this is january

school is back in session and i’m listening to a conference on health disparities… which is obviously the best time to throw some stuff up on the blog, right? right. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

last week it actually snowed. yep- about three inches and the city went ballistic. like schools closed and all of dupont circle lost power for a day or two… including a grocery store which was saved given a backup generator. it was apocalyptical. people were trying to shovel their snow with garden shovels and shielding themselves with umbrellas and rain boots. it was adorable. naturally, eliza and i went running through the sludgy mess, and in some strange cosmic clash of worlds, ran into a statue of joan of arc, which we didn’t really realize was joan of arc until i phonetically tried to pronounce JEANNE D’ARC and all but dismissed the chick on a horse. and you probably had to be there, but it had us rolling with laughter.IMG_0039

i’m a big fan of typefaces, this one in shaw is my favorite.  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

also the painted brick in the snow is really somethingProcessed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

and the clouds. hey clouds.  Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

before school started again, i had a goal to get my room into order. photos framed, throw pillows thrown, etc etc etc. i actually quite like the way things turned out over here in the bombshelter.   Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

as fate would have it, i have another friend from byu who joined the clan of interns, so i finally have another soul to drag me to concerts and i’m not complaining about it. getting beer spilled on me by some sloppy intern every time i do go to a show, however. is something i will gripe about because it is gross. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

look how adorable these friends are of mine during brunch at the tavern around the corner from my house! forget everything you’ve heard about dc, brunch tradition is the real national treasure.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

frittatas after a long and grueling thirteen miler in rock creek park. bless eliza and jeff for dragging me out of the house to train with them. they’re training for a marathon (bless them, really) and i’m only signed up for the half, so i’m happy to say that i am trained and hope to keep all my toenails.Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset

our friends have moved up in the world (literally) from a basement studio apartment into a second story place with WINDOWS!!!!! big windows. and it is only two streets away from our bombshelter, so obviously i like to go over for my recommended daily dose of vitamin d. seasonal affective disorder, be damned!  IMG_0043

church is at least a thirty minute drive away, so every sunday is a straight pilgrimage. here we are, sharing umbrellas and searching for amy’s parked car in the rain, probably late and we don’t care. (false. eliza totally cares) Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

if you were on a quest for world’s richest, creamiest, sugariest hot chocolate in the continental us, look no further than shake shack. but caution! HOT! Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

on my run the other day i took a break at the botanic garden by the capitol building. i have never been to a rainforest, but i think this is probably how it smelled. i felt like i was on the set of some low-budget dinosaur movie. where are the velociraptors?  Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

but really, if you need some plant life, head over there. i know i will be returning SOON!  Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

*hozier’s take me to church plays softly in the background* or not so much. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

let’s play a game called, “capitol hill or disneyland?” Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

this is life from the inside of a CAR!! man, they go fast. also, winter sucks but the sunsets! cool! Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset

these are the shoes i want to be buried in. my doc martens. i bought them for work, but i actually wear them every day. back off, haters.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

this is me in madewell. i don’t know. i do know that this sleeping bag coat is the illest thing i’ve ever been gifted.

now who wants to go to the bahamas?


  1. Hey! I read your blog post and it totally had me wanting to read more of your blog. Your style is cool and I enjoyed reading 🙂
    I also saw that one of your friends went to BYU – so did I! I was wondering what you knew about Mormons? 🙂

      1. Oh awesome! haha 🙂 I am actually a missionary for the church! In my mission we are online proselyting now 🙂 Pretty cool, eh?

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