Mid-Week Peaks

Phew, Wednesday already! If you’re just joining me you can check out the story behind Mid-Week Peaks. Here are a few highlights from the past week:

-Discovered a “Hidden” Gem

A coworker invited me and J to come hear her boyfriend’s band play at a bar in Chinatown Friday evening, so after work we got ourselves together and decided to be social. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Chinatown on a Friday night, we ended up at Jackpot DC, a great laid-back basement bar with a good beer list and free popcorn. We would have walked right by if we weren’t looking for it, and it’s somewhere we’ll definitely be back to.

-Saturday in the City

J needed to do an errand in Northwest DC on Saturday, so we planned the day accordingly and headed out to enjoy the gorgeous weather. We spent the afternoon strolling through neighborhoods and enjoying each others company, even ducking into the Corcoran Gallery for a couple ofย  hours to take advantage of Free Summer Saturdays. The Corcoran was recently purchased by GWU, and its collection is being absorbed by the National Gallery sometime in the near future. Neither of us had been before, and the free admission was a great excuse to see one of DC’s original galleries in all of its glory while we still could. We wrapped up the day at Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill, enjoying burgers and a milkshake for two. It was one of those perfectly ordinary, fantastic days.

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-Honeysuckle

Aside from maybe cookies in the oven, because… um, cookies!, my favorite smell in the world is probably honeysuckle. I was walking through our neighborhood Monday evening and honeysuckle blooms were everywhere. The smell reminds me of being a kid, playing in the backyard with my brother, and picking the flower and tasting the “syrup” on walks with my mom down to the Dairy Queen for an after-dinner ice cream cone. Ah, summer.

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-J is Home!

This probably should have made the peaks-list last week, but J is officially on his summer hours at work and he’s home in the evenings! From late August – mid-May, J works until after 9:00pm each night. Add in his commute, and I’m lucky if he makes it home by 10. During the summer, he works a normal-person schedule and is home around 6:30. It’s so nice to have my buddy back in the evenings, and he’s a much better conversationalist than the cat.

So there we have it! How’s your week been? Any great highlights to share?

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