I left work last night and decided to take a stroll past the White House.
The weather was so depressing last night - dark clouds hung overhead and a random smattering of rain drops fell every few minutes as if they couldn't decide whether they wanted to pour or not.
The scene was sort of fitting for these bleak economic times. Nearly every light was on in the Treasury building at 6:30pm and just a handful or so of tourists could be found in front of the White House gates taking pictures.
With news yesterday that DC's unemployment rate has reached 9.3% Washingtonians are quickly realizing that we're not insulated from the recession like some might have thought.