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July 14, 2002

Movies, Fun and Random People in DC

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Kendall Schoenrock

It looks as though I have neglected my blog. I apolgize and hope that everyone will forgive my absence.

I am still working on BL2 and it’s coming along. MattyK said that he might come and visit me, which would just be amazing because it would be like old times again, but without Betz. Sometimes, looking back on it, and as much as I had a love hate relationship with the computer I was fortunate enough to use to make BL1, I would almost like to be able to go back and use it again knowing the information I know now. The Bank has provided me with a new perspective on how things should be done with video editing and I’ve come to realize that the setup that I used before was actually quite amazing.

One of my High School friends was in DC to visit his Girlfriend, so we went out to eat on Friday and to a club last night. I’m really excited to see him and find out how he is doing. He goes to Notre Dame and we played tennis together back in the day. It’s always good to see old friends- keep the old, make the new!

On that same note, I just got back from Georgetown, and saying how I don’t know anyone it’s interesting penetrating the bar sceen. I’ve come to realize how much I rely on a “wing man” in situations of introducing myself to the ladies. I did, however, have an amazing chat with a very attractive blond gal who works in Virgina. We talked for a good time about DC and if it’s the place to be the first couple of years out of school.

Before I went to the bars tonight, I went to the National Air and Space Museum a block or so away from our Capital. I saw an IMAX film about the space station and it was narrated by Tom Cruise. It was in 3-D and I have to admit that the technology has gotten much better than thoes crappy old 3-D glasses that they used to give out, one eye blue and one eye red. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I couldn’t exactly figure out how the new system worked, but whatever it was, it was amazing.

On exiting the Musem, I stopped to check out a map of the area and see if there were any other cool places I should come back and visit. While standing there,some Girls walked up and started looking at the map too. I didn’t think much of it until one of the gals started speaking German. I quickly glanced over to see three classical German gals- they fit my mental sterotype perfectly. I proceded to ask them where they were from, in German of course. We had a very nice chat and they complimented my lanuage skills multiple times. I am not one to question a compliment, but I’m not ever sure how to take them when it comes to languages because I often give out compliments to foreigners who have the courage to speak up in a different tounge. Not to take away from our conversation at all, but it’s one of my goals to fully understand the language, not just get my point accross. It’s like I wanted them to correct my grammar and such, but it’s difficult to do so when you don’t know the person- which is one of the reasons I think learning a language is so difficult. You don’t want to make the person feel stupid by correcting everything that they say, but the learning aspect of this means that the person dosen’t learn the laugage as well as perhaps they could. Either way, I’m not shy and I figure if I don’t use it, I will lose it. I’ve worked to hard to learn a language just to forget about it and not speak it. Frankly, I don’t really care if I sound stupid to them, because hey- I don’t know them and probably won’t ever see them again! It’s a good attitude, right?

Ok- Kendall’s tired- G’night all!

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