Today I took a couple hours off from lobbying to go out and see a movie about lobbying. I never go out to movies (the last movie I went to see in the theaters was the newest Star Wars flick). This afternoon my buddy Steve called me up to see if I wanted to go; I had nothing going on, I'd read a lot of great reviews for the film, and the theater is only 2 1/2 blocks from my office, so I decided to give it a shot.
If any of you want to know what I do for a living - Go see this movie. It was really, really, really good, and actually made me proud of my vocation. Good stuff, and crazy-funny.
When I came out of the theater, the first thing I saw was the Washington Monument blinking in the distance. On the way back to the office I passed by Ford's Theater and Lincoln's place of death. I looked around at the Capitol and down the street toward the White House. I realized that I was in the cradle of the most powerful government on Earth, and I'm paid to subvert it. I couldn't have been happier.