Sunday, May 26, 2013

BBQing fools

I love Memorial is the official start of the summer season to me...the BBQ grills are out in full force, flip flops everywhere and it's time to start living outside again!

and this year, J and I planned our first get-together add that to the list of reasons it was a great day!

we had about 8 friends over...and somehow again, I got wrapped up in the fun of the day, and forgot to take more photos!  but we did grill...LOTS of food...and we ventured down to the boardwalk with the group!

BBQ success!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

the best pancake in the world.

not kidding.  the BEST pancake I've ever had- aside from my Dad's Sunday morning pancakes of course :)

we had brunch at Golden West Cafe in my new neighborhood of Hamden...I've eaten there a bunch of times, and somehow this menu item never jumped out at me...but oh. my. food.  zucchini scallion pancakes with honey butter sauce...

it was almost an afterthought, we had ordered our dishes and just threw the pancake in for good measure...

so glad we did.

of course, I didn't even think to take a photo before we ate it all...there was no time!

playing tourist

I've lived in Baltimore for...almost 9 years now...and there are still some places I've never gone...

so now that I have a fresh set of (super cute) eyes to take around with's been really fun playing tourist in the city I've lived in for so long.

so this weekend, along with *officially* getting the keys to my apartment, having celebratory champagne and chinese food on the first night there, we also went to the Baltimore Aquarium and Zoo!

here are a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend!

Friday we had lunch at Little Havana

and then headed to the Aquarium, hoping to see the Dolphin show!

we found the dolphins! 

and of course it wouldn't be complete without a silly faced photo session...

and then on Saturday we went to the Zoo!

and celebrated all the new and happy things in life with the bottle of champagne Bonnie & Andy got me for finishing my Art degree...I had saved it for the perfect special occasion. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

more new apartment photos!

move-in is officially in t-minus 1 day! 

but here are a few more photos before I clutter it up with all my stuff!

a closet that might even be too big for my clothes!  maybe not the shoes though...

and washer and dryer...right outside the closet!

view from the bedroom/loft into the rest of the apartment

view from the rest of the apartment towards the loft


kitchen :)


and this little hiding place to store my Jen :D

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

all aboard the onion train!

no matter how many times I go to a hibachi restaurant...I always get a kick out of the onion choo-choo the chef makes...after the big whosh of fire that I swear singes off my eye brows...every time! 

I could eat there at least once a week...I'd go broke of course, but it would be deliciously worth it!

so glad that J is a good eater...and loves food as much as I do!  so we are continuing on our food tour of Baltimore...with dinner at Kobe :D

authentic Japanese beer...from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

a new apartment...and ice cream

it's past my "official" move-in date...but lucky for me, I've been granted access to my wait for deliveries like my new couch (a pull-out sofa bed...hooray, guests!) and start slowly moving some things in...

it's weird to think I'll actually live here in just a few weeks time!

and then a visit from J complete with ice cream...not a bad day :D


Sunday, May 05, 2013

when one of your oldest friends is getting married

you get dressed up in toilet paper and don't care :)

Amanda and I have been friends since Kindergarten...we used to roller skate in her basement, and we stayed friends through middle and high college we would always drive between Virginia and South Carolina to visit and during every break we'd meet back up in New Jersey to have Sex & the City marathons, dinners drinks...days in the city...and after all of that, we ended up living about an hour apart. 

so of course I was thrilled to learn her and Bob were getting married after 10 years together...and was obviously honored to don a fabulous toilet paper wedding dress at her shower today.

 great friends are hard to keep the ones that are important!!  love you Pan!!  Can't wait for the wedding in June!