As the storm approached, D.C. prepared for the worst. A town that is woefully unprepared (in my opinion) to handle any kind of weather emergency used Hurricane Sandy as an opportunity to close schools, shut down the federal government, and take a variety of safety precautions to keep residents physically safe. For the most part it seems that our region escaped the brunt of the physical damage. However, emotional safety isn’t as simple – especially when viewing the tragic mass destruction of the Jersey shoreline. Continue reading
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(now the ABBA song is in your head, too! you’re welcome!)
We’ve all heard the following career advice, regardless of whether or not we agree with the sentiment: (to paraphrase) … Find something that you love to do, and figure out how to make a career out of it. Well I am really very good, extraordinarily talented even, at spending money. Unfortunately, I have yet to figure out a way to channel this exceptional ability of mine into a professional pursuit from which I can earn a living.
And that blows — especially because saving and budgeting are not what I would call “personal strengths” of mine. Continue reading
So last week was a bitch. Seriously, most days I felt as though I had been run over by a truck — and then that truck backed up and ran over me again. However, a 9-hour sleep on Thursday and a 12-hour sleep on Friday certainly re-charged my batteries. While I was up and full of energy before 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, Arlington County declared a state of emergency and joined the rest of the East coast on a Hurricane Irene
PANIC!!!!!!! alert/watch. Continue reading
Several years ago, I was in Paris with my boyfriend (now my husband) taking in the sights of the city. It was one of those perfect spring days where the sun was shining in a cloudless blue sky, a light breeze was blowing and the temperature was perfect jeans-and-tee-shirt weather. While sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower, admiring all of the French people milling about and enjoying picnics on the lawn, I commented that it would be amazing to be able to just go out and have lunch or coffee each day in front of this incredible monument. Continue reading