I wanted to move to a new city because I thought it’d be fun, cool, exciting, glamorous, you name it. I read all the books, saw the movies, knew most of it was exaggerated or fictional, but still. I wanted that life. So I moved in a nice house (that I actually pay too much for and is beyond my budget but whatever) with a more-than-acquaintance-but-not-sure-if-friend-works-here from college into a city that had tons!of!people!my!age. I just assumed that because I was surrounded by people my age, I’d be drowning in friends. I didn’t think how I’d actually make friends, I just knew they’d be there. Blah blah, it hasn’t been so. Already blogged about it here. And here.
This weekend for a day I did the stuff I thought I’d do, oh, practically every weekend. Such an idealist. Two friends from the PR internship who live in DC came up for the weekend and we met up with another intern who also lives in Baltimore that I need to start remembering to text on Saturdays to go out with instead of watching the Big Bang Theory marathons on TBS marveling to myself about how Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper is undisputedly the greatest casting OF ALL TIME!!!!
We went to this awesome place called Tiki Barge, which is at the end of a marina pier, and has a pool and a bar. It was such an awesome day to boat watch and people watch. I had strawberry daiquiris that were delicious. Something about the water and drinks is just so right. I got too much sun, despite slathering on the sunscreen and wearing a hat all day. Sigh.
Fun fact, I haven’t bought a bathing suit in years because what was the point, but every year I buy a cute cover-up. Maybe this will be the summer I buy a bathing suit. 🙂 Never fear because, like I always painfully do, I will keep you in the loop.
After the pool we went to this awesome restaurant where we got to sit outside . I ordered these vegetable tacos that came with avocado salsa, and I obliterated them. A mojito on the side, a nice breeze, a pretty sunset….it was perfect.
Next, we went to a bar and watched the Orioles game then went out and danced. Jes, Claire and Lauren (I think they read here, HI! they’re the only people I know IRL who are armed with the knowledge about this blog) are so fun. We danced, we shouted out the lyrics to allllll the songs, we drank too much. It was.so.much.fun. I am so not a fan of the whole grinding in a bar thing, I like to just bop around to my own beat and sing/yell in my flowery, off-key tone.
It’s July. WHAT?! I feel like I was just saying ‘Oh wow, I can’t believe it’s April’ and here we are in July. Unbelievable, not marvelous, but what is marvelous is a short work week. Off Thursday and Friday, alleluia alleluia.
Here’s a horrible video but…..I spy Kate.
SurfSet Fitness did a demo in Baltimore. SurfSet Fitness is of Shark Tank fame. I don’t watch SharkTank (cool concept though) because I cannot handle people getting their dreams crushed. That might be slightly dramatic, but it’s just too awkward and sad for me. I feel so bad for them when no investors bite. But Mark Cuban did bite on this and he invested in SurfSet Fitness. To be honest I’m a bit surprised something like SurfSet took so long. Surfers have some of the most bangin’ bodies around. From the website, the board is created to mimic the feeling and physical demands of surfing. It’s a surfboard, strapped to a metal frame and tethered to BOSU balance balls. Anyway. I was in line to participate but they only had 20 boards and I was 25th in line. Typical. So instead I watched up close and was slightly jealous but maybe a bit relieved. I would have sucked at it. I have no balance and no strength (yet) so doing the push-ups, planks, squats would have been a disaster. Some of those boards were really shaking! However when the participants did paddle and eventually “ride the wave” I was totally jealous. It looked fun. There was another demo two hours later, but I couldn’t stay as I was meeting up with Jes, Claire and Lauren.
I BOUGHT A CAR! Long story somewhat shortened, the plan for sometime this year was for my sister to get my car , trade in or sell her car and I would get an all-wheel drive car, since I hate driving and it would just make me feel better with snow and rain (by the way, it’s been like clockwork. Sunshine all day, total and complete downpour on my commute home. hate you, mother nature). My 19 year old sister is nanny-ing four kids under five this summer and she uses her car to take them everywhere. Her car (Otis) is the same car we’ve all learned how to drive on, it’s old, it requires more work than it’s worth, falling apart, you get it. The AC hasn’t worked, and she mentioned to my mom that whenever she lifts the kids out of the car seats at the end of a drive, their faces are all red and sweaty. My parents, being parents, freaked out at this. So we sped up the process and I bought my car Wednesday. A 2013 Subaru Impreza! Name to be determined because yes I name all the cars and my family adopts the names. It’s not unheard of to hear someone in my house saying “Go take Otis” or “Move Sasha”. I’ll miss Sasha, my blue Pontiac vibe. We’ve been through a lot over the years. She’s alway been “my” car. I’m nervous to have to get familiar with a new car, first world problems for sure, but I’ll get over it. The car is in my name, but my parents are helping. Thank God they remember to care about things like establishing my credit because I don’t know anything and am learning very slowly. I am going home to pick it up this weekend 🙂
Totally marvelous is that hostess Katie gave birth! Congrats and welcome, baby boy G! So glad all are doing well.
1. do you name your car(s)?
2. have you tried surfset? i had never heard of it but i think it’ll take off soon.