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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Thanks for your patience...

And another blog post begins. First, let's start with the not-so-hot new that has happened since we've blogged last:

Joe is no longer employed. Our "hey our lives are pretty awesome" streak ran it's course...we figured the whole law school/condo/my job/Joe's job situation was too good to be true, and we were right. It was completely unexpected, but we feel very fortunate that we were not left in a total financial crisis. We are just starting to recognize the effects of a single-income lifestyle, but I think it will be okay. Joe is going to focus on law school for the time being, and we will see what happens. Gosh that sounds delightfully optimistic, doesn't it? :)

Well, now that that's out of the way, let's focus on the super awesome and fun things that have been going on:

I got a new computer at work. It's kind of awesome. I only use about 3% of the features on it, but it works and doesn't freeze up (like my old computer did,) and I look pretty cool using it.

We found the best burger ever. One day Joe met up with me after work, and we were determined to be spontaneous and walk into Georgetown and find a hip place to eat, etc. Unfortunately, about 5 blocks from work it started pouring and we had to run for cover. Luckily, we were right next to the Westend at the Ritz. Joe had just read an article about the chef there and his quest to build the perfect burger. Destiny? Yes. Deliciousness!

I'm making friends at work. Some fun-tastic activities have included: watching the Roller Derby in Baltimore, decorating the office for engagements and birthdays, and currently tin-foiling our boss' office while he is on vacation.

We have had visitors! Some have even stayed over! Ben & Shauna, Marcus, JJ, Abbie & Scott & Ella, and Steve & EB have all seen the new place. It's been so awesome to see familiar faces.

We are taking advantage of our surroundings. DC is full of fun and interesting things. I decided to include an awkward photo of us with comedian Brian Posehn and a car we saw outside of Best Buy. Concerts, restaurants, super-duper liberal people...these are all things we couldn't find in Utah. Well, we could find them, but not so readily. Joe would probably add to this list that we see really cool, expensive cars all the time too :) Every day there is something new and exciting going on out here; you can never get bored.

I'm finally running a 5k. I fell off the wogging wagon for a bit, but am back on track and ready to run a 5k on September 20. Unfortunately, I had to use Joe's OLD employer to sign up for the race, so I'm a little bitter that they get a cut of my registration fee. Oh, well. I decided to include a picture of pre-wogging Brittney; you can't really tell...but that's me taking a nap, in the 2nd bedroom, with a body pillow over my head to drown out any distractions. I've mostly replaced my naps with wogging. Go me!

Joe is an awesome husband. Since our schedules overlap, (lame) I come home to an empty house...an empty, CLEAN house: the beds are made, the sink is empty, and I love it! Joe is 4 days into law school, and working really hard. He's going to do awesome.

8 comments:

Abbie said...

What a fantastic post! So informative and evenly balanced with pictures too. :) We loved staying with you guys. You forgot to include Ella though as one who has seen your place. :) Thanks for being such great hosts and so relaxed about everything. Hopefully we can come and visit again soon.

Erica said...

So... I can't help but think that the owner of the rediculous vehicle is gonna look really stupid if Obama loses. At least I'll have something new to laugh at then the people that still have the John Kerry stickers on their bumpers....

deanna said...

I L-O-V-E your computer. "Accidentally" take it home nd tell them you need you a new one.
And I remember eating burgers at Fuddruckers with you kids.
xoxoxo

**Em** said...

Yeah! I'm so excited you posted again, I was beginning to wonder if you'd croaked... :) Sounds like we're going to have to come visit to join in on all the fun things to do out there!

And good luck with the 5K!

Wells said...

That's awesome, Britt! Do you wog the 5K or actually have to run it? Glad school is going well and life is good.

Alli said...

You guys seem busy and like you have a routine down. Way to be! I hear you on the one income business. I pretty much earn nothing. We are totally dependent on student loans and the random kindness of both sets of parents. Nice, but boo at the same time.

**Em** said...

I tagged you!

Reed and Liz said...

go joe, go! way to be a great husband and law student! :)