Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On the Road Again!

Counting down the days till Elliott and I make the trek to Hilton Head for the 4th!
Travel and play safely, everyone!

Can you believe I took this 2 years ago??? Every American needs to spend at least one Fourth of July in Washington! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

One of my favorite things about summer is hopping on over to the Washington Nationals' stadium and taking in America's pastime: baseball! But, let's face it. I'm not there for the game (although the Nats are doing much better than my first summer up here! 2 years how time flies). Rather, I'm there for everything else: the people watching, the fireworks after a win, the Presidents' race after the 3rd inning, the singing of Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the 7th inning stretch. But, mostly, I'm there for this:

To get you feeling American and patriotic, here are some snapshots of the evening:

My new favorite usher! If I were a retired baseball fan, this would be ideal.

Check out those seats?!?! A perk of the job for sure...thank you clients! And thank you Tuz for being a great date.

I always cheer for Teddy, but he never wins! I guess George, Thomas and Abe are just too quick for this Prez...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Father's Day---and a New Addition to the Family

Hello friends! Sorry for the delay in posts---it's been quite a busy week! Last weekend, Meredith and I flew home to surprise Dad for Father's Day. AND IT TOTALLY WORKED! First Mere flew in and he was shocked and was worried I would be mad for missing all the fun. But then, several hours later, my flight landed and I showed up. I swear, he almost had a heart attack on the front porch when I walked up. BEST SURPRISE EVER! From then on out, the weekend was full of yummy home-cooked food and lots of relaxing (and watching Rory McIlroy dominate the US Open, of course. Classically Father's Day).

And then the craziest of crazies happened. Our neighbors and close friends, Mrs. Susan and Mr. Scott knocked on the door and told Dad they had something he had to see. We walked over and they said that they had a Father's Day gift for him----a kitten! For the family who is not a pet family, Dad got a kitten! Though we (Mom, Meredith and me) are not the biggest of cat people, Dad was in love at first sight. And though he's growing on me and though he is a gorgeous cat and though Peanut is handling everything just wonderfully, I'm not quite sold yet.

Meet Vito, the newest Corby

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Live from Washington, It's Tuesday Night!

So first off---to my 5 (yes F-I-V-E!) followers. Y'ALL ARE AWESOME! It's weird just writing my random thoughts and wondering if people are reading, so thank you thank you thank you. It really is nice to know I'm not just floating out there in cyber space.

Now, to the real story. I went out on Tuesday night. A Tuesday. For those of you who aren't familiar with my sleeping habits, I'm typically in bed by 9pm on a work day. Especially considering I had a 7:30am meeting across town that morning. It was worth it. My hipster friend from home, Ryan, is incredibly in the know when it comes to bands. She told me I just had to go to this band at the Rock n' Roll Hotel (not a real hotel, just a bar. Stay with me). Turns out, they're so fun and high energy AND from Lafayette, LA, of all places! Us five girls (hey there Alex, Ryan, Mary, and Megan) danced and danced and danced till midnight, and LOVED every minute.

Their name, you MIGHT ask: The Givers. Check them out here, and get ready to dance:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sittin on the Dock of the Bay

A certain personal photographer (read: boyfriend's dad who has a cool camera) took this over Memorial Day weekend at the Eastern Shore. Since then, this has been the only place I've wanted to be.

Also some of these please! All summer long.....

Welcome---and bear with me...

Hi there! And thanks a million times over for stopping by. To begin, here's a little bit about me. My name is Alex, I live and work in Washington DC, and I work in politics (betcha could've guessed that one...). I have an amazing family, the most loving boyfriend that could exist, and wonderful friends to share my days with.
I'm new to the blogging world, and though I follow many, I have been very hesitant to put everything out there and hop on the bandwagon. But now, I'm doing it. I'm at a point in my life where it's starting to feel real. The college days are over and DC stopped feeling like extended summer camp a couple summers ago.

So, I am putting my extra energy and creative efforts to good use and sharing it with all of you. As of now (and this can and will always evolve...), I'm going to focus on the things that give me inspiration in the humdrum of daily life. Whether this be photos of life around Washington, people (famous and infamous) in my life, or excerpts from runway fashion is anyone's guess.

That said, welcome to this journey. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. It's sure to be quite the adventure!