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DC Visit Causes Nostalgia For Jhoon Rhee Self Defense Commercials

I spent several days in DC this week. The primary purpose was to visit my alma mater, Sidwell Friends. More on that later, though. I also recorded some DIY commercials for Obamacare, because I finally have insurance. Vine and Instagram have the goods so far. Again, more on that later.

I'm writing now because I found myself overwhelmed with memories not frequently encountered. Walking through the halls of one's high school and middle school tend to do that. I found myself humming "Nobody bothers me," and the old commercial for Jhoon Rhee self defense kept playing on loop in my mind.

Now the song will be stuck in your head, which is the only way to get it out of mine.

You're welcome.

My Review Of Last Week's News: Blago And Steele (video)

cross posted to jack and jill politics First, I must say "Blago And Steele" has a nice ring to it. It sounds like an old 1980s action series like "Tango And Cash" or something. Anyway, last night I performed at the Sidwell Friends alumni variety show. It was my third year giving my time to this financial aid fundraiser for my alma mater. With so much going on in the country, I changed up my format pretty dramatically and at the very last minute. Here's a quick one minute clip of my news review. Hope ya dig. And no, the Obamas weren't in the house :)

Saturday In DC For The Inauguration. Photos And Observations

cross-posted to JJP Hey team, I'm here! This city is abuzz. Bus drivers are excited (and pissed about the added stress to there lives). Black folks are dressed in finery. The alcohol doth flow freely. It's a magical time to be in Chocolate City, and I'll do my best to share what I'm seeing with yall, wherever you are. Notable moments from today:
  • Playing Rock Band for the first time ever. I'm staying with some friends who have three adorable, high energy children. I think all high energy kids should be enrolled in cross-country running, but that's another post probably on another blog :)
  • Getting the JJP media credentials. It was so easy, and the volunteers were very friendly.
  • Picking up my Obama-branded DC Metro Smartrip card
  • Meeting a 23-year employee of the Department of Labor and asking her if she noticed a difference based on who the president was. "Absolutely," she said, adding that Robert Reich was her favorite Secretary because he really knew labor and "knew the numbers." This same woman told me that her 80-year-old mother and friends were addicted to MSNBC and CNN during the campaign and are back on during the inauguration watching every single moment of the whistle-stop tour.
  • Running into my cross-country coach from middle school at a cocktail party in Friendship Heights (where they had Sarah Palin toilet paper. I love my friends).
  • Meeting Al Franken at a Media Matters event.
And now, enjoy a brief slideshow of photos i took