September 30 – Perks

Georgetown Crew

Discounted movie tickets are a nice perk.  I like the movies. Unfortunately, our perks expire at the end of the month, which is… today. So, after sleeping in (still zonked from my Cincy trip) we decided that even though it was beautiful out, we should use our tickets. There is literally nothing good in theaters right now, except for the movie we went to see: Perks of being a Wallflower. Emma Watson is in it, and I think she did a great job of shedding the Hermione role. I read this book back in junior high, and I remember being sad, but I couldn’t remember all the plot details. I heard it didn’t get very good reviews, but if it matters, I think you should watch this movie.  I cried. I don’t think it’s the kind of movie that I would watch twice since it is so sad, but it highlights such a sad social problem in our country. Bullying is just so awful, and watching this movie from the perspective of a high school “wallflower” is so moving, you just want to run back to high school and stand up for all those kids with no friends. I want to be friends with all of them!

Walking home from the movies, we detoured by the Georgetown Waterfront and found ourselves in the middle of a huge crew tournament.  There were hundreds of boats and fans and tents and skin-tight uniforms. The rest of our afternoon was football and catching up on work.

Just to use the word again – a great perk of living with Madison is he cooks dinner for you when you are stressed and working late on a Sunday night.  Awww.

Raising a glass to Charlie (movie reference),

-V

July 11 – Hump Day

Georgetown neighborhood, on my walk to class

This was a great hump day because I really powered through some projects and finished up my Georgetown E-commerce class with a presentation on a social business proposal that I just don’t have time to execute (Anchor Media kind of keeps me busy). If you’re nice to me maybe I’ll share it with you and you can make millions with it… jk.

Madison surprised me with flowers when he picked me up at class and we very much enjoyed our “stroll” back to the Fruit Loop. What a pleasant evening.

-V

June 28 – Baked and Wired

Baked and Wired

The Pink Bike Marks Baked and Wired

 

This morning I woke up and headed to Georgetown for an early meeting at Baked and Wired, a coffee/cupcake cafe on Thomas Jefferson Street. Great place  – definitely recommend you try it out, their coffee is magical. I LOVE getting up early. I don’t like waking up early but I love being up early in the morning – does that make sense? There is something really invigorating about being up and about before most people are on the streets.  It was literally the most perfect weather, and I felt wonderful walking around.

So not only did I enjoy Baked and Wired’s coffee (I would have stayed longer but they didn’t have WIFI -grr) but my day was very much spent in this fashion. In the morning I was extremely caffeinated from the coffee and was understandably very hyper.  Then, I crashed (baked – if you will), and took a 2 hour nap.  I’m thinking it was a combo of the heat, allergies, and not having any downtime for the past 3 weeks.  Anyways, I woke up from my midday slumber and feeling much better, started cranking away at my to do list.

-V

June 27 – My favorite!

What a beautiful color!

 

My walk to class was so beautiful.  It was the perfect temperature with a soft breeze, and in the upper Georgetown neighborhood the air was sweet of flowers and trees. I saw this hydrangea plant and had to snap a photo – it was the most beautiful shade of purple and blue.

Madison met me after class and we walked to a homemade ice cream shop on Wisconsin Ave and bought some cones to enjoy on the way home. These lyrics were in my head all day:

“And it’s a great day to be alive
I know the sun’s still shinin when I close my eyes
There’s some hard times in the neigborhood
But why can’t every day be just this good?”

 

-V