Over the last three and a half years in DC, I’ve lived what feels like many lives. I’ve been disillusioned and sad. I’ve been hopeful and hungry. I’ve been broken and lost. I’ve been whole and happy. But as I leave this city — hurriedly and unexpectedly, I am deeply grateful. I’ve grown up here,… Continue reading a love story
I’ll have more to say on this topic later this week, but I just wanted to share a bit about why I am thrilled to be greeting Pope Francis at Andrews Air Force Base tomorrow afternoon. In 2005, I was a young high school student on spring break with my family in San Diego. I… Continue reading pontifex eve
I have never really been a subscriber of the “bloom where you’re planted” philosophy. I’m more of the “change everything until it works” school of thought (that is not a real thing). In any case, though, I tend to be more willing to make change than to work through things. It’s not great, especially because… Continue reading standing where my feet are
Full disclosure update: I have ended my ClassPass membership. It just stopped being convenient for my life. Nope. Back on Class Pass. I am deeply into my new favorite way to workout: ClassPass. I have a bad relationships with gyms: I don’t really like to use lift weights alone or use cardio equipment, and I… Continue reading class pass
Do you have the world’s ugliest feet? If you think you do, you are wrong because mine are the worst. I have weird, twisted toes, a bunch of dead skin, and also my three besties aka my plantar warts that I have had basically since I was in swim team. That was in 4th grade.… Continue reading longform nail salon thinkpiece
It was a lovely weekend, and a lovely week has continued from there. Two long-time friends of Ibrahim — we’re talking grade school — came into town. Lauren’s brother Tim plays tennis on the professional circuit and just finished his run at the Citi Open last night. We spent the weekend having a DC runaround… Continue reading tennis and a last sugar hurrah
So after all my biznatching over United on Thursday, my favorite brother eventually did touch down in DC on the morning of the 4th. We had an absolutely delightful 4th of July weekend tooling around the city and laying low in the apartment. Literally laying: I kind of wanted to leave this air mattress set… Continue reading the new city of brotherly love
So calming to lay under the planes as they land out by National airport.
We biked out and lay out in the grass at the end of June, and I’d like to do it every not-scorching night for the rest of summer. We won’t…. but it’s a nice thought.
How have we already gotten to July? The only reasoning I can come up with is if June was about ten minutes long. But in the midst of travel and crazy and work, there’s been a few things to enjoy while wearing this bright red scarf, my Shinola, and some Clubmasters. The plants stay home to… Continue reading maxin’, relaxin’
I’ve been a little distracted this spring — and quite haven’t figured out my blogging groove yet. I’ll get it eventually. And DC decided to bounce up to summer temps for two days while I’ve been super ill and now back into the 60s. Whatever works. So here is what I was up to for… Continue reading where has the spring gone?