I’ve been meaning to get back into the cable traffic thing for awhile but somehow the weekend always catches up with me…Just a couple of weeks ago, I found myself back in DC and it couldn’t have been lovelier. Spring, friends, cherry blossoms… just reminded me how great of a city Washington could be. A few things since Washington related:
1. #DC: DC is looking good! Seriously. I arrived at Union Station only to find nearly the entire veil of construction lifted…the Washington monument was scaffolding free, and a myriad other capital improvements (pun intended). What a nice change. And those DC cabs cleaned up too – amazing how much can happen in a few short months away.
2. Tender’s Game: I loved this profile on Rudi Appl, quite possibly the most tenured bar tender in DC. His history is absolutely amazing. I’ve only been to Mr. Henry’s a handful of times – the last time at a work event and baseball game, and we all sat outside on a spring day much like this week. The article also reminded me that what really makes DC are it’s institutions, and not just the political ones.
3. Captain Katie’s Life with a Dash of Whimsy: I first caught the profile in The Everygirl, and clicked over to be thoroughly moved by her post on Veteran’s Day. I don’t think there’s much to say other than, “thank you” to her, to her husband, to their classmates and all of our veterans.
4. Smells like home… I’m one of those people who associates smells…and this is by far one of my favorites. I don’t really wear perfume since the strong alcohol gives me headaches but the Fresh Sugar Lemon soap and lotion can be my perfume any day. I stopped buying it soon after we got to the US as it seemed like a splurge I could skip, but I was hoping to grab some on my trip back. Time got the best of me, but luckily not my husband. Knowing how much I loved it, he surprised me with not one but two bottles of each once we were back home.
5. House of Cards…How did we miss this earlier? And in order to watch Season 2, we finally got aboard the Netflix bandwagon. Definitely should have done this sooner but count us more prepared for the hibernation season next winter!