Monday, November 17, 2008
Taxation Without Representation
I'm really enjoying my new living situation in Washington D.C. I moved here just in time to see all of the fall colors from burnt oranges, to burnt red, to crispy-burnt browns.
I've been outside every weekend so far making the most of the season. However I'm yet to be a random tourist and see the majority of the cultural sights. I visited D.C. in years prior and saw the majority of the monuments, Smithsonians, etc but I need to see the "true" culture. The underground. The social movements.
This is not an attempt to find the "radical" or "loud" counter-culture aspects, but I love finding what really makes the lifeblood of an urban area. My short list at the moment includes finding a real seedy piano/jazz club with that sax player on the soprano playing his heart out till 3 in the morning, visiting as many urban parks as possible once the snow falls, and spending some time at a local homeless shelter/foodbank.
Many of you have asked what D.C. is like and I believe it's too hard to summarize all of its' characteristics. So instead I'll let Colbert's interview with our only Congressional Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton summarize for me.