DC Roller Girls
January 29th, 2012
Yesterday afternoon we attended our first DC Roller Girls match at the DC Armory over by RFK. The tickets were a Christmas gift from Val and Ty, and though we’d heard about the league before and seen pictures from the games, we still had no idea what to expect. We were really surprised by the masses of people getting off the metro and filing into the ticket lines. It draws a pretty large crowd.
The court is an oval ring centered between the bleacher stands. There were lots of awesome costumes, like the man dressed as a pickle throwing candy to the crowd, and the DC Cherry Bomb. All on roller skates, too. The names of the players were things like “Helen Killah,” “Nasty Pelosi,” and “Ivana Tripabitch.” There was also a bake sale table on the way in. How had we not been to this before?!
Luckily the guy sitting in front of us overheard our confused conversation and was nice enough to explain the rules of the game to us. That definitely helped. So we drank our PBR Tallboys from the front row, did some spectacular people watching, and enjoyed the game! Highly recommended event for any DC peeps that haven’t yet been.
December 7th, 2011
Things got all busy all of a sudden! Work, school wrapping up for the semester, parties… Holiday rush. Here are some recent photos I haven’t had time to post until now.
Went shopping in Old Ellicott City with the family.
Christmas-y window displays!
We went and got our first real live Christmas tree this year. If you remember this event as a special sort of warm, fuzzy family moment, where you spend an hour wandering around a tree farm with a red wagon, and then Dad bravely cuts down the perfect tree after 45 minutes of looking–maybe there is a better one up ahead! — … well, picture the opposite. It was 9pm on Sunday evening, and I demanded that we go get a tree then, because our crazy schedules were not really free again until it was practically Christmas anyways… so, we headed to the tropical plant place on New York Ave. Picking out the perfect tree consisted of a toothless guy and his cat hustling us along through some dark rows of trees leaning in piles, and us taking the first and cheapest tree we saw that had branches. While the guy and his cat tied the tree to the top of our car, Matt paid for the tree and an extra $3 for a fresh cut on the bottom. It all happened in approximately 12 minutes. Not exactly magical. BUT! Our tree is now home, lit, decorated, and it’s perfect!
…experience complete with giant blow-up Santa.
and, Bowser. Hanging out in bed on a rainy day… BUM.
April 21st, 2009
Well someone in the Shaw area decided to paint the side of their row-house all crazy-like. hehe! Not sure it’s what I would have gone with if I owned an end house and therefore a large, blank canvas at my disposal, but I do appreciate the “whimsicality” of it. Reminds me of Dr. Seuss in a way.
dolla dolla bill
March 31st, 2009
We did our dues last night and squared up with Uncle Sam (and it’s not even April yet!!) Filing taxes online is admittedly 10 times easier than doing all the paperwork, which we had to do last year as first time filers in the District. I ended up owing a few bucks again this year, but not enough to complain about, and Matt got a sweet return. So, who’s done theirs and who is waiting until the 14th? You only have two more weeks!
(And no, that’s not a stack of bills we keep under the mattress, it’s a photo of the money we raised after last summer’s triathlon fundraiser…)
my animation final project…
December 17th, 2008
This is the short animation that I did for my Maya animation/modeling class this semester. Enjoy!
High Heel Race, 2008
October 29th, 2008
Every year, a few days before Halloween, there is an enormous Parade and High Heel Drag Race up 17th Street near Dupont Circle. As a now 3-time veteran of this event, I must say that every year the costumes get better, the street gets more crowded, and the race gets even funnier. Unfortunately, Matt’s camera ran out of juice just as we arrived last night, so this camera-phone picture is terrible and does not do the Coco Chanel costume any sort of justice. Definitely check out Flickr for some decent but indecent pictures taken by others last night.
candy corn deformities
October 17th, 2008
I just love Halloween season. It means so many good things. Costumes, pumpkin beer, hot cider, my mom’s famous pumpkin cookies (I’m still waiting on), an apparent zombie walk in Silver Spring !!!, and CANDY CORN. Oh how I love it. I saved all the reject/deformed pieces from the bag last night, because they are just funny. I just enjoy the fact that a candy that is yellow, orange, and white always turns my tongue pink
October 8th, 2008
If I was going to start another blog, I always thought it would be funny to post pictures of what I would call “unintentional faces of the world.” (Maybe this already exists? I don’t know…) I first thought of it last summer sometime, when Matt and I were eating delicious Rita’s Italian Ice… and I looked across the street and the side of the house that was in view had a giant face on the side of it. Not an intentional face, but it was a square shaped house-side, with two windows at the top, and a large garden hose strung across the bottom of it on a garden hose holder — shaped like a little smile. I wondered if the residents of that house even knew they had a giant smiley face on their house… but likely not. It was probably only noticeable from the other side of the road where we were.
Does anyone else notice these faces everywhere? Or is that just my creative side that I can’t turn off? I think they are everywhere. Especially the one pictured above. It’s a robot with a giant grill and a blinky eye.
a watermelon house
September 16th, 2008
Oh wow, a watermelon house! This is both hilarious and yummy looking. Although, if I had the chance to paint a large fruit on the side of my house, it would be a pineapple. Here is the story behind it.