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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Boo!  Or should I say hello :)  I hope this find you all well...its finds me very tired (it's been a fun, but long and tiring week!)

As I've gotten older, Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays...and it seems to be a long lasting celebration!  This year, we kicked off the festivities on Tuesday night in DuPont Circle for the annual High Heel Race!  Every Tuesday before Halloween, people gather to watch this race where guys wear high heels (at least 2 inches tall) and race a quarter mile down 17th Street.  It was super crowded, but we had a good time nonetheless.  We actually met Amy before for dinner and drinks, and then took her sister Meghan our afterwards for her birthday. 

Amy and Bon Qui-Qui after the High Heel Race.

The High Heel Race on 17th Street...the winner ran fassst!

The High Heel Race wasn't the only race we were involved with this week though, because this weekend we headed off to the Men's Health Urbanathalon in New York City (no high heels involved!)  This is actually the same race that Seth and I ran two years ago in Chicago.  So on Friday, Seth, Brooke, her boyfriend Matt, and I hopped in the car and headed to NYC for a Halloween race weekend.  After picking up our race packet and getting some food, we headed to the hotel for some zzz's and rested up for the race.  As for the race, it's a 9.5 mile course with obstacles every mile or so (tires, wall climbs, monkey bars, etc...)  It went really well (minus the rain and cool temps), but at the very end, a huge gust of wind came through and blew over the finish line (which was being held up by huge metal poles) that fell on top of a woman!  It was literally about 50 feet away from me and about 30 seconds after we crossed the finish line, so we were lucky it missed us...because it knocked out the lady it hit and she was gushing I sure hope she was OK!  On a more positive note though, the race was fun and we even got a medal for finishing :)

Stretching before the race...good thing!

The finish line: climbed under cars, over buses, and jumped a wall!

One of the obstacles: the stairs at the Mets stadium.
After from the race, we did have a weekend in New York to conquer, so we got some rest and prepared for a fun night!  Amy, her sister Meghan, and her friend Jade all came up on Saturday and met us for a night of Halloween mayhem :)  As you will see below, we had a wonderful night: dinner, a piano bar, and dancing!  It doesn't matter how many times I've been to New York, I am always amazed...and sure am glad we live close enough to be able to make it up there as often as we do :)  But enough talking about it, how about you just see for yourself.

Seth and I all dressed up :)

The Big Bad Wolfe, Little Red Riding Hood, & Brooke.

Amy, Jade, and Meghan at Breeze (our standby dinner!)

Amy singing "Bugle Boy" at the piano bar.
Well, I think that's about all she wrote...and I'm pooped so I know that's all I wrote :)  Time to walk Miss Honeychild and head to bed...until the next time - xo!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Clients, and Lawyers, and Judges, Oh My!

Hey everyone!  Hope all is well with you...this past week has been pretty busy with the whole law school thing for me...especially after trying to settle in from Jamaica :)

This week, we hosted our Jurist in Residence Program (it's a week long event where we invite a judge from the the U.S. Court of Appeals to come and visit with students).  As part of my role as a Dean's Fellow, we helped organize the lunch/dinner with our visiting Judge (this year it was Judge Wynn of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals).  The events went off great and I enjoyed getting to know yet another Federal Judge :) 

With schoolwork behind me (sort of) for the week, I got up on Saturday morning for an event that Judge Cordero (the Judge I am working for this semester) was participating in.  She did a good job (of course!), and then I met my girlfriend Emily for lunch and shopping before heading home to get ready for Cocktail Club!

This is what I came home to...someone had a lil' accident!

What is Cocktail Club you say?  Well, I stole the idea from my sister Marissa, and basically everyone comes up with their own drink recipe, brings the necessary supplies, and we taste/vote on a winner - so much fun!  We hosted the first (of what we hope to be many) Cocktail Clubs, and I got to show off my Betty Crocker skills :)  Although it was a close call, my recipe lost in a drink off with Matt's (Brooke's boyfriend) he got the Cocktail Club Cup (it's a decorated cocktail glass/trophy that travels with the winner until the next time). 

Brooke and Matt: the winners of Cocktail Club.

After Cocktail Club, Seth, Brooke, Matt, and I all headed to Marakoff's Haunted Forest (we went there last year) for some haunted fun :)  Got home late, but got up in time to enjoy a busy but productive Sunday!  As you can see below, some of our day was spent playing with Miss Honey Child :)  We sure do love her, and are glad she is a part of our happy family :) 

Little Red Riding Honey :)

Honey got a bath with her special shampoo!
Well, not much else more to share (and not much more energy to share it!), but Seth and I went over our upcoming week (and next several weeks) and there is much more coming up to share :)  Until then, much love! 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Jahmeyka Mahn

Yah mahn, I'm writing you from Runaway Bay, Jamaica...or I mean Jahmeyka.  No problems here mahn :)

OK, enough silly talk.  For those who didn't know, Seth and I flew to Jamaica for a long weekend/belated honeymoon/mid-semester vacay...and it was much needed!  It's been a busy semester so far, so we both needed a break...and because I'm OCD and always on the go, I have to literally leave home to actually relax, so it was off to Jamaica we went!

