Holly’s Farewell

 

On Friday we went out to dinner and a Thai club, D&D, to celebrate Holly’s last night in Thailand. I was disappointed that I only had two weeks to spend with her, but I wish her the best of luck back home, with all that she pursues.

Thai Taxi

At the club they alternate between a pre-recored Dj set and live performances. The live performances are absolutely ridiculous, and although the singing is in English, all the speaking between songs is in Thai. They started with a metal version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and it all got weirder from there. There were guys with socks stuffed into the front of their pants, that they were throwing at the audience, and guys in sleeping gowns with pink panties on. Despite the fact that I had no clue what was going on, something I’ve just learned to accept, I had a blast. We were literally the only foreigners in D&D, and most people can’t talk to us in English, but partying seems to be a form of communication. They all smile, wave, laugh and pass us drinks, and come over and hang out with our group. Everyone in Thailand is soo nice, it’s really different than America.

The Girls

On the big screen TVs they were playing muted scenes from Harry Potter, while blasting Major Lazer. It’s hard to explain how weird Thailand is… but it works and it’s fun so you just accept everything you see as the new normal.

No idea….

An alcohol holder attached to your dashboard- Classy (this is in the car featured above). Danni and I asked them for a ride home, but ended up getting a ride in another car where no one spoke English. The most they could say was “Happy Thailand,” and that was repeated about a 100 times on the way home. The girl in the front seat kept turning around, grabbing Danni’s hand, kissing it, and saying “happy Thailand, happy Thailand.” They also tried to say that the guy’s name sitting in the back with us was Cat Meow. It was by far one of the craziest rides I have ever had. Our Thai friend Max put us in the car with them and we instantly started questioning how well Max knew them, but by then it was too late, because they didn’t understand anything we were saying. The driver would not keep his eyes on the road, but instead had his head turned around the entire time, looking at us in the back seat. We kept yelling at him to pay attention to the road, and he kept responding, “Night cap? Night cap?” It’s amazing we made it home in one piece. I’m finding that the communication barrier mixed with alcohol is either a recipe for disaster or a total adventure.

A midweek gift.

Wednesdays are my midweek weekend. I have to be in class for a few hours, but I don’t have to go to my internship. Wednesdays are the day that I explore the city, and spend some time alone. In a week filled with people and responsibilities and time lines and places to be, it is my day for me. After having a week or two of east coast winter weather, in Fall, it was just my luck to have a day of sunshine and light breeze. I decided to walk the city, explore some streets I’d never been on, and wander my way to the Hirshhorn art museum. I listened to all the Air albums on my giant headphones and spent my day in the company of modern art, architecture, and a sculpture garden. I ended my day with a bike ride all throughout the neighborhood streets of DC, and dinner in Chinatown with a new friend. It was absolutely perfect and a total success of a day. Enjoy my pictures, and definitely make time to have a day for yourself.

 

 

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The next shots are from the top of the tower of the old post office. Incredible view of all of the District. All directions. Breathtaking.

 

 

this is the building I was standing in front of before I went into the tower. See the second picture in the series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The elevator that I rode to the top….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture Garden…

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Andy Warhol

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadows. Reflections. And Entering The Art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now a few from my walk there…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Venue

A few nights ago I went to see a few bands I had never heard of, and we’re a bit different than what I would normally listen to. They were a mixture of bluegrass, rock and indie, and they were amazing. The first band, The North Country (check them out!!), was my favorite, and the drummer in the second band was radiating energy. My advice… explore the local music scene and step out of your normal boundaries. Your ears just may end up thanking you. Plus dive bars that are only illuminated by red ceiling lighting, twinkling blue Christmas lights, and have walls of brick and stages upstairs are a must. Wonderful night with wonderful company.

sugar and spice

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of music videos and I love sharing them with friends. Here are some by women who are just as beautiful and fierce as they are talented. The only downfall…. you have to copy and paste the links into your toolbar yourself. Enjoy

Beyonce- Run the world (Girls)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U

DEV- In the Dark

The Business Intl- Bang Bang Bang

Lana Del Rey- Blue Jeans

Rihanna- S&M

Oh Land- Sun of a Gun

Kreayshawn- Gucci Gucci

Nicki Minaj- Massive Attack

SBTRKT- Wildfire

Ellie Goulding- Lights

Yelle- Safari Disco Club

Metric- Monster Hosptial (MSTRkRfT Remix)

Mr. Little Jeans- The Suburbs

Robyn- Call your Girlfriend