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Dan Corwin

Dan Corwin

Home Institution: University of Iowa
Internship Site: Trust for the National Mall
Program: Advocacy-Service-Arts Program

Swaggin' Out One Last Time

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Eyes front and center, class, looks like we’ve got one more steaming heap of story to smack down on your plate. Coming to you from the middle of absolute nowhere Indiana, I find myself sitting in front of this website one more time to give you the last little tidbits of the awesomeness that have littered my DC experience like a poorly potty-trained puppy. As I had said in my previous posting: I come bearing gifts of the Benefit Luncheon and Ball kind. That’s right; I survived both our 2011 Benefit Luncheon and the Ball on the Mall: two of the biggest events that the Trust holds every year.

An Ode to What Comes Next

Thursday, May 05, 2011

       Well folks, this is it. This is my last real posting. Now don’t get too bummed, I’ll still post one more later this week to update y’all on the wonders of tomorrow’s Benefit Luncheon. But, this is really my last post where I’m going to talk about my experiences with The Washington Center. This is my last chance to get all sentimental about my experiences in DC, and I fully intend on taking advantage of said situation. My overall experience has been extremely rewarding.

Incorrigibly Delicious DC Delights

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

     Welcome back to my little corner of chaos, ladies and gentlemen. While I don’t quite have enough to jam some DC shenaniganry down your throats just quite yet, what I do have to pile in there is even more dangerously delicious tales from the stomach. That’s right, this week is we’re going back to food reviews, my friends.

DBT (Doin' Big Things) Or Die

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good evening once again, ladies and gentlemen. Hope you enjoyed last week’s little diversion from the norm to bring you some tasty snippets of my food experience here in DC. And if you didn’t, oh well… looks like I’ll be getting back to the basics this week anyways. Yes, that’s correct, this week we’ll be getting back to the “choose-three-things-and-describe-how-some-song-fits-with-it” mold.

Grabbin' A Bite In DC: Round Two

Thursday, April 14, 2011

     Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It seems we’re joined here once again, circled around this proverbial hearth of the interwebs, to listen to yet another tale of my wild and wondrous adventures in and around the Washington DC area. However, this time, I’ve decided to (once again) stray from the path a little.

We, The Pros of Con

Thursday, March 31, 2011

     What a strange and wonderful road it has been so far folks. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was unpacking my suitcase, settling into my semester in DC. But alas, I have less than six weeks left before my adventure will come to a conclusion. It’s sad. It’s exciting. It’s confusing? What will become of me after my graduation from Iowa? Will I find a job? Where will I live? All and more, buzzing through my head, constantly reminding me of the inevitable leap in responsibility that will soon become my very existence.

      Marie Antoinette once famously said (although falsely attributed, but for the sake of the post let's use our imaginations): “let them eat cake!” Now, why might I use this line as the beginning to my posting for this week? Well, after doing a little demographic work regarding my past posts, I’ve found that those most successful of them have been those involving my musical comparisons of my life and events while in the DC Metro area.

Undaunted, I Knew the Game was Mine to Win

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

     Hello once again faithful readers. I hope this posting finds you all well… I know I’ve been well. This past week, minus some of the bothersome rains, has been pretty good, dare I say excellent. The weather’s been getting better, and we’re nearing the Cherry Blossom Festival (a special time for visitors and DC-denizens alike). It seems that I’ve been slowly becoming accustomed to this-here corporate grind: waking up on time, getting my extra-curricular work done early, and getting to bed at a reasonable hour. Yes, I’m finally becoming an old man, but somehow it feels good.

Good evening readers, it’s another day in the wild world of Washington DC for this exhausted intern. Alas, my semester is roughly half way over and I find myself already cushioning myself for the painful blow that leaving this city will surely bring. Over the course of the last six weeks I’ve had a boat-load of amazing experiences. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: life out here moves way to fast to keep up with. Maybe that’s because when I’m not at work, I’m asleep.

I Gotta' Say, Today Was A Good Day

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

     Hello once again, avid readers. It seems we find ourselves here again, at the threshold of another exciting adventure in my DC escapades. Over the course of the last couple weeks, you’ve experienced some of my sights and sounds that I’ve experienced inside and outside of my internship. But, one thing that I’ve failed to really dive into is how I, as a constantly busy working-machine, take time for amusement and relaxation when not on the job.



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