I have been to the District of Columbia for what else? The Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein (I'm not afraid to type it!) Obama. I'm sure you're still being bombarded with pics on Facebook, so I'll spare you. Instead, I'll give you a run-down of my trip with a couple of my besties/LS's to the DMV.
Things I Learned While In D.C.
1. We are too damned old to be getting in the car with strangers. Yes, we took a joyride with two guys who we didn't even know, that consisted of making the block around Love maybe four times, clowning party-goers and listening to the breakdown of what a "Bama" is.
2. Apparently, I am country. Or rather, I speak with a twang that EVERYONE notices. I argued with everyone who called me "country". Then I turned my "accent" into high-gear. They talked about it, but they loved it. Ask Officer Cosey!
3. Even during Inauguration, I refuse to pay $80 general admission to a club to see T.I. and Jeezy. I could see them for $40 with an opening act (even if is just Gucci Mane).
4. Taxicab drivers in the DMV do not know their way around. I should not have to give the driver directions when he has a GPS in the car.
5. Public transportation is that ish, but I think I would still need a car. I loved it in NYC, but not as much in DC. The stations were much bigger and CLEANER.
6. None of the escalators in the metro stations worked. Too many people, maybe? I walked up the longest escalator ever in DuPont Circle.
7. People in the DMV say "murried" for "married" and so on. But I'm the one who's country?
8. DC cold and Memphis cold are DIFFERENT. Period.
9. Obama is a REAL rockstar. And he's REALLY President. Have you seen that swag???
10. Howard University is beautiful, but it's still not Southern. I'm so biased. Maybe I should have gone in the day to appreciate its beauty and splendor.
11. The party we went to was nice. The DJ? So-so. I'm not sure if he was wack for GP or because we were "up North". Not sure, what I was looking for, but I definitely needed something recent. And Lil' Jon's "Bia Bia" wasn't getting it.
12. People will make a hustle out of anything, especially Obama. I have seen Obama hot sauce, headscarves, handwarmers and tennis shoes, all in the name of That Dude. Come on, people!