Questions most commonly asked of the Laskos while in Washington, DC:
1) Are you here for the cherry blossoms?
2) Have you seen the cherry blossoms?
Questions most commonly asked of the Laskos upon returning home (from DC):
1) Were the cherries blossoming?
2) Did you see the cherry blossoms?
I have been to DC 3 times, and all 3 times the cherries were indeed blossoming. I do not know what DC looks like without cherry blossoms...
PS: The caption for these photos was going to read: "What our nation's capital would look like if the apes were running things", but I would have to look up whether it should be "capital" or "capitol", and that takes too much time. Also, I do not want anyone to know that I saw the Planet of the Apes remake.
PPS: I don't think I saw Planet of the Apes in the theater, if that counts for anything. Also, Danny Elfman wrote the score; that's reason enough to see a movie, no? Also, also: I'm a huge Mark Wahlberg fan.