Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
From my reserach:
Trafalgar Square is a square in central London, England. With its position in the heart of London, it is a tourist attraction, and one of the most famous squares in the United Kingdom and the world. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. Statues and sculptures are on display in the square, including a fourth plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used as a location for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year's Eve in London.Did you know that Nelson's Column is where all distances to London are measured from? Well, now you do! Climbing that thing was a B*TCH. I'm sure Hannah had a great time pushing me up by the butt as I try my darndest to even get a hand up to the top, much less climb up monkey style and embarass myself.
Nelson's Column was built between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton at a cost of £47,000. The sandstone statue of Nelson is by E. H. Baily and the four bronze lions on the base, added in 1867, were designed by Sir Edwin Landseer.
The sculptor of the four lions on Trafalgar Square had never even seen a lion when he cast the statues. He used his dog and a cat as the models for the statues. That is why the lion has his tongue out, much like a dog!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Hello future roomie!
Short version: Looking for a responsible female roommate ages 22-32 willing to split a $1600-2300 (with utilities and parking) 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment. Me: 28 female responsible adult who works in the city as a Consultant. I currently live in Pentagon City so I’d like to stay somewhat in the area. Oh and my lease is up April 28-May 1stish timeframe, so I’d need to find a place to live within that timeframe. I’d like to sign a year lease as well.
Longer version: Me: I’ve been scouring Craigslist with no avail for the perfect roomie situation. I am looking for a 2 bedroom/2bath situation (in no way referencing Jersey Shore) in either a current apartment or a perfect spot found with a new roomie. I want to stay in the Pentagon City/Crystal City location within walking distance to the metro, or I am willing to live in a building with a shuttle to the CC/Pentagon City/Pentagon metro stations. I also have a car so parking is a must. I am clean and will keep the common areas clean as well. I’d even spring for a maid! (oh the luxuries in life). I am moving from my own studio so I have everything needed for an apartment (except for a big comfortable couch, double points if you have one! And a nice big TV is TRIPLE points!) but I am looking to cut down on my costs and find the ideal roommate. I am 28 (yet somehow 24 at heart) and like to watch girlie movies, trashy tv, and read a good book here and there. I like exploring the city since I’ve only been here for about a year. I run and go to the gym so that I can indulge in beer/wine/ice cream whenever I choose. I really like HHs and Sunday brunch too. You: A fun loving female who is also looking for a fantastic roommate. Clean and neat who likes to cook and drink. You should be social and have your own friends but enjoy drinking an occasional boxed wine on the couch.
Caveats: NO pets. I love them but my allergies do not :/ And I have an out of town boyfriend that visits every other weekend, give or take (bonus that means I’ll be gone on the off weekends!). Oh, and I’m looking for a roommate, not someone who just simply holes up in their room and only comes out to pay the rent on the 1st of the month.
If this ad looks interesting, please email me back with a little about yourself/situation/and where you live or would like to live. In order to get to know each other better, I’ve included some fun questions to answer if you’re interested. Choose to answer all or none, my feelings won’t be hurt.Questions:
It is 8:00PM on a Saturday, what are you drinking/listening to/watching? How do you feel about small social gatherings at the apartment? It is December 17th. What does our apartment look like? Is there a Christmas tree? Lights? Mistletoe? Do you like posters on the wall? Or framed pictures? Name three things in your refrigerator. You are invited to an 80s party. What are you wearing?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
On the subject of Peter Pan, I googled a bit of information:
Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860–1937). A mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, pirates, and (from time to time) meeting ordinary children from the world outside.
Peter Pan became Barrie's best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them. Who knew?!?! (Now you do!)
Barrie died of pneumonia on June 19, 1937 and is buried at Kirriemuir next to his parents and two of his siblings. He left the bulk of his estate (excluding the Peter Pan works, which he had given to Great Ormond Street Hospital) to his secretary Cynthia Asquith.
There's a really fun Peter Pan statue in Hype park in London that Hannah and I just happened to pass (okay, okay, we diligently searched it out!).
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It was actually really rewarding to cheer them on. It was a pretty small race (like under 2,000 people) and it was pretty basic, so no frills. We stood by the first bend in the road by the water and everyone seemed to be doing pretty well. By the 11th mile (we changed spots 3 different times on the course) they had to run up this ridic hill and you could just see how much they are hurting. Hell, you would have been able to hear me complaining from the bottom of the hill. And just seeing them smile when you were calling "FREE HIGH FIVES...GET THEM WHILE THEY'RE HOT" and most of them ran to the side of the street and gave us high fives. Afterwards when we were picking up our friends from the beer tent everyone was saying thank you to us for cheering and that it was really great we were out there and that they really needed it. Wow, that was awesome! Now I'm going to have to remember to say muster a thank you out while I'm running and passing cheerers!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Hi my name is Amber and I'm an addict....
...but I am 3 days sober.