Friday, August 31, 2007

Summer Lovers...

I’ve been very lazy these last few weeks; it’s been the same old same old. Just working, trying to enjoy the summer as much as possible. Occasionally making day trips with Sean, going out with friends. It’s Labor Day weekend (biding my time at work until 5 and then getting the weekend started of right at Halo) and this coming week will bring Sean and my 10th month anniversary. How fast 10 months go by, but what a great 10 months it has been! We still haven’t decided on where we will go to celebrate our year anniversary except it will thankfully be out of the country, now that Sean got his passport taken care of. I have to leave the U.S. once a year at least, I think, for the sake of my sanity.

One thing of note, last night Sean and I went to Al Crostino on U Street for a lovely dinner last night. I know U St is a bit of a culinary wasteland (craptastic Crème is next door to Al Crostino, actually) but if you are around the "New U" (still as trash-laden as the old U) this place is worth a visit! I recommend the duck in a honey-balsamic sauce.

Well that’s all I have today - enjoy the weekend and see you all in September. Oh, and you can buy Britney Spear’s fried-chicken stained dress on Ebay. If you’re looking for an early holiday/Festivus gift for me, look no further.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Celebrity Crush #2

I'm just killing time this lovely Saturday morning doing the weekly laundry (fun times). I'm not sure how I woke up so early this morning - for a Saturday anyway. But I've been in one of my "Mommy Dearest" cleaning modes...
And just because I can, here is a picture of my #2 "celebrity man I would sleep with," Mr. Paul Rudd. I realize I give way to much time to my #1, Anderson Cooper, so I'm putting Andy on the back-burner today in favor of this stud...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Boys of Summer

I haven’t posted in two weeks, I realized. Maybe it’s the summer heat or something – I feel like I’ve been in a real daze lately. I haven’t hung out much with my friends, besides the occasional bar or dinner. Summer’s almost gone and it’s gone by real soon. Sigh, maybe it’s the whole working thing that makes it feel like summer never happened. Remember getting summer vacations in school? Maybe I should’ve become a teacher just for free summers (in spite of crappy pay).
I would’ve taken vacation, but as this is still a somewhat new job, I’m waiting until autumn - Sean and I figured out a window in which we could both take a vacation together, which would be nice! We’ve been continuing to look at options and stuff, no decisions yet.

At Be: Bar 08/02.07

Two weekends ago I had my aunt, my cousin, and her new husband visit DC from Chicago - they were great to see, but they picked the weekend where it was 100°. High heat, tourists, it was not the best weekend in that regard. Though Sean and I did go to Old Town Alexandria on Sunday afternoon for some alone "us time" which we both really needed. Lately Sean’s been noticing my being stressed, and last weekend took me to the Shenandoah Valley to visit some little towns, wineries, and restaurants. I owe him a lot lately.
Oh I forgot to mention when the fabulous Margo had us over for dinner he made a desert which he named "The Margo." I forget how he made it, but I’ll post the recipe soon. And yes, there’s a desert he named "The Adam" as well.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Dog Days of Summer

I figured I should write something today- even though nothing too exciting has occurred. Working (it’s been six month at the new job so I guess I can’t really call it new anymore). I’ve been going out a lot, and eating out a lot but nothing really new to report except I’ve checked out the new place on U St called Nellie’s a few times, and I like it despite the JR's-ish crowd (though I think a lot of that has to do with their rooftop).
A funny story I think I should share: Last week I was at home waiting for Sean and he was late coming into the city from VA, so I got bitchy, and left without him to meet friends for dinner and drinks. To make a long story short I was yelling at him giving him the "I don’t want to hear your excuses!" thing - and then he shows up in the Circle with a bouquet of flowers.
He was running late trying to find a florist still open to surprise me with flowers - while was mad at him. Yeah, I win boyfriend of the year for that one. Fortunately he forgives me and still loves me!
Now that it’s the hottest and nastiest part of summer, I’ve been going through a bit of "summer reading." I’m currently reading Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers. It’s an interesting sociological look into a woman who lives and works with transgender youth in Los Angeles. It’s very eye-opening.