Hello lovely readers! I kinda-sorta took a hiatus, but unintentionally. I should be able to get back into this whole blogging routine now. But first, let’s talk about this past weekend, which was awesome.
The best plans are spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment plans. Early last week, my dear friend Jordan (who I’m sure I’ve talked about before on here) called me and said Plain White T’s–yes, the ‘Hey There Delilah’ guys–were playing at the 9:30 Club in DC, tickets are very reasonable, and she wanted a concert buddy. So I planned to go down to DC and go with her.
Little did I know our weekend would turn into much more than attending a concert!
I wasn’t sure how I felt about navigating through DC’s highways and such, even with GPS and OnStar, so I used Amtrak instead. It was my first time using the American train system, and I didn’t really have any complaints. I was well prepared, thanks to all my train experience in London. Jordan and her mom picked me up at the Alexandria train station on Sunday, and our adventure began from there.
We spent the afternoon relaxing and catching up from the last few weeks before going to an event later in the evening. The Citi Open tennis tournament started last week, and Sunday night was the Players’ Party at the W Washington Hotel in the city. I’m not exactly sure how Jordan got the invite for it, but she did, and she took me as her guest. We got to dress up all fancy and mix and mingle with all sorts of people: other guests, local media people (some of whom Jordan knew through her work), and ATP/WTA tennis players and their coaches. We ran into Jordan’s friend Joel, who had a really cool English friend named Pete with him. Hanging out with them was entertaining in itself!
|photo courtesy of revamp.com|
One of my favorite tennis players is Melanie Oudin. She made a great run at the 2009 U.S. Open, and I’m excited to see her in this year’s tournament. I saw her at the Players’ Party and got to say hello! She’s also from my hometown in Georgia, so it was really neat to have that connection with her. She was a total sweetheart, too…must be the Georgia girl in her! 🙂
|(photo is Jordan’s but that’s us!)|
We saw several other players mingling with the guests, but one big guy in particular caught our eyes…this man right here…
|(also Jordan’s pic but OMG LOOK)|
|my wonderful turkey burger with provolone and avocado!|