Thursday, April 28, 2005

Sunshine - on my shoulder - makes me happy

. . . Opening up with a little John Denver for the crowd this morning. J


It’s another beautiful Spring day here in Northern VA. A beautiful blue sky with little fluffy clouds floating out in the distance. My mind wanders away from the task at hand, because the task I have at hand is, well, rather boring.


Take me home, country roads, to the place I belong . . .


Definitely not West Virginia, though. I am a misplaced Philadelphian and sometimes wish to return to the city of my youth. I realized the other day that I have now lived away from Philly much longer than I actually lived in it. I always call it home, even though, for all intent and purposes, Virginia is my home now. My husband is from a desert area of Southern California and is not that fond of big cities, so I doubt that we would ever be able to move back there. Not that I blame him – if I grew up running up and down mountains and strolling through open fields, I don’t think I’d be happy in a huge city either.


D.C.’s not that bad a place anyway – it’s a pretty small town, actually, smaller than you would think. Since I worked on a lot of local political campaigns in my 20s, I got to know, at least by sight, a ton of people. Also, the same 50 people tend to show up at the same local events so you get to know a bunch of people quick. “Oh yeah, I saw you at the Blah-Blah Cookout last week.”


The only problem I have with this area is that everyone is so job driven. I totally understand it, because if you come here it is because you want to make a difference, but sometimes I wish folks were a little more laid back and less frantic. But then it wouldn’t be D.C., would it? J


Anyway . . . I’ve lost my train of thought. I suppose I should actually do the work I get paid for now. I’ll probably revisit this another time – hope everyone is having a good day today!


Anonymous said...

Kath - noticed in your comment to Tony that you are from Virgina so I peaked over to your blog. Can't believe it, but we are from the same neck of the woods, Northern Virginia! Your comment about DC made me smile - having lived almost all my life here (I'm a native Northern Virginia-ite, I remember when four lanes on 66 sufficed and cars moved), I agree DC is a power hungry city. But that is what I love about it! Like 99.5 or is it 107.3 says on their tag line "broadcasting from the most powerful city in the world." DC is often forgotten, dwarfed by its cooler, hipper brothers LA and NYC - I like to think of this city as this smooth silent player that every now and than bits people with something and reminds them "hey don't forget who and what DC is!"
Anyway, glad to see another Virginia chica in the cyber-blog world!
- Virginia Gal

Random Kath said...

Virginia Gal - So glad that you made your way over here! It IS nice to see another VA blogger . . . none of my friends blog (that I know of.) My familiy moved to Prince William County in the mid-80s, and there has been so many changes in the past 20 years - Potomac Mills was just a gleam in a developer's eye at that point. And Arlington is no longer the sweet little village that I know in the early-mid 90s. Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Hee hee, I actually dont' blog, I just like reading blogs and making comments, call me a lazy life observer 8-)

I live right around the corner from Potomac Mills and I agree with you, I remember when that was just land out there - crazy!