Three day weekend… FUN.
It started one day early actually, with a work happy hour at McCormick & Schmick’s, seriously cheap eats (and not little tiny happy hour portions, real dishes of food) and good margaritas.
evening I indulged myself and we went SHOPPING. I hadn’t planned on buying anything at all, just looking, since shopping means spending money and acquiring *stuff*, but it felt good to spend money after a long while of not spending any. I didn’t get a whole lot, just some shirts and sunglasses and it’s probably the least I’ve spent on clothes in some time, but still… saving is a good thing. Not that I have a savings account, since it makes no sense to put money there at 2% interest when my credit card debt is rising at 10% interest. Though I am finding an odd cosmic attraction to blue dress shirts. The ones I can find in my size and on sale are always blue. Not that I don’t look good in blue, I quite fancy blue… but if I put them all together in my closet, it’s like a spectrum of blue.
Then we went to the Mall to see the hoopla about the National WWII Memorial dedication ceremony. It was actually quite nice, this will (hop
efully) be a once in a lifetime thing for me to see, and they really did a good job getting everything set up, even in the non-ticketed area, there were plenty of chairs, and they were handing out free bottles of water. Thankfully the weather was much nicer than they expected. I took some pictures and even some video with my camera to see how well it would come out. I was impressed by the quality, but it was a pretty huge battery drain.
We left again to see another apartment, and they were lovely renovations, but a little small on kitchen size and the area didn’t thrill me. We made it back to the event in time to hear Brokaw, Dole and Bush’s remarks.
That night we went to the West Lawn of the Capitol to see the dress rehearsal for the Memorial Day Concert. It was good and a little less crowded than I imagine the real event is. Only Tom Hanks didn’t show up, but oh well, we still saw Ossie Davis, Charles Durning and Alison Kraus.
I still don’t have any strong leads for apartments, but just this morning I’ve arranged (or attempted to) at least two visits this week. One place is a little out of my price range, but it’s a 2-bedroom basement place on Cap. Hill, and the other’s a nice looking place in Columbia Heights on the 7th floor, so that’d mean light and a view… but no washer/dryer. 😛