The Unbearable Banishment: obama's new neighborhood

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

obama's new neighborhood

For the Easter weekend we drove down to lovely Arlington, VA to visit my in-laws. They live just across the river from Washington D.C. I've never see an area so saturated with traffic jams. And I live near New York City!

I wish I had a device in my car that would vaporize aggressive drivers on the freeway. I would only use it if someone really deserved to be vaporized. Just like my cell phone jammer. When I see a car fast-approaching in my rear view mirror weaving in and out of traffic, I get some very un-Zen like thoughts running through my brain.

* * *

Saturday we took the kiddies to the Capitol building while waiting for the storm clouds to part. It's the seat of government, you know!

We sat through a 13 minute film about the Meaning of the American Government. There was a stark contrast between the idealism portrayed in the film and the cesspool that Washington D.C. actually is. Frankly, I think the kids were bored out of their minds.

The architecture of the Capitol dome was quite nice.

And the sun finally broke through.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the pics of your daughter!

i lived in arlington for a year -- it's kill or be killed on the roads there. i considered active countermeasures - high power microwave or laser weapons on the hood of my car.

April 15, 2009 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Barlinnie said...

Great pictures, I've never seen any famous American landmark or building so closely.

I really should take the time out one day to explore the land of Amerikay.

April 15, 2009 at 3:45 AM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Before the advent of cell phones I used to wish every car had a phone in it and the license plate was the phone number so I could call up a bad driver and cuss them out.

Great pics at the capital. :)

April 15, 2009 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Daisy: Can you and your geek friends please invent a high power microwave or laser weapon for the hood of my car?

Jimmy: I honestly think if you visit the U.S. you won't be disappointed.

DF: A more proactive measure would be to just run them off the road.

April 15, 2009 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger ~E said...

Looked like fun! I was somewhere in the area the last week of March. Actually I lie, I was in Georgia which is not really that close. But you know, I had to write something for a comment.

April 15, 2009 at 5:52 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home