Tuesday, July 06, 2004  

Blissful Long Holiday Weekends

After I make it through today, I will only have 17 more days where I will have to drag my sorry self into the office. Needless to say, I am failing pretty miserably at staying motivated. {sigh}.

I am, however, motivated to finish the "greek socks"... I'm almost done with sock #1, and would have finished on Sunday, but all of the pre-fireworks excitement made me mess up a row, and I knew better than to try and rip it back with only minutes to spare before the show started.

Even though it POURED rain all day on the fourth, it was an *almost* perfect day... my new roommate and I bonded over some Princess Bride while waiting for the rain to let up, and then the weather was perfect for the big display, and it was great fun to introduce 2 people (my boyfriend and my roommate) to the wonder that is the national fireworks display. The fireworks were amazing, as usual, and we even managed to get on a completely packed metro train without losing any major body parts (although we were all glad that we were only going 3 stops!)

Then, on Monday, I finally got the boyfriend to buy some shorts... in D.C., in the summer, there's really no reason to torture yourself with jeans on the weekends. Plus, since apparently people stop selling summer clothes around june, they were on sale- always a nice bonus. Then it was back to his apartment to make a huge pot of chicken stock... for less than $5 in ingredients, we made about 2.5 GALLONS of chicken stock. Wow. Plus, we industriously used the time while it was simmering to take a nap.

Plus, we FINALLY got the living room etc... set up! :) I still have to pick up a few more books from my parents' house, but we're pretty much set. Isn't it cute?


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