We decided to treat ourselves to 23andMe kits for our birthdays. My birthday is May 7th and Ivan’s is the 10th, so hopefully we thought they would make nice gifts to each other. My results came back last week, Ivan’s are still out.
We both were weirdly excited to get the results back. I don’t know why we are so fascinated with things like that, but we are. I was especially curious because I’m not even really related to my great-great grandpa Snyder. My great-great grandma was pregnant when they married (how scandalous!), so we aren’t technically Snyders. Legend has it the mystery man was a tall dark and exotic stranger. I’ll do a detailed post on my results next week.
Anyways. What else? We went to our first baseball game of the season (go Nats!) and I got to rock my new jersey. It’s a Gio Gonzalez jersey that my parents got me for Christmas. I like Gio, but my parents thought it was fun because I’m marrying into the Gonzalez family. At any rate, I’m happy to rock the jersey.
I also spent a fantastic Sunday afternoon at the record store with my friend Desi this month. I got these new beauties. I love collecting records. It’s taken the place of my book collection. I never buy books anymore, I decided I don’t need them when we moved. It was so hard leaving them, but I figure with ebooks and the library, if I REALLY want to read something again I can get it easily enough.
I was so excited to find the live Bob Seger album – he’s so great live. Being from Michigan, I am a huge fan. Plus, it’s one of the few artists that I listen to that Ivan likes as well. The Patsy Cline 2 disc set another great find. I only paid $7 for it, and it’s got all of her best songs (the other two albums were $3). The last one – the History of Rhythm & Blues album – has such a great mix on it. The Coasters, Bobby Darin, Ray Charles & the Drifters… can’t go wrong there.
Later in the month, I went to the driving range for the first time. I have wanted to try golfing for a long time and I finally took the plunge this month. It was much harder than it looks and I actually woke up sore the next day. I didn’t expect that.
I had a difficult time not swinging the club like a baseball bat because I grew up playing softball. I’m thinking about finding somewhere to take lessons so I don’t develop bad habits that are hard to break later.
Have you ever heard of such a thing? It’s a giant bike that you peddle around from bar to bar to bar. You get a 2 hour time slot and all of the bars on the tour have specials for the trolley participants. It was an absolute riot. I think it would be a great idea for a bachelorette party or a birthday.
I also went for brunch with some friends at my favorite restaurant in Old Town, Taverna Cretekou. It’s got the best greek food and it’s just so pretty.
That’s about it. How was your April? May is going to be a great month. My birthday is on Sunday, Ivan’s is on Wednesday, one of my best friends is coming to stay with us and I’m going back to Michigan to see my family.
Today I am linking up with Kristen & Gretch for What’s New With You