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In Kimberly, Washington DC on June 30, 2010 at 11:57 pm


Sometimes three isn’t a crowd, sometimes three is perfect.


Birthday lunch

In Anna, Washington DC on June 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Ping Pong Dim Sum

Amy treated me to lunch at Ping Pong Dim Sum in Chinatown today. In typical Amy style, it was the fanciest, swankiest dim sum restaurant I’ve ever been to. Still, I ordered my usual dim sum fare of pork shu mai, sui poa, and sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves. I was not disappointed.

I love this giant grainy black and white artwork hanging prominently in the restaurant, too. I’ll be sure to admire it some more as I partake of Ping Pong’s $3 dim sum happy hours in the near future (don’t be jealous).

Thanks for taking me to the first dim sum restaurant I’ve actually liked in DC, Ames!

Substitute entertainment

In Kimberly, Washington DC on June 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm


I am so excited to go camping at Assateague Island next month and see all the pretty horses, but until then, this she beast* will keep me entertained.

* She was unamused when Barry came by for a visit tonight. Unamused, sir.

Living room envy

In Anna, Washington DC on June 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

Barry's domain

Even though I just moved into my new place a month ago, Kimberly’s impressive living room redo made me want to change up my living room too. But since I’m only here for a year before moving back to San Francisco, painting my walls and having to repaint them back is hardly worth the time and effort. Instead, I will have to be content with my streamlined modernity and admire Kimberly’s handiwork.

PS – I tried to kick Barry out of this shot, but he refused to budge. Thanks for being a team player, Fat Boy.

Night drives

In Kimberly, Washington DC on June 28, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Summer joy ride

There are few things that mean summer to me more than waiting until the sun goes down and it finally cools off to take a long drive without a particular destination in mind – sunroof open, moon overhead and good music turned way up.

Three’s a crowd

In Anna, Washington DC on June 28, 2010 at 12:01 am


This group was much more sedate than the crowd on Friday. At one point, one of the horses laid on its side and took the world’s longest nap. It had been so long since it moved that several beach-goers approached to make sure it was still alive.

Weekend project

In Kimberly, Washington DC on June 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Living room redo

Friday night was fun, but I needed downtime so I stayed in Saturday. Rather than take it easy, I decided late in the day to redo the living room. This is how my living room looked before and above is how it looks now. I’m especially proud of loading, unloading and assembling that bookshelf by myself. It was no small feat, but it was worth it. I love it.

Assateague Island

In Anna, Washington DC on June 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Wild horse

I spent yesterday at the beach with some of my friends. We packed Barry in the Mini and drove out to Assateague Island, just a couple hours outside of DC, to soak up the sun. Assateague’s known for its wild horses, which roam freely around the barrier island. We were warned that the horses could bite or kick, but they seemed docile enough. I’m guessing they must be used to sharing their beaches by now; they even let us get up close and personal to snap some unforgettable photographs.

Party dress

In Kimberly, Washington DC on June 26, 2010 at 2:44 am

Birthday girl in her birthday dress

There are working boots and party dresses, and both serve a purpose. Anna’s dress started out in one piece, and by the end of the night… well let’s say it was a noble little soldier and served honorably before being injured in the line of duty.

Summer fruit

In Anna, Washington DC on June 26, 2010 at 12:01 am

Organic fruit

The painting from Kimberly’s photo yesterday totally made me thing of bunches of grapes. So of course I bought some to munch on this evening. Look at me being healthy for once! It’s okay, I made up for it by eating a couple of donuts for lunch today.