The AAPD interns were treated to quite the experience this weekend thanks to the generosity of Ms. Cheryl Sensenbrenner. She treated us to a day at the Newseum which is an amazing museum that looks at First Amendment issues, the history of the news, and the role of the news in covering contemporary events. The highlights were the exhibits on news reporting following Hurricane Katrina and of September 11th. Afterwards she took us to The Capital Grille which is without a doubt, the fanciest restaurant I have ever been to. Usually for me an extravagant dinner out would be going to McDonald’s and ordering something not on the dollar menu. We were treated to a four course meal of crab and lobster cakes and calamari for appetizers, salad, entrée (I got the filet mignon), and dessert. The food was delicious and the company was great. I was really nice to be able to spend time with all the interns in a social environment. The only time we usually all get together is at workshops so it was nice to be able to relax and socialize.
In other news, my roommate and fellow AAPD intern Emily is a world champion. She is a member of the US under-25 women’s basketball team and they won the world championship in Canada last week. Congrats to her. We made her some brownies and had a little party in her honor upon her return tonight.