Iâ€™m doing it. Itâ€™s part of my Lent Challenge. Get out of my neighborhood at least three times a weekâ€¦and not to JRâ€™s or Target (I frequent them like they are in my neighborhood). New places, new things, new experiences. Hereâ€™s to me migrating and falling in love with DC.
Thursday 2/23- Hard Rock CafÃ© (Chinatown)
Aly was hosting an event for Pink Jams (to benefit Breast Cancer awareness and research) at the Hard Rock. Did I necessarily want to go out? NOPE BUT I knew I needed toâ€¦and she was driving.
*Side note- Driving has been one of my biggest issues in this city and has been 1/3 of the reason I stay in my neighborhood. I HATE DRIVING in any city but especially here. Itâ€™s terrifying and when you find that perfect parking spot on the street you donâ€™t want to lose it.
The event was greatâ€¦I had a blast with Alyâ€¦I even made a complete ass of myself by thinking that a guy said â€œIâ€™m a big fan of your work.â€ (I knew he was being funny because he knew what I did) and I responded in a joking tone â€œI know right! What can I say? So why are you in town?â€ Thatâ€™s when I realized he said, â€œIm in town for work.â€ Not â€œIâ€™m a big fan of your workâ€. Oopsiesâ€¦but did it convince me that leaving my neighborhood was necessaryâ€¦and exciting. Not really. It was a nice nightâ€¦but nothing to write home to mom about. Still not giving up though.