Tuesday, July 5, 2011

USA Bday Celebrations

Happy Birthday America!
Even though fugly Casey Anthony goes free...Cheers to still being the most legit country in the world.

I went home for the weekend, but came back just in time for some July 4th festivities at the Nation's Capitol. What better place, right?

My cute Grandma (vovo) from Brazil was in town and we all went up to Breckenridge for some... shopping, hiking(kinda, until we saw a large snake with a mouse in its mouth and the Menezes girls got over the whole hiking thing really fast), yummy eating, relaxing, sight-seeing, and flirting with a gallery owner and artist (even Mom participated in this activity) :)

When I got back to DC for the 4th, Alex and I hit up some of the hot spots....literally, it was 90 degrees and 100% humidity, for real. Go America.

Hello, overload of large pics.
Me and the VOV

Dad is a goob. View from Condo.





Top of the Mountain food tastes like butt.
Pretty sure I have the cutest parents ever

Papaya

TATA. 


Matching family outfits at the Mall. yaaa American fo sho.

If you are wondering why my hand looks spotted...that's just God's gift of tattoos to me. or a loss of pigment. EITHER one works, really. 






Iwo Jima Memorial
Lessons learned from the weekend: My family is the coolest and America is rad.

Monday, June 27, 2011

#beachtime

A little glimpse into this past weekend at Virginia Beach...

Well this was before the beach...Nats game with Emily

Nothing feels more like summer than being burnt to a crisp. heyyo.


I'll update more soon because I know everyone is constantly dying to hear me blah blah blah more about myself. That's what this shiz is for.

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Boy, O

Just another average couple of weeks in the District...worked like crazy for no money, hung out with friendsies, ate at yummy new restaurants, ran along the Potomac River on the daily, jazz in the green'd it up, met some new friends, Eastern Market, Adams Morgan saturday nights, watched a lot of bball (yaa Mavs), oh and hung out wit my boy, Obama for a bit too :)

Old Town Alexandria Waterfront



Reception for the German Chancellor

Errrbody trying to get up on the action

O

What up O! He was smiling at me here...obviously.

Jazz in the Green round 2


Cute Emi on our date...right during the Gay Pride Parade...very fitting.

Love this quote:
Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn't given freely by another person it isn't worth having. 

Thas whas up.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

I have officially lived in DC (also recently known as tha district) for 1 month. I have to say that it has been a bit of an adjustment with the whole work thing and city life, but this past weekend couldn't have been better. I had a blasty blast. Alex (also known as Alexa when with just the girls) had a friend in town for the weekend and we all had a great time over the long weekend.

Memorial Day weekend=almost the whole city leaves for the beach.

But they miss out on....


The Memorial Day Concert (B.B. King, Kris Allen, some actors. AND a lot of AMERICAN pride)



Kayaking down the Potomac....




Laying out by the Comfort Inn hotel pool that the boys kindly let us use. It was a pretty classy place.
Hanging out with old friends (one of my best friends from growing up, Emily, is interning out here as well and I hadn't seen her in 4 years) at Jazz in the Park

Or just strolling down Georgetown and going to our look out spot.






It was a much needed weekend. Thanks DC, America, and all those veterans.
video

Sunday, May 22, 2011

East Coastin

I've always considered myself a west coast girl (throw up dat W) and get confused when I think about all the states scrunched up in the east. Well, the past two weekends I have had the opportunity to visit multiple east coast states that I've never been too... Maryland, Delaware (who the heck lives there anyway??) and Pennsylvania.

Ever since I was a little girl, I've wanted to intern in the east in a big city....check and check. But settle in the west. After my short time here, my wise thoughts as a young girl still hold true.
Although it's so beautifully green here, the history is amazing, and the cities are thriving with opportunities. I still see myself eventually by the beach, with the smell of palm trees and a laid back, chill atmostphere.



Maryland. 

Our latest trip to Philly was great and interesting. We had no idea we would be staying in the middle of Valley Forge in old, creepy dorms that Georgy and his troops must have stayed in yearssss ago. I got freaked out and little tess had to protect me.

 This was our tender home for a day and night. Everyone was thrilled.
We decided to match for the day. nbd.

Got a little pissed when the tour was running a tad too long for our short attention spans.

Just chillin in the land of our forefathers.



The next day we hit up downtown Philly where we saw the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where they signed the Constitution..duh) and ate a real Philly Cheese Steak.


Edgar Allan Poe's house with a raven, obvs.
Tired and whiny...such a rare thing for me.


Looks nasty...tastes delicious

I can't wait for some more east coast lovin. We are planning for possibly Boston and NYC.