On a beautiful spring day in Washington, complete with daffodils and cherry blossoms, I’m stuck indoors sucking down Cherry Coke Zero (the official beverage of Via Meadia) and organizing some thoughts to give a talk later this afternoon at AEI.For those interested in attending, the event is on the 12th floor of 1150 17th St. NW in Washington; I am told that this is two blocks from the Farragut North Metro station. The event is scheduled to start at 5:30 and end at 7:00. Michael Barone will be introducing me; the Venerable Mead will also be making an appearance. For more information about the event, click here.In the future, I will try to do a better job giving readers advance notice of any talks or appearances.UPDATE: I’m told that registration for the event is now closed but that it is being broadcast live. Click here to see it at 5:30.