Week 7: Happy Birthday Alexandria, VA

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Friday, July 26, 2013


Nicole Quist

Friday night, I came home and crashed hard. It had been an exhausting week and I really needed the down time.

Saturday night, I headed out to Alexandria, Virginia, to help the city celebrate its birthday! My friend Julie and I decided to walk around the city a bit before heading to the party. We grabbed dinner at the Fish Market. At the party they gave us free cupcakes! The symphony played while they shot off fireworks, and they also fired the cannons. It was really cool. However, the highlight was a little boy named Oliver. He was about 18 months old, and he came up to Julie and started sitting in her lap. Pretty soon he was hugging Julie and me and sitting on our laps. He was so adorable.

The rest of the weekend was pretty relaxed. And Monday started another week! I continued my work at NIST, which I  write about each week. It can be read here. The sad news was that on Tuesday I broke my computer. The good news is that the computer functions just fine, however, the screen is completely ruined. So, I have been looking into whether I want to buy a new computer or just buy a new screen.

This next weekend should be exciting because my cousin, Becca, flies in on Friday night!

Nicole Quist