"Mary El? I'm coming to see you."
I hear this a lot from people, and rarely do they follow through. But this time was different. Five days later Kelly arrived, fresh out of her first semester of theology school, which she began after spending a year in Spain working for Coca Cola. I know -- this girl's all over the place! But where she hasn't been is America. I mean, she's an American citizen, but she hasn't seen much of her homeland. So I took the opportunity to do a few touristy things with her. This blog post will be told mostly through pictures, but they're good! (Mainly because Kelly's hot and I finally have a tan.)
Day 1: Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
Kelly, Question Mark Free Government Money Guy and Me
You never know who you'll meet at Jazz! Notice I am not wearing shoes, because when I spotted him I took off running through the park barefoot.
Not the first time this has happened:
Maulik Pancholy, aka "Jonathan," Jack's Assistant on 30 Rock (barefoot here too)
I will also risk hitting pedestrians on my bicycle to catch up with D-list celebrities on the sidewalk:
Justin Guarini and Me
Day 2: Bridal Shower for a friend and Bike Tour of Memorials
Kelly was a sport and helped me set up the apartment for a bridal shower Margaret and I were throwing for Sarah. Doesn't the cake look amazing?!
I made this! (Actually, no. I did not. But I did decorate it and give Kelly the recipe!)
Afterwards we went on a bike tour of the memorials.
We stopped off at the Obamas first.
Kelly tried to be funny in front of those guys but they just dipped their heads and kept walking. VERY embarrassing.
(Caption by: Kelly's sister's roomie, Joo)
At the Lincoln Memorial. You wouldn't believe how many times I said, "Okay, now move your finger a smidge to the left. Now a smidge to the right. Now to the left again..."