Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Thankfully, D.C. is doing okay after the passing of Hurricane Sandy. Everyone here at the Washington Center got a few days off during the storm which was great for catching up on some sleep and making ends meet. We all watched the news and sent positive energy to fellow Americans being impacted by the storm. I personally was hibernating with hot chocolate, friends, and movies. I made sure to stock up at the grocery store with lots of goodies beforehand so I was set. One stormy night some friends and I got together and played cards; it was such a blast.


Elise and her friend Alli stocked up on sushi before the storm!


Some sparkling cider with raspberries and old school card games made the night.



My heart goes out to all of those affected by Sandy and I am happy to see politicians working together in their recovery efforts. After watching 48 hours of devastation and flooding on the news, attention has turned back to the campaign. A lot of questions have been raised about how the storm will affect the election... N.J. Governor Chris Christie working together with President Obama? A day-long halt on campaign efforts by both candidates? Thousands out of Americans out of power on voting day? The real focus should be on the victims and making sure Americans are safe, but with the election only a few short days away, it doesn't seem like we can breathe anything but the looming presidential race. Personally, I think we'll see the largest effects of the storm on the campaign in hindsight. It's really hard to tell at this point how the outcome might be affected. One thing everyone knows for sure -- it's going to be a tight race. The Washington Center is giving out gift cards to students who accurately predict the electoral outcome so students have been busy entering their guesses.



Halloween in D.C. came and went. My favorite part was seeing hundreds of homes decorated for spooky festivities while campaigning in Virginia. Many TWCers celebrated Halloween last weekend but Georgetown is pretty infamous for its Halloween evening. There were so many extravagant costumes all around. One of my favorites was definitely the "Big Bird, Binders, and Bayonets" costume that was quite popular after the debate flubs this year. Being in the city I saw a lot of political costumes; from zombie politicians to first ladies, D.C. natives really know how to get in the spirit. Riding the metro one morning I was pleasantly surprised -- I had finally found Carmen Sandiego and there she was right in front of me. It is true; Carmen Sandiego is in D.C. everybody!


Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? D.C.!


In light of Halloween a few friends decided to do a spooky experiment. With some dry ice and boiling water some friends of mine filled the 4th floor with fog. The prank was harmless but definitely got a lot of attention. Living with the other interns at the Washington Center and little things like this really have been the highlight of my experience. Check it out!




Try out the dry ice experiment yourself! Great for parties.


Hello Kitty

As the campaign rages on I also caught word of a new candidate this week. HELLO KITTY FOR PRESIDENT! The Living Social building in Chinatown has been hosting an awesome event all week to celebrate the famous cartoon's birthday. There were free cupcakes from the bakery featured on TLC's show D.C. Cupcakes, free makeovers and manicures sponsored by Sephora, and tons of Hello Kitty art and paraphernalia everywhere. It was super fun. We even scored campaign signs, free baggies and gift cards from Sephora cosmetics, and tons of great pictures from the event. A few friends and I were invited back for the VIP Hello Kitty wrap-up event at living social this weekend! There will be a DJ, free food and pink drinks, and a lot of cool people there so I can't wait to be a part of more Hello Kitty fun!


These Hello Kitty promoters were so nice and welcomed us into the event!


Elise is definitely voting for Hello Kitty this year!


Living Social Headquarters in Chinatown was the perfect venue.


Alli and I had a great time hanging at the Hello Kitty Lounge!

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