My new experiences have gotten off to a somewhat shaky start due to the second polar vortex of the season. (Seriously, when did polar vortexes? vortices? become a thing? And all of a sudden we’ve had two?) Consequently, my planned first outing – the Yellow Ribbon Fund’s trivia night at Walter Reed – was postponed. Which I suppose was probably not the worst thing considering I also got sidelined by a wicked flu/cold vortex that swept through work last week.
Speaking of which, this seems like an opportune time to pause and note that, if we are ever faced with post-apocalyptic conditions along the lines of those in the Hunger Games, Divergent, or Revolution, I’m pretty much screwed. If my lack of any discernible camping, hunting, or farming skills doesn’t put me on the wrong end of the survival of the fittest spectrum (really, giving the stink-eye tops my list of non-desk-job skills), my susceptibility to allergies and colds, and the inevitable sinus infections that follow, probably will. I suppose I could devote some of my 100 experiences to developing survival skills, but, really, I’d hate to do that only to be taken out by rogue sinuses.
Anyway, I digress. In addition to solidifying plans for various future events and activities (a note to you competitive types, my friend Katie is a strong contender for partner-in-crime MVP. Go, Katie! Go, Katie!), I did manage to check off (cue fanfare) EXPERIENCE NO. 1!!! Out of 100.
On Saturday, I went to an open house for Sculpt Studio – a new Pilates reformer studio in Bethesda. For those who are unfamiliar, a reformer is a…well, a contraption, really…that Continue reading