Wednesday, December 31, 2008
My last night in DC. I walked around the Mall for a little while. Sat on the steps of the Lincoln. My favorite place in DC. Then ended the night at the White House. There was the main tree and then surrounding were little trees representing every state. Can you see the WH in the background?
Packing up to go home. My bed room was tiny. Three in one room...pretty cramped.
Last time at our favorite diner. They had the best milk shakes in the world. Check out the lady in the background. She was pretty crazy that night!
Happy hour with the co-workers. Last time I saw my boss, Mary Beth, and my intern, Mandy Li. Ya, I was emotional. I was surprised that MBB even started to cry when she said goodbye to me.
Our last visit to Maggianos with Dom, the best concierge in the world.
Ice skating in the sculpture gardens at the Mall.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Election night in Washington, DC is like a marathon in New York City. There were people every where. Let me tell you, I love Obama. In the group picture, I was the only true happy person. Every one else wanted McCain. So those smiles, are fake!!!!
Picture this; a flambouantly gay Walt Whitman (Kimball), his book of poetry trotting behind (Blake), and an elf (Me) skipping down the street. What a trio we made on Halloween. Blake's book costume was amazing. I don't think I have ever heard so many differnt languages yelled at someone for a picture.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Pumpkin carving, the childhood traditions that never loose their luster. AShley had the fabulous idea of pumpkin carving. We walked in the freezing cold DC wind to find the perfect pumpkin. What a waste. We found the one we wanted, adn then someone stole it right under our noses. Oh well, the night was still wonderful. Mitch, Blake, and John all joined in the carving. I am so proud of John because he cleaned the pumpkin out, he was terrified of putting his hand in the seed goo. I was in the kitchen making homemade hot chocolate, doing what I do best. Loving every minute of it! AS you can tell teh pumpkins are beautiful. Blake is a huge fan of the Jazz, and I promise the other pumpkin is the Washington Monument!!!!!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I hit the hill and am on my back to Salt Lake in just two months. I can't believe how fast time has gone by and that I will be home soon. Last weekend I went to Philly with Ashley, Mitch, Blake, and John. We stayed at Duffy's house and just had a blast. Yes, I ran up the Rocky steps. Not only did I run up them, but I have it on video to the Rocky music.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Imagine walking down the water front road in the 1700's with your parasol and dresse that makes your butt look huge. That is where I was last weekend. Ashley, Blake, Mitch, Kimball, John and I went on a short day trip to the past. It was the most pictuesque town with old brick architecture, coble stone streets, and the houses right on top of each other. The boys went off to Priesthood, but Ashley and I stayed and ate old-fashioned ice cream cones. I love DC, or at least the East coast. I could live here forever!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Here I am, sitting in my apartment in a liquid situation. Where even though I have a daily routine, things are always changing. I couldn't be happier. Why is it that some many of us are afraid of going along with the ebb and flow of life? What is the beauty of having something so solid, that it ends up being boring and repetitive, almost like a cage? What do you think, do you want a solid or liquid life? If I could have perfection, there would be a bridge. Connecting a solid foundation to the floating island. I would have both.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
You would assume that since I am in D.C. if I ever saw anyone famous, he or she would be a prominent politician. Well, we all know what ass-u-m-ing does. On my first day of work my boss, Mary Beth, and I were walking to lunch. We ran into a co-worker who said, "Hey, come and meet my newest team member. His name is Andrew, you might recognize him, he is the BACHELOR!!!!!" If anyone watches that show, he is the guy from the "An Officer and a Gentlman" season. We were introduced, he shook my hand (what a freakin' grip), his eyes burowed into my soul, and he smiled a ton. The peopel with me were just fine, having a normal conversation. Then I was there, feeling like a wet noodle and if he would have said any more than he did, I would have fallen apart. I am just ridiculous. I would say something every once in a while, but I was mostly mum. I wish I could have gotten a picture with him, but that will be the next time.