i survived! Normally i don't like team building exercises (smarmy, lame, waste of money, etc), but this one actually went really well. We were grouped based on our MBTI scores (see previous post), and luckily we type A, anal-retentive micromanagers worked well together, learned a lot, and had a lot of fun. One of the highlights of the trip was the Follies (where a handful of classmates performed skits and songs they had written poking fun at our class and our training staff). i was one of the personalities most parodied, which i suppose is a good thing? i choose to think that it means i'm distinctive and good-natured enough to bear sustained satire, not that i'm annoying and clueless. The other highlight of the trip was seeing my colleagues, especially those over 45, get a little overserved at the post-Follies party. Suffice it to say that we all feel a little more camaraderie among the class now!
And now, it is time for a new project here at the Slow Move East. As you all know, i'm thrilled to be living in DC, but i haven't gotten much opportunity to get out and to explore my new home. i have acquired a local expert or two, a few guidebooks to the city, and a three-day weekend fit for exploring the city. So, is there anything in DC of which you want to see a photo? Perhaps it's a crazy sculpture at the National Gallery of Art. There's also any number of festivals coming up Maybe you want me to infiltrate a demonstration on the Mall? Or maybe you want me to find a friend or loved one on the Vietnam Wall. Whatever it is, leave it in a comment or an email, and i'll go photograph it. i think that exploring with a camera is one of the best ways to find the quirkiness in any city, and DC is more saturated with photo opportunities than most places. i'll be exploring a lot this weekend, and i'll post requested photos as well as some fun ones i found on my own in the next few days.