Friday, July 21, 2006

Remember Last Weekend? Me neither.

Just kidding! Last weekend was fantastic and I better quick tell you all about it because in minutes I'm leaving for vacation, and instead of cleaning up the house and packing, I'm moping about how far we have left to go. I'm a paragon of productivity, no?

Anyhow, this is all about Saturday in which Hubster and bought tickets to a DC United game, which we loved attending, and we went to the National Gallery of Art's East Building (contemporary collections) and ate dinner in Chinatown. And it all began here on the Metro with a crackpipe lying in the car, forgotten. So sad for the crackpipe:

We greatly enjoyed the wittier paintings, like this one by René Magritte:

Hubster took this picture of my outside the building while we rode out this sudden rain shower:

I took this picture of a total stranger in front of this very interesting sculpture:

We also bought some art books (yay!) about Mondrian and Kandinsky. I'm so geeked about those because I've always considered that, next to fresh flowers, books about art (with plenty of prints in them) were a symbol of true culture and class. I'm a dork.

Anyhow, the game was fun, too, although it didn't yield as many photos because I was busy shouting and paying attention. Our section was unfortunately close to La Barra Brava, so we couldn't see anything since everyone in front of us had to stand to see, too. I did NOT feel like standing after a long day of walking through art galleries and streets, so we moved (fortunately still pretty close) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, especially because DC United won. Wee!

Oh, before the game, we had dinner in Chinatown at Kanlaya Thai Cuisine (whose website is kinda whacked out right now, but hopefully they'll fix that). It. was. scrumptious! They make a mean Mai Tai, as well as making delicious food. It was also very affordable, as eating out in the city goes, so no guilt! Their decor is snazzy, too, with much better design and execution than you often get in Chinatown restaurants. Anyway, if you're in the area, I think it's a delicious choice.

Enough, I really have to go. I'll miss ya, and I might blog whilst away, but you know how THAT usually goes. Hasta!


Jackscolon said...

If I send you postage, will you mail my pipe back?

Mair said...

two things:
1) I totally loved talking to you last night. Miss you lots.
2) You look so much like your mom in that picture K took of you.

Hope you are having a great vacation. Can't wait to see you!!!

GMack said...

Have fun on vacation...I can't remember the last one I was on so have fun for Sarah and I as well.

J. Morgan Caler said...

If Jacks sends you postage, will you mail me his pipe instead? Mine is clogged up somethin' fierce.

Cap'n Ganch said...

Huh. Before I even scrolled half-way through that first picture, I knew that it was a D.C. Metro seat.

Good memories. Great crack.