Francaise Dinner weekend – Sunday brunch

Some of us met up for Sunday brunch in Alexandria. The place was super crowded but we were able to get a table for all of us. The food was amazing – but our waiter was slow and then we had weird problems with the check. It was not clear whether tip had been added in. And after all of … Continue Reading →

More Francaise dinner

So, apparently I have more Francaise dinner pics that I was too tired to notice were further down in the album (behind some brunch photos). So here you have more Francaise dinner pics! yay! I believe this was Doug’s salmon: Our (tiny) dealer table: Megan’s photo: Gloria/Mike’s photo: Mike’s photo: Which goes with this one: Group photos by Beth: Isabella’s … Continue Reading →

Francaise Dinner

So here we have the Francaise dinner itself. There were so many logistics that weekend, but amazingly, it really couldn’t have gone better! Gloria’s friend Beth is a professional photographer and she took beautiful photos for us! Here’s the group pic we got: A very big thanks to Gen for making us these beautiful cameo chocolates, which we put on … Continue Reading →

Francaise Dinner Weekend – Friday

Francaise dinner weekend was awesome! Let’s talk about dinner on Friday! A bunch of us met up and ate at the place right next to the hotel where many of the out-of-towners stayed. It was pricy, but the food was pretty good, and we all had a really fun time! I had lobster bisque – it was ok, but kind … Continue Reading →

Some winter leftovers…

I noticed that I missed uploading a few winter pictures, and there was one cute one of the Willow that I wanted to post, so here you go – a reminder that I’m really glad winter is over! Not my pic, obviously, but cute: Also not mine! Mmm – cinnamon buns on a snow day: Sunset: This is the one. … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up to – March

Here some pics from March! We had snow late into March this year, at the same time the crocuses were coming up… More in progress pics of our family room repaint. Lotta paint scraped. More crocuses: I finally got the hardback of Apollo’s Daughters in my hot little hands. This is the companion volume to the first Athena’s Daughters. John, … Continue Reading →

Disney Food and Wine recipes

Doug and  I have become big fans of Disney’s Food & Wine festival. They sell cookbooks with some of the recipes – and we’ve bought all of them – so we decided to try to get through as many of the recipes as we could. Many of them are out of our comfort zones, so we figured it’d be good. … Continue Reading →

Barenaked Ladies, Baltimore Arena, 2001

So here is something I never blogged about here because it happened a long time ago – and also all my pics are film. It was pre-digital and also I didn’t want my camera getting confiscated just in case, so I bought a point and shoot disposable camera. Worked out really well! And thank goodness I had a camera! Here … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up to – February, part 2 (plus some March)

I’ve been super busy and preoccupied this week and I feel behind (and frankly a little apathetic) on lots of things. But how about some pictures? This sums the recent internet up nicely. Not my art – credit is on the image. Also seen on the internets – a tiny hamster in a sweater. This was my favorite of the … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – February, part 1

It’s been busy, as always. We’re in the process of repainting our family room (which badly, badly needs it since the paint over the paneling from the prior owners was peeling) and which has required not only painting but scraping. Ugh. And I’m also trying to sew a new saque for the francaise dinner, helping to plan the francaise dinner … Continue Reading →

Birthnight Ball

Last night was the Birthnight Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern celebrating George Washington’s birthday. It was really fun despite the fact that our whole party couldn’t be there due to illness and weather. I wore a new dress which I’ll blog about separately! Here are some pictures from the night! We had dinner at the Warehouse Bar and Grill. The food … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up to – January

On the way to lunch we were in back of this. Alex said that years of Grand Theft Auto had prepared him for this moment. A beautiful sunset from the roof: Snow! Got to use my severed Wampa arm ice scraper: So Koji posted this picture of Joe at AAS on Facebook: I commented on it, and Joe said “Oh … Continue Reading →