2014 picture Year in Review, part 2

In part 2, we pick up in… June.

We had a picnic and a house tour of Riversdale House:
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I met Neil deGrasse Tyson when he visited work:
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I worked my ass off organizing this NASA Social – it went swimmingly!
NASA Social at Goddard Space Flight Center for James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

And I got a selfie with my Nobel Laureate friend John:
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My friend Beth and I got to go flying for breakfast with Amber and her friend Andre:
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I turned *old*, but shared birthday cupcakes with two other friends who have birthdays around the same time.
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Birthday dinner:
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First Aid Kit at the 9:30 Club from nice and up close!
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Doug and I actually made it to the Folklife Festival in DC and spent the rest of the day visiting museums, getting cupcakes at Sweet Lobby and having a nice afternoon.
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Selfie with Marie Antoinette:
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We went to Florida with Doug’s family. It is always fantastic at New Smyrna Beach, but even so this was a better year than most. The weather was perfect and the whole week was just amazing.
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The day we got back, we headed into DC for Janine’s presidential birthday party picnic. Epic.
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My dream guitar ended up being a belated birthday present!
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And I found out I got an award at work! That was quite a June!

July

My friend Alex got married up in NYC over the 4th of July weekemd. It was chilly weather. Doug and I saw Sleepy Hollow in the rain before the wedding.

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The wedding was beautiful.
Alex's "Office family"

We did get back in time for Laurel’s fireworks:
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I got to visit Cleveland to see Katie while Doug was there for a conference! We went to the Rock Hall, Melt, we met her new BF, hung out with her and her kids at the park, and went to the art museum – we had a great time!
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I went to ConGregate with friends and we did an Athena’s Daughters panel. Oh! Athena’s Daughters came out! Super proud of it! Get it here: http://www.silenceinthelibrarypublishing.com/product/athenas-daughters-vol-1/

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Athena's Daughters print cover

We did a Scavenger Hunt at work:
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Other big doings at work – our pathfinder backplane arrived:
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A bunch of us went kayaking in Annapolis on a Sunday afternoon that was pretty cool by July standards. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon:
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I had dinner with some writer friends at this lovely restaurant:
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I should mention Willow somewhere – our little munchkin continues to be a sweet, sweet cat. We are lucky to have her.
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August

We went to a Jane Austen ball at Gadsbys Tavern:
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And a tea in Delaware:
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September

Brookside Gardens. Got some bad news after our nice day here, but the day itself was lovely.
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We took a trip to Disney for Food & Wine and the Halloween party:
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This spectacular sunset:
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Steve’s vinyl party:
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This:
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October

Corn Maze!
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A beautiful day at the pumpkin patch:
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The 50s James Bond themed Lit-Up Ball!
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A sun setting in eclipse:
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Second row seats for First Aid Kit:
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Then the epic Paul McCartney concert in Greensboro, wherein I surprised Janine with Katie, and we got to see Conley and also the family I’d given a tour to earlier in the year. Here is BBQ with them:
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We also had cupcakes with Dirk and his family – and were given cheerwine. It was a beautiful day and we checked out gardens and met up with Conley and hung out.
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We surprised Janine and saw an awesome Paul concert!
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Finishing our walk to Mordor:
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Capclave!
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Talking about JWST:
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Cheering for Meredith in the Marine Corps Marathon:
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This sunset:
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November

A Downton Abbey dinner:
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And exhibit:
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And tromped around the grounds of Winterthur:
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Regency Pumpkin tea! I’m in this picture twice:
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The Theory of Everything DC premiere:
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December

The Athena’s Daughters Library of Congress panel!
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Also seeing the LoC:
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And the biggest highlight of the entire year, if not life, singing “Careful” on stage with Guster at an amazing gig at the W Hotel in DC.
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And then getting a good review for it!
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Mt Vernon with friends:
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A tour for the DOTNET Rocks guys:
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Christmas:
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Athena’s Daughters 2 ate up a lot of my year, but in a good way. I read 130 stories and co-managed the project and co-edited the anthology. It’s awesome.
Order her: http://www.silenceinthelibrarypublishing.com/product/athenas-daughters-vol-2/

Athena's Daughters 2

I finished my 365 on December 31st! One year of pics, without missing a day!
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