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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Little things that restore my faith in humanity

Tuesday night was girls' night this week, so naturally we had to head into DC. We went to this cool little Asian restaurant called Hunan Number One, which also doubled as a bar? Yeah, it was a bit confusing since I've never seen an Asian restaurant-bar combo, but it was really fun! And the sushi was super cheap and delicious. Okay, so I totally cheated on the sushi and got California rolls, but I know what I like and I stick to it. Anyway, that is not the point of this post. 

POINT IS, on my way home it was a little late (for a Tuesday, especially if you're a grandma like me) and I was driving though Tyson's Corner, aka THE MOST crowded place in all of the WMA excluding downtown DC. Of course, because the Metro is being expanded out farther into Virginia, there is a crap ton of construction around. One of the construction trucks pulled up behind me at a stoplight and because my car is so short, his lights were blinding me! I held up my hand in the rear-view mirror to block it, and I guess he saw because then he turned off his lights while we waited at the stop light! It also is kind of a big deal because stoplights in Tyson's are like 5 minutes long. That is probably the most thoughtful thing someone has done for me all week. I mean, yeah, it's just something small but it was such a nice gesture! He totally didn't have to, but it put me in a good mood for the rest of my commute home. 

Aaaand then Usher's "Love in This Club" came on my iPod and it took me back to high school. Still love it! Go ahead, judge. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Visits From the People I Love!

Last weekend my family came to visit on their way home from vacation. It was insanely hot outside, so we spent as much time inside as we could. We got to see the new Spiderman movie (Andrew Garfield. So cute!), had some delicious fro-yo, and I had a good laugh (or ten) at my sisters. It was really fun! 






And this weekend I got to hang out with my awesome and hilarious boyfriend! He came down to visit for a couple days, and we had an action-packed Washington, D.C.-filled weekend!

We went to Gravelly Point Park to watch the airplanes land at Ronald Reagan Airport-
Yeah, it was really that close!

Self portrait with the Memorial in the background
The park was actually really cool! It was sooo nice outside, but still not very crowded. We could see the Washington Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Captiol building, and Ronald Reagan Airport all from one spot! The planes coming in overhead were awesome to watch- I've never seen anything like it!

We also went to the National Zoo! We got there only an hour before it closed and there weren't many animals out, but it wasn't crowded at all and that made it worth it!

Red Panda! I need one!

Elephant

Last night we went to Kaz Sushi Bistro in Foggy Bottom and I had my first taste of sushi ever! I tried California Rolls and some sort of shrimp (maybe?) roll. I'm not a fan of seafood at all, but these were actually really good!

Oh, you know, just some horse in Old Town Alexandria
Today we explored Old Town Alexandria. It was a bit of a drive, but also worth it! We passed by this cute little cheese shop called La Fromagerie, and decided to stop in. Turns out they actually serve lunch too! Brenden tried a sandwich with rabbit meat, and he actually convinced me to try a piece. Surprisingly, it was pretty tasty! We found some quirky little antique shops too and had a good time exploring the town.


Photo Cred: Brenden. He's quite the photographer! 

I was sad to see both my family and Brenden leave, but I get to see them in less than a month! I can't believe this summer has gone by so quickly!