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A retelling of my life in DC and all the stupid ass sh!t I get myself into...

Wassa Happenin?

Ok, there has been ALOT going on in my life in the past few months & today I'm compelled to write about it. First off (in case you have not spoken to me this year!!), Angela & I are doing very well. Our lease expires in the next few months & we are currently hunting another residence. Maybe an apartment, maybe a rental house, we'll see what we can find in the crazy housing market that is the DC metro area!
I've started my new job with NASA which is just silly cool!! I just would NEVER have thought I'd be working for NASA, but... WOW! What a cool opportunity! The campus here is pretty big, but based on the barbed wire fences and the guys with guns at the gates, I'm pretty sure my car is finally parked in a safe location!! The office crew are very friendly, but since they rarely have new employees (I think the newest one before me has been here about a year) every one seems a little cliquish. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I've had to eat lunch alone. Well, no big... lunch feels much more relaxing this way!
With this new job, I've now quite both the DoS & the bar gig. This marks the first time not working in food service in some capacity in roughly (+/- some breaks) 12 years!! Also, it's the first time that I've found myself working just one job since moving to DC!
In all the transition of jobs, and due to the increase of my highway commute, I've leased a new Audi A4 2.0T Quattro 6MT sedan. Yeah, I know, long title. It's a very quick, spacious, and good looking car. Mine is black on black... imagine that? The best part is, even though it is all wheel drive, if you baby it on the highway, you can get almost 600 miles to the tank!!! I won't go into some of the complications of this first month, but I will say that I've spent PLENTY of time in an Audi loaner with an automatic transmission. I strongly recommend the manual tranny! It is quicker, more fun, gets better fuel efficiency, and you can even feel the turbo's kick in, while the auto just kind of goes.

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posted by Cptn S.A. Ho @ 4:58 PM,


At Thu Aug 16, 07:23:00 PM EDT, Blogger Mr. X said...

Are you working at the campus up in Greenbelt? If so, we should catch up for a drink some evening.


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