Cherry Blossoms

Now that the leaves are coming off the trees, let’s head back to when they were just starting to bloom – March – and the cherry blossoms in DC, which we make an effort to try to see yearly. We didn’t hit it on a great day – I normally like a nice blue sky to see the cherry blossoms, … Continue Reading →


Women’s March

Also old news, especially given today’s fast news cycle, but that’s ok. We went to the women’s march in DC, and it was so heartening to see so many women (and men) who care about issues that affect women. It was very meaningful. I love how many hats were on the metro. We debated the best way to get into … Continue Reading →


November Day in DC

Yep, we are still back in November, and pretending it’s fall – and also unseasonably warm – not a whole lot different from today, actually. I was wearing a winter coat two days ago, and it’s 76F now. After the artist event, aside from going out for an exhausted celebratory dinner with Doug, and our guest, Susan, I took the … Continue Reading →


Box Set Visit + Mansion on O. St.

I’ve been friends with Jeff from the Band Box set for a number of years. I saw them open for Huey Lewis like 15 years ago, and after emailing a little fan note, we struck up a pen pal friendship. He’s west coast though, and while I did briefly get to see him when he played in this area with … Continue Reading →


AwesomeCon

Feeling kind of down today, so maybe a post about some happy stuff. How about AwesomeCon? This was a Con I have meant to attend multiple times. Last year health issues kept me away. This year I had organized a science panel for work, so dammit, I was going! The plan was Saturday afternoon panel, and then dinner with Mike … Continue Reading →


Cherry Blossoms 2016

We made sure to catch the cherry blossoms in DC this year – they bloomed almost 2 weeks earlier than last year! We went on a week day just a day before peak and it ended up being just absolutely perfect weather. It was a gorgeous day. They had these so we had to take pics:


National Harbor in the snow

We had a cold Sunday in January so we decided to go to the National Harbor for lunch, because I was craving a crab cake from The Crabcake Cafe, this place that is relatively new to the Harbor. I think they have my favorite crab cake ever. And we have tried a lot of them, because they are very much … Continue Reading →


Christmas Shopping in DC

Doug and I went Christmas shopping in DC – Doug wanted to go to the National Geographic store, and we realized that was pretty close to Golden Brown Delicious, a hipster chicken and waffles and donuts place Angela recommended. So we checked it out. The host was nice enough to squeeze us in in the bar area (sorta – a … Continue Reading →


National Harbor

So, during my week off between Christmas and New Years (omg, it was so nice, but I really could have used another week!), I met Doug for lunch at the National Harbor, which is only about 25 min from my house. They recently-ish put in this big ferris wheel, which is sorta tacky but also can sorta look cool at … Continue Reading →


Washington International Horse Show

I’m super behind on posting things. I’ve been so busy at work I hardly have room to breathe lately and exhausted at night. And busy on the weekends. Anyhoo – back in October we went to the Washington International Horse Show in DC with Mike and Gloria. I really enjoyed it – it was really fun and I also really … Continue Reading →


Udvar-Hazy

While Angela was in town, Doug and I met her, her family, and Stephanie and Mat out at Udvar-Hazy. It was a great excused to hang out with them and finally get back to Udvar-Hazy, since it’d been ages – and we’d not seen Discovery there yet. (Though we did see it fly over DC!) Here are some pictures! The … Continue Reading →


Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

The Nat Geo Museum in DC has a great exhibit on now about Indiana Jones and archaeology. It’s on until Jan 3rd. It’s really awesome – costumes and props from the movies, real artifacts, a really good interactive audio/video guide. It’s a big exhibit – took us 3 hours. They had a lot of costumes, including Marion’s bar fight outfit, … Continue Reading →


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