31 days left at the City Council. It has been a good run, but I am happy to be moving on. The job was great learning experience for me. Big city politics are different than anything that I could have imagined, and I am grateful to Councilmembers Catania and Bowser for the opportunities. It has been fun. Unfortunately, the Wilson Building (City Hall for you non-DC folks) seems like a different place now than when I started. I cannot put my finger on why, but there is no camaraderie left in the Wilson Building. It is sad. I really enjoyed the job in the early years.
More than anything, I will miss some of the random opportunities that have presented themselves during 3 years there. For example, how many infants (4 weeks) get to hang out with Marion Barry at a picnic.
Ted got participate in his first leash cutting for a dog park this weekend.
I am sure Ted is going to have a pretty fun life in the foreign service, but he had some pretty cool experiences with the Council.