Category Archive: DC

coffee monday

A happy, SNOWY coffee Monday. In LATE MARCH, Washington DC! Luckily I’m working from home today — I can bundle up in sweats, or hop over to one of my favorite local coffee… Continue reading

Not seeing is a flower

In January, my 8-year old cousin came to visit for the Presidential Inauguation. We went to dinner at Beau Thai (yum! love the Beau Thai Chicken and the Ginger Beer Cocktail!), where the… Continue reading

Just Another Coffee Monday

It’s Coffee Monday on my blog! And, it’s also my birthday! I’m hoping it won’t be a stereotypical Monday, with spilled coffee, missed alarms, and frazzled nerves. I’ll get myself have a treat… Continue reading

Liquid Optimism — Coffee Monday!

“The first coffee of the day. Pure optimism in a liquid state.” (Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Prisoner of Heaven; full quote here.) A friend recently shared this quote and I quickly added it to… Continue reading

Waiting for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy blew in and out of DC earlier this week, keeping me at home instead of work. Intermingled with teleworking, I also did a little etegami, inspired by my cats, Moomin (the… Continue reading

DC: Logan Circle and Mt Vernon B&B

Part of an occasional series of DC-inspired etegami. The top etegami is of the Mt Vernon B&B, located near New York Avenue.  I love the pineapple-shaped statues outside, inviting guests in. DC flag… Continue reading

DC: The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers

A couple of weeks ago I was walking around Chinatown in DC and wandered past the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers. I was struck by the Soviet-style, workers-of-the-world-unite type of imagery… Continue reading