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But, but… I don’t want it to be over

I don’t even know quite where to begin.  The weekend was amazing, which I’m sure you could assume, but it really was so.much.fun.  One of my favorite things about this group of girls, is there was no worrying about “omg what if we don’t all get along” before the weekend started.  I knew on an individual basis that I got along with each one of them, so I figured bringing us all together could only make it better.  I was right.

This is Sunday. The only makeup on my face was remnants of Saturday’s, and I was tired, hungover and hungry. And sad.

Since I live out in the burbs of DC and not within walking distance of a metro stop, Kacy was kind enough to kick her bf out of their apartment for the weekend and house us all.  I really enjoy a good sleepover, so I was more than willing to trade in my bed for an air mattress for two nights.  I picked Amy up from the airport at a little before 5, and then the two of us drove into DC to Kacy’s apartment together.  I only ran one red light and blew through one stop sign in the process, and we made it in one piece, although I think Amy was more than ready for a drink by then.  Sorry I almost killed you, twice.

Amy and I were the last to join the party, so we were greeted by wine buzzed girls and hugs all around.  After a super quick change and some freshening up, we were out the door to head into Georgetown for our 7 pm dinner reservations at Neyla.

It’s like they knew to put us in a corner away from other patrons

4 bottles of wine really make the conversations interesting… and loud

After dinner we stayed in the Georgetown area, and walked down to the waterfront to one of the outdoor bars to more thoroughly enjoy the evening.  The best part about the G-town waterfront area is the boats that dock there to party on the weekend nights.  The men are always… interesting, and will try to no end to get you on their boat with them.  I personally have no interest in being abducted by strange men with boats, so we stayed on dry ground.  However, mocking said gentlemen endlessly while they tried to hit on us was quite amusing.  That’s what you get when you lead with, “so I just booked a lip gloss commercial!” Don’t try to redeem yourself after that by saying, “Oh, I’m one of the girls too.”  Just no.

I mean, who wouldn’t want this group of ladies at their boat party?

We stayed out way later than my usual curfew, and continued the party once back at Kacy’s with obligatory late night za, singing and dancing.  And more wine.  I don’t know who had that idea,  but I should have punched you on Saturday morning.

“Can we go back to the days our love wassss stronggg…”

Saturday morning was a struggle, I refrained from chugging the water I wanted for a few hours to make sure there was no danger of puking, and then fully stuffed my face with an omelet and potatoes to aid recovery.  Eventually we made it from Chinatown down to The Mall area where I met up with my kickball team for our game.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t spend the majority of the game laying on the ground, because aside from the one inning I played in the outfield and my one at bat, that’s what I did.  Oh well, we were fully stacked and I wasn’t needed anyway.

After a quick change out of my kickball clothes, in a public restroom where I tried desperately to not touch anything, we were on our way to continue our adventures.  We all really wanted to eat at Founding Farmers, so when a 4:45 reservation was all they had, we said the hell with it and took it anyway.  Early dinner is the way to go after a big breakfast anyway.

A little “hair of the dog” finally made us all feel human again… or that could have been the corn bread…

I think I’ll save the food for another day, as this is getting quite verbose already.  After dinner, we checked another “girls weekend” task off our agenda and did some shopping.  I did some damage in Zara before heading back to Kacy’s apartment for an evening of wine, more gossip, and the Lion King in yoga pants.  It was perfect and just what we all were in the mood for after an eventful Friday and 22,000 step filled Saturday.  (Kacy is doing a walking challenge at her work and informed us all how much we walked thanks to her pedometer).

By the time I finally made it back to my house late yesterday afternoon I was ready to get in my bed and never move again.  So that’s pretty much what I did.  It was a fabulous weekend with fabulous ladies, and I can’t wait to do it again.  Smooches girls!

Organization

Thanks for the compliments on my Easter dress yesterday!  It’s from Victoria’s Secret, my go to for cheap summer sundresses actually.  They’re always cute and comfortable, in fact, one summer when I was a hostess at a restaurant in Philly we used one type as our uniform.

"Hi, welcome to Bongo!"

