Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Good and Relaxing Week!


Well, after the first couple of weeks of learning how things work at my internship, things have started to pick up. The ongoing debate of the stimulus bill has been the big news at work and of course around the country. I decided to write and put together my first news story over the stimulus deal and I had the chance to shoot it right outside the White House. So I hope to post a video of that in my next blog. Still yet, to see President Obama though; he’s in Arizona at the moment.
--that's a lot of money-->

For the Washington Center, all interns had to attend the Civic Engagement fair. The purpose of the fair is to learn about various volunteering organizations and issues in society that may be of interest. I chose to volunteer for the HIV/AIDS walk awareness organization in efforts to raise the HIV/AIDS awareness in the community. I also will be volunteering for the Pro-Choice America organization, which is an organization that advocates for privacy and women’s rights to choose. There’s a variety of volunteering organizations that I’ll try to participate in for the experience


(The future looks bright!) (Erica is on the move!)



My weekend was good and relaxing at the same time. I finally had time to slow down, and catch up with some homework assignments, get some much needed sleep and do some cleaning. Interns didn’t have to work on Presidents day, so me and a couple friends took a trip to the Ford’s Theatre, which has been renovated and reopened a few days ago. It’s a historic theatre, used for staged performances and is the place that President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in. We were told that after Lincoln was shot, he was carried to a house across the street, which he later died in. We were able to get a tour of the actual site.











Inside Ford's Theatre















(Inside where Lincoln died)
















Well I don’t have much for this blog, so I’ll add more pictures of the past few weeks. Enjoy!













Antiques that were in the same spot Lincoln left it
















The Roomies

















Capitol Hill
















(The Treasury Department)















(Leaving the White House.... Cheese!)
Quote of the week: "Life is like a slide show"

5 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds like you're enjoying yourself. Glad to hear it! D.C. is a pretty interesting place, very historical; shouldn't be a time where you're bored. I hope the work load isn't too much. Daddy always said, "there's no HILL for a STEPPER!" Lol. You're a pretty well grounded and focused young woman, I don't think it's been hard for you to manage anything.

    I've learned a lot just by reading the posts you've put up. Sorry it has taken so long to get to your blogs, Life, school, and baseball have been pretty hectic for me back in C-More. A lot of struggle and a lot of Progress, and things are looking up.

    Anyhow, keep doing what you do best, and that is learn. I'm sure a lot of people can benefit from the work you're putting in and the things that you learn. I hope all works out for you. Next time I'll respond to a blog directly :-) Be easy!

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  2. Thanks!.... I really appreciate it:-)

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  4. Hey Great Job!! I love all the pictures...sounds like you are learning a lot too! Take care
    ~Katy

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