Friday, November 16, 2012

hey good lookin'

For months (maybe longer), Mark has been telling me that he wants to buy me new eyeglasses from this site called Warby Parker. He's clearly not happy with my current frames, and I really can't blame him. Then yesterday, one of the founder's and CEO of Warby Parker was in D.C. and after Mark heard him speak at Georgetown, I think he developed a tiny man crush. Once again, can't blame him. 

So last night we headed out to their Class Trip event, loaded a custom-designed bright yellow school bus and I got to finally try on these infamous frames. Happy to report that I drank the kool-aid. The price is right - just $95 including lenses, and for every pair sold, they donate a pair to someone in need. (Think Tom's but for eyeglasses.) And if you're one of those people (me) who can't shop online because you're nervous about the fit, they offer a program where they ship you (for free) five pairs of glasses to try on so you can be sure about your selection. Now I feel like Mark...totally going googly eyed over this company. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Austin Comes to D.C.

The great folks at the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau invited Live Laugh Snap to the Gibson Guitar Showroom for the Austin Airstream Road Tour. As soon the invite appeared in my inbox, I knew it wasn’t going to be hard to convince a couple of the guys to tag along.

We drank Shiner Bock, ate Texas BBQ, toured the 1970s fully decked-out RV, drooled over one-of-a-kind guitars, and had front row seats to the Austin-based Marshall Ford Duo. Not bad for a weeknight! Otherwise known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is definitely on my cities-I-must-visit list. I almost went last month to celebrate a girlfriend’s birthday, but couldn’t splurge for the $600 plane ticket. That’s ok though, now that I’ve had a small taste, it won’t be long until a trip is planned! Check out some pics below and also this music video which showcases some of Austin's local musicians.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election Night 2012 on U Street

This is what my neighborhood looked like on Election Night 2012 after Obama was re-elected as President. Screaming, dancing, hugging and crying! U Street was completely shut down because of the celebration. Such an exciting time to be in Washington, D.C.