Pickles Make It Betta?

Good afternoon!

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


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?”


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



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:


And salad!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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:


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!


  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 :)

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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!

  6. 6

    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!!

  8. 8

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

  9. 9

    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

  10. 10

    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…

  11. 11

    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.

  13. 13

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

  14. 14

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

  15. 15

    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 :)

  17. 17

    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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