Tuesday, January 22, 2008

MLK Weekend

This weekend was both great and depressing at the same time.. I had a guy from New Jersey come into town and visit, and we had a wonderful time. He is nice, funny, and decent in many ways. We laughed and talked about any and everything, and I felt very comfortable with him. He was a true gentlemen.

We went out to my favorite Thai restaurant, went to Cosi and saw Juno. Juno is a great movie. It's a movie that follow a teenage girl's life who goes through a pregnancy. It is a funny movie.. My date and I had a great time..

Saturday we had lunch at Panera's, which was excellent! I had broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl. After lunch we went bowling, he beat me two out of three games. I even had my own bowling ball, and it didn't really help my cause.

Dinner we went to Filomena Ristorante in Georgetown, which was amazing food, especially the dessert. I definitely enjoyed Restaurant Week this week! Earlier I went to a French Restaurant on Monday night called La Bergerie. The food was great, and I went with two of my co-workers. I definitely enjoyed the food this week, and I can't wait till August.

Sunday I went out for brunch to the Royal Restaurant, and it was all you can eat buffet. The food was good, and it definitely has been around for over 100 years. I dropped my friend off in Chinatown for him to catch the bus. He got home safely, and he and I had a great time.

Sunday afternoon was good, but I wish the Patriots would have lost to the San Diego Chargers. Oh well, I would have loved that, but at least I had the Packers to beat the Giants. However, the Packers didn't do as well as I would have liked, and Farve threw two interceptions and lost the game in overtime. Needless to say, the Giants could have won the game in regulation, but their field goal kicker missed two field goals that would have settled it in regulation.

I'm definitely sad that the Packers lost. I wore black today to mourn the loss, and I am praying the G-men beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl. That would be fantastic!!! However, I don't know if it will happen. We will see how it goes in two weeks! I'm going to close, and I'll wrote more on Thursday. I'm feeling under the weather with a major cough and cold at the moment, and I'm heading to bed to get some rest.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Good times..

Last night I had friends over for game night, and it was a blast! I laughed so hard that I cried, and everyone was crying at some point. Back in April, I started to get some of my friends together to my apartment to play cards and board games. We haven't had a game night in a few months, but I wanted to start off the new year with a bang.

The party lasted till almost Midnight, and we definitely found out more about each other and are healthier because of it. I am definitely enjoying my social life here in DC. When I moved to DC, I had a slow social life, but now I am back to my normal social life.

During my last blog, I mentioned about dating Muslims here in the DC area. I have been talking to a few of them over the last few months, and I have met some interesting guys. The last couple of years, I have met some men that are real pieces of work, but I am hoping that these new possibilities are different.

I'm trying to find Mr. Right. It is a tough process trying to weed out the good from the bad. Men are an interesting species, and it's a game that I am definitely learning. I know that men and women think differently, and men like to take the easy way out of things by not calling girls back if they aren't interested. I'm now taking this opportunity to put my faith with Allah, and he will guide me to the right person. If a guy doesn't call me back, then there is a reason for it. It is a blessing in disguise, and I'm running with this mentality.

I am sitting back and letting things take its course. I am definitely in a good spot right now in my life, and I currently talking to a couple of people. I am not hiding that fact with the guys. I think it's important to talk and met a few people and determine who is the right person. I was talking and dating one guy, and I thought he was really nice and it may work out. However, after the fourth date, he never returned my call, so I am just taking that as a sign that it wasn't meant to be. I am definitely seeing this as a blessing.

The day after my possible date with that guy I met another guy. During our conversations, I thought he may be different than the other ones. I went out with him on Friday night, and I am hoping my instincts are right. The entire night was fun, and I teased him through most of the night. He took it pretty well. Good conversation and his sense of humor was great. We definitely had a good time, and we are hanging out again.

The other guy is in New Jersey, and he is great too.. I'm going to meet him in person in a few weeks, and I'm definitely looking forward to it. I am a believer that you may have chemistry on the phone, but in person its a different situation. This weekend will help figure out if we should continue this conversation.

Tomorrow night I am having dinner with one of my friends, and it should be fun! He definitely provides me insight into how men think and provides a good perspective. I'm going to run errands today and watch some NFL football! Desperate Housewives new episode is tonight! Yeah! Have a good week!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

As we start the year of 2008 with making new resolutions, I'm developing a few of my own. One is that I am going to work on updating my blog on a more regular basis (twice a week or more),. I have been a slacker lately for many reasons, but I need to get back to what I truly enjoy!

Another goal of mine this year is to get back to working out and eating right and losing weight and inches. The last few months I have had a few minor setbacks (knee issues, being sick, ACTE convention work), and I hope to make an effort into going back to Curves and walking to and from work and on the weekends.

As I sit on my couch and enjoy watching MU beating Arkansas, I reflect back on things that have happened in the last year. I started going to Curves and losing weight and inches, which is always a great thing and getting to know some really nice people in Northern Virginia. I'm definitely enjoying my apartment and getting to know my neighbors from across the globe. My job is going really well, and we had a successful convention in Las Vegas. The next one is in Charlotte, NC.

In Las Vegas, I worked hard, but I also went and played some blackjack and slot machines. I lost $100 total, but I had a lot of fun. My co-worker, Catherine, and I went up in the Eiffel Tower in the Paris hotel and watched the fountain show and admired the view from above of Las Vegas.

I went home for eight days to see family and friends, which is always a treat! I ate some really good food at Al-amir, Miyo's and Hampton Street Vineyard! I love Hampton Street, and I got a free dinner from my dad because we had bet on which team would win the world series. I picked Boston and daddy picked Colorado! Needless to say, I am very excited the Red Sox won!

In my next entry, I'll write about talking and dating Muslims in DC. Stay tuned...