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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Madeira

I've been thinking a lot about Madeira lately, mainly due to the devastating floods it has been experiencing lately. I find it ironic that I find this article on CNN today. I have flown into this airport:

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/the-worlds-scariest-runways/5

Friday, February 19, 2010

Old Spice

I am definitely never buying any other body was than this. This commercial changed my life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGGy6qz5hXg&feature=related

And this is the cherry on top.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYvQ9jgXzIk

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tenho saudades de Portugal...

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Nothing like a pastey white, flabby missionary sliding on his belly to cheer you up in the winter!

Long awaited photos...some, anyway.


Original Wright Brothers plane.


Little Jimmy and I watching a man fly a kite.


Model pose in front of model plane.


Who needs a background with this foreground?


The Wright Brothers and I.

In front of some cool painting of a WWII plane.


In front of the White House.


Really in front of the White House.


This has the Washington Monument in the background.

Cars in front of our building.

More snow.


The Jefferson Memorial. (I'd put up more pics of this, but my camera takes horrible photos at night.)

Some chicks we love to hang out with.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Washington, DC: The Blizzard Continues...

Last weekend DC received a record amount of snowfall which basically shut the city down. The Metro wasn't running, the stores were bare of food, and cars disappeared underneath a thick blanket of snow. Church on Sunday was canceled. We did, however, hear of a mini sacrament meeting being held at the Barlow Center (where all of the BYU interns live). My roommates and other U interns hopped on the Metro to head to Foggy Bottoms for the service. The ride was extremely slow and long. When the train stopped at Farragut North, several of us decided we had had enough. We left the station and hit the surface. The sun was shining but the roads and sidewalks were still plastered with compact slush and ice. People were walking down the middle of busy streets to avoid getting completely soaked up to their knees. The walk to the Barlow was actually quicker than the Metro ride. Before we arrived we helped a man shovel and push his BMW out of an intersection at which he was stuck. We were all in suits, and its a pity we didn't have missionary tags on because there was a man who began recording us with a large video camera characteristic of those used by news stations. Were we on the news? I'm not sure, but I like to think that I was.

Monday, work was canceled. Tuesday, work was canceled. Both because of the weekend's storm. Now today, Wednesday, I sit at this computer at 2:45 pm to tell you that once again, work is canceled. Why? Because it is snowing. Again. This time it is super windy, so it really looks like a blizzard outside. So I am willing to bet that tomorrow will bring another canceled work day, which leads me to wonder if the federal government would make everyone come in for the first time on a Friday. It will definitely be pleasing to find out. It is pretty neat that I am able to be here to experience "The Blizzard of 2010," the record breaking storm that shut down the nation's headquarters.

To avoid getting cabin fever, we tried to visit some museums, though most were closed. We were able to enter into the National Air and Space Museum.

Here's a view from this morning, the second round of snow:

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Don't worry...I really will get some pictures up here soon. But until then, enjoy the new videos I put on youtube.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Washington, DC: Blizzard of 2010

Here's a video or two of the snow...

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It snowed for over 24 hours straight!

Here's a view from the ground level:



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I guess there was a big organized snowball fight at DuPont Cirlce. We didn't get over there, but from what I hear it was a blast.

People were cross-country skiing down the middle of the road. Here's a little view of downtown DC, right next the the National Treasury and the White House:


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I have more, but I'll have to put those up later...