a gathering place for the words, images and momentos of the world of adventures i've adventured, the stories i've wandered through. curriculum bella vita...a resume, of sorts, of the good life.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tradition and Goals

Fiddler on the Roof @ National Theatre > D.C. United @ R.F.K. Stadium.

Oh, and Wednesdays? Farmers Market days at Foggy Bottom/GWU.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Green Tea Party

Turns out Bryan Adams in Heroes Square > Sting on the National Mall, even if the later was supporting a good cause...

North Corner

Okay, so Whitney tells it better, but nice little adventure by Team Whitney Katie and Jeremy after Sara and Rachel took the early flight Easter Sunday morning.

Our goal? Avoid the Cherry Blossom crowds.

Literally get as far away from the throngs of fanny-packed masses trampling the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin...

So we dreamed a dream. A very W-K-J dream. Touch the four corners of the square that makes up (err, made up) the 10-mile-square District of Columbia. North and East abutting Maryland. West and South afronting Virginia, ten miles apart at the cardinal directions.

Well, a quick glance at the map proved that dream a bit unrealistic. Pragmatism set in. So we set out to touch not all four, but just one of the corners, and north seemed as good a destination as any.

In case you'd ever like to recreate the adventure: Take the Red Line north to Silver Spring. Out of the station, head toward Starbucks. Stop for a bagel if necessary. Take a right onto East West Highway. No worries, there’s a nice sidewalk. Cross 16th Street and wind yourself down a hill. Expect crowds as you cross to the left (south) sidewalk and spot closer to the magic spot.

Oh, and when you get there? Look for a little Easter egg surprise...if some other treasure hunter hasn’t found it first.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Makeshift M & a B

Josh and Amy roll into town for a Brewers game.
Brewers roll out an eight-oh egg. Ouch.

(But the next day? Ten runs in the first inning.)

What to do when you can't buy a Brewers shirt?
Roll out the masking tape.

Monday, April 12, 2010


In Wisconsin I sneeze three times.

Here, I sneeze twice.

Scientific analysis, please?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

up and down

how many diplomats fit in an elevator?

(at least 13, it turns out. but that doesn't guarantee the elevator won't get stuck...)

we selected option 5.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Red, Windsor & Blue

Whitney asked me a simple question the other day. “What percentage of your ties...” he wondered.

I own 38 ties here in Washington DC. As my closet space is limited to a single wardrobe, all thirty-eight are on varying levels of display. Patriotic clumps of blues and reds, for example, hang from a pair of wooden braces holding up a glass shelf.

Here’s the breakdown Whitney inspired:

47% of my ties come from a thrift store.

32% of my ties are hand-me-downs from my dad.

16% of my ties are store bought.

5% of my ties were gifts.

* Despite rounding, the percentages add up to 100%. Which makes me happy.