We got in on Thursday morning and have been enjoying the food, sun, and people so much!  We booked our trip as a travel deal I found online.  It was kind of a pain to get booked (a.k.a. we were originally supposed to go to the Bahamas), but it worked out well :)  We are staying at Club Ambiance in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.  It's an all inclusive resort, so we don't have to leave or spend extra money on food or drink...and we have totally been taking full advantage :)  Other than eating, drinking, and being merry, we've pretty much just been relaxing by the bay/pool and catching up on crazy adventures for us this trip :)  I am a little sad we have to leave tomorrow (the people here are so relaxed, I kind of want to stay!), but we are missing Honey Child and have a busy/exciting next couple of months to look forward to, so all is well!

Seth at our welcome dinner - yummm!

The view from our room.

The Entertainment Center in the courtyard.

Coconut Bar and the courtyard.

Me soaking up the sun.

Runaway Bay :)

Legends Bar is legendary!

The bay was beautiful and makes me want to move here :)
 As you can see, the trip has been a blast, and we just won the trivia contest, so that means we get a going away prize at 9:00 tonight :)  Guess I better go rest up and enjoy my last bit of time here...much more to come next week!  Until then remember: "one love, one life, let's get together and it'll be alright!" :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Family Frenzy

Hiya my dears!  So this weekend was fun...and I sort of reverted back to being a little boy :)  But first things first.

The week got off to a good start with a Tuesday night birthday celebration at Guapo's for Emily's birthday.  Then, on Friday, after a typical (and long) week of work and school, Seth and I had our Friday night date night :)  This week, we used a Groupon and went see a comedy show at Riot Act (DC's newest comedy club).  I knew the night was going to be great when, at dinner, the chef messed up our order, and we got a free pizza to take home with us :)  The show was funny and we even ran into some people from school (DC is actually a freakishly small town after you've lived here a while). 

Cellphone pic of my cousin (Jose) and Lil' Grandpa :)
Feliz Cumpleanos Emily :)
Mista Seth at Riot Act pre-show.
Now, as for me being a kid, this weekend Seth and I planned a trip down to the 'Burg to see Mom and Dad...and most importantly, to make a trip to the Pumpkin Patch :)  I hadn't been since I was a little kid, so I figured it might be fun to get away from the rigors of law school and retreat into being a toddler :)  It was actually really fun!  We went and got some yummy food, enjoyed the pig races (oh yeah!), and picked some pretty pumpkins (after riding the hay tractor to pick them of course!).  Although we had already had a long day, Mom (quite the party animal) wanted to go to the movies, so we went to see "The Ides of March"...and it was actually so good that I didn't fall asleep (which is rare for me these days!). 

Dad, Mom, & Seth outside the hay barn (equipped with rope swing).

 This morning, we got up and (after showing Mom how to use her new computer) headed to Dad's to paint our pumpkins.  To end our trip, we made our typical lunch stop via La Pizzeria and headed home with bags of goodies and some nicely decorated pumpkins to adorn our apartment.

Mom & Honey Child playing :)

The Pumpkin Painters hard at work.

Seth was tuckered out from all that painting.
Well, it's about that time again...but luckily we don't have to cook dinner tonight, because Dad sent us home some pre-made BBQ pork :)  So, I'm gonna go grab some din din, but much more to come next week...including a Blog post...from Jamaica :) 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Busy is, as Busy Does

Hey there!  Hope this finds you well :)  I definitely have the Sunday night blues...can't we have just one more day!?!?  Guess that's a no...oh well :)

Anyway, this has been a busy week, but what else is new!  Things are looking good on the job hunt, so hopefully all of this work will pay off soon with a job offer, so cross your fingers (and toes, eyes, and anything else that can be crossed!).

Other than school, not much else exciting happened during the week.  I had originally wanted to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure (here in DC) but unfortunately my schedule kinda put a kink in it...but I was lucky enough to capture some of their tents on our campus :)

Pink Tents on Main Campus

This weekend, Seth and I packed up and headed to New York. I had a conference for the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association that I had to attend on behalf of my school (I'm the ABA Representative), so I was cooped up in New York Law School all day...but at least Mista Seth got to have some fun exploring the city (see below).  We were actually there less than 24 hours (thanks to our failed attempt at taking back roads), but it was still fun...especially since my school paid for it ;)

Downtown NYC

Seth paid a visit to MoMA.
Well, nothing else much more to share tonight (plus, I gotta get back to "Housewives"), so I will sign out for now, but much love until the next time :)