Friday, October 01, 2004

Actually, You Forgot About Poland

He started the day with the moon and a shake — he was finally arranged.

After lecture, we ventured down towards the World Bank to see the mass protests, but sensing danger we veered off towards a French sandwich shop before eventually catching a live taping of CNN’s “Crossfire,” which until I entered the studio I had confused with Chris Matthew’s “Hardball.” Bow tie-wearing Tucker Carlson and living Howdy Doody Paul Begalla hosted and made for a fun show until DC Daniel, DC Katie, Lulwa and I edged out past the Watergate and to the Kennedy Center, where we caught the first of the daily free concerts on a brand new outdoor terrace. The band: Polyphonic Spree, who only I knew before but managed to wow my friends with their unique mishmash of the Brady Bunch, Pink Floyd and some undiscovered off-Broadway musical. Halfway through the first set, the presidential helicopter flew over us and a sunset-illuminated view of the Potomac. We went home after “Hold Me Now,” drank and then caught a midnight showing of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

God, I love that I live in a city where I can create that narrative and be telling the absolute truth. Eight remaining weeks just isn’t enough.

Everyone thinks that it goes away with age.

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