Another day, another dollar. That was my motto this week. Working a random summer job is a struggle when you have already have a real (and chosen) job. Although, I don't think I could've asked for a better job to provide me with unplanned entertainment. With that said, here was my week. Books I read: Princess Academy (I like Goose Girl better) and Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science.
-Caleb Manscill was in town, so we met up for lunch. It's always nice to see a familiar face.
-There was a terrible crash on the red-line metro; one train slammed into another. Luckily, I don't ride the red-line, but I still felt the effects of the extra long commute home. Thank you for all the calls and texts wondering about my safety. It's nice to know people love you!
-As soon as I got home, which was later than usual, I changed into sandals and headed out to FHE. We took kayaks out on the Potomac River. It was a lot of fun. And we were out there for the most beautiful time of day: sunset.
The family! I wish I would've had time to change into shorts because kayaking in a skirt is difficult.
Francis Scott Key Bridge--connects Rosslyn, VA to Georgetown
-Rhece Maeser Johnson was born!! He weighed 8 lbs 10 oz and was 21 in. Everyone was excited for the new little boy except for Rhece's older brother Parker. Parker said he was going to throw up if he saw a baby boy. Parker was perfectly content with the boys already in his family: himself, his dad, and Pops (my dad). Parker really wanted his family to be like his dad's family (which is mine) and have only one boy and all girls. At the hospital, he didn't want anything to do with the baby Rhece. But now, he's proclaimed that he loves Rhece 35 million.
-I was evacuated from my work building. There was a fire on the 7th floor. Of course there'd be a fire at my work! About 10 fire trucks showed up; it was a riot and a party. We were outside for about 45 minutes. It turned out that a washer caught on fire because a resident stuffed it too full and that caused the socket to blow up. Moral of the story: if ever wondering if you should do 1 or 2 loads, do 2.
-Nothing too exciting. Oh, Asuka was voted off SYTYCD. I was very happy about that.
-Dustin introduced himself to me at the complex gym. He told me that he'd seen me here a few times and just wanted to say hello. Ok, hello...bye. Funny guy.
-I made the observation that no one works until 6 on Fridays. The ride home was wonderful because I was able to sit down. I was very tired, so I leaned my head against the window, listened to my music, and closed my eyes. At one stop, a guy by the name of Chris sat down next to me. Why? I don't know. His buddy had his own row AND there was an empty row in front of his buddy. A few minutes later, Chris tapped me on the shoulder and introduced himself. He said he thought maybe we could get to know each other better, and he wanted to give me his number. How does eyes closed, ears plugged, and head rested mean talk to me and become my friend?! His buddy was watching the whole interchange and laughing.
-I love the swimming pool!
-Kate and I went to the District. We walked around a bbq pork competition; the smells were mouth watering. The National Portrait Gallery was in the area, so we stopped in there for a bit. It was time to eat when we left, so we walked over to Chinatown. Why are Chinatowns so crazy and busy? DC's and NYC's are the same: crowed, loud, and out of control. We did find an absolute hole in the wall Chinese restaurant that was absolutely delicious; that restaurant was an experience.
Raymon and Jennifer, I need to see this down by the time I get back.
What the Chinatown Friendship arch really looks like...
What it looks like now...
-I was sustained and set apart as a member of the ACTIVITIES committee. Yay, I love planning parties! The choir sang, and I did not laugh out loud during the performance. I'm really becoming a changed girl.
-I'm heading off to a dinner in a minute. I love food!
Make this week an awesome one!!