Hi there! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
If you’re friends with me on Twitter, you may already know that I haven’t been feeling well for the past couple days.
I’ve basically been living on my couch, chugging water and DayQuil like it’s my job. I started feeling sick on Friday and it was all downhill from there. I’m pretty sure it’s just a really bad cold and I’ll be better with another day of rest, tea and lentil soup.
Earlier today, after my first dose of DayQuil kicked in, I had a burst of energy and made it to Whole Foods to get a couple cans of soup. I immediately regretted going out as soon as I stepped into the store. Being around people is not a good idea when you’re sick, and I’m sure my fellow shoppers were thinking the same thing. I tried my best to touch as little as possible and get out of there as fast as I could. On the way home, I stopped at Chipotle for the ultimate comfort-food lunch: a veggie burrito bowl:
It was the best kind of medicine.
My mom gave us a gift certificate to the comedy club for Christmas, and we were so excited to use it. We knew very little about Todd Glass when we decided to go to this particular show, except that he toured with Louis C.K., and Jeff and I love Louis C.K. Well, guess what? We loved Todd Glass, too. He is so funny! I should have known that something wasn’t right with me then,because my face hurt when I laughed. Oh well, glad I got to enjoy the calm before the storm. We definitely plan to look out for more Todd Glass shows in the future.
Anyway, I’m going to back all the way up to last weekend since I had such a great day last Saturday—it almost makes up for being sick this whole weekend…almost.
My co-worker, Jen, has been asking me to check out Union Market in NorthEast DC with her for months now, but something always came up and I could never go. Last Saturday, we finally had our chance!
I was in love as soon as we walked in the door.
It was a beautiful, warm winter day (oxymoron?) in DC last weekend, and Jen and I decided to walk to Union Market instead of taking the metro from Dupont Circle.
What should have been a 50-minute walk ended up taking us nearly two hours because of stops we made along the way. One stop worth noting was at Filter, a coffee shop in Dupont Circle.
I can’t wait to go back to this café! This was my first time trying pour-over coffee, and I was not disappointed.
By the time Jen and I made it to Union Market, we were famished. Enter Neopol
Tucked away in the very back corner of Union Market, I found the best veggie sandwich I’ve had in a while.
You’re staring at smoked hummus, apple, cucumber, lettuce and tomato on rye. Yes, you read that right. Drool.
It was soo good and gone in less than five minutes.
I ended my visit to Union Market with a delicious cup of lavender earl grey tea.
I can’t wait to go back! If you live in or around DC, or even if you’re just visiting, I cannot recommend Union Market enough. It’s not too big, but totally worth your time.
What do you love about local markets?
How do you make yourself feel better when you’re sick?
I’m off to drink more hot tea and watch movies.
Have a great Monday!