1) Big, scary gun!
My friend Tripp just bought an assault rifle. When I asked why, he said: “It’s something I’ve wanted for a while…and now with a Democrat controlled everything I figured I needed to get it while the get’ns good.”
He offered to let me shoot it when he takes it to a firing range, and I think I might take him up on his offer. Sounds like fun.
2) Grand reopening!
After being closed for renovations for over two years, the National Museum of American History will open its doors to the public today. I won’t go to any of the weekend festivities (too many people in closed quarters!), but I’d like to check it out sometime soon.
I had dinner last night at Zed’s in Georgetown — it was my first time eating at an Ethiopian restaurant, and I loved it. Absolutely delicious. My friend and I shared a vegetarian combination platter, which included (and I’m cheating, copying this from their online menu) cauliflower, string beans and carrots simmered in stewed tomatoes; yellow split peas mixed with onions, green peppers and garlic; red lentils spiced with red pepper sauce; collard greens mixed with onion and garlic; and cabbage and carrot flavored with ginger and garlic.
The food is served with injera bread, which is flat and spongy, and you use the bread to scoop up the food with your hands — no utensils. I’d definitely go back.
4) Plan for Saturday
Early tomorrow morning, my roommate and I will participate in the 21st Annual Help the Homeless Walkathon. The website says we will be joining “tens of thousands” of people, and they’re having the Metro start running at an earlier time than usual, just because of this event. Should be interesting. And also cold. (Note to self: must locate the scarf that’s hidden somewhere in my closet.)