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Finally, Food

So yesterday after I battled the traffic home, I immediately hopped on the metro to head to Dupont Circle to meet up with my Aunt and cousin for dinner.  My aunt was in town for business and my cousin just graduated college and started working in DC full time, so we thought it would be nice to all get together.

Since I’m a creature of habit, and choosing the restaurant was pretty much left up to me, we ended up at The Front Page.  It was close to my Aunt’s hotel and right across the street from the Dupont Metro station.  I still wasn’t that hungry, but I love food, so I managed to choke down some Calamari and Penne Vodka, and by some, I mean I ate the whole bowl.  I didn’t vom after, so that’s good.

The rest of my night wasn’t too excited, I talked to Dar for 14 minutes, which was apparently 14 minutes more than he had given anyone else that day, so I should feel loved and actually put my laundry away in a timely fashion.  Typically it sits in the laundry basket until I need the basket again.  I was proud of myself.

Before my random Wednesday night on the town, I actually got a lunch time workout in.  30 minutes on the treadmill followed by some chest press with 15 lb dumbbells, and lat pull downs with 65 lbs.  I’m getting the speedy showering after down to a science, they key is to not put any make up on after, or to do it at your desk later.

It’s Thursday already, which is cool, and this time two weeks from now I’ll be sitting on my ass at home getting ready for my trip to Chicago.  I can’t believe how quickly that trip came up, so exciting!  Alright I’m off to some lame ass meeting, catch ya’ll later.

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.