Good Morning, Kittens.
It has been awhile, hasn't it? Sorry about that ... Last week was a bit of a hot mess. I had to go to Franconia-Forking-Springfield every day because my contractual issues still had not been worked out. Of course, they still haven't been worked out, so I am on Paid Leave this week. More on that later ...
The only good thing about going to Franconia-Forking-Springfield was that I got to hang out with Amy, the Blogger Formerly Known As Shallowgal. She took me out for lunch one day. We went to this cute little Thai place. I can't remember the name. Bangkok something? It was delicious.
Friday, after work, I met Eric (Not From Baltimore), his boyfriend, and another friend of theirs for happy hour/dinner. We went to Sidebar/Jackie's in Silver Spring. The cocktails were delicious (highly recommended!). The service was lackluster. And, the food was also quite tasty, but -in my opinion- over-priced for what it was. So, go for the cocktails. Have dinner somewhere else.
Saturday, my co-worker, Dana, took me to Frederick (MD). The weather was crap, but it was still fun. We ate yummy food at some organic/all-natural restaurant. Very healthy. We walked around for a bit. Then, had beer and fried foods. And, then, we drove back.
I headed to Ulah Bistro on U Street to meet my aunt and uncle, who were visiting from Maine. It was good to see them and catch up, for sure.
Then, on Sunday, I went for a 10 mile run. Ugh. So dying. And, afterwards, I went to a friend's birthday brunch at Beacon Bar and Grill. This friend is a guy I hooked up with during the Summer of Fun a few summers ago. I think he still has a bit of a thing for me. At the brunch, I sat beside this really cute guy, K. We talked quite a bit. And drank a LOT of mimosas.
After the brunch, most of the group went to Nellie's for more drinks. Yay! K offered to drive me to the metro station. And, we decided to take a detour to his house. Much fun was had. He mentioned that it would be OK if I stayed the night (believe me, I was tempted), but I had to get home to watch the Mad Men season premier at Tomokito's place. So, he drove me to the metro station. I got home just in time to put on my comfy pjs and grab a bottle of prosecco.
Mad Men was awesome. 'nuff said.
As I mentioned, my contract is still in flux, so my company said that I could scrounge around for work all week or I could take a week of leave. I opted for the leave, mainly because I didn't want to spend a week being a go-fer and traveling to Franconia-Forking-Springfield is EXPENSIVE.
So, today and tomorrow, I am kicking it at home - relaxing, cleaning, doing some yard work, job-hunting, etc. Wednesday-Friday, I am going to Philadelphia. I splurged and am staying at a kind of expensive hotel, but I'm worth it :-)
I think that brings you up-to-date. Have a great day!