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!

All the things I didn’t blog about: Winter/Spring 2013 Edition

Here it is! The third and final installment of “All the things I didn’t blog about.” Are you excited? Is the anticipation killing you?

Well. Get to it, then;)

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I mean…

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Alison’s Birthday!

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Alison, Sarah, and I have been planning days out for each other’s Birthdays. This was Alison’s day out: we went to the Guggenheim, ate lunch at a diner, had a quick break (Alison napped and we waited in line for rush tickets to a show), ate dinner at a delish hibachi restaurant, and went to see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Then we capped it all off with a glass of wine at Glass House Tavern. What a lovely day!

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I curled my hair for the Barry Manilow opening night. Too bad it was cancelled. I’m still too cool for school. (This is an expression. Stay in school, kids.)

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I cleaned out the Blue Man box office where I worked. Cleaning is a favorite activity of mine. Because I’m the coolest. Obviously.

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Then Barry Manilow opening night actually happened.

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…at the Copa, Copa Cabana.
That was original. Also, No idea what the inspiration for our expressions was.

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More selfies. And yoga. I did yoga. Then I stopped because I got bored but it was fun for a while.

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National Pancake Day. Appropriate celebrations.

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It snowed….

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Tara and I went out and about in Soho in search of vintage wedding dresses. We didn’t find much but it was fun. And we did stumble across some love bombs.

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I experimented with wearing a lot of jewelry at once. And I liked it.

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My goddaughter (yes it’s Tara’s cat, and yes I’m serious) Miu (aka Ofelia) turned 8 so we threw her a little party. See? I’m definitely cooler than you.

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Cocoa attended wearing her finest party dress.

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Cocoa also got all of her toys out while I watched one of the Twilight movies. Obviously she’s a werewolf and her toys are vampires. I raised her well.

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Grace church on Broadway. I used to walk by it all the time when I would walk from Union Square to Blue Man and finally got a chance to go inside.

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And one of their members was on the Titanic. You know Titanic is my historical thing so I dorked out a bit.

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Some more wedding dress shopping.

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My mom and aunt came into town. First things first, we hit up Pomme Frites for some delicious fries:)

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We took a peak at the Freedom Tower’s progress.

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We saw this guy on Broadway.

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And we ate nom-a-licious doughnuts at Doughnut Plant.

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It snowed. Again.

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I bought this skirt and then saw Breakfast at Tiffany’s while wearing it. It just seemed like an appropriate combo.

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We finally had some sunny days so Cocoa and I took advantage of the hammock.

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Documenting a good hair day. Because when you’re approaching Spring and it still feels like the middle of Winter you take the small victories.

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This is where Cocoa hides when I cook. Apparently my domestic streak makes her nervous. Or my cooking. Or something’s really wrong with my stove.

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My co-worker brought in some delish treats from Veniero’s to celebrate/mourn my last couple days at work. Update: I quit because I got a new job. Still working for Blue Man but now I’m full time at the corporate office:)

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My pink Easter bunny. It’s a good thing Cocoa loves me.

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Celebrating Tara’s Birthday after my first full day on the new job. I felt so grown up/like a real person.

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My friend Kendra is really into Japanese culture so naturally, some girls went to her place and we dressed up like Geishas.

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Geisha-tude

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Sarah’s Birthday! We took her to lunch at Eataly, got manicures, went to the museum of sex, roamed around with coffee because we ended up with extra time, ate dinner at Hooters (we are the classiest), and did karaoke at one of those rent-a-room to sing in places. It’s great because you don’t have to hear other people sing badly. Only you and your friends.

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Tara and I tried out Martha’s Bakery in Astoria. Their iced mochas are banging’ and the eclairs are ridiculous. It’s going to be a problem. I could have worse problems though;)

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Self explanatory.

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Sunshine!

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I was trying to grow my bangs out, but I lost patience and just cut them off. I still mostly wear them to the side but their more manageable. They were at that awkward not quite long enough to pull back, not quite short enough to wear down phase.

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I color coded my wardrobe. I recommend it. Now I know what colors to avoid when shopping (black and blue) and what colors to pursue (pinks and reds).

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This face!

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I took myself to the Met a couple weeks ago to see the Fashion & Impressionism exhibit. If you have a chance to go, I highly recommend it. It was very thorough and super interesting. I wasn’t allowed to take photos in the exhibit but here’s a selfie in one of the fancy wings.

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And after browsing the exhibit, stumbling across photography in the Civil War exhibit, I successfully got myself lost in the Met. Easy to do and kind of my goal. Stumbled across this, went in, ended up in the 360 degree Versailles room (another spot I highly recommend and it’s permanent), and finally found my way to the exit.

I hope you enjoyed! Next, I’ll update you on what I did the last 2 weekends and we can officially call it caught up! Let’s hope it stays that way. I’m gonna do my best!

I’m sure I did other things, like see shows I forgot to mention or whatever, but I just gave you the photo highlights of 2013 so far. Winter was crazy long but it finally ended/is ending:/ and I can see the light that is Summer. But having a Spring has been nice (when it’s not raining).

This weekend I’m off to SC for 40ish hours to go to my friend’s wedding (dear friends, stop growing up!), so I’m pretty excited about that!

Talk to you (blog at you?) soon! Happy Wednesday!!!

My Life According to Buzzfeed

I’m working on the final installment of Everything I didn’t blog about. Look for that soon. But for the weekend I leave you with these gems.

