in DC: Dusk in Shaw

Dusk in Shaw

One doesn’t normally put the last photo of the evening at the beginning of an article, but this was worth sharing first. The sky at dusk from this past Saturday evening in DC, from some friends’ rooftop deck. I know everyone makes idle small talk about the weather for good or ill, but we really did have some uncharacteristically pleasant weather on Saturday. Rain had been in the forecast, but it never appeared and as a result we enjoyed a very low-humidity day and night.

I normally hermit myself away for a good portion of the weekends to recover from the week, but between chores and errands, I found excuses to get out of the house quite a bit.

From hitting the farmer’s market in the morning with Shaw Girl to venturing back out for sangria ingredients* and other adventures around the neighborhood, it was a great day to be out and about.

A Most Ferocious Beast

The sangria served me well, as SG had invited me and a friend to a rooftop grilled pizza dinner party over in Shaw, naturally. There are times when DC feels way too small, but it was sort of refreshing to attend a party where I didn’t know anyone! While I’m sure I may have friends in common with some of the attendees, it was nice to meet some new people. I also made very good friends with their pair of Boston Terriers. Between the people I know that own BTs and Pugs, I am so close to getting a little snorter/snuffler of my own. I still feel like it would be living with a very active, very small asthmatic person.

I’m not very good at making pizzas–I always overload them–so I stuck to prep work and drinks to help out. Still, the other guests had a great assembly line taking place in getting the crusts dressed and on the grill. I’ve seen tons of food shows that advocate grilling pizza, but had never done it myself. Once you get past the dough-making, it’s a pretty easy process tho.

Pizza on the grill

I’m hoping that SG posts pictures of it since she brought her proper camera while I just had my iPhone and my hands full most of the evening. I’m sort of in the market for a digital camera upgrade, but I can’t decide if I want to go full SLR or remain with a small-body point & shoot. I’m open to recommendations. πŸ™‚

The hosts make me want a place with a rooftop deck of my own. Their house was lovely and unlike my little apartment actually has room to entertain. I’d have dinner parties, but anyone who’s been to my place can attest that I barely have room to put people, let alone a table for dining. Maybe someday…

I’m not sure we’ll be gifted with a weekend as nice as that again this Summer, but I’m never one to look a weather horse in the mouth. Now if only I could get rid of this Summer bug/cold that’s got hold of me. It’s either that or allergies, I can’t figure out which, but praise Jeebus for OTC pill popping. :mrgreen:

* I made a double batch of it and bought wine in screwtop bottles to funnel it back into for travel. I was rather proud of my food hacking and the bonus was just about one glass of sangria left over just for me. This is a good thing since both bottles were drained fairly quickly by the guests!

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3 Responses

  1. shindo says:

    That’s an awesome sunset. I love pink clouds. It definitely rivals a lot of the sunsets we get in San Diego.
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  2. Shaw Girl says:

    I wish I’d gotten a shot of that lovely sky! Oh wells…I do plan on posting the pics I did get. They’re on my Flickr page in the meantime for your enjoyment.

  3. Carmen says:

    Brian–

    It was great meeting you, and that night was one of the best we’ve had on the roofdeck! We will have to do it again, but now that the humidity has finally set in, maybe we should plan it for September.
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