What I Was Up to – January 2017

On to January – I’m only 7 months behind, I can still catch up, right? Doug and I headed to National Harbor for dinner. Baby! We met Janine and Ron for dinner – in DC at Zengo. I believe Diana and her husband joined us too. We didn’t manage a group photo, but we did get our twinsie Rey boots: … Continue Reading →


The Return

Just a short post with a couple of pics from seeing The Return last January. Always love a chance to see the guys, though we ended up not being able to work out dinner again. At least the weather cooperated this time – I managed to miss them plus a makeup show because of ice! I didn’t have a great … Continue Reading →


ten albums that made an impact on me

This was a meme from two years ago but I kind of like lists of things, so why not. So – ten albums that made an impact on me… I didn’t choose any greatest hits compilations (though I wanted to) and I tried to stick to one album per band. Though I cheated slightly on two different bands from one … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, June, part 3

I fed Kevin and Jenna’s cats for a few weeks while they were on vacation – here’s Raoul: On this particular day I wasn’t feeling great so I took a day off. I got some relaxing in with Willow: Then she helped me change some guitar strings. Love this Gretsch. My fav guitar to play: We met Alicia, my oldest … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, June, part 2

So Alex decided he was going to prop his (many) monitors up on books. This is one of his schemes. He has had many schemes, also including a standing desk, and the weird keyboard you might notice in this picture. So Joe (Classic) and I decided we were obligated to secretly add a book a day to the pile to … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – July, Part 1

I’m way behind on pretty much everything, but here are some July pics, because I have to start somewhere! With Amber and Jody – two smart and awesome ladies who also work on JWST! We had lunch to talk about outreach stuff! My friend Unni sent me a care package from Norway and it had this nice, mild brunost (brown … Continue Reading →


Stop Dragging My Heart Around

My friend Joe and I did this quick cover of the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty song “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” a couple months ago. I finally uploaded it. And I realized I never posted it here! We learned it and did a quick recording all in the same day, so it’s not super polished. But it was fun!


Fleetwood Mac Concert

So Doug and I saw Fleetwood Mac at the Verizon Center last Friday. I’d never seen them before but with Christime McVie touring again, I really wanted to see them! And when they added a second DC show (I couldn’t make the first), I splurged on good tickets. We ended up in Row V on the aisle, which ended up … Continue Reading →


More Guster…

I’ve already posted about the amazingness that was getting the chance to actually be a part of the band Guster for one song. You can read all about it here: http://lovelyrita-mm.com/2014/12/guster/ But I didn’t get the chance to post here about the next coolest part to singing with Guster. The guy who after me got up on stage to sing … Continue Reading →


So this happened last night…

So here’s a thing that happened last night! I totally sang with Guster. You know, no big – just one of my favorite bands and one of my fav songs, in front of like 200 people in DC. (Also the whole show was super fun and awesome all around!) Apologies for what is essentially a FB repost, but it was … Continue Reading →


Greensboro Adventure, part 2 – Paul McCartney

So when I last posted, we were going to try to surprise Janine with Katie’s appearance at the Paul McCartney concert. Despite the fact that there were multiple pay lots near the Colliseum, somehow we ended up in the same lot. We hid Katie behind everyone else, and Janine walked towards us apparently thinking “why are they all just standing … Continue Reading →


First Aid Kit

We were lucky enough to get a second chance to see First Aid Kit recently in DC. They played at Lisner Auditorium at GW University in DC. I was able to snag 4th row seats so we had a pretty good view, though not as close as we were for the 9:30 Club. A lot less standing, which was good … Continue Reading →


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