apple cinnamon nut braid: a twist on the classic estonian kringle (no pun intended)
chocolate wafer cookies, ready for oreo assembly!
day trip to solomon’s island and calvert cliffs state park with rachel. delicious food and peaceful scenery on the water. couldn’t ask for more!
what does one do on snow days in march?
bake stuffed pear dumplings and pecan pie pop tarts, obviously.
1. You work more hours than you should. It sounds paradoxical, since you’re not actually receiving compensation for the hours you spend at your computer… well, not monetary compensation. You can’t put a value on experience, right?
2. You’ve experienced the Metro version of Murphy’s Law at least once in your first month, whereby your naive plans to arrive at work early (and look super industrious) mysteriously disintegrate into a series of holdings at successive stops, offloading onto platforms, and technical difficulties. But when you barely make the train? You’re golden.
3. The coffee/tea mug you use might as well have your name stamped on it, because it’s never more than 6 inches from you from the moment you top it up in the morning. It’d be embarrassing how much you drink, if it weren’t for the fact that you’ve got a second job to pay the rent and you’re back to the college dilemma: sleep, sports, or social life?
4. You love events. Not just for networking, which everyone sort of loves to hate/hates to love, but for the free lunches. Because, please, who serves pizza anymore in DC? It’s all about the quinoa salad, roast beef sliders, and baby bundt cakes now. Free tacos at intern happy hours (because, let’s face it, you can’t bond properly if you’re always in the office) don’t hurt, either.
5. Somehow, you end up moving furniture around on a regular basis, as sort of a real-life demonstration of “how many grads does it take to place 86 chairs in 7 even rows with 1 aisle?” (Don’t try to do the mental math, it’s not rewarding.) On the upside, you can check weightlifting off the day’s to-do list.
6. You are inexplicably and completely drawn in to what you do. I love what I get to work on - although for some it might be love/hate - and I get to work with super smart, interesting people. Which, in the end, really makes the whole deal worth it.
Right, so I know a good sport is gracious in defeat (goodness knows, as a Redskins fan, I’ve had plenty of practice), and props to the Ravens for sticking it out/sending Ray Lewis out in style. But… I can’t help pointing out (like most of Redskins nation) that, once again, we are the transitive Super Bowl champions. It’ll just have to do until February 2014.