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Elyse Clonan

Elyse Clonan

Home Institution: Saint Joseph's University
Internship Site: Sandler Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
Program: Global Trade and Regional Integration Program

  Today marks exactly a week since I’ve left DC.  I had this blog half-written before I left, got too busy packing my embarrassing amount of things, and then was only home for a day and a half before I took off to NYC, so my bad.  I apologize.

Its the Final Countdown

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday night, 7:45 pm and I’m sitting in my apartment watching Criminal Minds while Christy’s our bedroom packing some of her stuff to go home.  Yes, I said it – home.  It’s so weird to think that nearly all residents of the RAF will have v

It’s my last week in Washington, and I’m starting to feel little nostalgic.  Going home got me really excited for summer and the beach, but it's definite

Pictures say 1,000 words...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

and here are some of my favorites from the past few months.  Sorry they're so small, I wanted to fit as many as I figured appropriate without filling an entire webpage.      

Wait, its (almost) over?

Monday, April 25, 2011

As I’m sitting in my bedroom in the little suburban town of Tinton Falls, it dawned on me that the last time I spent the night in this room was the night before

Almost There

Thursday, April 21, 2011

As I’m sitting in my little desk in the back of ST&R’s office in the Reagan building, it suddenly occurred to me that I only have a week left here.  I’m taking tomorrow off to go home for Easter, and there’s a pretty good chance I’ll be coming back to Washington on Monday morning so I won’t be making it into the office that day either since we have programming in the afternoon.  I don’t know when the next time I’ll be in Washington will be after this program ends, and I have mixed feelings about it.  I’m a little sad to be leaving DC not having had enough time to see everything I wanted

Perfecting the Art of Procrastination

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” -Jerome K. Jerome

...while in DC. The RAF

Monday Fun-day

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I honestly don’t know a single person who likes Mondays, or even harbors any belief that they can be enjoyed for that matter.  Monday symbolizes the end of a weekend of relaxation, a return to responsibilities, and the start of a five-day countdown until the next weekend.  However, here in Washington Mondays have become my favorite day of the week.  I never thought I’d say that – ever – I am one of those people who starts a countdown to Friday on my dry-erase board back at SJU on Sunday nights. 

10.  Cyclists and runners take over the National Mall on the weekends, making it nearly impossible for those not athletically-inclined to walk along it without the threat of being run over. 9. Those who prefer to bag their high-heels for the morning metro commute find themsleves wearing flip-flops instead of Uggs. 8. The plethora of fountains found throughout the city emerge from their winter-long drought.



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