A good friend of mine works for the government and he was generous enough to give us friends and family passes for Obama's speech on Friday afternoon. I like to keep my politics out of this blog but, it was an absolutely incredible experience to see the president speak and to be so close for it all.
After the speech, we stopped for cupcakes at Occasionally Cake (still no push-up cupcakes...I'm beginning to lose hope) and then headed back to our friend's house to hang out. We ended up watching Home Improvement and had a very important debate that I would love for you all to weigh in on...if Tool Time was a real show, would you watch it? We were locked in a 50/50 split over whether it would be a great show or a terrible show. As usual, we ended our night with a few drinks at Murphy's. It was a really good day!
National Book Festival. I love to read so it was a lot of fun to see so many people excited about books! I did a little bit of everything from greeting attendees, controlling the book buying line, and guarding the door to the author signing tent. I really enjoyed being able to see the behind the scenes aspects of the book festival.
Pickle's Pub for a few pre-game drinks. We met a great group of Pats fans to hang out with before heading over to the stadium. While the end result of the game wasn't what I was hoping for, it was a really great game and both teams fought hard. However, I was completely disgusted with the replacement refs. They were making all kinds of terrible calls against both teams. I lost count of the number of times they made a call and then a few minutes later announced "correction" and reversed the call. The fourth quarter was almost painful to watch. They were throwing so many ridiculous flags the players weren't even getting a chance to play football. It was unbelievably frustrating.
A few of our Murphy's friend were meeting up for a post-game beer but Rach and I had to be up super early to get back to DC so we passed on it and headed back to the hotel after the game. I have to admit, I'm completely exhausted today...but it was totally worth it!
In other news, my very good friend Ora is a dirty Jets fan (but we love her anyway) and was googling "sad pictures of Tom Brady" to send me last night when she found this gem:
I hope everyone had a good weekend!