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Holidays In D.C., Part II

So I’ve been biding my time down here in D.C. this week, going on adventures and staying in with the animals. It’s hard to believe that 2016 is ON FRIDAY. Seriously, where did this year go?!

 

natgeo camera mug
DSLR camera lens coffee mug. Perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, I went to the National Geographic museum. Having just been introduced to the Indiana Jones movies last month by my amazing runner friend, Patrick, I had to go immerse myself in this exhibit. (If you’re an archaeology nerd, I’d suggest you go see it in the next week before it gets replaced!)

 

Just before Indiana Jones, though, the Photo Ark exhibit awaits. It’s great for nature photographers and enthusiasts alike. Photos of endangered species grace the walls and display cases, and its purpose is to showcase the dire need to keep these animals in the circle of life.

photo ark

Christmas Eve was a bit of a doozy. I spent most of the day walking around alone, getting more mileage under my legs in preparation for the WDW Marathon in two weeks. I circled around and landed at the National Christmas Tree. Being the photo nerd that I am, I knew I’d have to bide my time before it got dark enough to take some good pictures, so I took photos for other people instead!

I know and understand the importance of good family pictures and pictures that aren’t selfies that you can show parents or grandparents. Trust me, I’m a social media crazy person and after studying thousands of pictures, it’s always better when someone else is taking them and has that photographic anticipation! I remember doing this at Disney during PHM this year and people are seriously happy that they can all be in the same picture and someone doesn’t have to be left out. Or, even worse, balancing those infamous selfie sticks and taking 481028 pictures before settling on a halfway decent one.

Christmas Eve night wasn’t the best. If you can recall from a past post, I’m not hunky dory with holidays. They tend to conjure up a bunch of feelings I’d rather not be dealing with. Well, I ripped into a friend who was trying to remind me of all these supposedly amazing attributes I have (which I read as, “Hey, you’re awesome, but society still thinks you suck because you don’t have a job or anything else related to ‘adulting’ going on in your life.”), and simply dissolved into a puddle of tears. I was a wreck, and honestly, if it weren’t for some of my fellow Twitter peeps checking up on me, I’d be in a worse state at the moment. I’m doing better at the moment, but I’m still watching myself for signs that I might not be…

I’ve spent the last couple of days on the downlow at home with the animals and away from people. I’ve introduced the cat to Supernatural and I think she likes it.

supernatural cat
She picked Dean. She chose wisely.

 

Going to be wrapping up my time down here with some shopping, running, and trip planning in the next couple of days. I hope you all had a good holiday!

national xmas tree

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