Today I’m in D.C. I flew down last night with two others: our head of production (Jeff) and a visiting colleague from Texas named Yoni. I’ve never been to D.C. before so I was thrilled as the plane swooped in over the Lincoln memorial. What a sight! And shortly after landing (and taking a shower, which was probably preferred 10 to 1 over any amount of sightseeing (it had been four days)), we went out to grab some dinner.

Yoni has a fascinating history. He’s lived all over the place including Isreal and France. He speaks five languages and has a doctorate in metallurgy. He became a US citizen in 1989 and *loves* the United States.

It was mildly ironic then that he was the one who gave Jeff and I a tour of D.C. His knowledge of U.S. history is extremely deep. Not only was he telling us about the museums, the buildings, and the restaurants, he was supplementing the facts with stories of John Hancock’s jealousy and George Washington’s teeth. It was a huge relief to be spending some time here instead of with the tortures of broken water mains.

Speaking of water mains, the homefront remains much the same. Today I’ll find out how soon the repair guys will be able to come to fix the problem. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some D.C. pictures tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “D.C.

  • 10/1/2007 at 7:38 pm

    “Yoni” is also the sanskrit word for a woman’s genitals – it seems weird that his parents would name him Yoni, especially if he is an international, well-traveled dude

  • 10/5/2007 at 7:40 am

    I hate to be the first one to tell you this, Mike, but “Ma’ik Dii” is also the traditional Swahili word for a whale’s pancreas – it seems weird that your parents would name you Mike D, especially since your mom is so fluent in international languages.


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