I feel like an ample amount of time has passed where I can talk about them again. Them being, my beloved Nats. (Washington, D.C.’s baseball team). It’s no secret that I was heartbroken (read: pissed) that they lost Game 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals last month in the first round of play-offs, ending their World Series run. They had the game for so long and then something just happened and everything fell apart. The Washington Nationals incredible and some would say, miraculous, season was suddenly over. It was devastating. [Read more…]
It is no secret – I love to eat. In fact, one of my most favorite things about living in D.C. is being able to try (and re-try) all of the great restaurants this city has to offer. In order to keep my pocketbook and waistband in check, I try very hard to adhere to my rule of eating out only on the weekends. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t.
The following restaurants are places I have never been to and desperately want to try. I will put the disclaimer out there now – some of these places have not graced Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide or made The Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants. All the places on my list are there because they have had amazing reviews from friends and co-workers and/or because I have a particular affinity for the cuisine. [Read more…]
In the summer of 2009 four of my friends and I decided to take a vacation to Indonesia to visit my parents and brother Marshall. While I had been there the previous Christmas, exploring this wonderful, vibrant, and interesting country was a first for my friends! [Read more…]
1. I think the worst of Sandy has passed. We were very fortunate – everyone is safe and we didn’t lose power. I hope everyone managed to stay dry and safe last night! My heart goes out to the people in New York and New Jersey. [Read more…]
Tommy and I love taking Violet to Theodore Roosevelt Island. It is the perfect place to take her when we get tired of walking her around our neighborhood and want a change of scenery, for our sake and hers. [Read more…]
So Tommy and I could have been here this coming weekend for a wedding, but apparently there is some big election in 11 days… [Read more…]
So I finally did it – I signed up for my first ever half marathon. A few friends and I will be running the 2013 DC Rock ‘N’ Roll Half! Am I terrified? You bet.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good run. But 13.1 miles is just so many. I just hope I have the endurance to complete it, that is my one and only goal. Complete the race. I am also not a fast runner by any means. [Read more…]
After several months of mulling over whether or not I was going to start a blog, I decided to bite the bullet. My main reason for wanting to start a blog was to be able to write again, to have a creative outlet. English and Creative Writing have always been my favorite subjects in school from elementary to college. (Even though I tested out of Freshman English at Southern Methodist University (SMU), I was so sad not to be taking an English class, I enrolled in one for fun…) [Read more…]