Thursday, February 18, 2010
a week ago, i turned 21! fun weekend. a few highlights were picking up natalie from the airport, going to dinner with friends on friday, buying t-shirts on the brooklyn bridge, showing natalie the city, getting e-mail address from astrit (man from kosovo, whom i met on the subway), gave me his e-mail address. oh new york...i love you. you'll have to check out pics on fb...i'm far too lazy to post any here.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
notice, a new book has been added to my book shelf to the right. the history of love. i liked the beginning and i loved the end. 'm recommending this book to anyone into sappy love stories like me :)
other books i have read recently and recommend: still alice. couldn't put it down.
extremely loud and incredibly close. similar feel and plot as the history of love. would probably recommend this one first. i'm still thinking about the little boy and its been months.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
january was so crazy. i had so many visitors! lindsey and mike came back with me after christmas and we celebrated the new year at times square! so cold! but oh so fun. we spent a couple days in the city and connecticut. we ate at bobby flay's bar americain--i give it five stars--and mamaroneck's limoncello--also very good. we saw in the heights on broadway, so much fun! went ice skating in central park (it was on lindsey's list of things to do before she dies) and did lots of other things, i'm sure you can imagine
the next weekend was jared's bar mitzvah. which we had been planning for months! it was such a fun/crazy/busy weekend. chloe (the kid's nanny last year) came and was my buddy. we went to services at the temple, had lots of family meals, i met all the relatives, and we ended things with a huge party at sammy's (family restaurant on the lower east side). we pulled out all the stops. best bar mitzvah i've ever been to :)
then, michael holt came to play! he came to visit college campuses...grad school. i picked him up at yale after work on friday and we hung out in CT. the next morning we went into the city and won the lottery to see next to normal. i laughed, i cried, i could almost touch alice ripley we were sitting so close. we waited at the stage door and i took pics with all the men of the cast and loved every minute. that night we got student rush tickets to memphis. less impressed, 'nough said. i took the train home and met michael the next morning to have breakfast at the galaxy diner with our new bff's will swenson and audra macdonald. the nicest people ever. thanks to michael's sweet network, will swenson set aside tickets for us to see HAIR. SO GOOD! at the end, we ran up on stage and danced and sang. so...yes, i made it to broadway ;)
melissa came the next week! and we had SO much fun! she flew into Newark...gag, but at least she can say she's been to jersey now? we didn't waste ANY time getting into the city and hitting every site there is. saturday was filled with central park, the met, lincoln center, manhattan temple, times square, billy elliot, nyc public library, top of the rock, and so much more. we were so exhausted and our muscles were so sore, the next morning we had to sleep in a bit to recover. but we were still able to make it to the statue of liberty, staten island, ground zero, brooklyn bridge, little italy, canal street and everything in between. monday we stayed in CT and ate at meli-melo and i took her to the airport. her flight was cancelled and she got to stay with me one more night. we watched the invention of lying and woke up at 5 to take her back to LGA. crazy weekend...and i'm still recovering.
nobody came to visit me the last weekend, but don't worry, i didn't let that stop me from having way too much fun! on saturday, nicki and i took the train in to the city, ate brunch at alice's tea cup, shopped at bloomingdale's, and hit up the hells kitchen flea market. nicki went home, and i went to the guggenheim, back to bloomingdale's, and then met lauren inglish in the east village for some pad see-ew at the holy basil.
such a great month. a wonderful way to start off 2010. now its february and i can start saving money again, and go back on a diet :)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
so even though i didn't pay any attention to whatever Punxsutawney Phil saw or didn't see today, i'm willing to bet anyone one million dollars that there are six more weeks of winter. reasons why include, but are not limited to, the fact that i cannot walk outside without a coat, my lips and skin are so chapped and dry thanks to winter cold and wind, and the promise from CT residents that February is the worst month of winter. toto, we're not in california anymore. but don't you worry, i'm perfectly content staying indoors and continuing to read books and watch netflix like i've become accustomed to doing. so thanks for nothing Punxsutawney Phil!