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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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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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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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What’s New With You

What’s New With You

When you guys read this, it will be the last day of our New Orleans trip. I’m actually writing this in the airport – our flight to New Orleans takes off in about a half an hour. Anyways, today I am linking up with Kristen and Gretch from What’s New With You. It’s been a fun couple of weeks around here. I’ve been making an effort to get out and do more things. The nice weather has made it enjoyable…

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Weekending: Hiking Excursion at Billy Goat Trail

Weekending: Hiking Excursion at Billy Goat Trail

Guys, I had the best weekend. On Saturday morning Ivan and I got up early and made the thirty minute drive to the Billy Goat Trail. It’s a system of trails right outside of metro dc that I’ve been meaning to try out. We had planned on doing trail A, which is the most challenging, but it was closed due to flooding. Instead of calling it quits, we decided to give trail B a shot, which involves a bit of…

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To Plan It or To Wing It… How Do You Vacation?

To Plan It or To Wing It… How Do You Vacation?

Ivan and I belong to two very different schools of thought when it comes to vacations. I’m very much like my father in the sense that I like to plan. I like to plan the shit out of my vacations. I prefer to get up early, spend the day on the go and see as much as possible. No time for lounging around… there are things to see people and time’s-a-wastin. Ivan, not so much. Ivan likes to sleep in…

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