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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's Summer. Let's Have Some Fun

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Today is the last day of school for students. And on Friday, most of the staff  [including me!] has their final day of school/work. And that means summer really, really will be here by the end of the week. Ahh! Here's how I want to romp around and enjoy the sunshiney days, when I'm not being a grown up/interning/working at my other job, of course:


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What are your summer plans?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Are You Hungry? Nah, I Had Some Wind

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If you haven't already watched the comedic efforts of Harvard Sailing Team, an "Ivy League" sketch comedy group, you're. going. to. love. this!

My coworkers and I pull up their YouTube videos almost daily.

This NY-based group of 5 girls & 4 guys neither sails, nor hails from Harvard. And they're hilarious - in a I'm-not-trying-I-was-born-with-genius-timing way.

Here's one of their funniest videos to date:

P.S. Today's title comes from a joke at 1:24 in the video.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pump Your Gas & Have Your Thai, Too

So as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm currently interning at NoVA Mag. As part of a new assignment, I'll be blogging about all things arts & entertainment over on our Game Plan blog. 

Check out my post there today: they have some of the best Thai food in Leesburg; it's served ala gas station?

Clara, another A & E intern, will be posting, too, along with tons of cool theater reviews & highlighting shows you won't want to miss this summer. Her personal blog Clara-fict-tation is also a fun read.

I'll post more updates as we blog our way through this summer's hottest things to do, places to go & shows to see.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Outdoor Movies At Capitol Riverfront

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In high school, when summer rolled around, my friends and I would anxiously wait for Hyde Park, the cute little neighborhood in our hometown, to start playing their season of outdoor films. We would crowd around the stone fountain to see old black & whites like Casablanca to Gone With the Wind. So much fun.

At Hyde Park after a night of movie-watching

When they eventually stopped showing free outdoor films, we were devastated. Luckily, DC has tons of different venues that host outdoor movie nights in the summer. 

Such as: Tingey Plaza near Navy Yard. Thursday nights @ 8:45 PM. This year's theme: best of the Oscars - so you know they're going to be good.

Here's a full list of all the films:

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Pack a blanket or chairs, some snacks and cool off at sunset with free flick. For more info: visit Capitol Riverfront's website here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Proofreading: Always. Do. It.

The art of proofreading isn't just for school teachers and copy editors. Bloggers and Tumblr users everywhere, take heed: 

Read over everything before you post.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Why Do You ♥ NoVA?

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Northern Virginia has monuments, hiking, horse farms, four seasons, battlefields. It's history and culture with a beautiful view. Known as many things: the Commonwealth, birthplace of multiple U.S. presidents, home to the largest office building in the world [Pentagon, anyone?], NoVA has a little bit of something for everyone.

Although I will say I'm not currently loving the humid stickiness we call the weather, there are so many reasons to embrace being a Northern Virginian.

What do you love about life in NoVA?