Archive for August, 2009
Happy Birthday, John! I’ll let the photos from Saturday night speak for itself.
The USPS team has been patiently waiting for the results of the first round of the CityLAB’s WPA 2.0 competition. Supposedly they were going to announce the six finalists on Friday, August 21st. Nothing. Then “early the next week” according to their Facebook status. It is now August 31st and we have not heard anything. I’m getting impatient! Our team had such a strong submission that I want to share it with the world…but I’m hoping we can do that with a little bank in our pockets.
Update: No, we were not finalist. Details can be found at The Architect’s Newspaper or on the CityLAB website (which, surprise, surprise has not been updated). Regardless, I am really proud of our team and our power to think big and creatively. We need good thinkers like that to continue to move our country in a more sustainable direction.
Chris and I had brunch at Wonderland Ballroom last weekend…or was it the weekend before last? Anyway, I snapped this cute photo of their chalkboard outside. And free waffles!! Awesome.
Of course, all babies are cute. Yours was/is/will be, too. But these three I’m watching grow up before my very eyes, thanks to the power of the interwebs.
Thanks to Mel for swapping baby blogs. Your baby blogs are welcome and I will post, but only if you have a cute baby.
A few weekends ago, I visited my parents in New York City. Mom had been working extra hard, so her employer bought her and my dad round trip tickets and hotel in NY for a long weekend. My pops picked their 35th wedding anniversary to go and asked if I wanted to come along. I felt a bit guilty saying yes, but once I was reminded that the other sisters had dedicated parent time in the previous few weeks, I realized it was my turn.
Long story short, we had a great time. I was so impressed with my city walking parents…. I swear they did not travel so well when we were younger, but was that because we slowed them down? Whatever the case, we walked 10 miles on Saturday according to my dad’s pedometer (which he wears daily). My parents bought a ticket book which included admission to the Empire State building, Ellis Island, the Hop on Hop off bus, The Met, MoMA, Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim. They did it all in 48 hours. Holy cow.
I’ll spare you the details, but you can check out the Museum Day photos. Plus as a special gift, I posted a few extra photos of the Broadway road closure to vehicular traffic. Yeah, I got my nerd on.
It’s 10:17 on Tuesday night. Chris and I just got back from a Nats game with Mike and his wife Joanna (Nats lost…but the first time this season that I watched them lose in person). I have work to do late into the night, and it’s really, really hot in my room. My procrastinating self decides to check to see how many people viewed my blog today. Yay, three. Not the best, but not the worst either. Thanks to the three of you that care. Or, to the one person that checked it three times in one day. Either way, I appreciate you as an audience.
As I checked, I saw that I had one comment. A comment! Yay!! No one has left a comment yet! Could it be that I wrote something so provocative or inspiring as to necessitate a comment? (Doubtful, but I was hopeful.) Maybe an egregious spelling error that had a witty double meaning? How exciting and new. I was planning to reward my first commenter with a little token of something to show my thanks. I clicked on the comment. Oh, no! It’s spam. Oh, well.
Tim McGraw, this is a shout out to you, babe. Not quite skydivin’ or Rocky Mountain climbin’ or 3.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu, but it gets the point across.
Some highlights since my last update: my first trip to Wegman’s, seeing Neutrino Video Project, beating my lovely boyfriend at mini-golf (I got a hole in one!), girls night at a Chinese Peruvian fusion restaurant followed by The Ugly Truth (don’t do it!), swimming, yapping with Mel-Mel for almost three hours, dinner at the Maine Avenue Fish Market and apartment hunting so I can get my lovely closer to me. One of these days I’ll write about my experiences with all of those, but for now, I’ve got more livin’ to do!