I can’t believe that I have been here for two weeks already. It has gone by so fast! I finally started work on Tuesday, but before I started I made sure to fit in a few more adventures. Thursday was my birthday, so one of the interns I work with made lunch for me and we hung out by the pool all day which was so relaxing in a crazy city. In my never ending quest for a Dunkin Donuts (Starbucks and Caribou Coffee are just not cutting it), I ventured into Chinatown which is just a few stops over on the Metro from my apartment. It must have been my lucky weekend because two days in a row I got an iced coffee for 99 cents :)! Chinatown also has tons of good shopping and food. I found an Urban Outfitters, City Sports, Fuddruckers, Potbelly’s, and Dunkin all on the same block!
In addition to Chinatown, I made sure to check out Dupont Circle. All week I had been hearing about this amazing cupcake store, Hello Cupcake, so I decided to go visit it. The store was cute with a few little tables to sit at, a daily cupcake menu, and pretty cupcakes
but I think I had hyped myself up for it so much by imagining a giant store with huge, oversized cupcakes all over that I was a little disappointed.
In keeping with the food theme, my roommate and I visited Five Guys for the first time. It is just a few blocks over from our apartment. Getting a burger and fries there is a must! Just one order of fries is big enough for two people to share. Somehow, however, my roommate and I ended up with four large orders of fries!
We ended up sharing them with the concierge guy at our apartment. *If there is one person you want to be cool with, make sure its the concierge. He will help you out with anything you need!*
Tuesday I finally started work. It has been pretty slow this week because we just have a lot of background reading to do and are still working on getting cleared by security. According to my boss, the government moves slower than icebergs. Next week, we are traveling to mining towns in Virginia and West Virginia for the week, so I am sure I will have lots to write about then!