Texas Boy in a DC World
Texas Boy in a DC World

Texas Boy in a DC World

The adventure of moving from Houston, Texas to Washington, DC, and all the shenanigans that take place!

Capitol Hill Turnover Rate: Wildy Accepted but Really Rather Odd

13 Jun 2021 3 minute read 6 comments Cje95

The views I had of how our government works and functions has undergone a huge shift since I have been up in Washington, DC. I have seen things I never would have expected to see and learned a ton of stuff that the media does not really comment on or...

Two Weeks Out of the Furnace and Monday I am Jumping Right Back in!

11 Jun 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Cje95

As many of you who have followed my blogging know my last internship ended May 31st however due to Memorial Day my last official day in the office was May 28th. Working on The Hill has already taught me so much and especially with how crazy it had be...

Crazy Oddity No One Seemed to Think Twice About

6 Jun 2021 2 minute read 3 comments Cje95

I am the first to say that I am new to Washington, DC, and growing up in the South has really instilled a different set of values and ideas in me. As a quick side note psychologists actually have a name for this and it is the Culture of Honor. If you...

It was a Crazy Ride

1 Jun 2021 2 minute read 2 comments Cje95

Last week brought to a conclusion a wild ride that was my internship on Capitol Hill. It was a crazy four months that really ended rather blandly. The new interns arrived last week and so far from what I have heard they have fit in really well. In th...

Pure Sweet Chaos

22 May 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Cje95

To say I have been inundated with chaos might be an understatement and while I knew it was going to be hectic right now I could not have prepared for this. Previously I had written about how my former roommate had been transferred from the Washington...

DC Won’t Return to Normal

19 May 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Cje95

While every state seems to be returning to normal here in Washington, DC the Mayor seems to want to avoid that at all costs. Not that that is stopping anyone from doing what they please as more and more people are just not wearing masks but you can g...

Okay D.C. You Need to Figure Yourself Out

7 May 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Cje95

When I moved from Texas to Washington, D.C. I knew I was in for a culture shock however I did not anticipate it being as big and bad as it has been. I knew that moving really anywhere from Texas would require me to get used to a more hands-on governm...

Last Month of My D.C. Internship

4 May 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Cje95

While spring is in the air and the weather has turned a lot warmer I cannot help but feel pretty bummed. This is the last month of my internship at the Congressional Office I have interned at in Washington, D.C.. I have learned so much and really lea...

Capitol Police do a 180 in Mere Minutes

22 Apr 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Cje95

As someone who works on Capitol Hill in the Capitol Complex, I have really become more and more aware of the overworked and stretched to the limit Capitol Hill Police are. I think as more and more news about it all comes out people will really realiz...

State of the Capital: April 2021

19 Apr 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Cje95

After asking several people from both sides of the aisle about how the Capitol is right now I received a very clear picture. What is going on and how everyone feels right now is not normal. With the trial of Derek Chauvin getting ready to go to jury...