Here I am at the airport in Portland, so excited for my trip and crossing my fingers that the douchy Republicans pass the budget so I can enjoy myself in DC. My friend Samantha Appleton is one of the four Obama photographers and she was not only kind enough to let me stay at her place, but has arranged for a tour of the white house for me too! She was giving me updates from ground zero, and it wasn't looking good.
Made it to her place and was on the fence if I should try and high tail it to the Smithsonian (in fear everything would be closed my whole trip) or grab a beer. I did both.
And Diane Arbus.
Marvin. Oh and the guy on the left is Dave, who befriended me at the bar while I was waiting for them. He works in IT for the TSA.
Then Sam came and met us and we had dinner with her friend Alice who works as a photo editor for National Geographic. I had one of the best burgers of my life. Apparently Marvin was inspired by Marvin Gaye's time in self exile in Belgium and it's also owned by Thievery Corporation.