Saturday, October 6, 2007

Madame Tussaud's

A place I won't get to see for quite awhile that just opened up is Madam Tussuad's Washington, DC.

It is at the corner of 10th and F streets NW in the building that housed the former Mattress Discounters. It contains painted wax figures of the dead as well as the living.

Thomas Jefferson sticks his hand out in greeting and J. Edgar Hoover invites you to sit down.

The new Madame Tussuad's, the London Institution's 7th location, includes the visual array of showbiz and sports idols. But this wax museum is designed primarily for people interested in history.

There's the expected quota of Kennedys, Clintons, and Bushes.

The emphasis on politics actually returns Tussuad's to its roots. The Strasbourg-born madam came to prominence while crafting death masks of victims of the French Revolution. Later she moved to London, where the first Madame Tussuad's opened in 1835. The original attraction included a chamber of horrors that makes today's facsimiles of Beyonce and Tom Cruise seem tame.

The museum costs $25 to get in.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Ramen Noodles at Night

I had group. I didn't talk much because they talked about drugs and I know little about them.

I have to do my admissions poster this weekend.

Mrs. Shade gave us lots of homework to do, reading stuff and writing about it.

Lunch is soon. I will take my peanut butter and jelly out because yesterday lunch was good and today I am sure it won't be. You can't have god lunch two days in a row here. I hope no one wants to borrow my peanut butter and jelly because I can't be lending it out. It gets gone and no one gives me any more. I'm not giving out food anymore so people will like me. I'm just going to stay in my room and write. No use trying to socialize with them. I have nothing in common with them anyway.

My favorite commissary food is beans and rice. I eat a little everyday. It comes in a bag and can easily be divided into three or four servings. I put hot sauce on it and it reminds me of Chipolte. I also eat ramen noodles at night with everyone else (trying to be a part of) I get two servings out f every package.