The Quiet Commute

Washington, DC is known for many things; the White House, the Capital, the President, the Redskins (I like to think so), and its HORRIBLE traffic.  Washington, DC has the 2nd worse traffic in the United States, behind Los Angeles.  But today was one of those rare days in which everyone is on vacation and there is zero traffic.  I knew something was wrong when I made it to Starbucks in 12 minutes (usually takes 25 minutes if I’m driving).  I was at work in 35 minutes, including a run into Starbucks.  Wicked awesome if you ask me.

This week, Neal and I met up with Wizard and Nancy for dinner at Guapos.  It had been a while since we all had met up, and it was just what we needed.  Sadly, Wizard’s boyfriend Rosco is out of the country for the next 6 months so our posse is down to 4 until January.

We started out with a few drinks… Sangria for me, Corona Lite for Wizard, Margarita for Nancy, and an ice cold Coke for Neal.

My drink was sooooo good and it was just what I needed.  It was my “I finished summer school, got a new job, and kicked my schedule’s butt this summer” drink.  For dinner I had steak tacos and substituted corn tortillas for the flour tortillas dinner normally comes with.  Did you know that one flour tortilla has anywhere from 120-200 calories?  Multiply that by the 3 tacos you get with dinner and you’ve got 360-600 calories worth of tortillas on your plate.  By replacing the flour tortillas with corn (50-70 calories per tortilla) you can save 210-390 calories!! That is SOOOO worth it!  I also only had two of the tacos, so that saved me some calories too.

Wizard ordered a vegetable burrito, Neal ordered cheese enchiladas, and Nancy (nickname) ordered chili rellenos (my absolute favorite mexican meal).

After dinner we grabbed some frozen yogurt and found a place to sit outside so that we could play a rockin’ game of Yahtzee on the iPad.  We missed having Rosco there to kick our tails, but it was still fun!  Neal ended up winning (yay babe)!!

We had a lot of fun and I’m so lucky to have such a great group of friends!  I also have a pretty rockin’ boyfriend 🙂  Last night we watched the very first episode of Friends, since Neal bought me ALL 10 seasons for our anniversary.  The first episode is so cute and I can’t wait to watch all of the seasons.

Well Happy Friday everyone!!! Just 8 more hours until 2 days of freedom!

Any fun plans this weekend? 


2 Responses

  1. Fun plans tonight……Harry Potter, here we come! Finally!! Whoo-hoo!

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