Taking Back My Twenties

A Night In, A Night Out

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 | 1 comment

As is tradition on Thursday nights, I’m just getting around to posting about last weekend. It was a nice weekend, but one of those where you have no idea where the time went.

Friday, we stayed in and I made a giant lasagna to go with a lovely wine that we brought home from Sonoma. This is the first bottle we’ve had since the trip, and I’m already sad that one is gone. I’m one of those wine hoarders who rarely opens what I buy because then I’ll be sad!

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I’ve been sleeping poorly lately, so I didn’t make it up for my favorite Metcon class at the gym. So sad because it’s one of my favorite workouts all week. I ended up just doing some intervals of running and lifting and then who knows how morning turned into evening. Matt’s company had a big Christmas party downtown, and it was fun to get dressed up.

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We spent a good part of the evening at his group’s pre-party where they had the best jumbo shrimp and Manhattans. I’ve finally figured out that I need to order bourbon drinks straight-up so that I’m not racing against melting ice for the best flavor.

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The food at the main event was pretty good and I loved the mini pies for dessert. Sadly, we didn’t do any dancing because we were so deep in conversations. Does this mean I’m getting old?

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We ended the weekend at Malai, where we tried the Thai-inspired brunch. I really enjoyed the shrimp eggs benedict on coconut biscuits!

I’ve been going to bed ridiculously early this week. I’m feeling a little off, but not sick, and with 20+ cases of flu at my school, I’m trying to take care of myself before it’s too late!

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A Lovely Thanksgiving

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 | 1 comment

I had a wonderful week in Maryland. It was so great, in fact, that I didn’t take many pictures. But you guys all know what Thanksgiving food looks like – we had the full spread of turkey and delicious sides, plus pumpkin pie. And a tasty prosecco after some quality autumn beers.

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I got to see my parents on Friday – they drove up to Annapolis and we spent a blustery day walking around by the water, looking in shops, and eating seafood. We tried a new restaurant called Blackwall Hitch, where we had crab dip, crab pizza, and shrimp and grits.

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Saturday night, Matt’s parents took us into DC and we tried an amazing Argentinean restaurant called Rural Society. The food was really different and we had fun tasting a bunch of plates paired with carmenere. And there was malbec butter! I wonder if this is what the food in Argentina really tastes like…

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It’s back to the grind, but only for 3 weeks. Christmas break is on the horizon and rest + healthy eating is in full swing!

Adios.

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Hello from MD

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 | 2 comments

We have a dreary, rainy day here at Matt’s house, and the rain is expected to turn to snow! I had planned to post my weekend recap, but forgot to bring my camera cord.

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I have the whole week off of work [beyond amazing], so I first went to Baltimore to visit my grandmother! I met my sister and my mom there and we had a nice time drinking manhattans, catching up, entertaining Mazen, and shopping!

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Today, I arrived at Matt’s house and I’m truly relaxing. The whole family is working from home except for me, so I’m just doing quiet computer things and lounging, with a break to go to Body Pump with Matt’s mom soon!

I have ten million things to be thankful for tomorrow, and at the top of my list is my job and family. I hope you have a fabulous turkey day!

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