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The Indefinite Article.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ok, it is official, I am moving to Washington D.C.

At the end of june. To work in politics. For former Governor of Virginia Mark Warner. Who is often mentioned as a leading Democratic candidate from President in 2008.

This was a difficult decision, for many reasons:

  • I like Austin and am very happy in my apartment with the sweet screen-door (thanks Todd for the refactoring help) that is 1 mile from work and 1 mile from soccer.
  • I was just made partner at Handwire, (which I won’t technically be giving up but who knows what will happen in the next year or so) and I love working with the people there.
  • I really enjoy being close to my friends here, both old and new.
  • I loathe the Washington D.C area and the entire East Coast in general

But I have decided to do it anyways because:

  • It will be an adventure
  • I want to see a Democrat in the White House in 2008
  • My sister Susan lives in Richmond, VA. She had a boy a year-and-a-half ago and is pregnant with another. My nephews need me, rumor has it their father wants them to grow up playing Lacrosse. Lacrosse!!!
  • My other sister Sara (and my nephew Preston) is fixin to move to Charlotte, N.C., which is a short 5 hour or so drive away (5 hours is nothing for a Texan!).
  • I loathe the East Coast but have not ever really explored it (as an adult) and am excited about taking the train to NY City, for example (where I have never been) or driving out to Boston and snickering at people
  • The thought of drastically reducing my income and drastically increasing my cost-of-living is too enticing.

12 Comments:

  • WOW! I'm so proud of your commitment to our nation's future. We'll miss you-June is just around the corner! We'll have to send you off with a margarita dinner at Maudie's.

    By Blogger Liz, at 2:02 PM  

  • I am UBER-JEALOUS!
    Let me know if there's room for a smartass. I'll pack up and leave tomorrow. How'd you get the gig man?

    By Blogger JP, at 2:43 PM  

  • Oh No!

    By Blogger Adolph, at 2:57 PM  

  • uh, uh, uh ...

    ...

    uh...

    there's so much to be said.

    By Blogger killy, at 3:31 PM  

  • You a crazy-

    more information about what and how are required

    By Blogger colin, at 4:44 PM  

  • Unless you are planning to buy a house DC is not very expensive. I don't know if you have a car now, but you won't need one there.

    By Blogger Ethan, at 5:25 PM  

  • Congratulations on your big decision! I go to D.C. once a year for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies conference so I'll see you there. We also go to NYC plenty. The tiny North welcomes you!

    By Anonymous madeline, at 7:50 PM  

  • I am glad that DC may not be expensive. My office will be smack dab in the middle of Old Towne Alexandria, across the Potomac from D.C. Rents in that area seem pretty spendy. I was thinking that maybe I could find a place in D.C proper and do a "reverse commute" type metro thing into Alexandria...

    By Blogger Pablo, at 9:41 PM  

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    By Blogger CarolinaDivina, at 9:10 AM  

  • i am jealous also
    i've tried to be a texan
    i just can't hang to get the seem of it in houston for some reason
    but i would never do anything without my beautiful husband
    LACROSSE!
    i'm really sorry to say that i'm afraid you won't be here for adolfo's first soccer game
    good luck and keep you flickr updated!

    By Blogger CarolinaDivina, at 9:12 AM  

  • I think living in DC would be a lot more fun than Alexandria. I used to spend a lot of time there, but it has been a while.

    There is an excellent chance I will end up there for grad school.

    By Blogger Ethan, at 10:56 AM  

  • Pablo, we will miss you very much, but I am excited for you! What a fantastic new adventure. How could you pass up an opportunity to contribute so directly, as Liz said, to our nation's future? You've gotta read Assasination Vaction by Sarah Vowell so you can properly appreciate all the monuments you'll be passing by every day.

    By Blogger Amber M, at 12:44 PM  

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