I walked past the new World Bank Building construction site today. I talked to a carpenter, some brick masons and a nice security guard lady with a pink helmet. When I think back I remember the common things that I discuss at construction sites. The building under construction, weather, mishaps and near-mishaps, union and non-union, how much the tower crane operators make (I hear approx. $40/hr.), are all the subjects of conversation. I walked down to the National Mall with some other students from school and threw the Frisbee and sat in the shade trees near the Smithsonian. Later, Stereolab played at the 9:30 Club and it was a great show.