My travels for work continue. This time we headed down to Williamsburg, VA. It was a decent drive, but the payoff was stopping at Pierce’s Bar-B-Que. That stuff was good!
My coworkers were kind enough to book it back up to MD on Friday afternoon so Andrew and I could see our final show of the year at the Kennedy Center.
I’ve been looking forward to seeing this show for a long time. We got there early and as we were leaving the parking garage we ended up running into our realtor, Rhonda. She was sitting much closer to us. This was one time that I was really wishing we had those orchestra seats. Before the show, the actor/musicians were jamming on stage and the audience in the orchestra section could walk on stage and get a real up close view of the performance!
After I took that picture, the usher yelled at me for taking pictures in the theater. Since it wasn’t during the actual show, I think it was probably alright. Andrew and I took our traditional pre-show selfie anyways.
Saturday we had a belated birthday party for Andrew. We held a beer bracket. Four categories, sixteen beers. Thanks to Betsy for the idea!
The winner was Ballast Point Sculpin IPA. Thanks to Ryan for the picture!
Besides beer there was some food. I made Jen R make a salad for me.
Jen came down from NJ! When she got here, I was making a pie-cake.
We had to leave the party early because it was the DCRG Deja Bruise (end-of-season party). Can you guess what the theme was? Also, apparently I’m a midget.
I was in charge of providing desserts. I made Jen M decorate a bajillion cupcakes for me.
Here’s the pie-cake iced and ready for evening. Not the most beautiful…but it’s a pie…inside a cake.
This was my second time making a pie-cake. It turned out much better this time.
Jen was a total trooper hanging out with the derby folks all evening. People really embraced the 80s theme. It was truly impressive.
The next morning was my team’s end-of-season party. It was the perfect day to be at the pool…so that’s what we did.
Jen got to try picking crabs for the first time. When in Maryland…
This was the award I made for my teammate, Menace to Sobriety. You can rotate each row to make different outfits.
I took off work on Monday and Jen and I headed into the city. The Building Museum has an interactive exhibit called “The Beach” right now. SO COOL.
It was outrageously fun. We were four feet deep in a giant ball pit.
Then, Monday night…the reason Jen was in town…TAYLOR SWIFT!
We got the crew back together for another concert.
Jen and I saw her together last time she was in DC.
Despite some technical difficulties, the show was AMAZING! It ended super-duper late though, and after getting trapped in the parking garage for 40 minutes after the show, I was exhausted.
This was one crazy weekend. So many fun things, so little time. Sleep is overrated. (Not true, I was ruined for the rest of the week from not enough sleep. Still, what a fun weekend.)