Thursday, November 19, 2009

My nemesis

I have a dentist appointment this morning, so I'm out of bed and ready to go. I've been having a lot of trouble with feeling rested. Even if I sleep ten hours, I still feel exhausted the next day.

But today, all I feel are nerves....I have a dentist appointment. And although it's only for a routine cleaning, I hate going to the dentist.

How do you make it easier to go to appointments you don't want to have? I'm going to bring my own reading material for the wait, and other than that, I've heard that a lot of people listen to their ipods while the work is being done-I might have to do that too.

Catch you on the flip side-if I make it out!

Rachel May

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Washington DC: Adams Morgan, Georgetown, Downtown DC

From eastern market, we visited Adams Morgan (a great neighborhood in DC),

and did some celebrity spotting (Matthew Lesko-GET FREE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT!!!)

We went to Georgetown (beautiful architecture)...

The Obamas flew right over our heads when we were in DC,

And then went inside. We didn't chat much.

That's pretty much it-don't visit DC without being prepared to do a lot of walking! It's a great workout!


Rachel May

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Washington DC: Postponed

I want to share more of DC with you, but blogger will not let me upload any pictures! Once I fix this technical problem, I will have one more DC post for you and then we will move on:)

How are everyone's Thanksgiving plans coming along? I can't believe it's coming so soon!

Rachel May

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Washington DC: Library of Congress

After the Eastern Market, we went to the Library of Congress, sort of by accident (we needed to use the bathroom, we didn't realize we were stumbling onto such beautiful architecture!). We ended up staying for a while and taking lots of pictures.

The outside of the Library of Congress was creepy...what's up with the angry faces?

The inside-breathtaking. Boyfriend tried to teach me how to use my camera on manual before I left, and these are the pictures I got-you should have seen the ones on auto-not good. I'm actually pretty proud of myself, but I know the camera skills need some work still.\

Here's my sister and I posing for the camera-Jen is on the left, I am on the right (I think we look very alike in this picture, no?).

What a wonderful trip so far! Next up: Washington DC: Adams Morgan

Rachel May

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Washington DC: Eastern Market

Sorry for the delay...we're back on track now. Now, on to the D.C. portion of our journey...

We arrived in DC, grabbed dinner, and crashed. The next morning, My sister and I went to the Eastern Market, which was definitely a highlight of our trip.

If you see a Marvelous Market while traveling, I highly recommend checking it out-great atmosphere. I got a pumpkin spice chai latte that was divine.

Next up: The Library of Congress!

Have you gone on any adventures lately? If so, please share!

Rachel May

Monday, November 2, 2009

Baltimore: Inner Harbor

Last week I ventured to Baltimore and Washington DC with my older sister Jen. We had a blast and it was an amazing trip (still recovering). I give you: our adventure!

I arrived in Baltimore on Thursday, rode the light rail and the metro (subway) to the hotel, and vegged out. It was nice.

The next day, Jen had to go to work and I was on my own. I ventured to the Inner Harbor.

I saw some wildlife (he was not interested in me whatsoever, I had no breadcrumbs)...

...visited the Power Plant (a cool spot to check out if you're in the area)...

...and enjoyed life at sea (from the sidelines, of course).

It then started to rain, then I sought shelter in a Barnes and Noble (which is how I ended up with The Bell Jar, and proceeded to read half of the book and drink a delicious mocha while waiting for my sister to rescue me).

Then we ventured to DC-which I will share with you tomorrow.

See you soon!
Rachel May

Sunday, November 1, 2009


How was your Halloween? Mine was just dandy. Boyfriend and I went for a walk in the morning and found a lovely breakfast diner/cafe and enjoyed a delicious and inexpensive breakfast. After that, we ventured to a cigar shop (for the boy) and to a thrift store (for me). The thrift store was filled with goodies-and we walked out with two Halloween costumes, a book and a magazine for a whopping $3.97.

I can't wait to go back and look through the books again-I've been on a reading binge for awhile now. I just finished Jemima Jones by Jane Green and now I'm reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. My reading interests range widely, obviously.

Halloween was nice-we had a few trick-or-treaters before we left for our costume party, and I made some Tortilla soup for dinner beforehand that turned out delicious.

Unfortunately, we still have two uncarved pumpkins sitting in our living room, which I plan to plunder today for seeds-my favorite part. We were a little behind on the spirit of Halloween, but for good reason-lots of work to do (for me) and homework (for the boy). But I also just got back from a trip to Baltimore and DC! I will posts pics very soon, I promise.

As for today, Sunday is catch-up day, so I'm cooking, cleaning, and of course reading and watching movies (got to catch up on entertainment as well, of course!). After the delicious tortilla soup, I'm back in cooking mode, so I made some yummy delicata squash (pictured), and roasted the seeds. So delicious!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Is anyone else freaked out by how quickly Christmas is coming? I've got to get my gifts started!

Rachel May