Later in the day Maurice and I walked to the Metro Center to get SmarTrip cards for ourselves and will be put to good use in the coming months. After that we decided to walk by the White House and stayed in nearby Lafayette Park for a little bit. Security was tight due to a small demonstration dealing with disabled people that was taking place near the gates surrounding the White House. After that we headed on back to the UCDC Center and eventually headed to our first round of orientations.
Even though the orientations were boring for the most part. There were two decent sections. One was a powerpoint that included pre-recorded voiceovers from the speaker that had witty commentary and good selections of images that college students could relate to. The other good part was listening to the professors talk about the classes and seminars they would teach and it makes me wish that I was taking more classes here. But since I'll be busy enough as it is I will just stick to what I've got. Also, the verbal jabs some of the professors were funny.
To round out the day myself and the other three roommates watched The Daily Show and The Colbert Report along with a side of MNF. This was a much better showing compared to last week and hopefully the performance carries over for the rest of the season.