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Amazing is the Only Word

Yeah so I kind of disappeared after Thursday, but for good reason.  As you know Darren was visiting for the weekend, and his flight landed at 6 pm on Thursday night, so most of my attention and time was devoted to him after that.  I mean hey, we do only see each other every six weeks!

After picking Dar up from the airport, the two of us headed out to dinner at Legal Seafood for some much needed food.  We ate, a lot.  I think I ate more crab dip this weekend than the entire year so far.  The rest of Thursday night was spent on the couch with a bottle of wine watching TV.

I’m not ashamed to admit I was up bright and early Friday morning watching the Royal Wedding footage.  Since almost everyone else has mentioned the details about the wedding, and their opinions, I don’t feel the need, but yes I loved it.  Then Dar and I went out for an early lunch at Front Page in Ballston, before running some errands for the bbq/Caps viewing party that was going on at my house later on that evening.

Once the Caps game ended (unfortunately with a loss) everyone switched into party mode, and we moved on out to the shed for a night of drinking games and debauchery.

At some point during Friday night’s festivities I got word from my friend Ashley that her and her boyfriend were engaged!  Yay Ash and Sahil! Congrats again!  As Friday night slowly turned into Saturday morning, we all started to get tired and called it a night.  Saturday morning we were all up bright and early (4 of our other guy friends ended up crashing on various soft surfaces of our house) for coffee and bagels and the girls and I had to prepare for our double header day of kickball.

Yours truly was voted MVP of the day with two RBIs and the game ending double play to seal our second victory of the day.  We are of course, still undefeated.  After kickball, while the rest of the team headed to the bar for games of flip cup and Miller Light pitchers, Darren and I took off in the opposite direction to hit up the Crime and Punishment Museum.

I changed in a Potbelly bathroom, so what

The C&P Museum is seriously awesome, and the two of us spent more than two hours wandering around in there reading everything.  I had a Groupon that I’d bought a month or so ago, so we got our tickets for half price, which made it even more awesome.  Dar definitely loved it, and said it was probably the coolest museum I could have picked for us to go check out.  What can I say, I know my man.

I turned around at one point to grab Dar’s attention, and noticed the back of his neck and head was looking a little funny.

Someones mid-western skin was not ready for a day of fun in the sun in the South ;).  I laughed at him until he got annoyed, and then mentioned that at least he was wearing a hat and his entire bald head wasn’t red.  Then I ran away.  After hours of kickball, walking around DC, and browsing a museum, we were more than ready for dinner when we emerged.  I immediately hopped on my phone to try to figure out whether to stay in Chinatown or head back to Arlington.

What are you looking at? I'm working as fast as I can.

The people in Chinatown were annoying and loud, so we ultimately decided to just hop on the metro and head back to Arlington for dinner.  We ended up at one of my favorite Clarendon restaurants, Boulevard Woodgrill, where I was enthralled by a bulldog puppy for most of dinner.  After another meal with an absurd amount of food, it was back to the house where we enjoyed multiple vodka and sodas while watching The Fighter.  It was an amazing Saturday, and Dar loved being in DC and hanging out with my friends.

I’ll wrap this up now and be back tomorrow with more updates and info about the remainder of the weekend.  I’m exhausted, and I cried in the airport earlier, so now I’m drowning my sorrows in wine.  Have a great rest of the Sunday ya’ll.

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15 Responses

  1. I’m pretty sure chocolate cures sorrows earlier. Worth a try.

  2. I ate more food that I thought possible this weekend, ridiculous.
    Sounds like an awesome weekend. Love Legal Seafood!

  3. Glad you two had a great weekend! I cried every time I or Scott (depending on who flew where) left the airport when we were long distance. It’s definitely not easy.

    • I always cry when I’m walking away, whether to go back to my car or through security, and look like a crazy person.

      • I felt bad for the people sitting next to me on the plane, I must’ve looked a wreck on more than one occasion. Unrelated, your hair looks awesome in the last pic! 🙂

      • Yeah, I usually try to stop myself before I actually get on the plane, haha. Thanks!

  4. Fun weekend. Are you going to see him again soon?

  5. Yay for a good weekend! I love that you get to play kickball with the monuments in the background. It’s sort of awesome…

  6. Congrats to your friend on her engagement!

    Looks like you had a good time with your man. The museum looks fun.

  7. Sounds like a perfect weekend and I am glad you didn’t blog and instead made the most of it with Darren! And congrats on the MVP! 🙂

  8. […] Amazing is the Only Word […]

  9. Ahh Im obsessed with bulldog puppies!! Glad you had a great weekend with the bf

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