The Quiet Commute

Washington, DC is known for many things; the White House, the Capital, the President, the Redskins (I like to think so), and its HORRIBLE traffic.  Washington, DC has the 2nd worse traffic in the United States, behind Los Angeles.  But today was one of those rare days in which everyone is on vacation and there is zero traffic.  I knew something was wrong when I made it to Starbucks in 12 minutes (u . . . Continue Reading »

The Duffel Bag

Yesterday was such a fantastic day.... I FINISHED BOTH OF MY GRAD CLASSES!!! Although both of my classes were fantastic, I was thrilled to submit my final projects early last night. After a long commute home, Neal met me at Ted's Montana Grill for a yummy burger.  I have been craving salty foods like whoa, so the Blue Creek Burger was calling my name.  Buffalo meat, blue cheese, bacon, veggies, . . . Continue Reading »

Key Lime Pie Throwdown!

Neal and I have a few traditions, which I love! Watching Peanuts movies on various holidays each year like It's the Great Pumpkin, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and  Be My Valentine... and secretly I'm hoping we're watching Snoopy's Getting Married soon ;) Wickedly awesome Wednesdays... Neal's turkey burgers and our DVR (Top Chef, Chopped, and Next Food Network Star tend to be on the docket, . . . Continue Reading »

Great News

I've mentioned this a little, after going MIA at the beginning on July, but I interviewed for a job earlier this month and was offered the job last Friday!!  I happily accepted the job and will be back working in college athletics. I am overjoyed and am so excited to move into the next phase of my professional career. This summer has been wild.  2 graduate classes in 6 weeks, job interviews, f . . . Continue Reading »

Florida Keys: Day 2

Day 2 in the keys... Love!  On Thursday of last week, Neal and I headed down to Key West for a little day trip.  Key west was about 2 hours away from where we were staying, so we packed out swimsuits and some munchies and hit the road. The drive down to Key West was absolutely beautiful!  The traffic wasn't all that bad, but the 1 lane roads were definitely getting to me.  God love slow dri . . . Continue Reading »

2 Years…

2 years ago today, Neal and I went on our first date at the Nationals ballpark.  As I shared the other day, Neal and I met through Match.com and have been happily dating since. Over the past two years, we have gone on a lot of dates, been on a lot of adventures, and have watched a LOT of sports!! I love you Neal!! . . . Continue Reading »

Florida Keys: Day 1

Neal and I have been in Florida since Wednesday.  Wednesday morning we made our way to the airport; settled in and grabbed some Dunkin' Donuts. Ok, not the healthiest start to the vacation but sometimes a girl just needs a chocolate cake donut. Our flight was delayed a good hour and a half or so but we got into West Palm Beach safely and began our drive down to the keys.  Now I'm not sure  th . . . Continue Reading »

Finding My Match

On July 11, 2009 I received an e-mail on match.com from ehawk.  The name rang a bell but it wasn't until I read his message that it all clicked. "Hello! I'm new to match but I saw you checked out my profile, hopefully it didn't scare you off. I think we would get along quite well. Honestly, there's not a lot not to like about your profile and how you describe yourself. I mean, who wouldn't like . . . Continue Reading »

Match vs. eHarmony

Back in 2009 I figured I'd give online dating a try.  I didn't know what to expect, but decided to join both Match and eHarmony.  It was a little nerve racking setting up a profile but I stayed true to who I was and posted a few current photos.  Match and eHarmony are extremely different.  Match allows you to search through others profiles and to contact individuals as you'd wish.  eHarmony on the . . . Continue Reading »

Hey Hey Vaycay

I'm on VACATION!!! I have seriously been waiting all summer to say that.  I can not even begin to explain how excited I am to be on vacation.  This summer has been pretty nice, but it has been non stop.  Taking 2 summer classes was a tad crazy, on top of working full time, but I am ONE WEEK away from turning in my final projects and being 2 classes closer to finishing my master's degree. This v . . . Continue Reading »

Iced Coffee Heaven

I love coffee and am currently on my iced coffee kick. In an effort to save money, I've been brewing coffee at home, keeping it cool in the fridge, and then pouring it over ice before heading out the door each morning. I've been tempted to bring my Keurig to work, but for now, having it at home has worked well for me! After brewing a cup of coffee, I pour the cup into a fun pitcher and . . . Continue Reading »

Summer Lovin’

Last night my BF and I had dinner with some friends in Old Town Alexandria.  It's such a cute little area and I'm always amazed by the homes and the people who are able to afford those homes. After a long day at home, going out on the town was too good to be true!  It was still rather warm outside, but the breeze off the water made it a perfect evening.  My BF and I walked around for a bit, ma . . . Continue Reading »

Rest Well Grandma

One of the many cups of tea I had with my grandma in 2008!

This morning I missed a call from my Mom while my BF and I were at the bank and just from the sound of her voice in the voicemail I knew that something was wrong.  Last night my Grandmother passed away from lung cancer. My Grandmother June was a beautiful, strong, and loving woman.  She lived a fruitful life and was a rock for her family. My father grew up in England, so my Grandmother, 2 of my . . . Continue Reading »

Spin Class From Hell

I love going to spin on Tuesday mornings and have gone every week for the past 3 months except for when I was sick.  I have been to the Thursday morning class a few times before, but wasn't too fond of the instructor.  She was nice, but her style was a little too "whimsical" for me... I like being able to picture myself on the road, but I don't want to feel like I'm in therapy. source Since I . . . Continue Reading »

Will Run For Chocolate

Last week I got an e-mail announcing a new race being held in DC this winter.  My BF and I were hoping to run the Las Vegas half marathon in December this year, but with a lot on the docket we thought a trip to Vegas in between the holidays may not be the best idea. So when I opened my e-mail last week and saw the words Will Run for Chocolate! I got incredibly excited!! The race is being held . . . Continue Reading »