Saturday, May 31, 2008

so i married an ax murderer

Has anyone ever seen this movie? Because the ax murderer bears a striking resemblance to my roommate. Minus the murderer part. Seriously.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

so close

There are only three days of school left. And then it will no longer be my first year at this school. It hasn't really felt like my first year since about the third week, but still...

In other news, my five days of freedom are over. My roommate is back. Not that I don't love her or anything, but sometimes I really miss living alone.

I still have not received my economic stimulus check. Unlike Ashley, most of mine is going into the bank. But having a lot of money in the bank makes me very happy. So much for stimulating the economy.

Monday, May 26, 2008

tourist season

As of this weekend, it is officially tourist season here in DC. Sometimes it's just fun to go downtown and watch the tourists look lost and confused. I have learned that there are some rules that all toursts must follow:

Rule #1: Every time you cross the street, stop and block the sidewalk to make sure that everyone is with you.

Rule #2: Speak loudly enough for everyone (whether they're in your group or not) to know where you're going and how you're getting there.

Rule #3: Always double and triple-check the map. It doesn't matter if you looked at it two minutes ago, it may have changed. Or the museum may have moved.

Rule #4: Walk in rows of at least 4 so you take up the whole sidewalk.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

three days

until ALL of my roommates go out of town. for FIVE DAYS. five blessed days basking in the glorious sunshine of freedom.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


one great thing about living in DC is the food. there are thousands of restaurants with thousands of different types of food. so far i have tried the following:

Ethiopian. Excellent, as long as it's a good restaurant. But if you don't like eating mush, this isn't for you.

Korean. Also delicious. The spicy tofu soup is excellent, and they had some ribs that melted my heart.

Chinese. (Real chinese) Custard buns are my new favorite dessert. Honey walnut shrimp is my new favorite meal. If there's a restaurant near you that serves dim sum, try it out.

Lebanese. Not my favorite, but I need to give it a second chance. I think I made a poor choice when I ordered, because everybody else's food looked way better than mine.

Indian. There's a place 45 minutes away from my house that is SO worth the drive just for the naan.

Japanese. I could eat sushi every day for the rest of my life and die a happy woman.

Maryland Crabs. Yum.

Vietnamese. Not bad, but if I'm going to pay for soup, I'd rather have the korean tofu soup.

French. We tried out a nice French restaurant during restaurant week. Great deal, good food, snobby waiter. What more could you expect from a French restaurant?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

happy teachers day!!!

tell your favorite teacher (ahem) how awesome he or she is. sometimes we really need to hear it.

the parents at our school are providing a luncheon for us today. they're pretty much the best parents association ever. they make me want to jump for joy. now if only i could convince them to bring in more chocolate croissants from the french bakery down the street.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

great week

The crabs Thursday night were delicious. Quite possibly one of the best meals I've eaten in a very long time. Yes, they're a lot of work for just a little meat, but the flavor was great, and the restaurant put a spicy rub on them that gave them a little kick. Perfecto.

I also stopped by the mall on Thursday to pick up the vacuum we bought for our apartment, and obviously needed to check in my favorite stores just to see what the sales were like. Good thing I did, because I bought a 100% cashmere sweater that was originally $100 for only $10!!! Don't ask me how I do it, I'm just lucky.