I think I might have mentioned that Z's summer camp sells all of its equipment at the end of the summer so I managed to score an iPad. It's been pretty revolutionary. In light of my trip to Malawi next week, I've downloaded:
* about 20 "books" (i.e. fanfics) on iBooks
* a bazillion articles on Instapaper
* 5 library books on Overdrive
* Season 1 of Parks & Rec, the first two seasons of The Office (original British version), Season 1 of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, and Paterson, on Amazon Prime
I'm sure there will be plenty of entertainment choices on South African Airways, but I can't tell, since both the app and the website suck.
I managed to visit Heurich House and the Textile Museum, both of which had been on my list for ages now. I had been to the Textile Museum's former building, an old mansion near Dupont Circle, and the "new" location on the George Washington University campus was impressive if clinical.
Mudcloth, far from the dust and sun of West Africa.
The Textile Museum shares the building with the GWU Museum, which currently exhibits a delightful display of postcards of Washington DC. I actually have this postcard, since I was living in Adams Morgan at the time (where the Marilyn Monroe mural is) and is one of the few postcards of DC that doesn't show the usual sites.
Even though Z is in Morocco, I still went to the children's section of the National Book Festival.
Our coop organized an international potluck and the kids made luggage tags.
When I need a break from my cubicle I hike up to the rooftop to enjoy the view. (Yes, that's the White House on the lower left)
I made a portable playscape with some leftover felt.