Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm getting into the habit of starting off every blog with an apology.  I've decided, I'm quitting. Not blogging, apologizing for not blogging on a regular basis. So, there. Sorry. I mean, I'm not sorry...

Whatever. I'm a busy girl. You're lucky I'm writing and I'm lucky you stopped by to see what's going on in my world.

Here's the short version of what's happened since I last visited this space.

Img_4010I got an e-mail from Dana Perino.  It was a response. This is major in my little world.  I am a peon, and do not usually get e-mails from Dana... even though we share a name and a shoe size.  She's so cool. I totally have hair envy for her hair.Apperinomukasey

Okay, let's see, what else? See... my life really isn't all that exciting. All I do is work. sleep. work. walk the dog. work. nap.

Oh, I had a birthday. No super special milestones met this year, and that's completely fine with me.  I was reflecting back on 27 and I think it was a pretty awesome year.  Here's hoping 28 will be even more fab.  I think it will be.  I'm a "half full" kind of girl, you know?

So, this birthday will go down in the history books, not because any milestones were met, but because one of the most hilarious/fun to be with people on the planet came to visit me. 

Yep, you guessed it:Img_4041

This is in NBC Studios in Washington. Yes. On the couch in the lobby. Only with Gretchen do I somehow transform from someone who should probably not be allowed in the parking lot to someone who is sitting on the couch.  We were stalking out for Stephen Colbert on Meet the Press.

It turns out, he taped the interview on Friday, so he wasn't actually in the building.

Otherwise, there would be a picture of us with him here.

Oh well -- Colbert, you eluded us this time, but this is not mission unaccomplished. This is mission incomplete.  You just wait!

Other pictures from our adventure:Img_4037

Black Squirrels circling the perimeter.

Not a security challenge.

Not for us, anyway.


Here we are on the approach.  Now that I see this picture, I'm secretly glad we didn't meet anyone famous.

I have something in my teeth! Aaaahhhh!  I'm 99% sure that's a piece of the blueberry muffin I scarfed down in like 0.4 seconds in my car on the way...


Saturday night, we went on a Ghost tour in Old Town Alexandria.

It wasn't so much creepy as it was historical.  It was a lot of fun though!  We saw George Washington's Alexandria Townhouse!


This is reason #578 that you should always a) have a digital camera with you b) that's in close proximity.

What in the world is going on here?  I didn't realize that to go on the Alexandria Ghost Tour, you had to pack a fake horse and a giant American Flag... but I'll keep that in mind for next year.


The number of statues in this area is insane.  I have no idea of what historical significance this is... but apparently it's commemorating some sort of 19th century interpretive dance??

We wanted to pose with this statue, but there were too many people around. Argh!


This is Randolph, our ghost tour guide.

He was the deal.  Great storyteller.  Loves his job.

And he loved us!




Scariest 30 seconds of Gretchen's life thus far.


So, that's pretty much it. An e-mail from Dana Perino and a weekend full of fun with Gretchen. You're all caught up. Oh, I got a new cell phone, got my glasses fixed and my hair highlighted... details, details...

Okay, now it's time for a melatonin and a mimosa... good "night!"

Oh... one more thing, check out my new "life is good" t-shirt.  I'm thinking it's going to be my theme for 28:Img_4083 


Gretchen said...

We have the most fun. That Dana P does have some stylin highlights. We will have to get on that. "Write it Down" I need to blog about your rage at Chili's.

Gretchen said...

Wait, did you leave out the woman in the white house dinner??