Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's Officially Official!

Thanks to a rip in the space-time continuum that is the hiring timeline in the government, I have a permanent position here in DC.

Yep! That means that my little adventure has been extended indefinitely. I will be with a new court and in a different role, but I will still be rocking the judiciary.

Here's to the many more adventures I will have and all that will come!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Friendsgiving DC Edition

Colorado traditions hold that the Saturday before Thanksgiving is the Saturday before Thanksgiving is Friendsgiving. (Working on my petition to Congress to make it an official holiday.)

Since all of my friends in Colorado were celebrating and I was not able to attend, naturally, I had to have a Friendsgiving in DC!

Since there are a lot of people at work that are doing the same program as me, we decided to make a TDY Friendsgiving. We all happen to live in apartments, and it happened that three people lived in the same building. We thought that a progressive dinner would be fun so there would be space, ovens, and split the dishes. Of the three places, we split the evening into appetizers, main course, and dessert.

There was lots of food, wine, and merriment to be had!

I didn't snap any pics of the appetizer part of the evening, but that was quite a spread in itself.

Socializing between courses.

Calico Salad, Meat Lovers Green Bean Casserole (if I had my proper casserole dish, it would have been better), Candied Yams.

Sausage, Bacon and Sage Stuffing, Copper Pennies

Brussel Sprouts, Vegan Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread

Turkey, Gravy with BACON, Cranberry Relish, Wine Reduction, and Tri-tip

Tryptophan nap time.

Walking between houses between courses.
Apple Walnut Cake, Ice Cram, GF Pumpkin Pie, Vegan Apple Pie (not pictured)