Most delightful picture ever 🙂
My manfriend and I went to a Halloween event at the Duke Homestead (once the dwelling of the Duke family, now a museum). It was all about those weirdo Victorians and the Spiritualist type activities they liked to do. There was a fox composing poems on a typewriter, palm reading (I have a long life line, SCORE), crystal balls, a chance to play the water glasses, etc.
“Lantern show”= Victorian era technology that preceded the slide deck.
On paper it the event was lots of fun. In actuality it was HIGHLY overbooked so we spent a lot of time waiting around to get to go outside and do the activities. We waited in the indoor space, which includes a tobacco museum with mannequins so creepy that I can only assume once the museum closes they come to life and sneak out into the neighborhood to murder people.
More life tidbits…
Dr Low Carb made the whole clinic egg and cheese waffles. He and I peaceably coexist even though we politely acknowledge we have wildly divergent views on nutrition. Ahem.
The waffles were pretty tasty. Who doesn’t like melted cheese eh?
I had some lovely carbs in the form of a delightful maple and sage latte from Caffe Driade. It was eaten outside looking out at the trees, *sigh* It was beautiful but actually a squirrel kept dropping nutshells on us.
The Nationals! That was fun, huh?!
My cousin and her husband moved from DC to NC a couple years after I did. Prior to that they lived right in Capitol Hill for a few years and Mike was a deeply, deeply devoted Nationals fan even in the years when they were… uh… not doing much.
As their star shone brighter and brighter this year, Mike continued to support them in adorable ways.
As you’ll recall it was looking iffy for the Nats for awhile. However, I will point out, in the time-honored tradition of being very superstitious about baseball… the tide turned for the Nationals the day Mike posted a video of their adorable three year old child singing Baby Shark.
Just in case, Mike posted the video a second day in a row, and then through the power of their child’s joyful singing (slash the strength of the team… slash, let’s be honest, probably lots of anabolic steroids) THE NATS WON THE WORLD SERIES WOOHOO!
These was the text exchange I had with Mike:
(Blue text= me, Chase= Mike’s three year old son, Malindi= my sister)
This picture I took out of the blue to demonstrate that right after I fill up my tank, my car tells me I can drive more than 600 miles without getting gas (!) AND it tells me I am getting ridiculous average miles per gallon (which quickly goes away but is delightful when it happens). Hybrid life remains good.
Another fun thing… Halloween! My friend Lesli hosted a girl’s night with stupid scary movies and a hilarious amount of food. (I contributed Smitten Kitchen’s salted brown butter rice krispie treats which are delish!)
A few days later I joined some friends and their good dogs for a walk by the lake (!!!) If you look closely there are two dogs in the below picture. Yay for beautiful days and loaner dogs.
I took my kitty to the vet for her shots. Whilst there I saw this tiny perfect angel. Then his owner introduced him as Drogo 😂 (This is only funny if you get Game of Thrones references. But even if you don’t he’s a mighty cute pupper).
More rose garden appreciation.
Amusing license plate admiration
I wasn’t actually hungry when I went into Dulce to get a coffee, but when I saw this magnificent creation I had to take a pic.
I met my cousin for a coworking date at a cute coffee shop by where she lives and got absurdly overpriced but extremely delicious avocado toast.
You know what’s the best? Coffee and Trivial Pursuit al fresco on a beautiful fall day. (My boyfriend was deeply wounded when I took this picture of him losing lololololol)
We went to Millennial themed trivia night. This bar in Chapel Hill is great for deeply low key trivia… you just listen to songs and name the artist. Winners get a discount on their tab, as does the team with the best name. The guy whose bar it is is named Lou so Lou-based puns often do well. Get the millennial joke?
Another game- Scrabble. My letters were THE ACTUAL WORST.