Studying and Having Fun

With Nicole and Sarah at Prom 

I had Monday and Tuesday as admin days, then it was back to school. I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and spent several hours by the pool reading and doing homework. I’m in the module on immigrant visas, and it’s interesting but complicated (at least to me).

We had a great Vietnamese dinner out with friends on Monday. Our neighborhood is dubbed “Little Saigon,” but we hadn’t gone out to eat here since we arrived – we’ll definitely go back – it was delicious! Tuesday we co-hosted a dinner party with our friend Richard at his cool apartment, which was a lot of fun. Wednesday we went out to Harry’s with our good friends Sarah and Aaron – Aaron is leaving tonight for Taiwan to study Chinese for six months, then he’ll go to his post in China. We’ll be sad to see him go.

Friday night was our “prom” – several classes of new officers had a dinner/dance on a Potomac cruise boat. Everyone got all dressed up and had a fabulous time – the DJ played lots of fun dance songs. It was an almost-full moon and the DC skyline looked gorgeous from the river. We still keep pinching ourselves that we are here!

The weekend has been a bit low-key but quite enjoyable. We met Richard and his fun mom Pat (visiting from California) at a yummy Indian buffet on Saturday. (We can’t eat Indian food without thinking of Sami at Star of India in Little Rock, who always said when John ordered his Taj Mahal, “Indian beer, good for the health, God bless America!”) Today we met our friends Kellee and Jim for a movie about a Panamanian boxer, Roberto Duran, called The Fists of a Nation, part of the Latin American Film Festival at AFI in Silver Spring. Afterwards we went to Crisfield’s for a seafood lunch. I’m 95% sure this is the same diner-type place Beth Saad and I used to go to when we worked in DC for RDS. It’s a local institution, and I had been wanting to find it again.

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