I was lying in bed this morning browsing through my Twitter feed when I saw that Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig and Senator Elizabeth Warren would be speaking at the Capitol this afternoon about corruption in politics and the upcoming Supreme Court case McCutcheon v. FEC. I've been a fan of Lessig's since my Information Policy class in library school, and I relied heavily on his work in teaching my copyright class last spring. I found myself wishing I could go, and then it hit me: I could! So I got myself down to the metro and soloed into the city for the first time.
The talks were very informative and inspirational. You can (and should!) watch them here:
After the talk, people were lining up to talk to Professor Lessig, but I was the only one asking for a picture. Can't help it--I'm a geeky fangirl!
On the ride home, I snapped a pic of Fred's new office building:
Living in the DC area is really fun, but it's also really expensive, and that includes the cost of dog boarding. Oh, how we miss Main Street Pet Resort and their doggie bus that would pick Ginger up and drop her back at home for a shockingly reasonable rate! Rather than spend several hundred dollars to leave Ginger behind, we decided to bring her along on our journey.
This afternoon, Sarah wanted to take Ginger to visit the FSU campus. We started at the "Unconquered" statue:
Mike and Sarah had told us about the sod cemetery where little bits of turf from important away victories are buried. I had to see that:
The sod cemetery is located just outside the practice field. We could hear the team finishing up practice, and as we were standing there, they started streaming by.
And then this happened:
Yeah, this might just have been the best day of Mike's life!
We spent most of last week in New York, getting Annabelle moved in to her dorm. I have to say, move-in day at the University of Rochester is one finely tuned machine. Everybody has a time to show up and wait in line in their cars:
That sounds terrible, but really it's a lot of fun. We got serenaded:
And we got to hear the pep band play:
Before we knew it, we had reached the front of the line and were sent on our way to her dorm, where a bunch of upperclassmen were waiting to help unload her stuff:
That afternoon Annabelle went to convocation with her hall, and Fred and I went on our own:
We hung around one more day for parent orientation and then took off for home:
Annabelle had the rest of her orientation over the holiday weekend and started classes this morning. Here's the obligatory first-day-of-school pic: