Tuesday, July 26, 2011


so i was super wired when i got home last night around 11pm (no idea why) and knew sleep wasn't going to happen. so decided to finally start going through the pictures from my DC trip last fall. got a ton of pictures i need to go through so just a few night shots for now. i'm potentially going to DC again in november for a tax conference. looking through the pictures i rediscovered this great quote by thomas jefferson that's actually up in the jefferson memorial. makes me think about the tea partiers (or whoever else) always going on about what the founding fathers would have wanted:

"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Euro trip...

had my first 'hangout' on google+ yesterday (if you haven't checked out google+ and need an invite, let me know)...the hangout was at the office with coworkers and it's really cool!  someone from our tax team is doing a 6 month rotation in Ireland and leaves on Sunday.  so we had a going away thing for her and set up a hangout on g+ so people from Ireland could conference in.  she'll be touring europe a bit while she's out there.  so lucky!  reminded me of my europe trip a couple years ago and how much i want to go back.  might try and plan a visit while i'd have a free stay in Ireland. 

last time i went i checked out paris, rome, and greece.  would love to see more of france and italy...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

I Love (and miss) New York

my (hopefully annual) trip to NY has come and gone.  the weddings were a lot of fun and from what people said, the song went very well.  I had to play up from the balcony (with no sound system) but thankfully the small church had great acoustics.  got to hang out in NYC for about 4 days...not nearly enough time but since both weddings were in upstate, I couldn't hang out in the city on the weekends.  will definitely be spending more days in nyc next time.  had dinner at lombardi's and walked around the lower east side.  was so much fun being back there.

though made me realize i haven't gone through all the pictures from my NY trip last year.  here's one of the brooklyn bridge for now...hopefully more to come later...