Things are finally settling down, as my roommates and I are getting used to the city and have finally started working. Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to the apartment of one of my dad’s business acquaintances for a Shabbat dinner. My roommates were more scared than I was about the fact that I was going to a stranger's house, but I tried to tell them how Jewish people LOVE feeding anyone! There ended up being about ten people at the dinner, lots of food and drinks, and I made a few new friends. Saturday I was able to make it down to the beach volleyball courts again. I met one of the regulars, so hopefully I will have an in to play in some of the tournaments there this summer!
Rather than working on Friday afternoons, my boss gives the other interns and I a place to visit. It is a good way to start the weekend. So, last Friday he sent us to Ben’s Chili Bowl on U street which is known for Obama and Bill Cosby eating there!
I would highly recommend visiting Ben’s at least once. It is a well established Washington restaurant that is worth the long line and craziness. In continuing with my never ending search for good coffee, I still have not found a cute, good coffee shop that I love. However, I did try McDonald’s iced coffee this morning and it turned out to be almost as good as Dunkin Donuts!