I’m in DC for a conference this weekend. More on that later – for now, some cultural observations:
- You’re not only allowed but expected to flush TP here. That’s just weird.
- Cars are actually predisposed to stop for pedestrians.
- They actually check IDs at bars in the US.
- I can walk around in my friend Justin’s house barefoot without having to wash my feet afterward.
- Nobody here uses cash. Where did all the money go?
- I’m awkwardly unpracticed at exchanging pleasantries with strangers in English, but that doesn’t matter much because Americans don’t really exchange pleasantries.
- Lots and lots of people speak Spanish in Washington DC.
- There are a lot of very pretty people in the US, and a lot of very large ones, too.
- The Olympics are awesome.
- The internet is fast here! I can download the entire Economist audio edition and update the software on my computer before I’m finished with my cereal. And the Google loads immediately.
- Mark v. Wendy’s Baconator: first round, Baconator.