First and foremost, to prove I am not a negative-nelly, I offer the basketball programs at George Mason and Georgetown a hearty congratulations for advancing to the Sweet 16. I mean, George Mason? Who knew that one of the top-16 teams in the tournament would be from a commuter school?
Back to the hate:
I am back from Boston and I am alive. Huzzah. And what a wonderful city.
Now to be fair, there are some things about DC that are superior to Boston. Somewhere down the line, I got used to DC weather. So, the cold was a bit much. It was also strange being in a city with an inferior subway system. Sure Boston offers a lot more trains (no waiting after midnite!), but some lines take tokens while others take cards. That is supremely obnoxious. And I had to pull off a double transfer with about 20 drinks running through me. The nerve! So, DC subway, props for not making me change lines twice.
Also, and this is probably a biggie, I have never had anything stolen in DC. In Boston, someone snatched my jacket and my precious iPod. That kind of sucked. Now I am back to actively ignoring the homeless instead of merely passively ignoring them.
I think it says an awful lot that I was robbed of hundreds of dollars worth of clothing and gadgetry in the Hub and I still consider DC an inferior city. It was so nice being in a city with actual skyscrapers, with beautiful parks, with a local history and culture that is nearly unmatched.
Is Boston the greatest city in the world? Objectively, I would probably say no. But I dare someone to say, totally objectively, that DC is a better city than Boston. I double-dog-dare you. Even the local Boston assholes (questionably hatted "yeah, dudes" with khakis and Coronas) are more tolerable than the local DC assholes (90% of people interning on the Hill). At least the former group knows how to have fun.
So, anyways, I'm back in the DC/Bethesda grind. And hilariously, my very first day back to work, the Red Line was shut down between Metro Center and Van Ness. Remember how I was praising the DC subway a few paragraphs ago?
I take it back.