Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Good Eats

All those years working in Alexandria and I never once went to The Majestic in Old Town – until now! I always assumed it was some crappy diner, based on the huge neon retro style sign. Oh no. It's a fantastic little art deco styled fine dining establishment with strong drinks and delicious food.

I had the Fried Green Tomatoes, Amish Chicken 'Hunter-Style', and Red's Crispy Treat - a crepe filled with Chiboust cream, caramelized banana, rice crisps, and chocolate 'milk'. Yuuuuum. I highly recommend.

In further food news, I've been snacking on Popcorn Indiana's Cinnamon Sugar Kettle corn. It's "all-natural" and only 130 calories per serving. The only problem is, it's tough to stop munching. So be warned. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dog Parties

Yesterday I ran into one of my neighbors who we see pretty often when she takes her cute little beagle outside for business. She mentioned she was having a birthday party for… wait for it… yes, for her dog!  and asked if we would like to come. I have heard of this phenomena and was so excited to experience this for myself.

The party was at this little shop in Fairfax called Wylie Wagg. It's very nice and has all kinds of toys, accessories, all-natural dog food, and the like. I think we will shop there when we finally get a pooch of our own.

Meanwhile, I think we may have been the only people at this party without a dog or a miniature version of ourselves, which I've learned makes you less approachable at this sort of thing. People like talking to other people when they can comment on the cuteness of their living belongings.

My verdict on doggy birthday parties? Yes, it's ridiculous, but why not celebrate the furry friends in your life? I remember how special our family dogs were growing up, and I think any reason to get friends, neighbors, kids, and dogs together can't be bad at all.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Last week I went under the knife. I have been freaked out about the possibility of surgery for some time now but it just had to happen. Luckily, everything turned out just fine and I am so relieved to be done with it. I spent most of last week resting and recovering (aka watching Netflix). When I was finally ready to go outside after a few days, it was spring!

One of the great things about living in the DC area is the beautiful landscapes in springtime. Although I was not up to fighting the crowds at the Cherry Blossom festival, we have plenty of trees in our neighborhood that are full of lovely blooms.

Spring is a time for rebirth, renewal and regrowth. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to experience Spring in my surroundings and within.