Sunday, July 17, 2011

My how time flies

This past week was more of a streak than a period of time. On Tuesday we had our second installment of Let’s Read Let’s Move, and I think that it was a resounding success. Due to the heat index reaching near 110 we had to move the event indoors once again; however, I feel that it still worked out well. Our special guests, in addition to Sec. Arne Duncan, were Congressman Miller of California and the lead singer of the Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor.

Also on Tuesday, I attended a meet and greet with Mark Perriello, the new President and CEO of AAPD. It was wonderful opportunity where I was actually able to engage in more of a conversation with him and other influential people within the disability community. The new chairman of the board, Joyce Bender, was also in attendance and gave a wonderful speech outlining her vision for the future of individuals with disabilities. Mark also gave an inspiring speech of where he feels that AAPD will be going in the future. It was wonderful to meet all of these individuals and catch up with my fellow interns.

Wednesday, in an effort to wind down from what has been a stressful couple of weeks, some interns and other individuals that I work with at the Department of Education and myself decided to go to a country karaoke bar. We had a wonderful time listening to everyone sing. Some of us were trying to get on the list to sing, but it is taking more than a couple of hours to get your name called because there were so many people. I’ve never seen a karaoke bar that packed before–it was a blast!

Well–that’s all for now, stay classy.

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