a row, I nearly had a heart attack when I woke up in such a bright room, thinking I had grossly overslept and was going to get fired from my summer internship. Thankfully, that hasn't happened (yet). Strangely enough, the sun sets late, too, usually after 9:00 p.m.