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It happened to be my cousin Susan's birthday, so shortly after I arrived to the house in Bethsda we went out to a very atmonpheric diner called "Houston's", it was quite good.

When we got back I spent some time with Jacqui, who has an impressive Manga and Anime collection which I didn't mind viewing with her *grin*, until it was time to watch "Annie Hall" (one of my favourite movies), as it happened Kathy had to write an essay about an aspect in Annie Hall and I said I'd help, so I began taking notes during the movie.
As essay of my own with be here as soon as I get over this effing cough!

Stayed up for a bit of SNL (loved Kevin Spacy) before we were just chatting and planning what we would do tomorrow morning before I got back to DC (we went to a real diner and had a breakfast brunch), I went back to watching Anime with Jacqui before nodding off.

Woke up quite refreshed and by 11:00 we were out for brunch.
I said I'd come back in June, for a longer weekend, since I lost a day due to the runny tummy.

I was lucky that the museum I wanted to go to was close to the Metro Center and to the Chinatown bus stop.
I went to the National Museum of Women in the Arts... typical I know. They had a special exhibit of the role and place of women in ancient Mexico and Peru, which I found facsinating, it's amazing what a much more naturalisitc way of living they had and that each person had a specific role to play in the community.
I really like the goddess figurines, but they really didn't talk emough about the mythology in my opinion.
It also had a permanent exhibition of modern and contempoaray art (all by women of course), they had a huge Frida Khalo in the entrance and lots of beautiful other modern paintings.
I'd like to go back there and see what other stuff they had, plus the Mexican/Peruvian exhibit is closing next week, so I'd like to see one of the new exhibits.

As soon as I saw it was time, I began walking towards Chinatown and got on the bus for the three hour drive home.

Somewhere between the day before and yerterday I got sick.
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It all begun on a fine Saturday morning where I woke up at 06:15 in the morning in order to get the 07:21 train to the Center of Philadelphia at 07:51 on order not to miss the 09:00 bus to Washington DC.

Yeah, I missed 07:21 train, however it was not a loss since, I got to the bus station at 08:51 and bought the ticket to the last seat on the 09:00 bus.
I gave a prayer full of thanks to the Lady (luck) and relaxed into my seat for the two and a half hour drive to DC.

Unlike last time where I was with Mummy and Shvo and we took a different Chinese owned bus and we arrived in a totally unfamiliar spot, this bus company stops in a much more central area and it was much easier to orientate myself.

By 12:00 I was pretty sure about where I was in this grid city and began walking to the Smithsonian Institute. I walked through various sculpture gardens with modern statues and either stupid tourists and wouldn't appreciate art if it came up to them in the middle of the night and told them it was a Picasso or the culture freaks who said at every statue - "Hey, that's a Picasso, blah, blah, blah" or "Look a Henri Moore, yada, yada, yada" - As though you couldn't read all the info on the planks that were glued next to them.

After the Gardens I went to the Air and Space Museum, I wasn't impressed. I don't know there was a clear lack of awe as I walked through the exhibitions, I'm hoping going again with Robbie will improve it for me, because while I don't need him to explain things to me anymore, he's a lot more enthusiastic about aeronautics than me.
As usual the Space section was much more interesting and I couldn't get enough of it, the Planetarium show made me miss the one in Tel-Aviv, plus Laurence Fishbourne was the narrator making it all so very cool.

Next I went to the natural history museum, which was a mistake - I've come to realize one Natural History museum is just like the rest and I really can't help but compare them all to the one in London.

It was already five o'clock by then and I headed towards the Subway Station in order to get to Susan's house.

Saturday night and Sunday to come a little later.
Ta.
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I was planning on going today to Washington DC, unfortunately a bad case of runny tummy has made me feel like, well, crap.

So I will only be going tomorrow, right now I am chugging water and eating dry toast.

I really want my comfort food, but with cereal there is milk and that is a bad idea.
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I have decided to post what Mummy wrote about our visit to Washington DC, and I'll just ass some running commentary in italics.

It was Mummy, Shvo and I for almost 24 hours in Washington, DC )

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on me...an adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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