Weekending: The One Where I Attempt to Golf

Weekending: The One Where I Attempt to Golf

Friday night was pretty chill. We went out to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant and of course, it was amazing. I’d eat Mexican food everyday if I could. We had wanted to go on a self guided walking tour of Old Town on Saturday, but it rained most of the day. Instead we decided to hit the driving range. I’ve been wanting to try golf for a while now, so this rainy Saturday afternoon presented the perfect opportunity. Guys,…

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30 Before 30

30 Before 30

With my 27th birthday right around the corner, I decided it was a good idea to make a 30 before 30 list. In all likelihood, we will be having kids around the time I turn 30, so I want to fit in as much on my wishlist as possible before then. Not that having kids ends your life or anything, but it definitely changes things. There’s so much I want to accomplish, do and see within the next 3 years….

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Where (and What) to Eat in New Orleans

Where (and What) to Eat in New Orleans

On our trip to New Orleans, we did a great deal of eating. There are just so many iconic foods, flavors and places to try. Here is a list of my favorite bites from the Big Easy. *we were staying the French Quarter, so these restaurants are all walkable to that area Beignets & Iced Coffee at Cafe Beignet While Cafe du Monde is the famous beignet destination to tourists, every local that I talked to told us to go to…

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Weekending: First Ball Game of the Season

Weekending: First Ball Game of the Season

This weekend was pretty relaxing. On Friday night, Ivan and I went on a date night to a local country bar. We don’t normally go to country bars, but every once in a while we like to. They are always so relaxed and a ton of fun. We drove over to Nick’s in Alexandria and had a few beers and split some of the best fries I’ve ever had. No joke.  In a country bar of all places. It was…

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Did You Know About the Rape Kit Backlog?

Did You Know About the Rape Kit Backlog?

The other night we were driving to dinner when I heard something on NPR that truly upset me. This isn’t too far out of the ordinary, especially in the world we live in, but this particular story honestly surprised me. Have you heard about the Rape Kit Backlog? Apparently it is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands (the total number is unknown) of rape kits across the united states that have been collected but remain untested. They are officially marked…

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Recent Reads: March 2017

Recent Reads: March 2017

1. Discretion (Anna Curtis #2) by Allison Leotta For fans of Lisa Scottoline and Law and Order: SVU, former federal sex-crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta’s novel explores the intersection of sex and power as Anna Curtis investigates the murder of one of DC’s highest-paid escorts. When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the U.S. Capitol, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene. The evidence points to a sexual assault and murder. The victim…

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72 Hours in New Orleans

72 Hours in New Orleans

Last week, I went to New Orleans for the first time. Ivan had a work conference and I decided to tag along. Ive always wanted to go and it was the perfect opportunity to explore the city. We stayed at the Canal Street Marriott right in the French Quarter. It was the perfect location – I was able to easily walk to everywhere in the French Quarter and we had a street car stop right outside our hotel. Have you…

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