Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

2013 has been a good year but boy did it go fast.   Not much in terms of outfits but there were some good times.

Some memorable times of the year are:
  1. A new job which began in January.
  2. My sweetie got the job he wanted.
  3. A trip to Taos, NM for a good friend's wedding.
  4. My In laws 50th anniversary.
  5. Our trip (current there now) to Costa Rica.  See below.
 More photos to come.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cozy Days

Happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone.  Hope you had a chance to enjoy your  day with you families or friends. I know I did.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Last (Recall) Day of Grand Jury

Wow. What a crazy and fascinating 8 weeks of grand jury. I learned a lot of my city including the diverse group of people that was there with me.  Our last day was wonderful as we got early, had lunch/dinner/happy hour then off for pie at the new Dangerously Delicious pie place that just opened up in Chinatown. It was a good end and we vowed to stay in touch (another happy hour is set up in 2 weeks).

Part of the grand jury group that went out afterwards.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Day at Philly

Hi all. I can't believe I haven't posted in ages, maybe due to the fact that I was in Grand Jury service for the past 8-10 weeks, then work, then no work due to the government shutdown,  well it's quite understandable that I haven't been inspired to post.  But, I did have a day out in Philly with a good friend and it was just the boost I needed.

We headed to the Philadelphia Museum of Art with no idea that the the Leger Exhibit was there and I ecstatic since I love the cubist post modernist art...era...whatever (an exhibit I highly recommend).

Oh, and the museum security is so friendly (unlike the DC guards), they even asked me to if I wanted a photo. Um, yeah!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What's Wrong With this Picture?

Okay, this is just getting too ridiculous at Day 16 of government shutdown. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A New Me!!

As usual I say I will post and then I don't.  My main reason: I have been summoned for grand jury duty for the last 6 weeks with another 2 weeks to go.   It's been quite an experience and I will be glad when it is all over.  Meanwhile, I've been thinking about major changes to how I look and one was to get a new do. I'm digging the sleek look...for now.

Me Before (4.28.13):

Me After (9.14.13):

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Discovery!

The greatest things about city living is always finding something new.  Let's just that that my neighborhood was a place you wouldn't want to be caught dead in (no pun in intended).  Life beyond 16th Street (my old haunting grounds) was no somewhere you'd venture to unless you wanted trouble or led the downtown angsty life.

Anyway,  life in DC has changed these days.  With the move of the 930 Club, the famous rock venue housed in F Street downtown, to the U Street Corridor, that area changed big time. Hubby and I moved to this neighborhood almost 10 years ago.  This area was the up and coming U-Street/Cardoza known historically for it's jazz music and a famous african-american college known as Howard University.  It was still a bit "urban" to be PC about it, but now gentrification has come fast forward changing a lot of the city's gritty structure. I supposed that's a good thing for some of us.

My new discovery is a great little establishment/venue/bar/restaurant called the Satellite Room situated 2 blocks from my place, right behind the 9:30 Club. I had heard about this place when it opened but never intended on going since I thought my going out days are quite limited these days. Call me an old fogie, whatever. :)   But on this particular days, friends suggested meeting up on Sunday for drinks in their outdoor patio. OUTDOOR PATIO? Why not and so we went. The bar is very modern inside, very casual outside, with all types of people from young and old. Let's just I didn't feel out of place like some places.  They had a good selection of bar food, beer and wine and the music was just as good. It was just nice to hang out on a day that wasn't particularly hot.  Let's just say I'll be visiting there sometime soon again.

(hubby below, no photos of me since it was a bad hair and clothes day)


Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Laughs / Flashback Fridays

I just had to laugh when I saw this outfit from the 80s or was it the 90s?    I don't even remember ever wearing something like this. Do you?

Oh and here's to Flashback Friday. This one's for you Eleanor (although it's my favorite song):  


Thursday, August 1, 2013

August To Do List

Work will be quite slow this month so I'm going to take advantage of some time off to travel, spend time with family and friends, take lots of photos, rediscover my own city, and blog as much as I can. 

I know what you're thinking and I'm sure I say this all the time but I will give it my best, after all this is my version of a daily journal and I will always look back and remember.

Meanwhile, here's a photo of the recent OMD concert at the 9:30 Club. Please forgive the bad IPhone photos.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Girls Night In

Okay, so I may start up the blog a little earlier than normal.  Tomorrow night, Friday, is girls night with three close friends. Hubby will show up later.  LOL.  Menu will be slightly light in calories but still good.

  • Appetizers:  spinach artichoke dip, stuffed mushrooms, mango avocado sip
  • Dinner:  turkey sliders, onion quiche on the side, spinach salad
  • Dessert:  mini peanut butter ice cream sandwiches
  • Drinks: wines and beers, nothing fruity since we'll drink it to fast. LOL. 

Photos to come.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Slight Break

Yes, it's been a while as usual. Life keeps everyone busy including me.  You know the drill: work, family, etc, and no time to take photos.

The good news is that August will be the perfect time to start updating this blog again, so with that, I hope you all have a great July and will post in August.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Feeling a bit rockin'

Sometimes I get into these moods where  I want to be flirty, or retro or rockin'. I guess this is my take on rockin'.  Wore it to the mall for some much needed shopping. LOL!!

top: Urban outfitters
jeans: Gap boyfriends
jacket: H&M (old)
shoes: Katie & Kellie at DSW
bag: KATE SPADE - my new love

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My New Specs

Who knew that we all would eventually need glasses and here I am with my new specs? Kinda hipsterish, ain't it?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013