Monday, December 31, 2012

Gchatting with Lindsey

Lindsey and I have been best friends since sixth grade. Aka 15 years and two months as of right now. 
We've gone a LOT of places together.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Down at Dudley's

This is one of my favorite places in NYC. A lot of good food and things have happened here.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Surprise Birthday

I surprised my friends with a visit, but it turned out they knew the whole time and the dinner I was crashing was my birthday dinner.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pool Jumping at Blair's

We were at Blair's house, hanging out on the back porch when she mentioned that the big wall over there separated her porch from a hotel pool.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Riverside Park with my mom

This summer, while I was home visiting for a weekend, my mom and I took a walk in Riverside Park.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Emily's Birthday

You know my thoughts on Brooklyn, but for Emily there is nowhere I wouldn't go. (Ok, Queens might be pushing it.)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lobsters in Topsail

I was never that into lobster - seemed like it was getting the credit that the melted butter deserved - but others thought I could be convinced. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Chair Testing on the Porch

The conditions must be just so if you are to engage in some quality chair testing.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dinner with my parents in NYC

I do not take it for granted that we the three of us have dinner pretty frequently - and it's lovely - even though they aren't married anymore. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Beach Cooking in Topsail

A very good influence told me that taking a few days away from the computer would not be such a bad thing. (#FirstWorldProblems, I know.) So we drove down to Topsail, North Carolina.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rule of the Christmas Trees

My dad and I walked home from Thanksgiving dinner at my cousin Wendy's house and saw trucks of Christmas trees, lined up silent in the night, ready for the moment they were officially allowed to unload.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jason's Birthday at Old Glory

We'd been on the road for the weekend, but Jason's birthday was calling, as it is wont to do, so we dropped our stuff, changed, and went out.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Emily on the Roof

Emily came to visit DC, and so we went to Eliza's roof for priorities of work: pictures and snacks.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Brunch in a Small Kitchen

A very small kitchen is a very small price to pay for getting to have brunch in the Lower East Side. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Out with the Wolves in NYC

 The Wolves are the guys I work with. They are SOF (Special Operations Forces). They are not SEALS, ask them they'll tell you.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Burritos in the West Village

My heart belongs to West 13th street, because it's where we lived when I was born, it's where the best Equinox is, the burritos are bananas, etc. I could go on, but then this would be a words blog and not a photo blog. So here are some photos from when we ate burritos on West 13th street.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Brooklyn Book Club

Lucky for me, a visit home to NYC coincided with the very first meeting of the Brooklyn Book Club. Most of the members had read most of the book. (It was "Motherless Brooklyn," and we really did talk about it. For a bit.)

Lou Speaks and Devin Does Too

We were in Philadelphia for Trek, so we made a pit-stop at a nearby EMS so Lou and Devin could speak on GORUCK, SOF, etc. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vincent's in Little Italy

When it's very, very late (also known as very, very early) you would be very, very lucky to find yourself in New York City. Especially if that part of New York City is Little Italy and you are craving pizza, as I usually am.

It will always be the Lion's Head

You know what I don't care about? That apparently the Lion Head's "real" name is Kettle of Fish. No. It's The Lion's Head. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Family Room at Ground Zero

A close friend of GORUCK's is a member of the FDNY, and his father was killed on September 11th. When we were all in town for the GORUCK Challenge, he took us to the family room.
There isn't a whole lot to say with words, at least to say well with words written by me, so the photos are all for now.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Trip to Sea Island

We had a "company retreat" to Sea Island, Georgia. Three days of working hard and playing harder, especially when we were playing Cornhole. 

Lou Speaks in Virginia

When Lou speaks, people tend to listen.
So when we can, we like to host Lou Speaks, where he waxes poetic on GORUCK, the GORUCK Challenge, our gear, lessons of SOF, you name it. I've heard him talk roughly one billion times, but I always learn something new.

Cinco De Mayo

To be honest I don't have a lot of inherent feelings for holidays - something about Wesleyan teaching me to question the inherent, sexuality is a spectrum, etc.

Going west with GORUCK

Back when travel budgets were a little loosey (looser) goosey (goosier) Polly and I managed to get the OK to go to LA for a week for the GORUCK Challenge and for the fun.

We went to some fancy schmancy hotel with Beaux, who dressed the part and loved it. He took me and Polly to our first strip club that night - kind of the Olive Garden of strip clubs, in that it was very family friendly and had unlimited breadsticks.