seriously, people, don’t do that… August 30th, 2011
…it’s just not nice.
…it’s just not nice.
Ok, I love shoes. Heels, flats, boots, giant red stillettoes — you name it, I like them all. A girl can never own too many pairs of shoes, no matter what her husband says. That’s why I had to take a picture of this (size 400??) red heel at Union Station. It’s like Santa was putting a big hint out there for all the men wondering what to get the ladies in their lives (hint, hint: cute shoes!!!).
Here’s another photo of an oversized pair of heels, taken on our honeymoon in Paris. People were waiting in some sort of defunct line to take a picture with the front of the shoe, so I obviously opted for the back, and far more important part in determining a worthy pair of shoes, the heel.
Your word of the day is roost (noun) – A perch on which domestic fowl or other birds rest or sleep; A place for temporary rest or sleep
rule the roost (Informal) To be in charge; dominate.
If you look at them the right way (or is it the wrong way?), the domed ceilings in the arcade at Union Station can start to look quite trippy. Kind of like this.
The photo above is an interior shot of Union Station, looking up at some diners on the second level. I’m meeting later this morning with the event coordinator to get some more information about getting married there! The first official bit of wedding planning business. After that, I finally get to pickup my resized ring from the jewelers… Great start to the weekend! Happy Friday to everyone.
This sign on Pierce St NE (a few blocks north of Union Station) is a little depressing, but at least it’s not giving anyone a false sense of hope. Did everyone watch Obama’s speech last night? I thought the most rousing part was this:
…It is our responsibility as lawmakers and educators to make this system work. But it is the responsibility of every citizen to participate in it. And so tonight, I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country – and this country needs and values the talents of every American. That is why we will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and meet a new goal: by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
-Barack Obama, Feb 24th, 2009
It’s not Republican or Democrat, it’s just message to people to get up and do something to better themselves, and ultimately their country.
Three more days until Christmas, and I am officially done my holiday shopping, gift-making and mailing, and most of the wrapping too. Whew.
Union Station is a great place for seeing giant Christmas decorations, and this tree, a gift from Norway, is no exception. It has been lit since November 25th, and symbolizes the friendship between the United States and Norway, and their gratitude for U.S. assistance during and after WW II. This marks the 12th year of the Norwegian Christmas at Union Station.