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Monthly Archives: January 2011
This past weekend, Alex and I took a megabus to Washington, DC to visit Margaret! First of all – I highly recommend the whole bus trip thing. It’s so cheap, and SO easy. While I’ll be the first to admit that a bus seat isn’t necessarily the most comfortable, it’s totally worth the hassle-free travel. In fact, Marg and I took the Bolt Bus from DC to New York City for our birthday trip last year, and that was a great experience, too. Anyway, I digress.
So, Alex and I sent the doggies to be looked after by our friends and families, packed a couple of backpacks, and headed to DC. We had a wonderful time, with plenty of adult beverages; catching up; a trip to the National Mall, the Smithsonian, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial; and lunch in Georgetown. But, instead of boring you with the details, here are some pictures.
Be warned: apparently none of the three of us are consistently very good at taking pictures OR modeling. :) xo
This week, my handsome brother J is being featured in Sibling Saturday in a different way – check us out! My dear friend Lauryn took these great pictures for us so we can give them to our mom as a present. Did she do a rockin’ job or what? I love her blog, I love her work, and I love her, so I obviously suggest you check out her blog. Anyway, happy late Sibling Saturday! xo
It’s been a good week. The holiday helped – on Monday, I saw tons of old friends, my family, and made the most of my day off. I’ve not worked at the second job yet (heading there tonight), and it’s been a timely break. I’ve accomplished a lot at work, and let myself be lazy at home. Like I said, a good week. :)
And now, tomorrow, Alex and I are going to DC! We’re taking a bus there – it’s so cheap – and staying with Margaret! I can’t wait to see her and to be somewhere new. Everybody needs a change of scenery sometimes, right?
Happy Friday, lovelies. Stay warm! xo
I don’t know what it is about these pictures of cats – but is this awesome or what?
MAKES THE HICCUPS GO AWAY!
Seriously. Am I the only one who didn’t know this?
So here I am, Friday night, standing at work. Smiling, hosting, being exuberantly friendly as usual (duh) – and I’m overtaken. BY THE HICCUPS.
I get the hiccups a lot. At really inopportune times. And usually at night. Is that weird? Anyway, my hiccup tendency probably would never have bugged me if I hadn’t been working in restaurants for the past eight years – but it’s just really awkward to try and take an order (or check a coat, or direct someone to the restroom) while your body spasms and spits out a weird choking noise. Okay, okay, so maybe I’m exaggerating the horrible-ness of having the hiccups – but let’s just say I hate them. In case you hadn’t noticed.
So, back to the story. I get the hiccups at work, and I’m miserable. A co-worker runs by the hostess stand on the way to get a glass of wine for a customer. “How ya doin,’ girl?” he says. He expects a sarcastic answer, since its 10pm, I’m a hostess, and we don’t seat anyone for dinner after that time. “Terrible,” I say. “I have the hiccups.”
“Packet-a-sugar,” he calls casually, wine in hand on his way back from the bar.
I have no idea what he was talking about. Next time he comes by, he tosses two packets of sugar down in front of me. “Just eat one,” he says. “Hiccups’ll be gone.”
Now let me just say this – I’ve tried peanut butter, I’ve tried holding my breath, I’ve tried baking soda, I’ve tried EVERYTHING. Nothing gets rid of the hiccups. So I ate the stupid pack of sugar. AND THEY WERE GONE.
Gone. Totally and completely gone. Like they’d never been there. My co-worker is my new best friend. And the hiccups are my favorite new enemy. Muah ha haaaaaaaa.
But seriously, it was awesome. And even more seriously – am I the only one who didn’t know about this?
Happy Tuesday. May you not have the hiccups. And if you do – may you have a spoonful of sugar on hand. :) xo