Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Here in DC it is SNOWING!!!!


I have seen lots of snow in my day.
But there is something extra special about it snowing in my city.
The place that I currently call home is dusted with fresh white powder.
Snow is just one of the most wonderful things.
There is something about it that is just so serene and peaceful.
Like the world around you is whispering something special to you.
You just have to make sure you listen.
Cause it might all melt away by morning.

Here in DC. Things start to shutdown after about an inch of snowfall.
Snow is serious business. . . ???!

I didn't actually have class today or my internship so the fact that it snowed and AU shut down campus had little real effect on me.
But it gave me some sort of freedom for the day.
And so..
I took full advantage of my snow day.

I walked to Georgetown.
Which probably was a silly idea since the snow actually picked up and it got decently cold.
But I figured that all those Wisconsin winters had toughened me up.
So I survived.
I found myself a new pair of running (lets be real....walking) shoes.
Naturally they are blue.
And I bought a Sprinkles Red Velvet cupcake to eat for lunch.
Cause of course if it is snowing out that means you should disregard all nutritional guidelines.
I made the last shuttle from the metro to campus.
Then walked the rest of the way home.

Upon arriving home I made a nice big pot of chili.
Which I will probably eat for dinner every single night this week.
It is delicious!! Especially with a nice big pile of shredded cheese on top.

And besides that I have just been doing random silly little tasks that need to get done.
Like repainting my nails.

But tomorrow is back to business!!
I start my internship in the morning!!!

PS It hasn't stopped snowing!!!
So Exciting!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Billy Goat Trail

Last weekend I got together with Jeni and her roommate Jesse for a little adventuring. 
One of the nice things about returning to DC is that there are people I left here. 
And it is oh so very nice to get to be back in the same city as them & to get to spend some quality time together participating in all sorts of shenanigans. 

The three of us spent the day hiking in Great Falls. 
We did part of the Billy Goat Trail, which happens to be one of the most difficult trails in the DC area, mainly because there are lots of rocks 
And I mean lots of rocks and you kind of have to cling to them for dear life 
and hope that you don't fall into the Potomac and get washed away. 
(this might be a tad bit of an exaggeration)

But it is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. 

Here is the great big roaring Potomac River. 

We were standing on the Maryland side but there was Virginia right across the water. 

And here we are. 

We are going to start a hiking club. 
There are going to be t-shirts and everything. 
Because lets be honest, nothing is official if there aren't t-shirts. 

There is also a canal that runs through the park. 

Did I mention it was beautiful. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Back in DC

So I know it has been a while. 
Lets be real I am just not very good at this consistent blogging thing. 
I mean we all have skills and this is not mine. 
But in the next few months I am going to try the whole practice makes perfect philosophy...
We will see how that goes. 
In theory it means that I am going to post on here regularly which will make my mom and three other friends who read this very happy. And hopefully it means that I am going to redesign the blog.*

*This will be an adventure. Once upon a time I learned all of these skills and they are listed on my resume but I am a little rusty so I am going to try and get all those magical abilities back through practicing on the blog. So if it starts to look all weird and missed matched and you are confused just be patient it is part of the transitional artistic process (sounds fancy and impressive doesn't it). 

After leaving Costa Rica and spending the holidays at home in CA I am finally back in DC.
And so the end of my grad school experience beings next week. 
Anybody else freaked out by this??
Just me. 

My mom flew out with me to help get me settled here in DC.
Mainly to make sure the apartment I found on Craigslist didn't involve serial killers.**

**not certain we found this out. I mean they are nice people, but then again serial killers could be nice. Right??  Well I am just going to give them the benefit of the doubt. 

It has been nice and chilly here. 
Luckily I already had a massive boot and coat collection. 
Winter clothes are just so much cuter!!!