Tuesday, March 31, 2009


UP is the new Pixar film and I know I'm going to LOVE this movie for two reasons: the old man reminds me of my dad so much, and it involves traveling around the world!!!

A 78 year old man embarks on a world adventure as a promise to his dead wife. He fills his house with balloons to fly around the world, and accidentally takes the awesome clueless boyscout with him.

It looks absolutely amazing, and I'm so excited to see it!
Here is the trailer!! Pixar's UP

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is one of my favorites. Every room was interesting, and the rotunda with the large mammoth is beautiful. There were a million people streaming through the rotunda though, so I didn't stay long. My favorite exhibit was the butterflies room. A large chamber of imported butterflies lies in the middle of the exhibit, and for $6, you can interact with them in that chamber.
You are allowed to take as many pictures as you want, and they are likely to land on you as well. I think my jacket was too neutral a color, because none landed on me. I was a little bummed, but I did get some great shots on Macro feature.

This is Darwin's Orchids exhibit. Although small, the orchids are absolutely stunning, and the aroma of the flowers permeate through the bottom floor of the museum.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lincoln Memorial @ Night

Coming here at night was the best. The Great Emancipator shines in the night and he is so peaceful. I was overwhelmed looking up at him. This is my favorite memorial by far.

The night time takes a different perspective of the Reflecting Pool. It seems more regal and mysterious to me, and I love the graininess in this pic. The obelisk here, with the dark night and graininess, looks like a scene from a sci fi movie.

After a wonderful steak dinner at Sonoma, one of the nice restaurants on the Senate side of the Capitol, I had to cab here for this pic. I wished the pic captures the luminiscence of Abe better to contrast against my dress, but it was freezing so this the best I got. Photoshoppers, take a stab at it if the lighting bothers so you much. ^_^

my outfit: banana asymmetrical dress, aldo clutch, also sparkling pumps

the white house

We saw the Obama girls in the front lawn playing, but that was it. They require you to reserve a tour at least a month in advance so seeing the area where Jack Bauer saved the president didn't happen. Booo.

I was happy, however, that the day was gorgeous and sunny. I put on my Jackie O outfit instead of my wool turtleneck, mittens, and scarves...and hopped around the city with a tripod and cam.

walking the mall

This pic cracks me up. It was a really long walk from the Capitol to the Washington Monument, and I stopped to amuse myself with stupid pictures quite often. My friend was taking a pic of the Capitol, and I randomly jumped in. Thank god for wide angle lens.

library of congress

I really wanted to tour the Library, but I was too fascinated with the Jefferson Library and forgot the time. I wanted to find my dad's thesis here, and asked the librarian, but she was unable to find it. =(

it was a little chilly in the morning, so i wrapped my light indian scarf around my neck and tucked it inside my evelyn sweater. i love the pairing of the colors.

Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States

It was sunset when we arrived at the Capitol, and I just wanted to sit in front of it, and then turn around to see the Washington Monument behind me. Just a beautiful and romantic sunset.


This is my favorite museum so far. It costs $18 to get in, but so worth the money. The interactive stuff is great, and there is a whole floor on the first amendment. You can also video yourself as a reporter, which I didn't have time to do, but really wanted to do.
The First Amendment on the outside facade of the building.

These are pieces of the Berlin Wall, brought in from Germany to preserve the history. There is also a checkpoint guard tower, but I couldn't get a good shot of it. The color graffiti on the wall is from a famous artist, but I forgot to jot down his name.

View from the rooftop terrace of Newseum. This building sits on top of the hotel that Lee Harvey Oswald stayed in when he assassinated Abe Lincoln.

The other side of the terrace is a view of the Capitol.

GalleryPlace Chinatown / American History Museum

Walking around Chinatown, I realized that the only Chinese, or even Asian, people around me were in the restaurants working! Right past these gates is a Spanish tapas restuarant and Fuddruckers. Oh well, this side of the gate had dim sum and wonton soup, so I got what I was looking for.

This was in the American History Museum. Since all the museums were pretty crowded, I took the opportunity to take this pic when this room cleared.

Logan Circle / Dupont Circle

Descent to Dupont Circle Metro
This was the first metro I descended to start off our day of sightseeing. I love the long descent, and I'm glad my G10 was able to capture the light on a very slow aperture while we were moving.

Logan Tavern
Logan Tavern was recommended by everyone in Logan Circle. We got seated in the way back booth, so I took the opportunity to get a pic of the whole restaurant. The famous sirloin steak was absolutely fabulous, and our first night in DC was GREAT.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cramer v. Non Cramer: Tale of the Tape

This is one of the funniest Daily Show series I've ever seen.
Here are all the links that lead up to Cramer being raped on the Daily Show by the awesome Jon Stewart...
CNBC Gives Financial Advice

In Cramer We Trust

Moment of Zen - Jim Cramer's Advice

Basic Cable Personality Clash Skirmish '09

The Greatest Live Concert Experience

... which leads us to the Jim Cramer Interview. There are 3 parts...

The Jim Cramer Interview Part 1

The Jim Cramer Interview Part 2

The Jim Cramer Interview Part 3

Friday, March 13, 2009

Washington Dulles Airport

I'm sitting inside a Starbucks at Dulles airport, by Baggage Claim...Planning the cheapest way to get to DC while having breakfast and coffee. It's super early in the morning, and I want to start exploring the city as soon as I'm settled!

Washington DC

Washington DC! Here I come!
From March 13 through March 20th, I will be blogging about my trip to DC. Most of it will be on Yelp for all the food I eat, and the rest will be posted here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Candyman v. Jack Bauer

Tony Todd, known for his role as the Candyman, is now on 24 as General Benjamin Juma. Here is the breakdown if the two were to go head to head...

and since we are on the topic of 24 bad guys, we might as well add the 24 bad girls.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Prank Wars

This is the best prank I've seen yet.

These 2 guys from College Humor have been in this prank war for over a year, and this is the latest one...
Prank War 7: The Half Million Dollar Shot

Here are the previous pranks that led up to this one...
In reverse chronological order:
Part 6 - The Yankee Prankee
Part 5 - Amir's Big Break
Part 4 - Streeter Bombs
Part 3 - Amir's Audition
Part 2 - Streeter's Big Date
Part 1 - Audio Prank

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Women and Cats, Men and Dogs

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."Robert A. Heinlein

Sunday, March 01, 2009


I can't stop laughing even though this prank is really mean.
This guy fills his girlfriend's blowdryer with baby powder, hides in the closet, and waits.
Blowdryer Prank

but this one is really really funny...mostly because he reminds me of me in the mornings. My brother use to shake me really hard to wake me up to take him to school. I use to punch him just like that...in my sleep.
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