That one was really short though, made it interesting when I had to climb a ladder to get to the loft to change the music.  I typically wore a bathing suit bottom underneath at all times.  That was the best summer job ever, I got to work outside every day, on a boat, on the Delaware, and if it rained we got to go home :).  I miss the Bongo days :(.

Sorry for the tangent, anywayyyy, last night I went to the gym with the intention of running 3 miles.  I ran one, decided I felt like I was going to vom or pass out, and decided to do a walking work out of sorts.  I alternated between a 6-10 incline for two minutes each, bringing it back down to a 4 and jogging at 6.0 mph for 2 minutes after each time at 10.  I ended up doing something like 2.6 miles in 30 minutes.  Whatever.  Then I did 10 minutes on the arc trainer.

Our fitness facility at work opens next month, and you have to have a fitness assessment in order to join, so I signed up for mine yesterday.  So that will happen sometime in May.  It will be nice to workout at lunch time and right after work without having to drive an hour in traffic.  I can’t wait.

Since I have a visitor arriving in 2 days ;), I spent most of last night cleaning my room.  It was seriously looking like a bomb exploded, I wasn’t even sure if I still had a floor.  Also, since I brought back my entire summer wardrobe and didn’t bring any of my winter clothes home, I had to make some big time room in my closet.  I switched out all my heavy sweaters and winter shoes and boots, to the smaller closet and organized the summer stuff in the makeshift closet I built when I moved in.

Much better, and now I don’t have to go digging around on a closet floor to find the pair of shoes I’m looking for.  Although I am missing one of my favorite pair of gold flat sandals, which is really pissing me off.  Yes, you do see pink and teal pants hanging in my closet.  I’m sorry for my preppiness, but not really.

So, we don’t have central air in our house, just window units in all our rooms, and technically the living room, but we haven’t put that one back in yet.  Yesterday when I got home, it was so hot downstairs that I felt bad for Pumpkin.  So today I locked her in my room with her food, water, and the A/C.  I hope she’s not pissed at me, but I have to keep the door closed and I don’t want her to get too hot.  Sorry Pumps, it’s for your own good!

Anyway, it’s Tuesday, yuck, but I might be having dinner with some people tonight?  Maybe? Today kind of snuck up on me.  I can’t wait for Thursday to get here though.  Laterrr.

DC Blogger Invasion

After my run Saturday afternoon and crushing some Panera, I managed to drag myself up off the couch and headed over to Northside Social in Clarendon to meet up with about 50 other bloggers and readers who were in town for the Marathon/Half Marathon.  Northside Social is a really cute coffee/wine bar which made for a perfect meet and greet space.

I had a lot of fun meeting some new people, putting faces to blogs, and getting to see some of those that I’d met before as well.

Caitlin, me, and Kacy

Me, Lauren, Lauren, and Megan

Kacy, her SIL, and Steph and I actually hung out for a while after the meet-up ended enjoying some more wine and chatting.  It was a great night, and I was more than ready to faceplant into bed by the time I got home.

Sunday I had the chance to meet up with Tina and Anne for brunch in DC at Zest.  Anne and I both had the Chesapeake Eggs Benedict which was Eggs Benedict with a crab cake, and was amazing.  I think she took a picture of it so check out her blog, since it’s probably a lot better than anything I could take :).

Anne P and Tina

It was great getting to chat more with these ladies in a less crazy and crowded environment.  Both of them ran awesome half marathons and PR’d on Saturday, so congrats again!  After brunch, I immediately changed into sweat pants and immersed myself in a Law and Order SVU marathon, only getting up when the roommates drug me out to dinner with them.  Then all three of us resumed watching crime TV on the couch in pj’s at 6:30 pm.  Only it was Criminal Minds and not SVU this time.

It was a fun and exhausting weekend that left me feeling like a zombie on my drive to work this morning.  So, I’m going to try to cut out some of the booze this week in preparation for my race Sunday, we’ll see how that goes.  I’m getting pretty exciting, although I’m kind of happy I won’t really have anyone there watching me since I’m not sure how trained I really am.  Let the pre-race week jitters begin!