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Pickles Make It Betta?

Good afternoon!

I just made the most delish lunch for me and my mom. The star? Pickles!

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Yum! Why don’t I buy pickles more often?! They make sandwiches WAY more amazing. Maybe I should add a new shirt to my fANNEtastic t-shirt shop that says “Pickles Make It Betta?”

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Totally just bought that shirt yesterday, by the way. I also caved and purchased these two… heh:

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Yeah, I’m going to go bankrupt buying my own shirts. No big deal.

Anyway! Back to lunch.

We had hummus, pickle, and mixed green pita sandwiches:

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And salad!

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The star of the salads was these Mann’s sugar snap peas — yum! So crisp and fresh. 

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As well as these amazingly delicious tomatoes straight from my grandmother’s friend’s garden:

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Tomatoes are SO MUCH BETTER fresh from someone’s garden than from the store.

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Mmm… also involved: goat cheese, avocado, and beets:

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Yum. Love me some arugula! This was my salad, which was about 4x the size of my mom’s ;)

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In other news, the Dave Matthews Band concert last night was AWESOME!

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This is the 4th time I’ve seen them live and it’s always a great show. I’m always impressed that after so many years of touring they still look like they’re having a great time! Dave’s voice is so amazing live, too.

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My favorites that they played were “Stay or Leave” and “So Damn Lucky” (check out their whole setlist from last night here). I was also hoping for “Crush” and “Dream Girl”, but no dice ;)

The only downside to the show was that it was outside (at the Nationals baseball stadium) and we all almost sweat to death. By the end of the night I was a total hot mess and looked like I had jumped into a pool. Sexy.

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Before heading to the show, I met up with friends at some Capital Hill area bars to drink beer, eat pizza, and take incredible photos like this:

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Hehe. This is definitely my new favorite photo.

I’m off to play — I’ve decided I’m taking the day off from BioChem studying :) Have a good one!

Comments

  1. 1

    Love the food pics (I think I need one or all of those shirts!) and the concert recap ! Ever since I met my hubs (a Dave “super fan”) in 2004, we’ve been to at least 2 DMB shows every summer (usually the ones in MI & Indianapolis). They never fail to impress! Happy Weekend :)

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    Pickles do make things betta! Love them.

    That looks like so much fun. I’ve never seen them in concert. I’m not surprised to hear they put on a good show though.

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    Lucky gal you are!! I am soooo jealous…lost count of the times I’ve seen DMB in concert!!! They never disappoint!!! Good times!!!!

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    I’m going to see them in August! I’m so excited- Jealous they played one sweet world, thats my fav song! Hope i get to hear it :)

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    um, pickles TOTALLY make it betta! i’m so jealous you got to see such a great show!

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    Agreed, pickles are AMAZING.

    That last picture is hot!!! Haha.

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    haha LOVE that photo!!

    Yeah, pickles are awesome. I haven’t bought them in a while, but now I REALLY want a hummus pickle sandwich. And that salad to go with it. Garden fresh tomatoes really can’t be compared to!!

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    Looks like a great time — that photo is so cute and fun!! Happy studying!

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    pickles should be the star of every meal! so delicious! i love the goat cheese + beet combo. i have a salad just like that on my blog! mmmm

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    I so wish I could have gone to that concert! I just love all of your pictures from around DC. It makes me miss the city! Looks like you had fun at the bar though :)

    Those t-shirts are adorable…I may just cave in soon…

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    I would love that shirt for running. That is one of the best reasons to run :-)

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    I like One Sweet World and Jimi Thing. I’m going to see them on Tuesday.

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    Great chow, great concert, great photo — but the best was clearly the fresh tomatoes! Enjoy your day off!

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    Awesome photo! So cute. Looks like a really fun night – DMB really brings back memories for me. :)

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    Looks like you had a great night!

    Funny, I *just* bought some pickles from a pickle stand at the Bethesda Farmers Market- so so good!

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    hahaha love the photo :)

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    haha LOVE that photo! What fun!

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    Hahahah LOVE the picture!! THose t-shirts are awesome!

    I’m sooooo jealous you went to Dave! THis is the first summer in like 8 years I haven’t seen his concert :( So sad! Must make up for it next year!

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