We made it to Laos!
We spent a couple of days exploring (read: recuperating from our jet lag) Bangkok before we carried on with our trip.
First of all: Happy birthday, mom!
Secondly, during the summer of 2008 I was very fortunate to go on a 2 week trip to Southeast Asia with my parents and dear friend Meg. To say we had a blast is an understatement. It was so amazing to visit Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam all in one trip. Each of the cultures were rich in diversity and tradition. I found it particularly interesting to see how the character of each country varied from the next. For example, I found the Laotian people to generally be very gentle, quiet and welcoming and the Vietnamese to be much more aggressive, loud and busy – they always had somewhere to be, someone to see, something to sell.
1. Tommy and I finally went to the new Hank’s Oyster Bar on the Hill for dinner with a couple of friends on Saturday night. I have been a longtime fan of the original Hank’s in Dupont Circle and I was very excited to hear that it was expanding again to Capitol Hill. (There is also a Hank’s in Old Town Alexandria). It was packed that night, which may explain the slower service, but the food didn’t disappoint! [Read more…]
This past Friday night Tommy, a couple of friends, and I went to the 237th Marine Corps Ball for the Fort Belvoir Marine Detachment in Virginia.
Both Tommy and his friend served as Marines from 2001 – 20006 ,so going to this year’s Marine’s annual birthday celebration was extra special to them. The last Marine Corps Ball either of them had been to was six years ago in their respective Embassy Guard posts (Tommy in Cairo, Egypt and his friend in The Hague, Netherlands). [Read more…]
So as you know I will be heading out West the last weekend of this month to celebrate my best friend’s 30th birthday. My how time flies.
Always the planner, I have started making notes and thinking about what to pack. It is not my first time to LA, but I haven’t been there in 3 years or so. I’m also usually with my parents and brother visiting extended family. So since I’ll be with a group of people my age on this trip, I figure we might be doing slightly different things. [Read more…]
Yay for the first guest blogger on Bee in DC – my husband, Tommy!
With their Grand Opening in January of 2013, you can “kick” off your fitness related New Year’s resolutions in style at DC Boxing and Fitness (or DCBFIT)! Located at 1000 New Jersey Avenue in Southeast D.C., DCBFIT will offer high-intensity, high-fun fitness and kickboxing training based on the art of “Muay Thai” kickboxing. [Read more…]
I’ll let you in on a little secret.
For as long as I can remember I have considered my stomach to be my body’s weakest link. All the weight I gain or retain goes to my stomach. And for the longest time, I’ve wanted to do something about it, but no matter how much I worked out (cardio and lifting), I was only able to maintain my weight, not lose any. That is until the beginning of October. [Read more…]
1. Today is election day!!! If you haven’t already, go vote.
2. Yesterday morning several co-workers and I went canvassing in Northern Virginia to urge people to get out and vote. I also did this in 2010 in West Virginia for the midterm elections. I always enjoy doing this every couple of years, getting out there and talking to voters, boots on the ground. I’m a cheese ball, I know. [Read more…]
Since I moved to D.C. 6 years ago, I have been on SMU’s DC Chapter Leadership Team, where my specialty area/focus is community service. As one might guess, I seek ways the D.C. alumni can do community outreach in Washington.
One of the ways we do this is through SMU’s Stampede of Service Day. For the past 2 years, SMU has encouraged its alumni near and far to connect through community service. [Read more…]