I can’t believe I have now been in D.C. for two whole months. It simultaneously feels like an eternity and not very long at all. I am now halfway through my stay here, and I’m already getting sad thinking about leaving. I love this city!
On Monday, I had a Bachelor viewing party at my apartment (no judging!) with Casey, Krysta, and Erica. If you have been following me on Facebook, you know I was shocked when I learned most Californians have no idea what puppy chow is.
Casey was the only one of us who had never eaten puppy chow, and she loved it! We made a huge batch and it was the perfect snack for watching The Bachelor.
On Monday night there was also a presentation at UCDC featuring an attorney, now in private practice, who used to be general counsel in the U.S. Copyright office. He told us, “Sometimes you have to stop learning in the classroom, and you just learn by doing it.”
That statement really resonated with me because this has basically been my experience with my externship. Even though I haven’t had any international classes, I’ve just been learning as I go at my externship and I’m so happy I took this opportunity.
On Thursday, I went to an event hosted at the World Bank center. I would love to work there! I heard several different languages being spoken throughout the building, and it seemed so glamorous.
The attendees were all young attorneys involved in international investment law. I met attorneys from Freshfields, which is a British law firm and one of the largest in the world with over 2,400 attorneys.
On Saturday, I went shopping in the Penn Quarter area for some new spring clothes. In a two-block radius there is an H&M, Forever21, J. Crew, Anthropologie, American Apparel, Macey’s, Zara, and T.J. Maxx. Needless to say, I was able to easily spend several hours in this area.
On Sunday, I met Erica for church. We tried a Lutheran church near her apartment, and the congregation was so nice and welcoming. I met Casey for brunch at Co Co Sala afterwards, and it was one of the best meals I’ve had in D.C. so far!
We both had the s’mores french toast, and it was incredible. The toast was almost like monkey break, and it was stuffed with homemade marshmallow fluff, caramel, and nuggets of brown sugar. We also shared a side of chocolate-covered bacon, and it was surprisingly delicate and delicious!
That night Erica came over to my apartment with one of her coworkers. We ordered Thai food from a restaurant in Dupont Circle and watched the Oscars. Now I’m enjoying my snow day, and I can’t wait for this weekend because Riley is coming to see me!!