Nov 10 2005
White Light / White House
Just about to head out on round one my Super Furry Road Trip but I wanted to tell you what happened last night. About a week or so ago, a friend at the White House offered to give me and a few friends a tour of the West Wing in all it's glory. Of course I jumped at the chance and got a small group together. Last night was the actual tour and it was one of the highlights of my time here in DC. We got to see the Oval Office, the Rose Garden, the Press Room and everything in between. We also got a quick tour of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is next door to the West Wing, and sat in the conference room where the Watergate Tapes were made. It was just an incredible experience. We weren't allowed to take pictures of the inside(for obvious reasons) but let me tell you, the West Wing is much smaller than you think it is. It has very low ceilings and smallish rooms. The tour was a real eye opener. Our friend, who also acted as out tour guide, is a real history buff and had a wealth of knowledge about the building and the history that's happened there and it added something special to the experience. Quite frankly my mouth was agape the entire time. Here's a shot of me behind the podium in the Press Room:
Could I seriously be less photogenic? More pictures of my White House tour over at Flickr. Only in DC bitches!
That's all I got today. Time to hit the road.
ILF in da House...of Representatives!!! Sorry, that was so awful.
What fun! I ain't never beeeeen to DC. Hey, you didn't have the luxury of a pre-speech nose-powdering--shut up about the photogenicness; you're darling!
Posted by: Melina at November 10, 2005 1:01 PM
Um, so jealous. I can't believe I didn't see your e-mail to join the tour until 6 minutes after those other two bozos replied. Damn!
Posted by: Sommer at November 10, 2005 3:51 PM
wow lucky you...i remember doing the watergate tapes fiasco in school and i think it was the first time that i believed that justice might just be served...and the bad guy did indeed get blown out. It would have been amazing to have seen all the rooms etc...ta for post
Posted by: countrygrrl at November 10, 2005 4:52 PM
I'm voting Leaf in `08.
Posted by: Uncle Grambo at November 11, 2005 11:59 AM
I hope you took a dump somewhere that Bush will find it.
Posted by: JD at November 11, 2005 1:52 PM