This weekend began with the “KORUS Festival” (Koreans in the U.S.) in downtown Annandale. My wife’s family was out in force, along with thousands of other Korean-Americans in Fairfax County, to see the drummers, dancing and traditional costumes.
In what can only be described as a sign of the Apocalypse, your truly was named the “Man of the Year” by the Korean-American Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Seriously, I was very honored and was glad to see our alliance be recognized after 10 years of work together.
Saturday morning I was at James Madison High School for the annual “Warhawk 5K” which took us through the hills of Lakevale and back to JMHS.
Saturday afternoon I spoke at the “Green Jobs Action” day on behalf of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, which used an eco-friendly home in Fairfax County to speak about the benefits of “green jobs,” i.e. jobs created by consumers who are looking for sustainable building products and energy-efficient homes.
Then it was a brief stop at Draper Drive Park to see my daughter Eva play soccer, another brief stop to help a friend who was moving, a quick dash around my backyard with the lawnmower, a shower, and a quick jaunt over to GMU to see “Arts by George,” a music and arts festival featuring students at Mason. They were awesome.
The evening concluded with a house party in the Eudora neighborhood of Vienna where about one hundred neighbors gathered to support the Democratic Presidential ticket.
This morning, I just got back from “Kit’s Miracle Mile” to benefit victims of head injuries, a cause now getting a lot of attention with our returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan. My personal miracle was finishing a 10K in under fifty minutes for a change.
I’m off to church in two minutes, then will be at “Dunn Loring” Days this afternoon.
Redskins-Cowboys at 4:15 pm today. Cowboys and Romo favored by 11. Are you kidding me???