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One of the myriad pieces of word art scattered throughout the hotel I was at in Washington, DC.  I don't quite know what they are supposed to mean.  This one was near the elevator.
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I'm back from my trip to Washington DC.  It was a great trip even if the cherry blossom trees hadn't started blooming yet.  Best Bee and I saw the majority of the museums & monuments along with the zoo and Old Town Alexandria.  Plus, we were able to attend the National Cherry Blossom opening ceremony which had some really fun performers, including a really interesting orchestra called Aun J: www.aunj.jp/eng/eng.html

There were so many cool things that we saw there that it would be hard to pick a fave.  The Sackler & Freer galleries with lots of Asian art were definitely awesome.  Old Town Alexandria and the port there made for a very relaxing walk.  The zoo, as well, was also really nice, free too since it is part of the Smithsonian system.  The Natural History Museum has some amazing exhibits.  Particularly the gem/stone exhibits, which even had the Hope diamond on display.  Plus, there was the live butterfly pavilion which was filled with flowers and butterflies.  That was really unique.  You could even touch a caterpillar on the way out of the room.  It was also really interesting getting to see so many famous works of art.  I'm no art scholar, but even I can recognize names like Van Gogh and Monet.

I'd say that the only disappointing thing about the trip was that the restaurants in downtown DC kinda suck.  Also, they are pricey.  Most of them are chains & most of those are sandwich shops.  I was expecting lots more interesting places.  There were a few cool places that we got to eat at.  A Lebanese place in Old Town that had things like hummus and swarma.  A Thai place in downtown that had a variety of quality dishes.  Also, a good pizza place called Wiseguys (although, not really the style I prefer).

Also, Virginia, your roads suck.  It's pothole central there.
  • Listening to: https://youtu.be/57sTNfeys9g - Lazy Noon
  • Reading: Haruhi novel 1
  • Watching: Agents of SHIELD
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2 - farm all the things!
  • Eating: bacon, eggs, & toast
  • Drinking: water
Woot!  Tomorrow it's vacation time.  I'm heading to Washington DC.  I'm going to check out the sights and also go to the opening ceremony for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  It's going to be awesome.  Expect pictures, which may or may not be uploaded in a timely manner.  XD
  • Listening to: podcasts
  • Reading: Haruhi novel 1
  • Watching: catching up on Gotham
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2 - farm all the things!
  • Eating: pizza
  • Drinking: caramel latte
A somewhat amusing news report about Anime Salt Lake's 2013 con:

  • Listening to: Zoltar's Subterranean
  • Reading: Haruhi novel 1
  • Watching: catching up on Gotham
  • Playing: P4A - almost done
  • Eating: roast pork
  • Drinking: water
I'm back from my trip to Washington DC.  It was a great trip even if the cherry blossom trees hadn't started blooming yet.  Best Bee and I saw the majority of the museums & monuments along with the zoo and Old Town Alexandria.  Plus, we were able to attend the National Cherry Blossom opening ceremony which had some really fun performers, including a really interesting orchestra called Aun J: www.aunj.jp/eng/eng.html

There were so many cool things that we saw there that it would be hard to pick a fave.  The Sackler & Freer galleries with lots of Asian art were definitely awesome.  Old Town Alexandria and the port there made for a very relaxing walk.  The zoo, as well, was also really nice, free too since it is part of the Smithsonian system.  The Natural History Museum has some amazing exhibits.  Particularly the gem/stone exhibits, which even had the Hope diamond on display.  Plus, there was the live butterfly pavilion which was filled with flowers and butterflies.  That was really unique.  You could even touch a caterpillar on the way out of the room.  It was also really interesting getting to see so many famous works of art.  I'm no art scholar, but even I can recognize names like Van Gogh and Monet.

I'd say that the only disappointing thing about the trip was that the restaurants in downtown DC kinda suck.  Also, they are pricey.  Most of them are chains & most of those are sandwich shops.  I was expecting lots more interesting places.  There were a few cool places that we got to eat at.  A Lebanese place in Old Town that had things like hummus and swarma.  A Thai place in downtown that had a variety of quality dishes.  Also, a good pizza place called Wiseguys (although, not really the style I prefer).

Also, Virginia, your roads suck.  It's pothole central there.
  • Listening to: https://youtu.be/57sTNfeys9g - Lazy Noon
  • Reading: Haruhi novel 1
  • Watching: Agents of SHIELD
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2 - farm all the things!
  • Eating: bacon, eggs, & toast
  • Drinking: water

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I enjoy hiking, taking nature photos, and just taking time to relax & appreciate nature.

I also am a fan of Japanese pop culture and cyberpunk style things.
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:icongdbee:
GDBee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Are you ready to go cherry blossom huntin'? :eager:
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FarisKalin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Be wery, wery quiet.  I'm huntin' cherry blossoms.  XD
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Pyoki Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Artist
ahaha u found me :iconhideplz: tanks for the watch Kalin <333333
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GDBee Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Happy birthday dear :meow:
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FarisKalin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thanks, darling.  I love the emote.  :)
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GlitterClamOpera Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay~
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FarisKalin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thank youuuuuuuuuuuu!  :)
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strawberrymilkchan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!!
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FarisKalin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thanks!
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Seiga-Kijin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
happy birthday
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