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sardines

Okay, grossest-title-award goes to me on this post BUT that is all I can say to describe the scene at the memorial around 9pm on July 4th. It was madness I tell you, utter madness!

We arrived late after our dinner of frozen yogurt–which I have to say, I am not a fan of. It absolutely does not taste like ice cream. Whoeever said that is a dirty liar–so it packed by the time we got there! I got some amusement from the quad pod of douches that were walking in front of us that apparently color coordinated their outfits.

SARDINES IN A CAN PEOPLE, that is what it was.

Anyways fireworks were cool I guess, I’m not particularly into them but they were loud and huge so if that is what qualifies a fireworks show as quality then I suppose it was. America sure is obnoxious hahah we got today off though so I spent all day public pooling it UP. It was in the 100’s so it was well worth the 4 dollar non resident price tag.

I’m throughly exhausted for no particular reason SO I’m going to go rest up for work tomorrow. :)

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patriotic

Happy Birthday America!

The sun is shining, the tourists are flocking, and the interns are partying. I practically feel the patriotic spirit flowing through my veins ;) I began the day trekking off to the Dupont Circle farmer’s market

There was so much variety for a rather small farmer’s market and though I sampled my ass off I didn’t really find anything that I wanted to purchase because we did a trader joe’s run yesterday morning. I was tempted by certain things most definately though:

^CASE IN POINT^

I did drop by the DC staple of Kramerworks&Afterwords, the beyond adorable bookstore slash cafe slash delicious restaurant, and browsed some books (they offer books galore, so of course I am in love) about Swedish culture to begin prep for my departure in about 50 days. They were bumping with 4h of July business so I refrained from actually purchasing anything BUT I did stop by starbucks for an iced coffee moments later.

I took my time strolling back to the dorm and was touched and intrigued by this rooftop garden

Yesterday was the first day of downtime I had so after our Trader Joe’s excursion, Top Chef & Bethenny Getting Married watching, a quick nap, and phone sesh with the parents I spent the remainder of the afternoon working and then browsing the Washitonian website and finding some tasty food spots to check out!

It’s actually rather sad that I had enough time to create such an intricate list. I made a word document with the name of each place, explanations of directions, the genre of food, a link to them menu (if they had one), and whether it would be best to check out on my way home from work or from my dorm.

I also scratched out a small list of things for me to see in my downtime including (but definitely not limited to):

  • Dupont FreshFarm
  • Phillips Collection
  • National Geographic Museum
  • Kramerworks and Afterwords Cafe
  • Eastern Market
  • Newseum
  • Smithsonian

The underlined ones are the ones that I have now been to so I suppose I’m off to a good start. :) heading out now to be American and all that–bbq and fireworks anyone?