So, it is basically impossible for me to go anywhere in D.C. without running into people I know. Yesterday afternoon I was killing time before that holiday party and saw someone I know at Starbucks. We'd been trying to get together so she could teach me to play Settlers of Cataan, and this was the result:
...Today I went downtown for two hours in the middle of the day to sit in that same Starbucks and play a board game with the friend, her husband (above), and a friend of theirs who was visiting from out of town. It made me wish I had weeks off with nothing to do more often. Like, say, all the time. Except then I would need to have all my friends quit working, too (or be willing, like this friend, to take two-hour board-game lunches), and I don't see that happening.