Ramblings and Such….

NOTE: This post was originally published on my (now) old Tumblr on June 28th, 2013.

I’ve been working to perfect my new blog’s new theme and as of right now I am loving it:) Unfortunately, I have not been feeling very blog post inspired. I mean I will give you some pics with sassy commentary below as is the norm around here. But alas, deep musings and witty prose of my current opinions and inner most feelings are just not working their way on to the blog as of late.

I’ll try to write something philosophical next week.

In the mean time:

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A couple weeks ago some coworkers threw a little party and we had a clothing swap! It was my first clothing swap. I only got a few things, but they were real gems. Yes, that poncho is now mine. Perfect for winter nights on the couch. I promise not to wear it with the duck face. Okay, promise is a strong word. I’ll TRY.

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On Saturday I went to my co-worker Destiny’s (suburbanwifecitylife.tumblr.com) housewarming in Jersey. Her family recently made the move from Brooklyn to the ‘burbs, and their house is adorable!! 

Destiny is lovely. She wears cute dresses and insists that her amazing house warming party was just “thrown together.” I would have had to plan that sucker at least a year in advance. Props, D!

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Case in point: The party favor was a build your own bag of popcorn/candy from a popcorn bar she created. She had these adorable bags and you could fill them with popcorn, seasoning of your choice, and candy. I mean, that alone would have been at least 3 months of planning for me;)

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On Sunday I went with Alison and Sarah to see Man of Steel. I enjoyed it, but even if I hadn’t, he’s kind of okay to look at, so whatevs.

Otherwise, this week I attended a work party at The Delancey which was quite fun. Sorry kids, no photos….I wasn’t in the snapping mode but in case you’re wondering: the view from the roof was of graffiti’d trucks. I kind of loved it. I think a really good city needs a little grit.

And that’s my story this week. Cocoa got sick again but she’s all better now (phew!). Poor thing’s had a crazy 2 months but hopefully that’s all done now!

This weekend I’m ushering, rushing a show, brunching x2, and taking care of some housekeeping/primping needs. More to come soon!

*Friday Dance*

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Connor’s high School Graduation

NOTE: This post was originally published on my (now) old Tumblr on June 25th, 2013.

My third and final trip of May was back to Orlando for my cousin Connor’s high school graduation!

It was a really nice weekend of graduating, a lunch for Connor, shopping, and eating brunch at Bravo where Ian is a server.

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Ian, Connor (the graduate), and myself after his high school graduation.

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Brothers. Also, please note: Connor’s swag (literal and figurative, but mostly literal in this case).

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Apparently Connor will carry Ian through anything;)

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I like your hat!

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Ian and his dad (my uncle) Mark at Brunch that Sunday. It was also Mark’s Birthday! 32 and lookin’ good;)

I love visiting my family in Orlando…..we always have a great time! Can’t wait for the next visit!

Also, look at me updating my blog like a good girl. More coming your way soon since I finally got my photos uploaded!

A list of Summer Shenanigans

Note: This post was originally published on my (now) old Tumblr on June 21st, 2013.

Hi Friends! Happy Friday!

Oddly enough, it seems as if Friday has become my regular posting day.

I have a couple things to update you on but my computer died earlier this week so I couldn’t upload my photos. Luckily, one of the IT guys at my job fixed it for free:) So, she’s back up and running and I hope to get a couple posts up early next week!

In the mean time I’ve been compiling a little list of the things I want to do this Summer. I was even nice and added links to most of the items below. It finally stopped raining and is feeling a bit more like Summer, and I’m so happy about that!

Here is my list in no particular order of importance:

Astoria Green Market in Socrates Sculpture Park

NY Philharmonic in Central Park

Beach (maybe Jersey Shore? LBI?)

Moma – Rain Room

Take Trapeze Lessons

Shows – I’ll Eat You Last

             Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

             Pippin

             Cinderella

Shakespeare in the Park (If I win Virtual lotto – I did the line up at 6am thing once. That was enough.)

Movies – Monsters U

              World War Z

              Man of Steel

              The Bling Ring

              Stuck in Love

              Girl Most Likely

              The Way Way Back

A few of these things I’ve done before but would love to do again! I kind of want to put this list on my sidebar so I can keep you up to date as I go but I haven’t figured that out in the html code yet. So, we’ll see. Either way, I promise posts-a-plenty on the above happenings!

