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How do you measure, measure a week?
I survived five packed days in Washington, D.C., with 87 middle schoolers, where’s my t-shirt? D.C. is the place of very long museum names. Here’s a list of all the places we visited:
National Museum of the US Army
Monuments & Memorials on the Mall
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
US Capitol Building (for a photo op in matching t-shirts)
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Inner Harbor Dinner Cruise
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Arlington National Cemetery
The White House
Thomas Jefferson Memorial (and cherry blossoms!)
Arts + Industries Building
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at sunset
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (the air & space museum near the airport; apparently the one in DC is closed through Fall 2022)
I’ll write a proper recap at some point soon; in the meantime, you can check out all my photos on Instagram and my Fitbit summary below.
Saturday was my 17th wedding anniversary (while I was in D.C. with our son my husband was holding down the fort here in Oakland with our daughter). I bought him Heather Havrilesky’s latest, Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage, because I too want to read it and it seemed like an appropriate prequel, if you will, to the book I bought him for Valentine’s Day (what can I say, I’m deeply committed to this relationship, for better or worse, ‘til death do us part and all that).
I wrote about our first wedding anniversary here and again about our 10th wedding anniversary here. Should I try to make a vegan version of our wedding cake to celebrate belatedly? On the other hand, I don’t know if I can top the Sixteen Candles/Oakland Sideshow inspired vegan strawberry cake I made for our 16th wedding anniversary last year.
If you’re in SF, let me know if you spot any of the alleged stop wearing vests flyers (never!).
I posed this question on Twitter and it got several interesting responses.
More to follow on that.
I am now caught up on all the shows I didn’t watch while in D.C. Like so many folks right now, I’m a little obsessed with Severance (work-life balance is, after all, something I write and podcast about) including the food (ranked here) and the role art, painting in particular, plays in the show. I’ve yet to read much about it (other than this Reddit thread), most recently intrigued by the discovery that not only is Irving a painter, but he uses oil paint on a seemingly unprimed wood panel?!? I’ll keep digging. Maybe I’ll have some findings for you by next week.