After a summer spent traipsing through Scandinavia, and a brief stint in SoCal, I'm back in DC. After having dinner with my aunt Cheryl on Thursday night, I drove back into the city and man, did it feel weird. I still don't feel like DC is "home" (which I'm sure would make my parents ecstatic), which is probably aided by my still total reliance on using my GPS whenever I wander roughly outside the 3 mile range of Eddie's house. But rumor has it that 2nd year M.Arch students don't have it quite as rough as first year, so maybe I'll finally have some time to really start living here.
It is nice having a weekend to ease back into being here before starting school. Yesterday Eddie and I went to Monroe Elementary where they were having the 3rd (?) annual Columbia Heights Day Festival. I had a delicious peach and ginger popsicle from Petworth Pops, pet a camel, saw some great performances, and found out DC has its own Shorts Film Festival starting mid-September at the E Street threatres, which I'm really excited about. Should be a good start to another fall in Washington.