Mostly for wine.
Remember that blog I had where I told you about races in the area and showed you pictures?
Yeah me either apparently.
Today I did the Race for Chocolate in Williamsburg. It was their inaugural year, so there were a few hiccups. Hiccup numero uno was they only had one table for packet pick up….big problem. People were lined up and circled around trying to get inside the building. Because of this they had to delay the start of the races. Not a huge problem, just a little annoying.
Santa led all of the races, so that was pretty snazzy.
The course was really pretty. It went down a back road with little farms, and dried up corn stalks…and wineries.
After the race was when the wine and chocolate were involved. Unfortunately I didn’t get either. Both lines were super long. They only had, from what I could tell, two people at the wine tasting. The line for the chocolate was just too long and I was cold. Soooo, I went into Williamsburg and got a sandwich from the Cheese Shop, life is hard. If you go to the Cheese Shop and don’t get some of their House Dressing, I don’t think we can be friends.
It was a pretty perfect day in Williamsburg, so I enjoyed my sandwich and coffee al fresco. I even had my own private acoustic guitar concert. So, maybe it wasn’t just for me…but I can think it was!
Some prankster called Ninja Art added these minions to the trees in Merchants Square. They were so cute! The artist(s) took googly eyes and Sharpie to draw on lemons to make them look like minions. Pretty smart eh?
So there’s my Saturday morning in a nutshell. How was yours?
Or maybe not…but I was in the same place at the same time! This weekend we went to DC for a little culture and a little socializing and maybe a few drinks.
On Saturday, I got up and went on a walk/run to the President’s house, tried stopped by and paid my regards. But those jerks at the front gates would not just take my word that I was a close personal friend of the Prez.
We stopped by a bar on our first night called The Big Hunt. It was pretty eclectic, including the fuzzy chandeliers, and president masks on a wall.
We went to three Smithsonian Museum’s, which I love. We saw the First Lady exhibit, the Hope Diamond, and The Star Spangled Banner. I hadn’t seen it before and it was pretty awe-inspiring.
Our hotel had an Illy’s Coffee below it. I may never be able to drink any other coffee ever again. Okay, well that’s not true, but it’ll be begrudgingly.
Oh and Batman was there too.
Today is an exciting Friday indeed! I get to see these lovely people…
“Looks like a big ol’ beach…”
Mi madre y padre!
2) One of the first graders wore his pants entirely backwards for the whole day yesterday. A little Kriss Kross action for ya!
3) It has finally decided to be fall in Virginia Beach. I am a major fan of this.
4) I think this is pretty spot on
5) I have also discovered a new snacky type love. Pirate’s Booty. I know I’m late to the game here, but yum! If anyone wants to send me a few bags…I’m okay with that. It’s a snack food, trust me!
Not much, except I’ve been very busy. Seriously. I apologize for my disappearing acts, and will try to do better, buuuuttt….
So, I got flowers. If you want one way to make all the teachers of your school jealous, get flowers.
So we already know my best friend is amazing. Even though she lives on the West Coast she still managed to get me an awesome birthday present that includes bacon. Bacon Rice Krispy Treat anyone?
I also attended a wedding this past weekend. It was beautiful with good food, good drinks, and good people. Congratulations Clay and Charlotte!
Today when asking how much a dime was worth a student answered, “Ten diamonds!” I am going to have that kid as a friend forever! Never learn how much a real dime is worth!
Hello there! It’s been a busy couple of days. My birthday was on Monday and we spent it at Busch Gardens, literally until it closed. It’s pretty fun riding roller coasters at night. Just sayin’.
I did indeed get some birthday cake and shared it with some pretty cool individuals that also had August bday dates.
I also got beautiful flowers…
And some pretty spiffy kicks.
Oh and a new headband. I think they will be all the rage for the fall season.
In unrelated news, I made my own ice cream bars. I saw a recipe on Pinterest and was pretty sure I could pull it off.
8oz Chobani key lime yogurt
Leftover lemon verbena whipped cream (about a cup?)
5 sheets of graham crackers
8×8 baking pan
Break graham crackers into two and lay 5 on the bottom of a foil lined baking pan. Mix together yogurt and whipped cream. Pour on top of graham crackers. Place remaining graham crackers on top. Put in freezer for at least 4 hrs or until yogurt mix has hardened. When ready to enjoy, just cut into squares!
According to my iPhone that is.
This is so true!
Yesterday we went out to dinner at Terrapin. They have an awesome deal on Wednesday’s. You get fried chicken, mac n cheese, a veggie, aaaaannd a glass of Pinot Noir for $20! It’s amazing and so much food!!
Bond has not concept of personal space. All space is his space, as it was pointed out to me…
I am loving Panic at the Disco’s new song Miss Jackson. Seriously, I’ve been listening to it on repeat.
But I do wonder what the deal is with artists using “Miss Jackson” in their songs.
Yesterday I ran on the treadmill for, wait for it, 30 mins without stopping or walking. Who’s impressive? Right, right? Hey it’s all about the little victories.
Another little victory? I made these chicken tenders and they were delicious. Really they were and they even came out crunchy, which is an issue when making baked breaded things. By the by How Sweet It Is is one of my favorite food recipe blogs.
1) Last night we went out for a Bday dinner and went to Rudee’s. This is the same place that has the glider tables. It’s pretty spectacular and I highly recommend it.
Our waitress spelled her name the correct way too.
2) Today one of my student’s told me she didn’t stand during the Pledge of Alliegance because her eardrum was buzzing. She then proceeded to tell me it was buzzy because a mosquito was in there.
We went to the nurse, checked both ears…no mosquito.
3) If this doesn’t at least make you smile a little…you are dead inside
How to Dance Properly Daft Punk
Dance moves and clothing styles were so much better in the 70′s.
4)Damn! Instead of my HIIT workout today I should of Prancercised!
5) One of my student’s told me today that she wants a curly wig…just like mine…
This ain’t a wig kid.
As you can see, I’ve been über excited about my hair from a very young age.
Oh yes, I am…
That just happened and it was worth every calorie. I then proceeded to run for a half hour and walk to the grocery store. I think it all balanced out. Right?
What else am I lovin’ right now? A little J. Timberlake.
He was absolutely hilarious on SNL this past weekend. He should really be a regular cast member. That’s totally doable, right? Anywho. He is on Jimmy Fallon every night this week. Last night, he brought sexy back.