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May was an insanely busy month, and I can't believe we are already in June. That is to say, 2012 is almost half over!


I introduced Gail Hillebrand as part of the DC Cal Alumni Speaker Series. Though the event was off the record, she stayed with the PPT - though she made consumer issues a lot more engaging than one would expect.

Memorial Day weekend was pretty action-packed, and so was the week after. I've already posted about the Hawai'i Festival and the Lalla Essaydi exhibit.

On Sunday, we stepped outside and watched Rolling Thunder.
Rolling Thunder by sylviaburkina  on 500px.com
Rolling Thunder by sylviaburkina

And continued to the Kennedy Center for the National Memorial Day Choral Festival.
National Memorial Chorale Festival by sylviaburkina  on 500px.com
National Memorial Chorale Festival by sylviaburkina

We ended Memorial Day with snacks at DC-3, where MoBob had a falafel dog and I had the delicious monstrosity pictured below.
DC3 by sylviaburkina  on 500px.com
DC3 by sylviaburkina

We watched Robert Siegel of NPR interview Gen. Colin Powell, who was wonderfully funny and gracefully demurred when an audience member asked him to run for president.
Colin Powell by sylviaburkina  on 500px.com
Colin Powell by sylviaburkina

I went to a very mellow event at the Google DC office and was so jealous of the office space.
Google HQ by sylviaburkina  on 500px.com
Google HQ by sylviaburkina

My dear friend from grad school, Maggie, was here for the US National Committee for UN Women's national conference. She brought a traditional souvenir from California - a box of See's Candy.

The following stormy evening we went to see super-pundit E.J. Dionne speak.
EJ Dionne by sylviaburkina  on 500px.com
EJ Dionne by sylviaburkina

Did I mention that we're moving? MB will pack and move while I'm in Addis next week.
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On June 3rd, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Where are you moving to??????
Necia
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On June 4th, 2012 12:57 am (UTC), wendye commented:
Good luck to you and MoBob with the move!
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On June 4th, 2012 11:16 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks! When I come back from Ethiopia I'll be in a new home.
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