Weekend Minutes – Birthday Recap

32.  It’s impossible to believe that not only have I entered my 3rd (well,3rd completed – so, technically 4th??) decade, but I’m well on my way to the middle of it. I’ll bask in the chance to still claim “early 30s” while I can.

On Friday, we spent happy hour at Mason Social where we met a few friends and snacked on wings and nachos, as well as enjoyed a few cocktails. However, I had a craving for sushi as my last dinner of my 31st year, so we picked some up and headed home to binge on sushi and The Good Wife.

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Saturday was my birthday, and Scott arranged for a 9 am massage to kick off my day. When I returned home, I was greeted with a romantic and celebratory arrangement of flowers, bubbles, and cake. The trifecta of perfection.  Not only that, but of the wonderful birthday package my Mom sent me, my favorite gift would have to be my new favorite shirt:

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The afternoon found us wandering the streets of Georgetown after a brief stop at the Dumbarton Museum, though we have made plans to head back in warmer weather for a stroll through the gardens.

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My birthday evening was spent crawling down 14th street with stops for drinks and small plates at Estadio, 2 Birds 1 Stone, and Masa 14. Instead of an epic birthday dinner like I’ve had in the past (Rose’s Luxury, Restaurant Eve, Proof, and Zaytinya) this year I craved a more adventurous and relaxed evening, which is exactly what I had.

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Syracuse didn’t win on Saturday night, but instead of spending Sunday in a basketball gloom, we joined a great group of bloggers and writers for brunch at Earl’s Kitchen & Bar in Tyson’s Corner, which we can’t wait to dish about in a post later this week. Such great food, and an incredible passion in the philosophy of this restaurant chain, which leaves a longer lasting impression for us more than anything else.


After walking the mall (and admittedly, walking off some of the benedict calories I consumed) we spent the rest of the day under a blanket on the couch, catching up on Scandal before renting Mockingjay Part 2. And yes, the book was better, but I still enjoyed it. Scott finished the evening with the The Walking Dead season finale, of which he is dying to talk about with someone – let him know what you thought on Twitter, @dcminute.

All in all, a fantastic birthday weekend. The weather, albeit cold, was just fine to usher in April. What did you all do this weekend?

Happy Monday!


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    1. Great meeting you two yesterday! Oh, and the book was better but I still <3 the movie.

      1. So lovely meeting you too! Hope we cross paths soon!

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