believe it or not, things happened all summer! going through these photos was pretty fun. some of them seem like yesterday, others feel like they were legitimately a lifetime ago? how does that work, huh?
so, let’s start things off with a picture of me and my main… you see, this summer i dated a boy with a really awesome camera. so, i guess even though things didn’t work out between us, i made it out with this shot of me looking pretty badass. so thanks for that! also, thanks for all the froyo- i think we hit every spot in this city, and, pro tip, i can safely say that it mostly all tastes the s a m e.
it was a really busy & sweaty summer, and between studying, working, and clinicals, i had a lot of fun. i vacationed to north carolina and northern maryland. i got caught in a monsoon nearly every week… which spurred flooding in the bomb shelter that occurred nearly as often. i laughed a lot. i cried a lot. i didn’t sleep hardly at all. but most importantly, i discovered the best hummus in the city is from perfect pita and you can buy it at safeway. (!!!!)
so most of these photos are backwards, so this is starting in august! yeah!my cousin’s baby is seriously the sweetest and the cutest… and she was skeptical of me to say the least. //hailey and i went to see once at the kennedy center. it was fantastic and maybe one day i will learn not to wear cut offs to broadway shows. (maybe) // customs at the houston airport is so fancy- they take your picture and make you turn it it in? what kind of sorcery is this? you know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? well…. the look on my face speaks volumes. // ok this is way out of sequence but i went to north carolina. more on that later. for blythe’s birthday we did all sorts of things that started with b, naturally! we went on a bike ride, and how cute are we in these super grainy pics??// meridian hills park; what a treasure. // hailey and amy are my figurative ride or dies, my bike is my literal ride or die. (over the course of the year i got in three different bike accidents… more on that later).
thomas sweet is the best ice cream in the city. bible. (it is so good that i just quoted keeping up with the kardashians and i am not even apologizing, it is that good). // so we moved! and this is eliza and blythe eating whatever weird stuff we had in the pantry after church. aka cereal (ok not weird because eliza is on top of things and went grocery shopping) tortilla chips and salsa. crackers. popcorn. it was okay though because do you see these WINDOWS?? // LOOK! look at my big bed!! i decided that, after sleeping on an ikea bed that really was just a board with foam on it for a year, i deserved an upgrade. and i am very happy with my decision. // moving! i equate the feelings of happiness of getting out of the bomb shelter with how amish kids feel about getting to go on that amish vacation where they’re free to wear jeans and experiment with drugs etc etc because the POSSIBILITIES AND FREEDOM! fourth of july hangs. it was hot and sweaty but i guess that is what the founding fathers fought for- our right to sweat and eat copious amounts of french fries. also, for my right to eat a piece of cold pizza while writing this post at 3 am, but that is beside the point!// BLYTHE IS QUEEN! happy birthday blythe! // i got my hair cut and was feeling like a boy, so i obviously had a photoshoot with the most feminine thing i could find in order to counteract the short hair boy vibes. idk // remember how i kept getting in bike crashes? well, because i believe in safety first, obviously, i got a new one. between recounting experiences of watching “hoarders” and “intervention” on acid, my cracked out coworker told me i should name her judy, and so i did. she’s lovely.
my sisters sent me this pic during a particularly crappy day in mid-july. look at how cute they are. wish they didn’t live two time zones away! // me fetching things for surgery and what not, mostly here for proof i did some kind of school // eliza turned 25 and we ushered the festivities with CHEESE! i am so happy to be friends with someone who loves cheese, daresay it, maybe even more than me. // sunsets on the mall.apartment hunting! it occupied much of our time for much of the summer, but in the end, we came out on top thanks to the sleuthing of these ladies // murals near howard on my way home from the hospital. // pool hangs when i should have been studying for my peds midterm // r street is the best street for coveting walk ups.
one weekend we went to a farm in northern maryland with some friends, and it was real splendid. // inside filthy lucre, which is a riff off peacock room exhibit in dc. really amazing! if you’re in the area, definitely check it out. // i spent a week of the summer not studying enough and reading aziz ansari’s book instead. it was good. i basically walked away from it pretty sure i will never be any good at dating. // 2amy’s pizza with mario and luigi?pretty city walk ups. // blythe and hydrangeas. my favorite! i didn’t pick any of these, but truuuuust me, many days of summer were spent stealing hydrangeas from my neighbors for my coffee table. oops // 1st street in bloomingdale will always hold some fine fresh memories // me and ashley, not pictured: blueberry buckwheat pancakes from market lunch at eastern market that we stood in line for for at least 45 minutes. ha! dc people!
more from maryland… anything for the best shot!// up at a waterfall with 500 of our closest friends! // just a bunch of friends bonding over good stories and guacamole. // pals
so at the beginning of the summer we went to north carolina for duck beach… aka mormon spring break. i could write a novel about the weirdness… but we had a good time and we took some good pics, and here are a few for the books! at the beach// at a lighthouse// laying on the beach// eating popsicles in a hot tub. life doesn’t get better! banana, for the win!! contrary to what this post might make you think, i did a ton of studying this summer. school was no joke! my favorite place to study was definitely big bear cafe. // remember how i said i ate a lot of froyo this summer? photographic evidence. moving on // just a half-selfie to document letting my hair go completely brown due to a lack of funding and mostly apathy. also, i am wearing my overalls. (remember the overalls??) // books at capitol hill books. how can a bookstore be so equally comforting and anxiety inducing??
this is not just a picture of a sandwich! it is a photographic representation of eliza and my pilgrimmage to get the best sandwich ever, and how our travails forced us to walk through downpouring rain and get splashed by all kinds of cars in the process. whatever. it was that good. // ha! this is such a cryptic picture but let’s just say if you’re going to go to the wharf for seafood after church in your sunday best, you’re definitely going to stick out. // more of the wharf, one of the best places in dc, bourdain agrees. // don’t be fooled by the inviting nature of this campy lake scene! this water was disgusting!
oh look, a fancy photo of me looking pensive at national harbor. (again, thank you boys with fancy cameras.) also, have you been there yet? you should go. they play music that makes you feel like you’re in disneyland, and they have got all the state flags on display for your quizzing pleasure. (not that i’m into that or anything… oh wait i totally am!)
anyway, thanks for stopping by, summer 2015. as evidence above, there were a lot of good times that i really enjoyed living inside, even if some ended up being a bit more raw than others. i mean, geez it isn’t even quite over and i’m already waxing nostalgic about the fleeting nature of these sweaty months… (wait, sam smith, are you out there? you want the rights to some of this content? we’d make a great team!!)
catch ya when the leaves change.