The past two days have been a whirl wind for me. It feels like this is the first time I’ve really been able to sit down and relax. I guess I’ll have to recap Monday for you since I was a little busy in D.C., going to my first summer class, and getting ready for my first day back interning to blog.
On Monday, my parents and I headed to D.C. to meet up with my cousin and her boyfriend that currently live in D.C. and my cousins who were visiting from Nairobi, Kenya with their insanely cute baby boy.
We all met at Tonic, in Foggy Bottom, and caught up over some delicious food while quickly kindling our obsession with the baby, Kanoa. I feel like I never get to be around babies anymore, but when I am, I love it. Besides the fact that they’re so little and soft and pudgy and cute, they’re a little human being that will be somebody one day. It’s weird to think about, but life is so precious and to see it at its its early stages is truly something special, something worthy of reflection.
This is my cousin’s husband, Matt, and Baby Kanoa.
Onto the food! I ordered the Baja Veggie Burger and a side salad with balsamic vinaigrette. This came with guacamole, onion, lettuce, and tomato on top. My mom and cousin Laura ordered the same thing, and boy were we happy! I can honestly say this was the best veggie burger I have ever had.
Here are some shots from lunch!
The restaurant was located in a rustic brick building that was previously an old-timey pharmacy. There were plenty of options on the menu, plenty of healthy options! The service was good and the prices were decent. I would definitely recommend it. Very metro accessible too!
Living in Northern VA, literally 20 minutes outside of D.C., you would think I would get to D.C. a lot, but I really don’t. I do love making the trip to D.C. anytime I have the opportunity though. There’s something about city life that just excites me. I snapped some pics of some colorful houses we were passing as we drove. I could see myself living in a city at some point, no doubt.
When we arrived home, I quick painted my nails with my new Essy “Mink Muffs” polish before I had to leave for my class. Of course as soon as I was sure my nails had dried and hardened, I got ready, and messed them up. Happens every time.
Since my class is 6:30-10:10 PM, that means I will be having to pack A LOT of snacks to keep me going. Here was my selection for the first class. I was just praying I wouldn’t get a professor that didn’t tolerate eating. That’s a professor that I wouldn’t be able to tolerate.
This is my first community college class experience and it was honestly just what I had expected. I will be taking Macroeconomics the first summer session and Microeconomics the second summer session. Hopefully I enjoy Econ, at least a little. It seems that everyone finds their hard business class that they can partially enjoy, and I have yet to find that in BIT or Accounting. Woops.
I am continuing my internship that I began Summer 2012. I’m at a residential and commercial leasing and management company and do a mixture of different tasks, really whatever they need done at the moment. It’s a lot of time indoors, 9 to 4 each day, and has helped me to understand the dynamics of an office environment and help me better understand what type of setting I want to work in when I graduate.
It seems as though majority of jobs out there are desk jobs, especially being a business major, and that’s terrifying to me. I’ve realized that that’s not really for me, as I love moving around and interacting with people. Also– not all, but majority of individuals with desk jobs get sucked into this health disaster of a routine. Wake up, go to work, have coffee, eat, sit, eat, sit, come home, eat, sit, sleep. Repeat. It truly scares me.
As stated by my Econ professor, America has the hardest workers in all the world, the greatest human capital. We pride ourselves on our work: getting up, being productive at work, and coming home feeling satisfied knowing we’ve worked hard for our money. Other countries (he used Africa, his homeland, as an example) have workers that simply change their physical location to be at work, but take naps, go out for 2-3 hour lunches, come back, maybe do a little work, and leave because the work day is then “over.” We are so consumed by our work in this country that our health becomes second priority. I definitely feel that that is a main contributing factor to the obesity epidemic in America, and that has to change.
Anyways, back to food, lol, got a little carried away there. Gotta love the corporate life. My lunch consisted of a grilled chicken sandwich w/ hummus, spinach, onions, and tomato on whole wheat bread, a spinach salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette, and an apple. I will be sure to snap a better, more inclusive pic next time. My apologies.
As you can see, I ate lunch at my desk today so I could start with my econ work. Doesn’t my summer sound like a blast so far?
Later, I had the new carrot cake Luna bar. It was super yummy, but possibly too sweet for my liking (surprising for me!).
When I got off work and came home, I read the mail (one of my favorite activities) and snacked on some hummus and crackers.
I don’t know if it’s the weather and this awful humidity or what, but I’ve been feeling really grimy lately. Anyone else? You know what that calls for…some face mask therapy! Face masks never fail to make me feel just a little bit better about everything. Yes, it has that much power.
I hope you guys are enjoying all of these lovely selfies.
Tomorrow is my free day (Wednesday) and I am ecstatic. Is it sad I already feel like this midweek break day is much needed? It better be just as nice as it was today. This girl needs to get her tan on, of course with proper SPF protection!
Chow for now!