First he showed my co-pilot and I to our swanky digs, where we promptly got our Halloween costumes on and got ready for a night of drinking, catching up and TK & I trying to identify with these cool 22 year olds!
We pre-gamed at an apartment where no one had a lighter (dislike) and then made our way to a pretty cool bar. I made friends with someone dressed up like a 'penis fairy' and finally we made our way back to Mount Pleasant for pizza and passing out.
Saturday morning we lazily made our way to Beau Thai, a staple in JM and younger KP's diet it seems. I ordered a bottomless mimosa and spicy fried rice. Although they were slow to bring me the first mimosa I cranked out at least 6 or 7, I had to get my $12 worth. The food was amazing and we had a lovely time hearing about the neighborhood and taking in all the people around us.
One of my favorite things about DC is the diversity of the people, the languages that you hear people speaking are numerous, the skin tones are incalculable. I just feel an energy there, in the district that I've never felt replicated any where. LOVE IT.
We then unloaded the boxes of clothing that we had brought from Minnesota, followed by me napping and my brother 'cleaning' his apartment. Around 7 er so we went to dinner at the Kangaroo Boxing Club, my brother's favorite joint that he's discovered since transplanting to DC. It was delicious and the company was even better!
Following dinner we made our way to KP's apartment to see new friends and old, play too much beer pong and watch music videos from the early 2000s on the big screen while we shouted about what we were doing when these songs surfaced in popular culture. It was a great night.
See things, love people, learn a little history and experience what you can when you can.