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Pic Me Up - 11.5.2014
A few pictures from the last several days. Highlights include a 1st birthday party, the return of Shake Shack crinkle-cut fries (with cheese, of course), the best veggie burger from Hillstone in NYC, a lovely after-work dinner at The East Pole, and a whirlwind night of election coverage. All I can say is thank goodness the midterms are now behind us (with the exception of the Louisiana runoff and a few races still too close to call). Happy hump day!

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Pic Me Up - NYC 10.28
Here’s a quick look at what I’ve been up to in New York. On Sunday, I got some quality time in with my dear friend Megan who came down from Connecticut to join me for the day and night. We spent our time walking around the city, stopping in stores and restaurants along the way. We also wasted a good deal of time at Paper Source as we often do, because we’re such wild and exciting 20-somethings. Yesterday was sister-brother time, and Bowen and I got dinner at our beloved Yakiniku West and caught a screening of Birdman at the Angelika. The film is both absurd and awesome and I highly recommend it. 

Tonight and tomorrow is more time with friends and I’m so looking forward to both. Wishing you similarly good weeks catching up with your own. Happy hump day! 

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Pic Me Up - Bat Mitzvah
Today’s pic me up features snapshots from our weekend in Sarasota celebrating Brian’s cousin’s bat mitzvah. The entire experience was beautiful and one that I will cherish forever. I’d been to several Jewish services just in the last few months, but this weekend was the first time the whole converting to Judaism thing really truly clicked for me. Being there, surrounded by Brian’s family, witnessing his cousin who I’ve come to adore take on her Jewish life and lead a congregation of hundreds with such poise and maturity, really blew me away. The party was awesome too. Other highlights pictured above include a mini airport Cinnabon, the best-ever hotel pool, tasty Publix supermarket deli sandwiches, chaperoning a rambunctious bus full of excited 12 and 13-year olds and personal Papa Johns pizzas at the Tampa airport. One thing’s for sure, this past weekend was one for the books. 

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Pic Me Up - Vancouver

Is it really only Wednesday? My sleepy body is telling me Thursday, but hump day is better than Tuesday so I suppose I’ll take what I can get. This much-needed pic-me-up features snapshots from that Vancouver trip we took a couple of weeks back. If you like what you see, you’ll love the home video if I can ever get around to finishing it. Have a great day!

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Pic Me Up - Victoria
I’m feeling rather under the weather today, so I thought I’d try and reverse my luck by sharing some pictures from our perfect fall-weather day in Victoria, British Columbia. I’d been once before with my parents many years ago, and it was great to go back as an adult and with Brian in tow. If you ever make it as far as Vancouver, Victoria with its beautiful Butchart Gardens and precious historic downtown is absolutely worth the day trip. 

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Pic Me Up - Seattle

With the heaviest of hearts, Brian and I are ending our vacation today. I cannot say enough great things about how wonderful it’s all been. Seattle (a few snapshots above), Victoria and Vancouver were each superb and I loved having Brian all to myself for a full seven days. On this trip, we played the roles of lovebirds, tourists, foodies and friends, not just to each other but to the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Britt Staniar as well. As much fun as it was to eat and discover new things, one of the very best parts was spending time with our dear old friend Britt and his new wife Lauren. Time with friends is also how we’ll be getting back into the swing of things. I hadn’t planned it that way, but over the next few days we have several dinners and dates with friends scheduled, making the transition from vacation paradise to DC working life a lot less painful. Thank God for two-day workweeks. Happy hump day!

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