My life story according to BuzzFeed:

This is my shopping story.
I love Sex & the City, but YES!
All of college. Home work or SVU? Never a question. SVU.
I love my friends
My childhood!
The Golden Girls knew what was up. I still go to them for advice.
This is how I feel about exercise too, cat.
Re the Mindy Project: Yes!
Today. And every Friday.
Accurate.

You’re welcome. Happy Friday!

All the things I didn’t blog about: Winter 2012 edition (or lots of faces and non-apologies)

Epic post No. 2!

Deep breath! Ready. Set. Go!

Let’s start with the story of Amadeus. Amadeus was a Christmas tree looking for a good home. This is where my roommate Jessica and I came in.

Yes, I name my Christmas trees. Christmas is a serious business, guys. It’s my faaaaaavorite thing!

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A little “getting to know you” selfie with A.

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Amadeus was shy to start.

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But he soon warmed up to Jessica’s 8th grade dance style wooing. Is there room for Jesus in there?;)

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Amadeus in all his glory. He wore rainbow lights, tinsel, and literally leaned a bit to the left. Needless to say, he fit right in;)

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Mom came to visit (for reasons I’ll go into later. Maybe.) Anyway, we had a really nice day of roaming around and taking in the Christmas windows. It can’t be all business when you’re in NYC.

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Bryant Park Christmas tree. This was before it was lit, but you can just imagine how pretty it is all lit up.

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Roaming around the Bryant Park Christmas Market with a Max Brenner hot chocolate. Happiness.

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Ice skating with the roomie!

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View of the city looking up from the ice rink. It’s so nicely nestled in the middle of everything:)

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A night out with the girls. We went out to dinner and saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I highly recommend a viewing of this movie if you haven’t already seen it.

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This was the first of many Christmas parties:) My friend Christine hosted a lovely get together at her place in Brooklyn. This was early December.

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Cut to: 2 weeks later. With Greg who hosts a Christmas cookie exchange every year. This week the cookie exchange was the first of five (yes FIVE) events I was attending in one week. Social butterfly right here.

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Sarah was my date to the Blue Man Holiday party. Event number 2 that week.

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With the boss.

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Couch lounging at the after party with co-workers.

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Event number 3 that week: the Jujamcyn Holiday party! My hearts and his snow flakes kind of match so, TWINS, I say!

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Pretty face

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pretty face. So many pretty faces.

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In case you forgot: this happened! Maybe the prettiest face. Sorry, friends. Only I’m not really sorry.

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Event number 4: Kristy’s Birthday dinner!

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Aaaand event number 5: Alison’s annual Holiday party. These are 2 of my favorite ladies:) And party week concludes. Phew!

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Sarah and I roamed around the city. It started as a search for a tacky sweater for her to wear at work on Christmas Eve. But we ended up covering some other fun Christmas attractions and sight seeing:)

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Mall trip to Jersey with Kristy. This was my obligatory selfie. It screams Myspace, no?

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Look at all those Christmas cards! I feel so loved.

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My Christmas up through Christmas Eve. I went to Christmas Eve service at a local Lutheran church, had a Christmas Eve morning breakfast of eggs Benedict (thanks, Jessica!), did some crafts with Tara (painted a water bowl for Cocoa and Tara and I ended up getting each other different variations of the same thing for Christmas.), at the airport with my puff, and a decked out house in Astoria. Basically my dream house;)

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I flew home (to SC) on Christmas morning. This is my family’s tree.

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The aftermath.

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This guy is camera shy. Sorry, Benji, I’m not sorry.

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That face!

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This lady loves it when I come to visit because she gets to sleep in the bed with me. A treat for her due to some bladder issues.

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My aunt, uncle, and 2 cousins came up the day after Christmas and we went hiking. This is my skeptical hiking face.

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My cousins. The manliest.

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I went out to dinner with some of my girlfriends and their babies (babies!) This is Abbie’s baby – Liam.

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Becky’s girl – Brie. Fierce.

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My Southern ladies. These are some of my favorite people in the world. Also, when did we all grow up? I mean, babies!

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These ladies also rank among the favorites. This was after eating some sushi and viewing some Les Mis. Btw, Les Mis from the 5th row is too much. Too much, I say.

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My step-niece, Lydia. Ugh, stop growing up!

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A little coffee date with this lady before heading out.

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Back in NYC just in time for New Years!

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Tara and Joe taking selfies. We celebrated at the beer garden in Astoria. They gave us free hats and noise makers, there was no cover charge, they showed all the Times Square festivities on TV, and there were enough people there that I felt cool but not so many that I had to scream at my friends to be heard.

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Classy.

And on that note, I conclude the second portion of “everything I didn’t blog about.”

One more to go!

Long story short….

Note: I wrote this post in May but never got around to publishing it. It’s not a big deal, but This would account for my lack of posts over those late Spring/early Summer months.

I’m moving.

Just to a new apartment. I don’t know what apartment yet. Because apartment hunting in NYC is the single most ridiculous thing in the world.

But I have made peace with brokers fees and am now planning on paying someone to do the dirty work/be nice to me.

It’s exciting actually but right now I just want to find a place. Once I find an apartment then I’ll be really excited!

And then maybe the blog will be updated at more reasonable intervals. Such simple dreams. At least I’ve gotten the blog into 2012. That was important.

So, I’ll keep you posted on my apartment dreams/possible harsh realities.

Also, my mom is the best!