Yesterday I briefly joined my friend Sharon at the Family Equality Council rally in Freedom Plaza to celebrate the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8. Wanting to be part of this historic moment — it’s always nice to look back and say you were there — I made my way down to D.C on a weeknight, something I’m usually pretty lazy about. But my friend Hee-Jin was with me, which made the trip a little easier. The gathering was small but inspiring — it’s so exciting to live in a time when these kinds of cultural shifts are happening.
Afterwards, Hee-Jin and I decided to get drinks near U-Street (I’ll blog about this later today) and made the 1.6 mile walk down 13th and Vermont in hot, muggy conditions. I think we both ended up with blisters on our feet and probably didn’t look our best, but I hadn’t done any exercise all day and was feeling a little guilty. Walking in 90 degree, 100 percent humidity weather has to burn double the calories, right? On our walk, the sky was threatening imminent torrential downpour the whole time, but we eventually made it before the rain came.