Waterfalls and footballs

This weekend I headed up to a long-planned and long-awaited long weekend with Dan in New York. After a relaxing day and night in Syracuse of bowling and drinks with his friends, we headed up to Niagara Falls on Saturday. We stopped on the American side first to see the falls from that side (American, Bridal, Horseshoe), and to ride the Maid of the Mist, the boat that takes you right out to the falls amidst the roaring sound of the water, the giant rainbows, and watery sprays of mist that fell on top of our plastic ponchos.

Then we headed to the Canadian side and walked around the casino and some shops before having dinner at The Keg, a well-known steakhouse. We literally ran back a half mile to the hotel after the dinner (full of steak, shrimp, and mashed potatoes) to watch the LSU-Florida football game. We made it back breathless and cold, but we had only missed 30 seconds and one play.We ended up warming up in this huge jacuzzi tub in our room (yeah upgrade!).

Read more

Apartment search is over

…finally! I was starting to freak out, too. There were some options that I thought were good and fell through, one in particular, and I was starting to get worried because every building I was calling had no more August availability. In the end, I got a studio in a great place in Cleveland Park, and I’m paying a lot more than I wanted, but it’s the only thing that’s out there. I don’t think I could have waited much longer to get something at the price I wanted, in an area I wanted. I’m pleased with the place and the area this time, so that’s really important to me. The money will work itself out – I’m a star budgeter when I need to be, and I know what sacrifices can be made. It also means I should try to get some freelance work going again- anyone know of anything I can do?

So that means only a few weeks left in my current place. Yay for being able to have my own space and not worry about my stuff being messed up or doors being left unlocked at all hours!

I finally went to the batting cages this weekend when Dan and I went to Syracuse. I had been wanting to for awhile. And boy is it harder than it looks! I did the slowest possible level of baseball, and it took me a few rounds until I actually hit a few. I was much better at the slow softball. And now I’m crazy sore in my arms and back. Another first- we went to a drive-in movie. It was pretty cool, and cheap compared to today’s theater costs. We saw Hancock – it was not bad at all. And the last fun thing we did was stop in Hershey, PA on the way home today. We did the Factory “tour” and then got a few things in the gift shop and had massive sundaes and should have just shared one.

Next weekend: Baltimore aquarium and Orioles game