D.C. Diary Part I

My plan is to try and make a "diary" entry every week or every other week to update you guys on all the exciting happenings of my life. Well at least I find them exciting, if you don't, just ignore my diary posts. My bites post just aren't enough to share everything I've been up to.  I'll be giving you a taste of what I've seen, done and most importantly, eaten. 

I've seen Memorial Day celebrations take place in the most appropriate city.

I've seen where Mr. President lives. And then proceeded to get the DCOM classic "my date with the president's daughter oooooh yaaaa" song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

I've seen the capitol and walked more miles than I think I ever have. 

Olivia Pope are you in there?

I've seen the Supreme Court up close and personal.

I've seen the Capitol from the steps of the Supreme Court, all while the lady taking the picure couldn't wrap her mind around the idea of an intern.

I've seen Oklahoma's mark at the WWII memorial.

I've seen big 'ole Honest Abe perched on his chair. 

I've seen almost all of the monuments now so I can proudly check that one off the bucket list and stop acting like a tourist. 

I've seen the immense amount of names remembered in the Vietnam Memorial. And, even cooler, I've seen the Washington Monument in the reflection from the Vietnam Memorial.

I've seen the White house from both views, and yes I got the my date with the President's daughter song stuck in my head again. 

I've acted like a fool in awe of seeing a cart escalator for the first time. These two-story Targets are a new thing for me, so I think a freak out was acceptable. Now when I go across the street from my dorm to the two-story Whole Foods, I'm a little more relaxed with the whole cart escalator thing.

I've successfully cooked in our tiny little dorm kitchen. The roommates and I also attempted to make it feel a little bit more homie with some patterned plastic plates and a baby orchid!

I've explored the streets of Georgetown and think of it as my little hood now. I love getting to walk through the quaint neighborhood on my way to work every morning.

I've found my place at Barre 3 DC and have loved the few classes I've taken so far. 

I've done as the DCers do and indulged in happy hour. This town believes in two things, happy hour and brunch. 

In order to fit in, I successfully brunched my first weekend in DC. Happy hour and brunch are two things I can get into.

  Now for the food. I had the most delicious Crab Cake salad at Serendipity 3 in Georgetown.

I had the BBQ style oysters at Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle for a pre-first day of work meal with the greatest roommates.

I've downed the Unicorns & Rainbows cupcake from Baked and Wired, as well as (not pictured) the Dirty Chai cupcake. The cupcake pictured above was from everyone at work so it would be rude not to eat it all, right?...

 I've eaten the AMAZING Mushroom Scallops with Barley Risotto from Founding Farmers.

I washed it down with complimentary birthday cake from Founding Farmers.

I've had the best Watermelon and Arugula salad at the University Club.

I then scarfed down the Ahi Tuna and Tuna Tartar from the University club as well. 

I've eaten the Blazin' Barn burger and THE BEST FRENCH FRIES everrrrr from Good Stuff Eatery in Capitol Hill. I even got regrammed from Good Stuff themselves.

I had the Smoked Salmon Scramble for brunch at Kramer's Books in Dupont Circle. My favorite restaurant from my last visit in DC and it still reigned supreme!

I treated myself to Fro.Zen.Yo after our grand tour around the monuments. Coconut, Pistachio, Strawberry Shortcake and Cookies & Cream topped with oreo crumbs, banana chips, granola, almonds and yogurt covered pretzels.

I ended my first week in DC by fulfilling my asian food craving with Lemongrass Chicken Curry from Asia Nine. 

So there is a glimpse at my first week in the district. Come back in the future weeks for more D.C. Diary posts! 


p.s. In between my posts, check out the work I'm doing on the  Yo Deb! blog.