Last night I met some friends for happy hour at Matchbox in the relatively new Mosaic District in the Fairfax/Falls Church/Merrifield area. The original plan was to watch The Great Gatsby afterwards but this didn’t exactly pan out. I haven’t been able to pinpoint… Read More ›
Me, Me, Me
Me, observing, exploring, dating, getting in shape and thinking.
Because my Mom decided she wanted to spend Mother’s Day with my aunt in Miami, my dad, my sister and I spent the day with my grandma. My grandma has three favorite restaurants: IHOP, La Madeline and Silver Diner. I’ve… Read More ›
I’m Going to Run a 5K. Really, for Real This Time.
My fitness life has been defined by an inability to run. Mostly because I’m not good at any sports or fitness-related pursuits so it can’t really be defined by any notable achievements or talent (unless you count participation trophies). So… Read More ›
Online Dating Update
So I’ve been on this dating website for about a week now. I made some slight changes to my profile after consulting with a few friends who said 1.) My pictures were too emo and not very flattering and 2.)… Read More ›
Happy Hour Exploration Part I
I’ve been exploring this whole happy hour concept a lot lately so I figured I should start reviewing some of the places I’ve been to. And if anybody wants to join me some time for some investigative happy hour journalism,… Read More ›
Single in D.C: Now What?
So I am now definitely, unequivocally single and It’s time for me to delve into something I’ve never explored before: Dating in the D.C area. I left the leafy suburbs of northern Virginia for the higher (more polluted) altitudes of… Read More ›
The Perks of Being Responsible
I have two goals for this week: 1.) Make my bed every morning 2.) Get to work five minutes early every day. I have noticed that although I have an ability to pick things up and tidy up (as mediocre… Read More ›
I Should Really Start a Hiking Blog
Today was a great Friday. I got off work at 2 pm, went to the bank, did a lot of cleaning and went on an invigorating walk of the Battlefield. Even though I’m not much of a history buff, this is… Read More ›
One of the effects of living in Latin America for four years and then working in a mostly Latino community for the last few months is that I am rarely shocked by color, whether it’s bright pink lipstick, magenta hair,… Read More ›
I’m Getting Old
If you know me well, you know I have an irrational fear of aging. Actually, irrational is probably not the right word because I will get old, no matter what I do, so it’s not like this fear is unfounded…. Read More ›
I’ve never been much of a joiner, mostly because I didn’t particularly enjoy group activities or being around a lot of people. However, now at the ripe old age of 28, I find that I actually like being around people…. Read More ›
As a friend pointed out, it’s been over a year since my last post, but I’m going to try to get back into blogging. 2012 was not the best of years, but 2013 is looking pretty good so far and… Read More ›
I’m Joining a Church
For my multicultural counseling class, one of our assignments is to, I quote, choose a specific cultural group and get involved in some way or with a specific activity within a group. We are supposed to choose something that pushes… Read More ›
Here it is: My brand new, homemade, knitted scarf. My scarf cost COL$30,000 to make (Two classes with Alvaro and two balls of yarn) and I could have bought it for COL10,000 at a shop, but I am extremely proud… Read More ›
My Knitting Club
Today I attended my first knitting class. Pictured below, you can see my first creation, an unattractive, pine green scarf made through a sort of finger-weaving technique. It’s about ten feet long and has yarn “pelos” sprouting all over. Apparently,… Read More ›
I was really excited to write about my American pedicure experience, but sadly, I have little to report. Yes, it was lovely and relaxing and wonderfully clean with New Age-y music playing in the background, Asian-inspired decor and an assortment… Read More ›
I Actually did it…
I joined the gym. It’s 10 blocks from where I’m staying so I’ll get a mini-work out just getting there. It’s not a very nice gym. It’s really small and doesn’t have a treadmill, but it does have an elliptical…. Read More ›
The Year of Yes.
A friend of mine had a link on her facebook to this NYT series called Modern Love (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/features/style/fashionandstyle/columns/modernlove/index.html). So I started reading and ended up reading until 2:30 in the morning. I have a reading problem, and once I start,… Read More ›
La Macarena & A New Cafe
I didn’t actually just find it — I saw it when Stephen was here and have been intrigued ever since. It is called La Boheme, a much more romantic name than Cafe del Sol, I think. Maybe this will be… Read More ›