Here’s a sample of the kind of things we’re probably watching/doing:
This day and age, I feel like HTML knowledge is a good skill to include on your resume. While I’m comfortable with basic formatting code, etc., I have been tossing around the idea of taking a class or two to brush-up and improve my skills.
Before I spend the extra $$ and time required by an college-type class, BF recommended I try Codeacademy.
I just started and have made it through the first phase in the “Web Fundamentals” lessons. It has been pretty fast and easy so far, but definitely good to ingrain the basics before moving on. Here’s an example of what the lessons look like:
Basically, it gives you a quick lesson and then some instructions to what you are supposed to do. All your coding goes in the right.
If you do anything with websites at your job or in your spare time, even if it’s just a personal blog, I definitely recommend checking out this website! Already mastered all the skills? Why not teach?
I always love it when you see dogs that look like their owners. Apparently, I’m not the only one!
My dad just sent this video about an app in Australia where they match you with a shelter dog that looks like you! Whoever thought of this is BRILLIANT.
I really wish that they had this app for US shelter dogs. I bet there would be an increase in adoptions. Afterall, you’re going to have an immediate connection with the dog version of yourself, right?
So, of course, I had to try it. Mine didn’t turn out as good as the video’s examples:
I don’t see the resemblance. I guess we have the same color hair… At least its a badass looking dog. That is a requirement come time to get myself a pup.
But still! Do I want to adopt the dog? Yes. This app totally works.
Come on, USA! Get with the program! I want a dog!
We celebrated my 26th birthday (isn’t that cake BF made me adorable?!) by going to San Diego. While we were there, we saw Fun. (the band) perform live – they were AMAZING – great effects and sounded just like the album. We also ate delicious food, visited the San Diego Zoo, and saw our good friends’ new baby, Griffin! What a ham.
We ended August by celebrating the BF’s birthday – I planned a “sort of surprise” party at The Sidecar of PJ Clarkes DC – it was great to see friends we haven’t seen in a while! (This place is HIGHLY recommend as a place to plan a party – as long as you get at least 20 people to come, the space is free, holds 100+ people, and they will provide the bartenders)
Hey! Happy Cinco de Mayo!
So a few weeks ago, BF informed me that we had plans “from 1-3 on April 24th” but it was a surprise. This obviously led me to immediately be overwhelmed with curiosity – for 2 hours? On Easter!? I bet he’s taking me to church (—just kidding…). I had no idea.
Finally, Easter morning rolls around and, after a breakfast consisting mostly of Starburst jelly beans (my fave!), he informed me that we would be sipping wine, eating dessert, and painting that afternoon! He had (via LivingSocial – love it!) discovered Uncork’d and planned a surprise date!
Uncork’d, based in the DC Design Center, is such a cool concept! They invite local artists to come and be a guest “instructor” of sorts. Each “instructor”/artist comes with their own style – creating the “theme” of the session – and a unique experience everytime (as I can only imagine, at least – I’ve only been once.)
Our “theme” was abstract art (our session was “Just for fun”) and the artist who was our “instructor” was Lisa Jones. Lisa is a pretty well-known artist and has done some work for some famous athletes.
There are other themes offered by Uncork’d including: Couples Retreat, Alter Ego, Ladies Night, and Stress Reliever Saturdays. Check them out!
BF & I had so much fun sipping wine and being surrounded by creativity! It was fun to see the different paintings that resulted from Lisa’s painting (which was displayed to be everyone’s ‘insipration’). Here are some photos of our day:
The Uncork’d session we did (again, it was called “Just For Fun”) makes for a great date! I can imagine it being an especially good spot for newish daters because a) it’s during the day (or can be…), b) you’re not forced to sit across the tables, staring at each other as you awkwardly make small talk and c) it’s fun and you walk away with new art or at least a souvenir!
Remember playing Oregon Trail on those retro Macintosh computers in elementary school?! I LOVED that game. It made the occasional “indoor recess” pretty much the best thing EVER.
Well… let me introduce you to a newer theme to the old game: its called…
Fall Out Boy Trail.
After gathering your crucial supplies, consisting of oxen (you’re too poor to buy gas for your van, duh), nuggets, vitamin water, laser ammo, and “merch” (aka band merchandise), you are ready to get going. Along the way, you will encounter challenges including a “Guitar-Hero” kind of game, and surfing monsters who you will have to shoot lasers at (as you forge the river in your van…). You will need to choose who to party with (including rednecks, crackheads, frat boys, & etch) and may suffer from constipation or scary diseases like the dreaded “dingleberry.”
Note: For those who may want to play this game at work (tisk tisk ;-)), I advise that you simply TURN OFF your speakers or put on those headphones because there are plenty of other sounds that may… draw unwanted attention.