Monday, February 15, 2010


Hello lovelies! Hope your Valentines Day was happy and chocolate-filled. Steve took me to a restaurant in Georgetown called Sea Catch, which looks out over the C&O Canal, and, according to its website, is one of Georgetown's best-kept secrets. They had a prix fixe menu (did I spell that right?) and I lived up to my true New England roots by ordering the lobstah for each course! First was a lobstah and corn chowdah, second was a lobstah ceviche and the main was a lobstah thermidor! So, so good! For desert, it was a chocolate mousse cake. Amazing.

Other random tidbits-

  • We watched Couples Retreat last night. have you seen it? Cute movie, I thought. It had some funny parts. I feel like it didn't get very good reviews when it came out, but it wasn't terrible!
  • Jill over at Peeptoe, Pumps and Pearls is having a lovely giveaway that benefits Scarlett Threads, a business that specializes in "unique products designed and produced by talented seamstresses in rural Asia." Go have a look at the site- the aprons are so beautiful!
  • I am hoping that my Albanian class will finally begin tomorrow. It was supposed to begin two weeks ago, but the snow canceled class both weeks. I even bought a new notebook! I totally love back to school supplies. I'm really excited about this too, I want to learn Majlinda's language!
  • I bought a bottle of Firefly sweet tea vodka on my way home Friday night and mixed it with lemonade. Gosh that stuff is good!
  • I really love the song "Where the Green Grass Grows" by Tim McGraw
  • Last night was the premiere for The Amazing Race. This is one of my favorite shows. Miss South Carolina, a la the Iraq, is a contestant this time. I think my early favorites are the grandmother/granddaughter, the father (baseball coach)/daughter and the lesbian couple. Are you watching?
  • I ordered an iphone on Friday! I used most of my tax refund to pay bills, so I treated myself to an iphone! Hurray! I've needed a new phone for a while, as mine is three years old (!!!) and really needed to be replaced. Do you have one? What apps are a must-have?
  • I am so depressed because I found out that one of my favorite restaurants in the world closed down over the weekend. It is a family favorite, and I am sad, because I never got a chance to take Steve there! It's in NH, and every time we were home, there just never seemed to be time, though I had mentioned it several times to him.
  • I'm thinking about hosting a giveaway soon. I enjoy them. Also, I know I mentioned this before, but I am still thinking of organizing a swap. Still want to play?
  • I came across at etsy shop (via twitter) that sells the most lovely dresses for weddings. Isn't this lovely? I think it is ideally a bridesmaid dress, but maybe I can wear it to one (or all!) of the six weddings that I have this year? I think I adore it.

What's new with you?


claire said...

Hi there
Thanks so much for joining in the colour swap.
Great blog by the way. See you next week when I've sorted partners!!!!

midnight macaroons said...

~I love Tim McGraw (he's a Louisiana boy) I have a thing for Southern men...married one.

~Congrats on your new phone. I haven't even started itemizing our taxes yet (I really shouldn't be blogging and working on that right now).

~I'm excited about your"giveaway." I have been blogging for an entire year and still haven't hosted a "giveaway" of my own. Perhaps it's time for me as well. Of course it must be tea related so I'll let you know when I do.

~I love the way you say lobstah and corn chowdah. It makes me want to jump on a plane and head to the East Coast. I was raised on the West Coast, I have a East Coast personality, but I live on the Gulf Coast. What's up with that? I love New England states.

~Six weddings!!! That's like that movie 21 dresses. I remember all my friends got married at the same time. Then everyone had babies at the same time. I went to 7 baby showers in one season. We haven't had children yet. I'm bucking the system (such a rebel).

Sew Scrumptious said...

Hello! Glad you want to join in my 'flowers' swap. Not silly question at all about the lavender bag. I was thinking of sachet type thing you put in a drawer but it could be any shape or size really. Depends how inspired people are feeling! Have seen lots of pretty heart ones recently. Am now following your blog too. x

Meg said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Valentine's Day! I spent the day shopping with my best friend in Annapolis, and we managed to get in a little bit of mischief in Sephora. I'd never stepped foot in one in my life and I'm thanking my lucky stars that store is an hour drive from my home... because holy cow! I'd be broke forever!

I'm going to be joining you in the getting-an-iPhone front soon; I've also had my cell phone for three years, almost four, and it's just time. The battery barely charges anymore. I have an iPod touch which is awesome and just like an iPhone... except for the actual phone part. Not sure what I'll be doing with my iTouch after I get the phone. Hmm.

Mzchef said...

That vodka sounds yum. Is it available in NH? I doubt it, we don't have anything good... just cheap....

Yum for Blobster!

Miss you, love you!

Mzchef said...

Ps, I love Green Grass Grows too!!

Jill said...

I'm glad you had a nice Valentine's Day! The dinner and dessert sound delicious.

Thanks for posting about my giveaway. Looking forward to your giveaway. They're so fun!