Posts tagged ‘summer fun’

April 11, 2014

Your Friday Jam

Well it’s a beautiful day outside – one of those sit on the porch and tip back an ice-cold Shiner kind of days.  Hence, today’s Friday Jam is a sit on the porch and tip back an ice-cold Shiner kind of song… “$50 and a Flask of Crown” performed by Bleu Edmondson.

April 4, 2014

Your Friday Jam

I will be heading off to Nationals Park for the Washington Nationals Home Opener early this afternoon, so I am very much in a baseball mood right now.  Which explains this Friday’s Jam…

Put me in coach!

September 15, 2012

DC Sunset

A great place to watch the DC sunset is at Cantina Marina on the Southwest waterfront, near Arena Stage.  The best time to go is Sunday evening, when it’s not too crowded.

September 11, 2012

Alterra coffee

Alterra coffee in Milwaukee.  They have great frozen coffee drinks with chocolate.

July 26, 2012

An amazing margarita by Choiloi

My favorite drink for a while has been the “Amor Prohibido” from Front Page:

100% agave tequila, passion fruit, ginger and a hint of jalepeno served up

That said, I don’t particularly enjoy heading down to Front Page on a regular basis.  So I decided to take matters into my own hands and put some jalepenos in my tequila at home.  After a couple weeks, choiloi broke it out and made me an amazing margarita:

One shot of jalepeno-infused tequila
One shot of Triple sec
Splash of lime juice
A little honey
A little coriander

Put it in the Margaritaville, and you’re all set.  Or pour over ice.

July 27, 2011

DC Pools

I am a native Washingtonian – born at Howard University Hospital, raised on Van Ness Street… And somehow for all these years it escaped my attention that DC has free public pools.

We have free museums/zoo, free public pools, free tennis courts, free parks, free academic/policy lectures, free concerts, free food (at so many events around town!!)… It would only make sense that we also have free pools. For 24 years, I was blissfully ignorant of these free pools. But no longer.

Don’t expect these to pools to be country club style. Remember, just like DC public schools, these are overseen by the geniuses in the DC government. But still – they’re (relatively) nearby, easy to get to, and give you a convenient chance to have fun in the sun – the most important thing to do in the summer!!

Here’s more info.
I recommend the Volta pool!!