Birthday in Washington DC

Have you missed me?  Well, I hope so because I have some great things to tell you.  The Godfather and I went to Washington DC last weekend to celebrate my birthday weekend and we had a blast.  We stayed with The Chosen One and still got to hangout with Nailah, Peggy and Gary.  It was nice seeing friends that live in DC.  I did want to see more people I know but I just didn't have enough time.  It's nice to think if we ever moved to DC we would have so many friends to hang out with already.

We arrived to DC Thursday afternoon, from the airport we hopped on the metro and took it to Dupont Circle (thank god for the iPhone and google maps).  The Chosen One works at Dupont Circle so we dropped off our bags at her work, got a tour of her work, and then walked around the Dupont area until she was done with work.  What a great area to work and live in.  It was nice just seeing people walking around.  It was like New York but not as congested and busy.  I wish Atlanta was like that.  No one walks around Atlanta, I guess because everything is so far from one another.  We ended up meeting up with Peggy and Gary and we all ate dinner in Dupont Circle.  We ate at an interesting Italian restaurant that you walk up to stations and order your food then watch them make it.  It was really good.

Friday, The Chosen One decided we to give us her car so that meant we needed to wake up early and drop her off at the metro station.  I really don't remember this because I was passed out in the back seat.  We went back to The Chosen One's house and slept until noon, which I so needed I can not operate on 3 hours of sleep.  Then we woke up, drove to the metro station, and went to The National Mall (we were professional metro riders by the end of this trip).

It was incredible to be there and see all the monuments.  The only problem was it started getting cold the later it got.  By 5, I was over it.  I use to be a Yankee and enjoy cold weather.  I have been in Atlanta way too long.  The Chosen One met up with us at the Mall and we hopped on the Metro to get the car and then drove to Bon Chon for dinner.  For those of you that have never had Korean Fried Chicken, you need to find a place that serves it as soon as possible.  Trust me you are missing out.  They double fry it so it is the crispiest chicken you will ever have.  It's not breaded so it's not really greasy too.

We got the garlic and the spicy, it was so good I'm wishing I could get in Atlanta right now.  Please someone open a Bon Chon in Atlanta.  PLEASE!!!  After dinner, we went to the grocery store to get supplies for brunch on Saturday.  The Chosen One took us the a fancy grocery store that it blew our Whole Food out of the water.  Look what they sold there:

Yes truffles for $1,000 well actually $999.99 but really who's counting a penny when they are that much.  Oh Friday night after we got back from dinner and grocery shopping it started snowing.  It was wonderful that I got to see snow for my birthday.

Saturday, The Chosen One made brunch.  Her dad and Nailah came over to have brunch with all of us.  I was amazed that everyone still came over after the sleet and snow.  If we would have been in Atlanta everything would have been closed for two days.  For Brunch, The Chosen One made the most delicious quiche and a fruit salad.

Look at her cute 1960s bowl.  Love it!!

That girl knows how to cook.  After we ate, Nailah brought a card game called Phase 10.  At first it seemed complicated but we caught on really fast.

We only played for a little while and then Nailah and The Chosen's One's father had to be some where.  Nailah was going to Saturday night Mass and said she back after it.  So while we waited for her, The Chosen One and I decided to cross stitch heart buttons for Valentine's Day.

Aren't they cute?!?

That night, Nailah came back and Peggy and her boyfriend, Jeremy came over.  Nailah brought back pizza and apple pie.  We ate and played Phase 10 again.  Yes, Nailah is addicted to this game.  While we we played Phase 10, The Chosen One made us cocktails.  I like to add she made us very strong cocktails.  She knows her liquor and I'm just trying to learn from all her knowledge.  

$250 bottle of scotch

The taste of scotch I couldn't finish so I passed it around the table.

The strong Dirty Martini I couldn't finish.

Here's everyone playing:

Sunday, we ate Brunch and then left for the airport.  It was sad to leave but I was ready to get home too.  I missed my family.  

Oh are pictures of my two birthday cakes.  One from DC and the other from JT and Addison on Monday.  

They were both carrot cake.  :)

Oh before I go, you might have noticed I have added a new tab called SHOP.  I have decided to try to gradually take down my store front on Etsy and use Big Cartel.  I am hoping it will be easier to display and purchase my crafts.  I will be adding a lot of products soon so keep an eye out.  The Valentine's buttons will also be up for sale this week.

Talk to you soon,
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