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June 18, 2009

tasty morsel, cold drink, and impromptu concert
posted by soe 11:19 pm

We’re up in Connecticut for a long weekend (and for Rudi to ride across New England). I spent much of today napping in the car, so I am now much less tired and stressed than I was yesterday.

It’s Thursday, though, so we must conclude the day by reflecting on three beautiful things from the past week:

1. Susan, Rudi, and I spent Sunday night at the movie theater. But we preceded it with cupcakes from Baked & Wired (the best cupcake bakery in D.C., if you’re wondering). Mine was chocolate peanut butter and delicious.

2. A hot day demands cold iced tea. I prefer the powdered, sweetened variety that comes in a canister.

3. Sunday afternoon, I decided to head to Mitchell Park to lie in the sun and read. Ultimately, when I arrived, I opted to sit at a picnic table in the shade, instead, but I ended up being outside for hours with my book. A breeze ruffled the trees, bees buzzed from flower to flower, dogs and their owners romped in the field, and birds called overhead. And best of all, just after I arrived, two 20-something guys showed up. One had an upright bass, the other had a tenor sax. They riffed for several hours, filling the park with jubilant jazz.

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 3 Comments.

Enjoy Conn! I’ll have to try B&W choc pb; their choc van is pretty good, but I have to say I think G’town Cupcakes are best overall (with individual excellence in certain flavors at Hello Cupcake, Red Velvet, Lavender Moon, and Buzz). Here I thought I was the only powdered ice tea drinker (though I drink diet, and I’ll make bag herbal iced tea sometimes). For hot tea, I mostly do bags now, but I grew up with my mom making hot tea with powdered plain Nestea, and it’s still the most comforting taste to me.

Comment by MJ 06.19.09 @ 6:15 pm

Mmmmm, have you ever mixed your iced tea with orange juice and mint?

Comment by Sarah 06.22.09 @ 7:25 pm

@Sarah: Ooh! I have not, but now I might just have to try it…

Comment by soe 06.24.09 @ 3:09 pm