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.

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.


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.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

DC Chillin

Welcome to my exciting summer #2.
Interning in Washington D.C. until August with BYU's Washington Seminar Program.

Here are some fun, joyous facts: 

-I live less than a mile away and on the same street as this little house.

 -I live in a dorm room again. freshman year flashback.

-I live with one of my besties...Tessa Farnsworth. We met in Spain last summer and spend our nights in this beautiful room giggling and talking about those good ol days. The other D.C. kids make bets if we will ever separate all summer. silly goobs.

-I take the metro to work everyday with all the hardcores. aka government people. AND I have to work 10-5ish...not easy stuff people. BUT I get to see sights like this, on the daily.

-I participate in rallys outside the white house when tards like Osama are killed. holla at cha America!! It was a blast and a once in a lifetime experience.

-The nightlife here is never dull. I mean with alllll the Georgetown boys wearing way too short khaki shorts and pink polos...a good time always awaits.

I guess I can't complain that I'm still livin the dream as an unpaid intern.