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Apollo 50th (July)

One of the coolest things we did this summer (and I’m so glad we made the effort) was to check out the Apollo 50th projection show on the Washington Monument. Katie and her family happened to be in town, and were doing Boy Scout/Family stuff part of the time, so they were already in DC, and we met them there … Continue Reading →


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ELO Concert (July)

In July, Doug and I went to go see ELO in concert in DC – I was really excited to see Jeff Lynne’s ELO since I love ELO’s music. And he’s also a Wilbury. AND George Harrison’s son Dhani was opening for ELO. I enjoyed the show? But I wasn’t wowed like I expected to be. I had one friend … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – August 2018

August! We’ve gotten really good eggs from Hungry Harvest (hungryharvest.net) – this one box had almost every egg with a twin yolk. I got Harry Potter themed macarons and they were awesome. There were four flavors that each reflected a different House color. So cool and tasty! https://www.ma-ka-rohn.com/ I got this Jaws themed set from Origami Owl. A friend sells … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – May 2018

Onwards to May. We had a safety inspection at work. Redbuds! Someone made this with those little word magnets: Shiny! Stirfry noodles made with veggies from our hungry harvest box! Hungry Harvest is cool – it’s a subscription box of fruits and veggies that are “rescued” from being thrown out. They grew too much, too big, too small, etc. But … Continue Reading →


What I was up to – June 2017

At the beginning of June, we hit the Annapolis Greek Festival and got our gyro on: Baklava sundae: Willow sleeping on my bag. As I write this, she is asleep on my scarf in the same location. This friend of a friend got a nice review for her book in Entertainment Weekly! We had dinner with her and my friend … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – March 2017

On to March! Willow really likes the smell of coffee – or creamer… Party hat pikachu was a thing… We had a freakishly early cherry blossom bloom – like early March – and then it got super cold and froze everything. :-/ It was really cold this day we went in. FDR memorial: Portrait Gallery: Pocohantas: Elizabeth I: My 18th … 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 →


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 →