Okay, I think I am finally returning to my spot in reality after a whirlwind of events this past week!

Last Friday, I drove up to Washington D.C. to stay with my brother for a long weekend.

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He rents the basement apartment of a pretty cool row house in walking distance to the national mall, shopping, Whole Foods Market, awesome eateries, etc.

We had a great brother-sister week that included the Cherry Blossom Festival, fancy cocktails, the best calamari of our lives (on pizza, believe it or not), a day at Busch Gardens, an Andrew McMahon show, vegan recipe tips from new friends, minor sunburns due to the most AMAZING weather imaginable, JUMBO SLICE PIZZA, and plenty of tasty beer flights.

Patrick and I always have a blast together, so I’m thankful that I was able to take a couple of days off to hang with him!

Seriously, though… Calamari on pizza at Farmers Fishers Bakers. Why did I not think of this?

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Also, grocery store sushi is always a good idea. Especially when it’s from somewhere as fancy as Dean & Deluca.

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Our homeboy Andrew put on an AMAZING show at the 930 Club…

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For reference, here’s a picture of Patrick and I at our first ever Andrew McMahon show (Something Corporate) in 2005…

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And here’s one of us from the show last weekend (the fact that Patrick is still rocking NCSU colors cracks me up)…

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This beer quite possibly made my entire weekend…

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And when I got home, I was happy to see that my little baby cilantro is producing leaves!

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In other news (AHEM, DRUMROLL, PLZ), I accepted a job offer on Friday! I start May 6th, so that gives me at least ONE good reason to throw a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, right?!

I would love an excuse to make these Vegetarian Chilaquiles from Como, Come, Cami

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Okay, my mouth is watering. Time for lunch.

I hope life’s been treating you well, too!