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Weekend Wrapup

So this was a super busy week for me and the same will be said for next week.

Between WAIP events and wrapping up my projects at my American Councils internship, I was constantly moving and grooving.

Monday night was spent intensely watching the debate so that I could take notes for our debate analysis paper that was due last night for our policy analysis seminar class and doing some readings for my cultural diplomacy class.

Tuesday was spent at seminar discussing the debate and then bed because seminar days tend to be 12+ hour days as class goes from 6:30p - 9p.

Wednesday was my last day at American Councils so I was kinda busy wrapping everything up. They will be starting their Snapchat account this upcoming week to reach out to high schoolers! Wednesday evening was spent reading for my cultural diplomacy class and watching the season premiere of Criminal Minds. *Side note: I don't like that there is a new person flirting with Garcia. The only person that can flirt with Garcia is Derek!*

Thursday morning we had another constituent coffee which was better than the first one, but it didn't have orange juice :( This time we met with Ohio Senator Brown and we chatted about my major, Rose's adoption, and my involvement with the Chinese community in Pittsburgh. He found it interesting that Rose was Chinese on the outside and that I'm Chinese on the inside. After that, I went back to the apartment and took a nap before going to the Washington Nationals baseball game with a fellow WAIPer. We got tickets from my boss at Alion who happens to be the fellow WAIPer's mentor. The weather was crappy for a baseball game with the rain and chilly temperature, but it was fun nonetheless! My boss treated us to hotdogs because you can't go to a baseball game without eating a hotdog. Thursday night I spent finishing up stuff for my cultural diplomacy class so that I didn't have too much to do this weekend.

Friday we toured Capitol Hill with a fellow OSU and WAIP alumna and then met with other OSU alumni who work on the hill. After the Hill, we took the metro out to Crystal City to tour Lockheed Martin. I geeked out at Lockheed Martin when they talked about their national defense contracts because the stuff that we are capable of doing nowadays is amazing. At the end of the tour, we were given Orion Spacecraft models to build on our own. On my way back from the metro stop a few blocks from our apartment, I was passing the Supreme Court building and I saw a really familiar looking woman walking out to a car with two other women, one of them holding an umbrella for her. This woman had really cute shoes and as I passed her, I complimented her on her heels. I had already passed her by the time she said thank you, but as soon as I heard her voice I realized that I had just complimented Katie Couric on her shoes. No wonder she looked so familiar! You really never know who you'll encounter when you're in the nation's capital. Friday evening I wrote my debate analysis paper, did some retail therapy, and built my Orion Spacecraft like the true nerd that I am.

Today and tomorrow are being spent catching up on a few things and preparing for another busy week before I travel to Penn State next weekend to visit Jake and celebrate PSU's homecoming.

Today's motto: Just keep swimming.

And that's your Dailey dosage.

Posted by ruixueinchina 12:54 Tagged washington dc intern

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