The following is the product of two minds–Mimi’s and my own. Though this list by no means offers a comprehensive catalogue of all the awesome things we did in DC, it’s a fair sampling. For those of you considering a visit, short or long, we hope you may find our humble guide to be of some use. Enjoy.
A few days ago I got a letter from my friend Taryn in the mail. She’s interning at a public library, cataloguing a collection of antebellum correspondence that includes the letters of two very close female friends. In the spirit of their friendship, she wrote a post-script in their letter-writing layout—as she puts it, the “nifty nineteenth century paper saving habit of filling up a page then turning the paper ninety degrees and writing across what you already wrote.”
I was never the least bit superstitious until I was Editor-in-Chief of The Stormy Petrel and discovered that our computers sometimes lost files. For no reason. At all. The two weeks after graduation didn’t do anything to counteract my newly superstitious mind. Three things, more or less unexpectedly, occurred in twos.