28 June 2013

Good Things

JeepJeep's A/C is FIXED!!!! No more driving in a pool of my own sweat this summer!! #Lady
Thursday good things

Temple Trips
Thursday good things

FRIDAY
Thursday good things

Media adven this weekend :) xoxo

27 June 2013

Face Plant

#pun

#DCLife #Latergram #NoFilter


26 June 2013

Takin' Ya Back

Found this in GTown, made me think of Geoff and Boy Alex :)

Symphony- JYT and CSS
 (Let me know your opinion on that survey linked above!)

25 June 2013

Fete de la Musique

I finally went to the French Embassy on Saturday!  They're known for having some of the best events, and surprisingly enough, it was the first time visiting the embassy for most of our francophile group.
French Embassy

We got to work on our tans (or wait in line, whichever you prefer).
French Embassy

There was delicious food! Crepes! Sandwiches! Pastries! Fizzy water!
French Embassy
French Embassy

And of course, there was music! Our favourite was the group wearing crowns of oak leaves.  Love them!
French Embassy
French Embassy

Merci, L'Ambassade Francaise!


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Also, for posterity, I wanted to note that I made the best pun that involved the word "Entretainment"

I'm not really sure how to work this last photo in, but it's just the best 1/2-way candid picture that ever there was (thank you, Maggie!)
French Embassy

24 June 2013

Tapas and Gelato

Before the Symphony on Friday, Aundrea and I got tapas.  Shortly after we finished, Eve met up with us for gelato.  This place had vegan (thus DF) gelato, which meant no tummy ache for me afterwords! Because really, lactose intolerance ain't gonna stop me from eating gelato.

Symphony- JYT and CSS
Symphony- JYT and CSS
Symphony- JYT and CSS

22 June 2013

Saint-Saens et Jean-Yves Thibaudet

I went for the Saint-Saens (hello, proof that Camille was originally a man's name) and was out of my mind excited when I learned that Jean-Yves Thibaudet (you probably know him from here) was playing!!!! Completely beside myself.  Dream come true.  I bought a CD and stood a line that was too short for such an inspiring musician to get his autograph.  We spoke a little French together (I spoke a little French with Jean-Yves Thibaudet!!!). He said my name is pretty, which only served to make the night more perfect as that comment brought the whole evening full circle.

Spoke a little French with John-Yves Thibaudet ce soir.
Symphony- JYT and CSS
Symphony- JYT and CSS

There was some kissing, too.

Best way to spend the first day of Summer.

20 June 2013

D.C., I Love You

Stumbled across this sculpture while out getting stamps.

Sculpture
Sculpture

Took my breath away.

19 June 2013

HANSON

Ok, so I had to take a few days to calm down before I wrote this (a few days that included Wikipedia/Google image/Twitter-stalking to the point of feeling like a teen fan girl, and watching videos of my other major celebrity crush to kind of bring myself back to normal).

Hanson

I don't even know where to start. Chronologically? That'll probably help me sort my thoughts amidst all this excitement.

Rachel, Kari, and I picked up our tickets from Will Call...
Hanson
Hanson
Hanson

...which was followed by THE GREATEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE!!!

We saw some giant dogs and a blues festival (but I was really too distracted to focus on any of that)
Hanson
Hanson

The concert started! Honor by August opened, and they were followed by Parachute (!!!! Lucky extra bonus!!!!)
Hanson

And then all of my dreams as a 9-year-old girl came true, and HANSON came out on stage!!! They are incredibly talented and knowledgeable musicians, and they have a great stage presence.  I was so happy the whole time.  I took lots of photos and tweeted like it was my job, and I have zero apologies.
Hanson
Hanson
Hanson
Hanson
Hanson
Hanson
Hanson
Hanson

I am so happy and nothing will ever comparrrreeee.  Until I go to my next concert.

18 June 2013

National Arboretum

Have you been to the National Arboretum yet?  It's AMAZING!! I'm sad to say that it took me living here for almost 2 years before I made my first trip this past Saturday. My friend Courtney goes there pretty regularly, which made her the perfect tour guide.  There's so much more to see!!!

Arboretum
Arboretum
Arboretum

Did you know that each strand of silk on an ear of corn connects to a different individual kernel? That's how they get their nutrients.  SO COOL!
Arboretum
Arboretum

Within the Herb Garden there are smaller nook gardens: medicinal, dye, and fragrance, to name a few.
Arboretum
Arboretum

There's also a Bonsai Garden!  Bonsai trees always make me think of Bodley's Court.
Arboretum
Arboretum

Courtney also had us write some original poetry, and then we shared our poems with each other.  Talk about an exercise in vulnerability!
Arboretum
Arboretum

Next time, I fully plan on exploring the original columns from the Capitol!
Arboretum

17 June 2013

Frederick

This weekend was incredible.  I have 1) so much to write about here 2) zero apologies for all the tweets/instagrams

Sunday night, Eve and I spontaneously hopped in the car and went on a drive to Frederick.  Sadly, our friend who lives there, Betsy, was out of town, but she gave us some great tips.

Frederick
Frederick

Frederick is simply charming...we walked around Market Street, and the night ended with me waxing poetic with an Estonian yaya as Eve signed with her daughter and son-in-law, and the 10-year-old triplets ran around by the river.  Seriously.

Frederick
Frederick
Frederick
Frederick
Frederick
Frederick
Frederick
Frederick

Frederick
Frederick
Frederick
Frederick

We look forward to going back :)