July 13, 2006

DC is Young!

You may think that aged politicians are the major demographic here in Washington, DC. Think again. This city, or is it really a district, is filled with folks in their twenties and thirties. I imagine that many work for national nonprofits, service agencies and other types of support organizations. Others are aids for politicians, interns, students and like me, research fellows.

Men dress in suits and somewhat less casual outfits and women are in everything you can imagine. Remember, it is hazy, hot and humid here (but not like Houston) so almost anything goes for ladies - including hair which is frizzified.

On this bus this morning I sat next to two guys who must have been in their early twenties. They had California accents (dude, cool, hay) and pierced eyebrows. How were they dressed? In suits!