Hours of Happy

Hip, hip, huzzah! Our Monthly DC Blogger Meetup #2 happened last night and was a lot of fun!


We met up at Front Page in Dupont Circle for some drinks and good times. I never really “got” happy hour before, but I think I do now. It really puts a positive spin back on your day!

Stephanie and Allison chatting it up.

A few of the bloggers there are also going to be at the Healthy Living Summit this weekend (leaving tomorrow morning for it! Ahh!) so it was nice to have a pre-introduction introduction, so to speak.

Sarah, Nicole, Claire, Erin, Stephanie, and Allison. Whee!

I actually got (shock!) wine:


And along with my crisp pinot gris (I say as if I haven’t been repulsed by wine for 22 of the past 23 years), I had some obviously very, very healthy nosh:

Les Pommes Frites.


Fried food is still delicious, I don’t care what you say. And of course I shared! The rest of my day was pretty balanced anyway to allow for some luxury anyway — check my long, LONG overdue Daily Eats post if you don’t believe me!

Real Nutrition. :)
Claire was very supportive of my choices, hehe.

So after my first official DC happy hour, I think I can say that it was mucho enjoyed…o. If anybody ever wants to grab a drink in the city after work, just let me know! (See? I can be a city girl. Just call me Carrie Bradshaw.)

I love her.

Remember, these meetups are becoming a standing monthly occurrence, so if you’re ever interested in being put on the email list just holler at me!

The rest of today will be dedicated to preparing for HLS and the trip up to Philly. I suspect there may be more than one soft pretzels consumed this weekend…

Today’s the last day to enter for a chance to win TWO bags of Adora chocolates. Giveaway winner will be randomly drawn tomorrow morning!

Do you happy hour? Do you sad hour?

Daily Eats – 8/17/11

Yes! Daily Eats makes a triumphant return! Just in time for What I Ate Wednesday. πŸ™‚


Leftover bits of apple walnut bread


Two mandarin oranges

Handful of cereal mix: Cinnamon Puffins and Fiber One


Eggplant Lasagna

A few forkfuls of tuna salad mixed with black beans. Yes, I realize this picture looks kind of gross, but it’s actually a tasty combo.


Oops! Someone found the office candy jar…


Pinot Gris x2

Les Pommes Frites.
Garlic-Parmesan French Fries

Fried Calimari

Yup. Fried crap for dinner. Super healthy. πŸ˜‰ Don’t worry, I didn’t eat it *all* myself! And it was totally worth it. It was just some nosh from the DC blogger meetup at Front Page tonight, and you’ll get the full report tomorrow. Nighty night!