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 →


What I’ve Been Up To – June, part 1

Ok, June! Diane and her daughter came to visit work, and though I neglected to get a group photo, we had a very nice time! We got to tour the new Satellite Servicing facility, which is super cool. They are working on a mission to robotically refuel Landsat -7: They are also working on a mission that would be proof … 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 →


What I’ve Been Up To – August, part 2

Since we’re into October, let’s finish off August! Let’s start with Koji’s birthday! Because we are horrible people, we torture our friend Koji (who hates Japanese pop culture in general and Hello Kitty in particular) with Hello Kitty birthday cakes as often as we can. This year was no exception. This cake was purchased on the way to Koji’s birthday … Continue Reading →


DC Museums and Monuments with Jasmin

In early August, we had an astronomy/physics student named Jasmin visit us from the UK. We have a mutual friend who asked if we could host her for the week and have her shadow us because she was very interested in outreach and was also on a paid internship that had travel money. So she came for the week and … Continue Reading →


The Beach

The other day I went to “The Beach” with some friends who were in town. It’s this cool art installation at the National Building Museum in DC. Basically it’s a giant ball pit. But everything is white. Beach umbrellas, beach chairs, and the translucent white balls in the pit. It was super weird, but cool. There was a deep end … Continue Reading →


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