The Weekend
Around Town / India / Moments

The Weekend

This weekend we… Continue reading

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The Weekend
Around Town / Family / Moments

The Weekend

I had such big plans for this weekend. I had hoped we could grill out, go to a crawfish boil at Bayou Bakery, visit the DC Capital BBQ Festival, go to a Thai cultural festival in Georgetown, make a super-involved meatloaf recipe, make dumplings and go to our favorite Sichuanese restaurant in the District. Clearly I must have been delusional when I thought of the above plan for the weekend. Delusional and very hungry. Continue reading

Baby / Family

The Weekend

A few photos from the weekend. It was weekend without a lick of writing, but a lot of eating and grandparent-hanging out with. Basking in adoration of grandparents does wear a baby out though it seems… On tap for this week: an installment of Life Lessons from Overseas on the sanity-saving power of travel, some more … Continue reading

China in Photos

China in Photos: Day No 69 In Which I don’t have much to say

There are many different kinds of Saturdays. Some call for well-packed backpacks equipped with rolls of toilet paper, a clean sheet, and plenty of bug spray included.  They call for early wake up calls and a contortionist-like ability to fall asleep on cramped buses, trains, and tiny planes. Some Saturdays call for checklists, errands, chores, and work. … Continue reading

China in Photos

An Outing to He Hua Chi Wholesale Market

This whole sale market near the North train station in Chengdu is…fascinating.  Rows upon rows of panty hose, various undergarmets, hair accessories, polo shirts, pants, plastic buckets, giant stuffed animals, fabric, baby clothes, thermoses, belts, brooms, and knives.  You name it, they have it.  Mass-produced and plentiful. Amidst all of the plastic and frilly polyester … Continue reading

Around Town

Oh What a Weekend! Part 1

If the above doesn’t accurately capture things, it is also telling that I wasn’t able to pull myself into a vertical position until about 8:15am this morning.  Chris and I had one hell of a weekend. I don’t even know where to start but I think, since I’ve been depriving everyone of photos for awhile … Continue reading