Posted by: Amelia | July 3, 2007

Camp Intern Blues

I am sick.  It’s just a cold, and I’m sure I’ll be better soon, but it feels like such a waste of my limited time here in DC.   I’ve been here for about five and a half weeks, and I only have five or six more before I head home and then go back to grad school.  Some blogs (lovingly?) point out this town’s faults, and that’s fine.  It’s a very silly place, but I love it.

DC in the summertime is sometimes referred to as “Camp Intern.”  It’s usually a snide reference, but totally apt in this case. Even though DC is the defining city of my post-college life – I lived here for a year – I can’t call myself a resident anymore.  I’m just a returning camper.  As with summer camp (okay, it was nerd camp) when I was a teenager, I want to pack as much into my time here in DC as possible.  Tomorrow involves three barbecues, fireworks, and a Nats game (which, in turn, involves getting the ugly-fabulous George Washington bobblehead pictured at right!).  Time to hit the NyQuil and get better fast.  Nobody wants to be sick at summer camp.

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Responses

  1. Oh no! Feel better, dearest. I’m just getting over a bout of strep myself. And I just requested to be your mom’s friend on the Facebook. 🙂

  2. Also, I just smiley-faced you, and in so doing, eliminated any chance of you ever agreeing to date me. Balls!

  3. Just wanted to ping you and let you know I nominated you for a “Thinking Blogger” Award over at my group blog, Scholars & Rogues. Check it:
    http://scholarsandrogues.wordpress.com/2007/07/04/sr-bestows-thinking-blogger-awards/

    Well deserved, in my opinion.

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