Went to the US Botanic Garden today with my friend Paris. neither of us had been and It was BEAUTIFUL! I would love to take pictures of someone there. I was impressed by all of the different varieties of plants, the way they had them set up and presented in different settings ( ie the pre-historic plants had dinosaurs displayed and Hawaii had its own seperate room) & the hands on things to do. We then walked down the street to Eastern Market and looked around before grabbing lunch at a pizza place. Georgetown was the next spot for Sprinkles Cupcakes ( a WHOLE lot better than Georgetown Cupcake, fyi) and shopping. I’m beat but had a full weekend of fun!
Pic 1. Blending in with my cactus friend in the back; Pic 2. Me & Paris mid pose in front of the waterfall - looks like a prom pic, right? Lol! ; Pic 3. Dinos running around!; Pic 4. Paris peering down from above at the pools below.
Sunday, March 24, 10:30 AM — 7:00 PM —Natural Living Expo — 142 exhibitors will be on hand to discuss alternative medicine, yoga, astrology, and many other avenues towards living a simple and fulfilling life.
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road Bethesda, MD
Cost: $10 Contact: 240-247-0393
Just FYI to all my earthy, bohemian, vegetarian, alternative medicine peeps
I went ziplining and rock climbing with my friend on Saturday at the DC Health Expo. It was alot of fun! They had a little bit of everything: fun activities, dance classes, food tasting, cooking classes and free health check-ups.
Went to the Toro Y Moi concert last night with my homies. He was so good! Well worth the $20. He was also touring with a band/singer named Wild Belle that i fell in love with. Toro Y Moi didn’t come on until late and i was halfway drunk by the time he did. i was sitting there thinking - ‘hurry up and play and finish, i’m sleepy.’ And i had to stop myself. i’m trying to do little things to enjoy being in ‘the now’ and in the moment. I had awesome music playing for me live to bop to—why was i in a hurry to go home and sleep?! It’s the little things, ya’ll. However, i was pretty tired this morning. I went into work at 11 and left by 5. That’s what i call dedication. *sarcastic side eye*
Stumbled upon an African shop while on my way to lunch one day. I loved it! You weren’t supposed to take pictures but i managed to snap this semi-blurry picture on my phone. So many wonderful trinkets and things from all parts of Africa. Kept me preoccupied for a while.
wine and painting! !
so, introverted me has a bad habit of agreeing to do shit with friends when she’s in a social mood. but when said event arrives, introverted me is in full affect and says, “ugh, what was i thinking. I just want to stay at home.” Thursday was precisely one of those days. i had agreed to go to a wine and painting class with my friend, Corrine. however, i had a fun time! i usually do. It’s just the actual action of leaving the house that exasperates me. Lol. anyway, it was more about spending quality time with my friend and doing something new and different. i know i complain about my extra-extroverted friends, but sometimes it’s good to let them take the lead! :)
I captured Grace yesterday during our nice little late lunch/dinner.
Went to closing weekend of the art+music+fashion event Submerge DC. The little boy in the corner was slangin’ his artwork & he was so cute! He had a mailing list, autographed artwork and a mad hustle to boot! Lol. #DC #friends #art #SubmergeDC
(pic: I took this at one of the Franciscan Monestary garden ponds.)
time doesn’t always heal. sometimes, all time does is die down the embers, waiting for someone to come along that can spark the hurt back up into overwhelming fire in your chest. sometimes…the way time “heals’, is it starts to steal your memories and erase them from your cerebrum. you start to forget the touch of a hand or the sound of a voice, and it all becomes jumbled, gray silhouettes of things you used to love; the details you cherished, you start to forget. they said that my father’s death would get easier, but it’s getting harder. day by day he is slipping away from me and i’m scared that there will be nothing left of him but a faded shadow moving in the distance. they said that this unrequited love would ease up, but it didn’t. all he needs to do…is send me a ‘hello’ out of nowhere, flash me a smile…and i forget…i forget about all the reasons i left him in the first place and how he was never mine to begin with. it’s all backwards. time is a game that has me screaming ‘mercy!’ on crippled knees.
sometimes, time is just a reminder of things you’ve eternally lost…