doodles & stars

This day was important and fun. Brunch. Heat. Metro riding. DISABLED METRO CARS. News (fame). Walking. Iced coffee. Philip. Girlfriends? Steak. Best friends.

halrhorer:

We got stuck on the metro. This reporter needed the scoop. Kerry, obviously, was very happy to oblige. Proud of her courage to share the story.

Important.

halrhorer:

We got stuck on the metro. This reporter needed the scoop. Kerry, obviously, was very happy to oblige. Proud of her courage to share the story.

Important.

(via sushaynie)

In constant pursuit of adventure in our backyard. Also, learning. #themegasummer (at The Library of Congress)

In constant pursuit of adventure in our backyard. Also, learning. #themegasummer (at The Library of Congress)

Currently trying to make connections with anyone who owns houses like these and will let 2-5 yopros live in one for free. Anyone? Anyone?

Currently trying to make connections with anyone who owns houses like these and will let 2-5 yopros live in one for free. Anyone? Anyone?

The 4th of July for every America has a lot of potential. I would say that ours was pretty good. We just mostly lived life as Americans which I guess is celebrating our freedom without even trying…am I right? Yes, I am. Here were some highlights of our day:

-We went tubing near Harper’s Ferry, WVA. (Thanks for the idea HJ! You inspire my family.) This involved being in the little corner of WVA, VA and MD so every other minute Suzette would squeal “now we’re in WVA!….now we’re in VA!….MARYLANDDDD!” Also, the river we tubed on had a low strength current and the wind of the day was STRONG. Therefore, we literally moved backwards while tubing. To counteract this, I had to get into the water a pull Bug and I’s tubes…a lot. Mackenzie had a very relaxing time in her tube though. Also, we ate lunch in Harper’s Ferry which is very colonial and has VERY steep steps. Hm. We pondered being colonial children, at least I did. It would seem fun to me.

- We then went to Fredrick, MD (shout out to MattyJoose—missed you bro) to partake in their 4th Festival. It was pretty sweet and had fine American cuisine (deep fried oreos, soft serve ice cream, popcorn, burgers, funnel cake, etc) and also lots of Thai food, BLOCKS of meat and crab everything (we are talking crab pretzels here people…freakin’ Maryland). Mom and Dad wanted to hang out in the beer garden (classic) so me and my little sister (that’s Mackenzie, we decided I’m the older one) got ice cream and then realized we have a little bit run out of things to talk about. And mostly just have the same conversations a lot. Probably everyday one of us has a new idea about what we are going to do with our lives. That’s a big topic of conversation. 

-For dinner at the festival we ate Thai food to celebrate the greater Washington, DC area’s immense amount of culture/diversity. It really has been an unexpected theme of this summer and drastically overwhelms (in a good way) one of us (hint: not me). 

-There was a band playing at this place and at one point Suzette comes over to us and says: “Okay, I think a new band is coming up soon…do you know the band Journey?” “Um….yes…wait….Journey? Like JOURNEY?!” -Me and Bug’s response. “Well no…it’s a Journey cover-band…they are called Almost Journey” - Suz, clarifies. So that was kind-of funny. 

-Also, we had to wait a VERY long time for the fireworks so in order to pass time we did what all girls like to do: sort. We sorted all the pennies in my wallet (which is more than the average person) in chronological order and also made perpendicular rows if there were repeats. This was a nice activity to 1. refresh us on mean, median and mode 2. have everyone around us question our age. We did find a penny from 1940 which was much more awesome than you would expect. Then we talked about the history at that time and I sounded like an idiot. Alas, there were no pennies for 1993. Sad by it.

-The ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming, so we were all happy Americans.

Important things that happened when 3/4ths of the MM was together:
-We saw Katy Perry live in concert. She was perfect. Highlights are when she took a girl’s phone to take a selfie and said “I’m just going to pre-set this to Chrome”, Birthday, Firework, and just when she talked…she is FUNNY. 
-We stumbled upon a festival on the mall and watched a Chinese cooking demonstration. 
-We drank the THICKEST milkshakes of our lives at Good Stuff Eatery. (They had a huge scoop of what looked like ice cream on top but was actually just cream. Thick, fresh-out-the-cow cream. Hannah could only eat 3 bites.)
-Mackenzie formed a bump on the back of her neck. Her prospects don’t look good. We’ve planned for the worst. 
-We bonded with a restaurant full of people when a man attempted to shatter a glass window. This was a very scary moment but could have been a lot worse if a few factors had been different…
-We went kayaking on the Potomac and marveled at the system this kayak rental company had in place. It was SO efficient. 
-Ate cupcakes & drank iced coffee at Baked and Wired. Dem cupcakes need more icing. Dat ice coffee made Bug & I weep…t’was so beautifully delicious. 
Can’t wait for more people to visit us and more things to happen! I love summer and friends! (Sarah Rast, come here).

Important things that happened when 3/4ths of the MM was together:

-We saw Katy Perry live in concert. She was perfect. Highlights are when she took a girl’s phone to take a selfie and said “I’m just going to pre-set this to Chrome”, Birthday, Firework, and just when she talked…she is FUNNY. 

-We stumbled upon a festival on the mall and watched a Chinese cooking demonstration. 

-We drank the THICKEST milkshakes of our lives at Good Stuff Eatery. (They had a huge scoop of what looked like ice cream on top but was actually just cream. Thick, fresh-out-the-cow cream. Hannah could only eat 3 bites.)

-Mackenzie formed a bump on the back of her neck. Her prospects don’t look good. We’ve planned for the worst. 

-We bonded with a restaurant full of people when a man attempted to shatter a glass window. This was a very scary moment but could have been a lot worse if a few factors had been different…

-We went kayaking on the Potomac and marveled at the system this kayak rental company had in place. It was SO efficient. 

-Ate cupcakes & drank iced coffee at Baked and Wired. Dem cupcakes need more icing. Dat ice coffee made Bug & I weep…t’was so beautifully delicious. 

Can’t wait for more people to visit us and more things to happen! I love summer and friends! (Sarah Rast, come here).

Good vibez only when headed to see @katyperry!!!!!! #theprismaticworldtour

Good vibez only when headed to see @katyperry!!!!!! #theprismaticworldtour

Home is wherever the majority of your underwear is.

—Mackenzie Zendt

Tonight I got to celebrate my Bug who turned 21 this week!!! People love her so much and sent her so many letters and she was so surprised by them! Love her, all the things about her!

PUMPED to be headed to @sharptopcove with these awesome people today! #bestweekofyourlife

PUMPED to be headed to @sharptopcove with these awesome people today! #bestweekofyourlife

halrhorer:

Deforestation. 

I HATE deforestation.

halrhorer:

Deforestation. 

I HATE deforestation.

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Cardigan + pencil skirt, meet monsoon // Our newest motto: everyday, your age needs to go from 21 to 10. Today that involved dancing in the rain.  #themegasummer  (at Virginia Square - Gmu Metro Station)

Cardigan + pencil skirt, meet monsoon // Our newest motto: everyday, your age needs to go from 21 to 10. Today that involved dancing in the rain. #themegasummer (at Virginia Square - Gmu Metro Station)

Best way to make up for an entire day in the office: hikes where EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! #themegasummer  (at Potomac Heritage Trail)

Best way to make up for an entire day in the office: hikes where EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! #themegasummer (at Potomac Heritage Trail)