food makes everything better.

i know all i do is blog about food, but after a particularly disappointing and difficult day yesterday, i am confident that food really does make everything better. we stopped by 2amy’s for some of our favorite rice balls (and succumbed to some pizza and olives, too) late yesterday afternoon. and for a little while, everything was better.
also, 2amy’s has fresh flowers in the windows beside the tables. i got to sit next to them. flowers also make everything better.

rockstar giveaway!

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ted’s bulletin on capitol hill.

^^^^^ they show old black and white movies in the dining room!

this record breaking heat in d.c. has been killing my soul just a little.
just kidding. it’s not that dramatic.
but it has caused me to lose my appetite.
so last night we took a break from all the car and house hunting so we wouldn’t kill each other and grabbed some much needed food at the newly opened ted’s bulletin on capitol hill. because of the heat, we just ordered a bunch of dinner sides + dessert + a milkshake.
this place is awesome! not only is the decor absolutely wonderful, but you can watch the pastry chef in the front make homemade pop tarts and watch old black and white movies while eating! we also really liked the food too! (don’t think i’ve had better vegetable minestrone.) we’ll be back!

stress.

the last few days have been really stressful.

we’re currently car shopping and apartment shopping without a car.
gotta love zipcar, right? and getting used to the metro. and walking in 100 degree heat.
did i mention i can’t sleep anymore either?
icing on the cake, really.
hope your thursday is going much better than my thursday!

our blue tongue bully.

this dog has discovered and fully embraced his mischievous side.
on friday, he got into a tote bag of groceries that hadn’t been put in the fridge yet (this was my fault, for leaving the tote bag on the sofa.) he consumed 1 large red pepper (including the stem and seeds), 1 carton of blueberries, 1 carton of raspberries and 1 peach. he left NOTHING behind but a very clean peach pit. (and i was really looking forward to that peach.) p.s. yes, i know this was very bad for him to eat. and yes, i am glad we didn’t buy grapes on this outing.
then on saturday, he tore up a filing cabinet where a blue sharpie marker was hiding. we came home to paper everywhere and our bulldog sporting a blue tongue and blue ink stained leg to prove he was guilty. (fortunately, it made for a really good laugh- that first time he stuck his tongue out and we saw the ink. thank goodness he makes everything so cute.)
and then he ate 5 apricots last night. (they were up high on the table and he still got them.) i feel like such a failure sometimes with him. the messes he makes! the things he gets into! aren’t bulldogs supposed to be mellow?!