Have a lovely weekend!

Insert Friday Dance Here

 NOTE: This was originally published on my (now) old Tumblr account on June 14th, 2013.I am so happy to see this day! I mean, I generally don’t mind working, and it has been a good week – but it’s been so incredibly busy that I am ready for a break!

I know it has been a couple weeks since my last update so here’s what’s been going down!I took my 2nd trip to Orlando aka my 3rd trip in May aka my last trip of May to see my cousin graduate high school. I haven’t uploaded the photos yet so that post will have to come later.
Also, Cocoa puff had surgery for some bladder stones but she’s totally fine now:) More on that later as well.After I got back from Orlando I decided to devote my evenings to Spring cleaning. Plus Cocoa was still recovering from surgery so I didn’t want to test her healing bladder with super long days.
And though I only really worked and cleaned all week I still managed to feel super busy and go to bed much later than I should. By last Friday I was beat. It was just one of those weeks so I was glad I didn’t throw any crazy plans into the mix.The weekend was much better but also much busier than I had expected. I ushered Jersey Boys x2 on Saturday and ran a few errands. Sunday I also ran errands then I  met up with Sarah, her roomie Dana and their friend Debbie to see this:imageI hiiiighly recommend it. I remember watching the trailer a couple months back and it really didn’t do much for me but the movie is just lovely and funny and smart and charming. You get the idea;)
We followed that up with a light dinner at Le Pain Quitodien.
Then I went home, walked the Puff and went with my roomie to a Tony watching gathering. If you didn’t see the Tony’s I’m pretty sure you can watch them online, but at least scroll down and watch the video I reblogged of the opening number. The best I’ve ever seen. Seriously. I LOVED it:)
As you can see I didn’t take photos of any of these events which was a prevailing theme this week. Hence, the movie poster. What’s a blog post without a photo, right?
So, this past week:
M: Book Club meeting at the Flat Iron Lounge (We read The Simple Art of Murder. I couldn’t get into the book but the ladies and drinks at the meeting were fabulous!)
T: Errands and grocery shopping – Glamour!
W: Clothing swap with work people (there was also wine & cheese) (and I have photos which I will share just as soon as I upload them)
Th: More wine & cheese with Alison whose face I was so happy to see
F: Tonight I’m going to Tara’s final wedding dress fitting.This weekend is bachelorette mania.
I’ve been planning her lingerie party so there have been lots of errands and goings-on in between everything else related to that this past week. I’m so excited! But, because of my limited time I have to get up early tomorrow and do some yard work.
Me.
Yard work.
I don’t think I’ve ever said those words in the same sentence. And really, it’s not YARD work, it’s more like patio primping.
But still!What do you think of the new bloggity blog?
Also, still looking for people who can merge these crazy blogs (wordpress.com and Tumblr) together…..Bueller?
I will have lots of updates for you darlings on Monday (I hope!)
Do your Friday Dance!
*dances*

Something New…

Hi everyone! So, I’ve decided to try something new. I’m attempting to simplify my internet life – delete accounts I don’t use, consolidate where I can, unsubscribe from e-mails, etc. It might sound silly, but I just don’t want to get bogged down by the internet. I like having it as a place for creativity and I’m most creative when I’m not bogged down by logistics.

So, what does this mean? I’m switching blogging platforms to Tumblr! I’ve been using tumblr for a while as a supplement to this blog (although I haven’t advertised that) and I think I would like to post there exclusively for a while and see how that goes. If I don’t like it I can always come back here. Tumblr is very easy to use and I’m hoping it’s format will encourage me to post more frequently.

I did a little makeover on it last week and I really like the freedom I have to edit the design and make it my own! Something this account only allows minimally (although I’m fairly happy with the current design) and I tried wordpress.org but that is nooooot my jam. All those files that it put on my computer? Greek to me:p

As of right now I don’t have any big exciting post waiting for you on my Tumblr account (well, the last thing I posted there was pretty epic, but…oh, you’ll see;). I hope to write one in the next few days and as always whenever I write a blog post from scratch (i.e. not when I reblog because on Tumblr you can do that) I’ll be sure to post it on my Twitter and Facebook.

So follow me: http://tallgirllittledogbigcity.tumblr.com

Also, who knows how to merge a WordPress.com blog with a Tumblr? Anyone? Bueller?

Happy Monday!