hi welcome back!
i found a new way to walk home this week and was automatically happier. i’m a big fan of downtown dc and its big city feel but with a SKYLINE.one day i put my hair in a bun and it was the best bun i’d ever had, so i just had to document it and now it is on the internet for everyone to see.
weekends around here generally involve karaoke at wok n roll. there’s lots of gyrating and sweat.i found a new-to-me trail near the least smelly portion of the potomac! it is so beautiful and green. also, who wants to join the crew team with me…another great perk of working in the nation’s capital is the city’s extreme eye for detail and beautification. walking to work is often an interesting juxtaposition of bums sleeping to my left and workers planting flowers to my right. after-work chill session outdoor movie extravaganzaoutdoor movie in NoMa. hi bradley, hi rainclouds
food truck empanadas! melty cheese heaven i want to live insideSO HAPPY TO NOT BE UNDER FLUORESCENT LIGHTS AT WORKjazz in the garden is one of the simple pleasures of life in dc, here’s a photo of one million 20-somethings gathered around, listening to smooth, sensual saxophones.
giving directions around here is great because you generally get to say things like “turn left at the national archives” how adorable are these friends? some of the girls and i had this brainchild to take a bunch of snacks to eat at jazz in the garden last weekend, so we loaded up on all the essentials: bread, fruit, three kinds of cheese, crackers, hummus, carrots, nuts, dried fruit, etc to take along with us. we had a trailer trash-esque cheese pairing in which i proceeded to slice apples with a plastic knife and use a bed sheet for a cheeseboard and open everyone’s eyes to the sport of cheese pairing. it was wonderful. jazz in the garden at the national gallery of art begged baguettes, so i carried this one on the metro like it was my day job (i wish carrying baguettes was a job) on sunday i explored the city until i ran into a park where a serious community jam session was happening complete with bongos, wind instruments, pianos, dancing, hula hooping, and general merry-making. i want to be there every sundaythese guys mesmerized me with their dance fight/kicking for a good 20 minutes.
true or false: it is going to rain in NoMawe ventured out to potomac, maryland for a bbq on saturday. bbqs are a vegetarian nemesis. don’t be fooled, that was just a hamburger bun with cheese on it and the potato salad was infiltrated with bacon. nevertheless, this was a quintessential summer night
showcasing our croquet “talent” seemed pretty east coast
the exact spot where MLK began his speech at the march on washington. chills
sundates: me, my bike, and curb sitting & listening to smooth jazz in adams morgan≈
sriracha wall. this must be what heaven looks like running past the ww2. idaho always catches my eye no matter whatlast weekend this freak thing happened where i went on two dates in one night. this was date intermission, passing through georgetown and laughing because my life is hilarious and weird.
bike night rides past the mlk memorial. there is just something about riding around beneath the glowing lights, parking next to the jefferson memorial, and sitting on the edge of the pond for a good long chat next to that murky abyss below. life lately for me is full of those WOW moments that aren’t especially special in and of themselves, but hint at being important and beg for remembrance. that is why i snap photos; because small events creep away, but those small moments also make up a life.