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Trapped in a Closet, I Mean, Elevator

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We got stuck in a National Press Building elevator with four others, including a random Russian journalist. We called for help and rang the alarm but were still stuck a good 15 minutes later, so when it was clear we were on a floor and not in between them, Matty pried the doors open and we got safely out in time for dinner. Thank god. But it was pretty funny before it got unfunny — the woman on the help intercom asked Matty questions like, “How many people are on the elevator with you?” And he said, “Six. But R. Kelly’s in here. Please hurry.” (Thankfully she got the joke.)

Written by elisehu

April 7th, 2011 at 2:48 am

Posted in DC,Washington

Transitions

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Since the November trip to Barcelona, we rang in the new year in Austin, then together made the decision to leave the place that we’ve loved living to decamp for Washington, DC. I (Elise) got a job offer from NPR in late December, and it was a pretty sweet gig, so Matty and I decided to go for it. Before the move, we squeezed in a trip to my mom’s beloved homeland, Taiwan, (photos are Facebooked but I need to put them up here), and then we split up for the past month, me living in DC and starting our life here, Matty staying back in Texas to finalize the move and work obligations.

I’ve been by myself but surrounded by plenty of friends from Texas and elsewhere who come into town, or call this area their home. They’ve introduced me to a lot of places to eat and drink already, so I’ve been tracking them with a handy Google Map.

Click on the map to view it larger, and click on each plot point to read more about the place.


View Elise Hu-Stiles’ Washington, DC Spots in a larger map

Written by elisehu

March 7th, 2011 at 12:19 am