Wednesday, April 21, 2010

P - H- I - To the M - U

Tell me what it spells, what it spells, PHI MU!

Ahhh you can take the girl out of Phi Mu but you can't take the Phi Mu out of the girl. Let me just say how much I love this sorority. Dude, you just don't even understand. No, for seriously, you don't. I got this job because of Phi Mu, I met 2 sisters in London because of this sorority, I just moved to a new city and already have new friends left and right and invitations to go drink with their friends. Seriously the best decision of my life to join Phi Mu. I love it that you can meet a new group of girls and automatically have this insane innate bond with them immediately.

I went to a happy hour with the DC alum chapter and met some really great girls tonight. I was talking to one sister and she said one of her sisters is now working for my company in Belgium...hello! I'm going to email her tomorrow...how do I work overseas for this company??? WHOA! Just met another sister's big and had no idea that they knew each other. Crazy small world :)

As my new friend's fb status sums it up the best, "We're the best, it's no lie. We'll be sisters till we die. Saw the rest, picked the best. Phi Mu all the way HEY!!! Phi Mu Alum hotness fo sho :)"

I just cannot tell you the amount of amazing girls I have met in the past 7 years, it is phenomenal!!!! p.s.- damn, I can't believe its been 7 years already:)

And on a side note, we went to Liberty Tavern in Clarendon last night for our happy hour. I took one look when I came inside and was like "WAIT, I've been drunk ogeling boys in that back corner with Hannah before. Man, things look different in the daylight!" I thought it was funny at least.

Monday, April 19, 2010

This Day in History v.9

Thank you Haleigh for pointing our location out

Two years ago I went to Pula, Croatia with Chris, Maura, and Haleigh. You can't beat a $40 flight to another country! We spent a beautiful long weekend living in paradise. At the time Pula was not on the Euro so we had a fun time making it rain with Kuna, the official currency of the country.

While we couldn't actually lay out on the beach, (who knew all the beaches there were rocky? Stubbely rock daggers stabbing you in the back are not fun!) we did enjoy lots of fun in the sun! We even stuck our hands in the Adriatic Sea but it was way too cold in April to get in. Chris and I got sunburned pretty badly...suprise, suprise there, but we all enjoyed lots of drinking out on our deck. You really couldn't have asked for a better hostel! We had no idea when we booked it that it was simply someone's upstairs in her villa. She picked us up from the airport, gave us a few suggestions, and sent us on our merry way. I think the best part of this vacation was that no one in Croatia really spoke English and it was very funny to use chirades to get your point across. It actually felt like we were on a true vacation :)

Our hostel that we stayed at...yes, this is a hostel!

Kuna Kuna, Kuna, it was like play money! I spent 69p for a 6 pack of beer....its like 69 cents for a 6 pack! holy cow!

Group shot on our patio

Putting our hands in the Adriatic Sea

Playing on some old cannons.

Everyone likes to play with weird art/statues.

A restaurant we stopped at for dinner. No one spoke English so we just pointed to something and hoped for the best!

The harbor with lots of boats. Beautiful sight.

Me on the rocks. Like a fine drink!

Ahhhh what a vacation! This is the life :)

We found the 6th largest ampitheater. This is one of the best preserved amphitheatres from antiquity and is still in use today during summer film festivals.


Still hard to believe that these buildings and artifacts have been around for ages!

Me feeling teeny tiny in front of a biiiiiig building! This is the Temple of Augustus, a well-preserved Roman temple. It was dedicated to the first Roman emperor, Augustus, and was probably built during the emperor's lifetime at some point between 2 BC and his death in AD 14.

This is the Arch of the Sergii. The arch commemorates three brothers of the Sergii family, specifically Lucius Sergius Lepidus, a tribune serving in the twenty-ninth legion that participated in the Battle of Actium and disbanded in 27 BC. The arch stood behind the original naval gate of the early Roman colony. The Sergii were a powerful family of officials in the colony and retained their power for centuries.

Rrrrrraaaaawwwwww I'm going to eat you! No, not really but it made a good photo op.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Fabulous Life of...

I am going to *attempt* to summarize the past two weeks. Breathe in, breathe out...here we go!

Ok, so the job...its going well. So what do I do? Good question. Still not 100% sure, but I am creating web based training for a government organization. Nothing that exciting to report other than I am in love with the coffee machine at work. 15 different choices of individually brewed coffees!

So I work with big ballers. LITERALLY. I went to a work happy hour and had to excuse myself to go home...at 11 pm at night. Yes, the happy hour that started at 5 went well after 11pm. Thankfully in a moment of clarity I forced myself to go home at 11 before I could have made a fool of myself. I had 3 big beers, 3 shots, and two bottled beers. My tab for the night...$6...and that's why I say I work with big ballers. Talk about making it rain! While the rest of the people and party continued off to another bar I walked my happy ass to my baby tiny apartment to sleep it off. And then Friday I went to a work happy hour (do you sense a theme here?) at a place called Bar Louie in Chinatown. This happy hour was sponsored by the Human Capital Analyst program, so think free apps and a free bar tab for 2 hours. Cha-ching! So I did some mingling and some drinking and met some cool people but then also met some typical douchebag assholes. Surprise surprise. So after 3 Guinness' it was time to go. Best quote of the night said to me, "You're like straight out of Legally Blonde." I'm just going to take that as a compliment and keep on. My company gives you an orientation buddy to help you integrate into the company and do stuff like that. Thankfully Nathan was also going that night so I didn't have to walk in and not know anyone and he introduced me to a lot of new people. Later Nathan invited me out with his friends that night since I didn't have any big plans for the night, and it was after all a Friday and who can sit home on a Friday? So I went out with him and some friends out in Chinatown to a place called Passenger and then some other place with pool tables. We randomly met the bar owner and he was pretty fun. It's called Passenger because it has this back room that looks like the inside of a train car...hence, passenger. It was even complete with a super cool super secret room in the back to which we didn't gain entrance. Everyone coming out of the room had a smile on their face so we were curious what was going on. Overall consensus was that they were doing lines of coke back there. Hey, it could happen...this is DC. Total cost of my night: $15. The night was capped off with some creepy drunk people in the tube singing show tunes. Oh I think I'm going to like this town...

Random thoughts on my new life:
~Outside my apartment in the hallway sounds like the tornado in Wizard of Oz (only downside of living in a highrise apartment)
~I don't ever drive my car so the other day when I went down to the garage to get it, it took me like 10 minutes to find it.
~My biggest fear is falling down the metro stairs at Rosslyn. Shit.
~My work building has AMAZING views of the city.
~I had a delightful red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting from Georgetown Cupcake and I can't stop thinking about it or the other choices of flavors.
~I keep hearing people talk about this running/bike trail that is near my house that goes all the way to the national mall and I can't wait to find it.
~I really, really, really miss my puppy.
~One plus of having a studio apartment is that its so quick to clean.
~I can't wait to see what this new adventure brings...!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Well I have found it. And its beautiful. It's HEAVEN. I have found my mecca. What/where is it you ask? Well, its my 4th floor deli at work. UM, WHAT? I can just see the wheels turning in your head. Well, its my mecca because its filled with BEAUTIFUL BOYS!!!!!!!!!! PHEW. Wow! DAYUM. I'm beginning to think that I am right where I need to be! Work crush? How about you multiply that by at least x100 and that's where I'm at right now. Hello professional beautiful looking boys.


Well that is all for right now. I will post later about the move/job/life etc but I'm just too tired right now. That and my stolen internet is being kind of shoddy. Bastards.