This weekend was lots of fun though. After our deliverable was presented on Friday afternoon, I made sure that I headed straight out the door, so that I could get an early start on the weekend. Good friends, Vicki and George, were coming in on Satuday, and I had some seeerious housecleaning to do.
For the first time since I've moved, I finally picked up the living/dining area enough to snap a few quick pictures, to appease those who have been asking to see some.
The couch looks kinda weird and faded there...but it isn't at all...it's pretty much a bright, primary red. Oh, and while I'm at it, let me post a quick shot, showing off the lovely housewarming gift for the bathroom from my sister - thanks again for the shower curtain, bathmat, and towels, Les :-).
Okay, so anyway, back to Friday. Ah yes. I tidied like a big girl, took a quick nap, and put on some fancy clothes to meet a friend out at a Georgetown martini bar we both wanted to check out - Blue Gin. We were not disappointed - the drinks were oh so yummy, the service was great, and while we got there early so we could chat and catch up while the night was quiet, by midnight there was quite a crowd.
On Saturday, I met up with Vicki and George to check out the cherry blossoms downtown. They are SO beautiful. While the crowds down there can be a total pain in the ass, I must say that I actually think it's worth it to be down at the Tidal Basin with the many thousands that flock here at this time of year. Once you have seen the trees in bloom, being down there at any other time of the year just doesn't compare.
The Smithsonian Kite Festival is a part of the annual cherry blossom celebration, and it was a do-not-miss event on Saturday as well. It's just an amazing sight - hundreds of kites in the air around the Washington Monument. Vicki and George teased me a little walking around, because I got a little nervous about kites crashing into me (tangentially related to the birds and balls fear). Luckily, there were no kite-hair encounters of a traumatic kind. Anyway, people really get into the whole thing, which enhances the people watching opportunities down there as well.
Today, we met up with another college friend for lunch. I may have made a slight faux paus when I told this friend that I thought her 8.5 month old son, Sean Charles, looked like Pigpen from Peanuts....but I kid you not, he had this halo of hair at the back of his head, that totally reminded me of Pigpen's little cloud of dust. I clarified that I wasn't calling her kid dirty...but I'm not sure she really believed me :p
Rounding out the weekend, I drove out to see another college friend, Sherlock, who just moved to the area. I am so, so, so excited to have her so close, and since she's moved into a beautiful mansion of a home, I expect to have a bedroom all to myself and to spend lots of time out visiting her and her husband. Yay for new friends moving to the area and reversing the 2007 exodus :-)
Okay - time for bed. It's going to be another long week.