AwesomeCon 2018

AwesomeCon was in late March this year. I decided to just do one day, and meet Gloria for Outlander costuming, and check out the Artist Alley since I had a couple of friends with tables there. We decided not to bring Elena since it was the tail end of flu season, which wasn’t great this year. The most surreal part … Continue Reading →


Cherry Blossom Weekend

We got the gang back together this past spring for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. It was a nice chance to see old race friends we don’t get to see that often, and for them to meet Elena. Janine also threw Ron a surprise birthday party, which was pulled off perfectly! We started off the weekend by Conley, Doug, and … Continue Reading →


Rey and Luke’s costumes – Air & Space

I heard one of Rey’s costumes was on display at Air & Space over the holidays, so we took a trip over there while we were checking out the Christmas Market. Here are all my pics! First let’s get the selfies out of the way. They also had one of Luke’s costumes. Here are as many detail pics as I … Continue Reading →


Christmas Market

I had friends in Europe visiting Christmas markets over the holidays and I was jonesing for something like that, so I did some googling. And apparently there is a Christmas market by the Portrait Gallery in DC every year??? Somehow I did not know this. So Doug and I took the 3 week old baby in and met Gloria for … Continue Reading →


AwesomeCon – June 2017

AwesomeCon was in June this year. Despite being about 5 months pregnant, I was able to fit into my League of Their Own costumes so Gloria and I could be twinsies. I also was a part of a JWST panel on how we combine Art and Science to tell the story of the mission. Had a great weekend! Here’s pics! … Continue Reading →


Arroz, May 2017

For our Odd Night Out group, we went to a Mike Isabella restaurant in DC called Arroz. We love Graffiato, which is also his. This place was Moroccan/Spanish inspired and was so good. It’s a bit pricy, but we had a big group and we ordered a bunch of stuff (it’s sort of small plates/shareables) and we all got a … Continue Reading →


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:


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