29 April 2013

Weekend Update

I love these rainy Mondays.  It's exactly what I want after a relaxing weekend.

There were games:
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There was metro (and bus, uuuugh) riding with roomies:
Weekend 4-27

There were little guitars...
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Weekend 4-27

...and little hats (Smithsonian Craft Show win):
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Weekend 4-27
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Weekend 4-27
Weekend 4-27

There were bikes:
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There were duck face selfies (almost as good as this teasing one and this roommate one and this one in the flowers):
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There was beautiful music and delicious food and great company.  And a lovely fireside.

xox

26 April 2013

Ballet Part Deux

More photos of ballet from the other night, courtesy of Caitlin!

 This picture is fabulous because Janan looks FIERCE!!!!
 DC2RS Ballet night

Jordan wisely counseled us to switch to putting our right legs on the "barre" (it's really just a stage) so it looked a little less like a peep show.  But then it ended up looking like I'm cupping my bum, so you win some, you lose some.
DC2RS Ballet night

JUST GO AHEAD AND PUT THIS ON THE POSTER FOR VISITING TEACHING ALREADY, OK? (PS- Jennifer, fabulous posture!)
DC2RS Ballet night

This is pretty standard: Me standing with friends nearby, talking nonsense, my hands doing weird things, and getting strange looks.  I have lots of candids like this.
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One more group shot because a) now you can see Caitlin B. and b) Maureen's leg is between mine and so no, I don't have 3 feet
DC2RS Ballet night

Keep an eye and an ear out for our forthcoming ballet recital ;)   

 

25 April 2013

Ballet

Biggest, realest (to-the-eyes-est) smile I've seen on myself in a long time.  Which isn't to say that I've been unhappy (because that's not the case).  Rather, it's to say that this ballet class made me even happier!  Thank you, Barbra!

Ballet

heart.

24 April 2013

Riveting

I don't have much new or exciting to post about how awesome my life is to make all y'all jealous (wait, I just said "all y'all," so that's pretty exciting.)

I've been exhausted and drinking lotsa Coke to get through the day.

I can tell you that I learned the Turkish word for "kiss" on Monday.  It's öp. So there's that.

But hey, free ballet class tonight, woo!


22 April 2013

Weekend Update

This weekend consisted of me holding hands and speaking French with a Turkish grandmother in opera pearls as we searched around a fancy hotel at 1:00 am looking for baklava.

This is my real life.


21 April 2013

Song Of The Now

Keep Your Head Up- Ben Howard




19 April 2013

Loomba

I really hope this video posts here because last night, whilst on a walk to the Terebithia park, we discovered Lawn Mowing Roomba AKA Loomba (too bad it wasn't a DJ Loomba)


In the event that the video hates me and doesn't post here, click this link to watch it.


18 April 2013

My Life Is So Weird

Unrelated, here are some embarassing photos of some of my siblings.

Mofimals
^PHS Pride!
Mofimals
Mofimals

17 April 2013

Japanese Festival

After the White House Spring Garden tour, Liz and I went to the Japanese Festival a few blocks over in Penn Quarter.  Let's be real here: the booths were interesting and all that yeahyeahyeah, but the real source of entertainment for me was the costumes people were wearing and the J-Pop stage!

Highlights:
We got lots of free stuff: water from Wyoming and cherry blossom gelato (I wasn't kidding about everything being cherry blossom flavoured this time of year)
White House flowers

Sword stuff
White House flowers

A tree where you write your wishes!  I loved this.  It was so interesting to read other people's wishes.  Very PostSecret
White House flowers

Also, my part is still burned from that day.

16 April 2013

White House Spring Garden Tour

On Saturday, Liz and I went on the Spring Garden Tour at the White House!  It was awesome. I hear that the Fall Garden Tour is wonderful, too, so I'm going to have to find a way back then.

White House flowers

This is what I'd look like if I were a tree (the first one was planted the year after I was born, the second was planted about 6 months after I was born)
White House flowers
White House flowers

Giant lady is about to creep in on our shot:
White House flowers

Best view in town
White House flowers
White House flowers

This Secret Service agent must feel so bad-a, garding the Rose Garden.  Which is actually full of tulips right now? Also, I'm really good as spotting (less obviously stationed there) Secret Service agents now.
White House flowers

Putting green and "OMG! That's where MO has all of those book readings with children!!"
White House flowers

Sasha and Malia's swing set.
White House flowers

White House flowers

Kitchen Garden!! I love that it's covered in cherry blossom petals!
White House flowers

Loved the vintage design on the tickets/programs.
White House flowers

B-b-beautiful!!

15 April 2013

Art School Kickball

Annie and I hung out on Friday night (Hiii, Annie!!!), and it was awesome.  Her friend Ferry is getting an MA at the Corcoran right now, and I guess they started up a kickball league.  Annie and I went to support her (because we are the best like that) and guys, everything you are imagining an interdepartmental art school kickball game on the Ellipse to be? It is all of that and more! Sassy shirts, fierce haircuts that I could never pull off but am more than secretly glad that other people can, and a less-than-superior level of athletic ability (AKA my level).  As Ferry said, "We had to review the rules. Of kickball. Because we didn't know."
Sadly, I didn't take any photos of the game (low battery), so here's a picture of my feet I took while hanging out at the Washington.
Night with Annie

After the game, we followed Ferry back to the Corcoran so she could change before we all grabbed dinner.  Annie can testify how much I was nerding out to be behind the scenes and "OMG WHAT'S THAT? A POSTER FOR GLITTER PORTRAITS?!?! I NEEEEED ONE!!"
Night with Annie
Night with Annie

While we were all munching down on our dinners, I noticed that THE WHITE HOUSE liked one of my Instagrams!! I was freaking out to everyone, but then upon further inspection realised that it was just a White House fan page.  All they do is 'gram photos from the WH blog.  So that was a bit of a let down.  But that's ok,  because the whole night was hysterical and happyyyy!
Night with Annie

The end.

Sunday Is For Service

I went to a fun dinner on Sunday!  Nils started to take pictures of the group, which I used as an opportunity to jump in every picture. 
Because I'm so charitable. 
Because everyone wanted a picture with me, obviously.

Bucknell dinner
Bucknell dinner
Bucknell dinner
Bucknell dinner

13 April 2013

When You Go To The White House, You Will Be Photobombed By Giants

A preview of my weekend thus far:

White House flowers
White House flowers

12 April 2013

Today and Yesterday

Today, it is Rainy! You can see everything becoming green again right in front of your eyes, it's wonderful!
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Today, I can be found on A Blog About Love.

Yesterday, I went to the Nats game.
NATS GAME @katelynhurley @jordanlangdon
Nats vs White Sox

Yesterday, I did end up getting those chocolate chip cookies I was c-c-craving.

Everyday, I love DC
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11 April 2013

Tunnel of Love

Can we all agree that that's what we should rename the Metro during Cherry Blossom season?  
I mean, there's just so much pink!

Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival