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Musical Monday

Discovered this little track while I was in Austin last weekend.

Mr. Dan Croll

Links I Like

Some stuff I've liked lately.
I have always had a thing for JGL and Fallon, but I am loving Stephen Merchant in this. The opening number is great and it just goes up from there. I love maps and these are rad. I need to get to more SF restaurants. Number 7 is cool.These wrong number text responses make me laugh SO hard. So good.  Nouns that only have plural forms, like scissors. So gross, but so cool - whale ear wax! It's like tree rings. 

East Coast Part III - DC Pitstop

I left North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon, headed back to DC for a couple nights before the NYC leg of my trip. I crashed Abe and Kim's house for a night, and these sweet girls made me breakfast in bed. They're now living in Nepal, and I hope I can visit!

I did a drive by of my old place. Miss that house!

Dropped off the rental car and hopped the metro back to VA.

So I could pick up this cute one from school and take her home.

Thursday night I had another restaurant night, where friends could drop in. How to you plan a happy hour timed even with non drinkers and people who are bringing kids? Luckily there was a great wine bar with food and desserts and lots of space for kids. Worked out well!

Yuhi and Shane brought the twins! We plopped them into a chair with an iPad and they were happy as clams.

Georgetown Housing Homecoming King Summer 2000 - Mr Jan dropped by.

Yuhi, Rob and Shane.

Good crepes.

Aleksey and his wife stopped by, hadn't seen him in ages! It was pouring r…

East Coast Part II - North Carolina

Greem, green Carolina!

I took off Sunday after the Post Hunt and a rental car fiasco (no cars, they asked me to sit and wait and had no idea how long it'd take, thanks, I'll go back to my residence around the corner and wait for you to call).

Eventually I was in a car and off to see Matt and Kat and their sweet blond babe down South.

The second trip forgetfulness problem came up right away (first was that I left my makeup bag in California) when I realized I'd left my work computer charger in DC. Whoops! Luckily Matt and Kat know someone who works for IBM and he had a plethora of chargers laying around.  Saved the day that Monday!

Matt and Kat went off to work during the day, and I worked from their house with pretty Sam. And then we'd have a big ole party at night!

We started one night with loaded tots at Busy Bee Cafe. Delicious!

Then we popped next door for a burger from Chuck's. I'm pretty sure I had the Spirit Animal. Roasted peppers get me almost…

Happy Birthday to Me!

So - I had a birthday on Monday.

I feel like I'm starting to not feel okay about getting older. Gray hairs are cropped up, wrinkles, etc. I'm thinking this might not be fun. Alas, I bought this:

We'll see how it works.

For the last couple years, I've not been in LA to celebrate my birthday, usually celebrating in Phoenix. I'm headed out of town again this weekend (with this lovely lady) to Austin, so I figured that was celebration enough. I started getting sick last week and did nothing over the weekend but rest in bed.

Alas, I figured I had to do something on Monday, and after some coaxing from friends, a small group of us gathered at Baco Mercat on Monday night. A long wait without reservations (parties over 6 must call a week in advance), but we all finally sat and ate and had a delicious time.

A couple other friends banded together to bring me a homemade version of Candy Bar Pie from Milk Bar, and wowza, is it amazing!  Thank you, Marcello and Heather!

All in a…

Musical Monday

St Lucia - Elevate.

And oh, it's my birthday.

East Coast Part I - Hoya Reunion

Time to begin my East Coast trip! I hate to even say that it was my TEN year college reunion (seriously - I feel so old!), but that was a great reason to head east for a bit and reconnect with old friends. My first time flying Virgin Air, and I enjoyed their party club atmosphere during check in, as well as the mood lighting on the plane. I think I slept the whole flight into DC, so I didn't enjoy much of the on board entertainment.

I flew into Dulles and stayed the first evening with Georgetown friend, Stephen, and his wife and new baby. This is the first of many children I would meet on this trip.  He's cute!

One thing about this trip - I have really good friends.  Everywhere I went, I had a place to sleep and many offers to stay over anytime. It's a nice feeling.  And friends - you're always welcome to come stay with me in LA.

I woke up the first morning, realizing I'd left my makeup bag at home. Doh! Not that I'm a super girly girl, but I mean, c'mon. I…