Steve Coogan and &pizza

E Street Cinema

Last night, I had the privilege of enjoying my first outing as a member of Yelp’s Beret Cinema Club with E Street Cinema and &pizza. It was a great night out. As a filmophile, it’s always a pleasure to hang out with others who share your love for the art of cinema. Also, who doesn’t love pizza, especially when it’s from &pizza (best pizza on the planet)? Everything about the night was perfect. I had my homegirl Chi-chi with me to share the experience. The other Yelpers in attendance were very friendly and warm. The pizza was uber delicious, as I loaded it up with almost a little of everything they had. And, the movie (although the jokes were a bit off color) kept us laughing out loud time and time again. It was more than anyone could asks for.

“The Trip to Italy” is the film we watched. It is a largely improvised film following comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they tour Italy, exploring new culinary delights and retracing the steps of some of history’s great romantic poets. The film doesn’t have a plot. Watching it is just like being a fly on the wall with two dudes hanging out. You get to listen to them banter back and forth with dueling impersonations and snarky wit. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and found a rather strong attraction to cutie Steve Coogan, who seemed rather lonely in the film and in need of me to come cuddle with him!

Rob Bryden and Steve Coogan … too self-aware?

All in all, this one of the best nights out I’ve had in a while. Thanks Yelp! 😄

We All Scream for Ice Cream

DC Scoop 2014

“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream”

Like ice cream? Of course, you do! I mean who doesn’t? So when I woke up this morning and discovered that there was a free ice cream event going on in DC called DC Scoop, I immediately jumped up, got dressed, and got out. Boy was it a blast! Not only did I get to sample amazing treats like Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt, Honey Lavender Lemonade Ice Cream, and even Gin & Tonic Sorbet (YUM!!!), I got to spend the day with an eclectic mix of DC urbanites.  On top of that, the event was held in DC’s beautiful Union Market, “an authentic market of culture and commerce.” DC Scoop 2014

Yes, the lines were super long and each took about 20 minutes to get to the front; but, in my opinion, this element of anticipation added to the joy of getting that FREE sample of delightful yumminess. Some of the vendors, like Dolci Gelato, even gave out half scoop samples…well worth the wait! My favorite from them was the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip. There are no words to describe how good it was. It is a must try for any ice cream affectionado. When I had sweet tooth overload, I was able to mellow out with one of Ice Cream Jubilee’s fabulous concoctions, Gin and Tonic. Sorbet. I don’t even like to drink Gin and Tonic but this smooth and creamy cocktail was right on point.

Another perk of this event was that the crowd was super diverse, and there was an ice cream variety for every pallet. To me the best thing about DC living is that it has so many people from so many places adding to it’s magical flare. There is never a dull moment…that is if you are not afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Check out Union Market’s website for other fun (and often FREE) events like this. I guarantee you won’t regret it. (*‿*)

DG Speaks at DC Scoop 2014

If you missed the event, don’t fret. See the vendor list below, for information on all the selections as where you can go to pick up your own batch of DC’s finest selections of scoopable treats.



Participating Vendors included:

Carmen’s Italian Ice

Dolcezza Gelato

Dolci Gelato

Giffords Ice Cream

Ice Cream Jubilee

DC Scoop

Milk Cult

Nice Cream

Shake Shack

Suga Mama Sweets

Trickling Springs

King of Pops

Little Baby’s Ice Cream

Lulu’s Ice Cream

Timber Pizza Co.

Amore Gelato

DC Scoop 2014

Breathlessly Pondering

Dear Lover,

When I’m with you, I feel as if I’m being slowly consumed with every touch. I lose myself, taken away to a plane slightly lower than nirvana. It’s as if my body is not real, as if it were merely a catalyst to transform your energy. As our lips touch, and I feel you move deep within me, I am absorbed. I take every breath desperately, for each seems like the last. If you only knew!  The words on this page are a sad attempt to testify to the passionate way you take over me.

Fear is where the problem lies, fear of being caught in a rapture of bliss that I cannot control. I deeply want to block you out, to think of you as just another man, but I must say that is impossible! So now what, you have my attention?