I imagine that those who are cool and popular have weekends like I had every weekend. But, being only moderately cool and kind of popular, I only have them once in awhile. But I had a very nice and very busy weekend. And I didn’t even go clubbing! I slept through my first scheduled activity (sorry, Adam!) because of my terrible job, but made it to Brooklyn for brunch with my lovely friends Jenny, Kate and Emily (in from out of town). Naturally, we wore basically the same outfit.


While we drank iced coffees and waited for our table, two little girls (and their parents) walked by–and the littlest girl realized her new life goal was to be just like us. She stopped and stared and we waved hello. And then we made small talk and answered her questions like “Why do you guys have the same shoes on?” and “Are you going to a party?” It was quelle humorous.

And then we ate brunch and gabbed. And ventured to Manhattan for a little Little League playoff action. We did not see Ed Burns (I know you wondered). Later, I saw 22 Jump Street in a movie theater with RECLINERS. It was the best movie going experience ever (and not just because Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill). I brought wine juice boxes–which really ups the Jump Street game. And, like the last time, I felt like Ned Flanders at a Chris Rock show.


Sunday, I met some Kirkwood peeps for brunch in the neighborhood. I learned that Kirkwood alum Colin Donnell (of Arrow fame) is playing the male lead in Violet on broadway. It’s always amazing to me when people’s dreams of being on broadway actually COME TRUE.

Anyway, my tiny air conditioner is blasting in my tiny apartment and for once I feel ready to face Monday. I hope you do, too!


Well, the sun shone brightly this weekend. I went up to the suburbs–not the real suburbs, just the block at 100th and Columbus that has a Whole Foods, Michaels, TJ Maxx and Homegoods all in one block. I made exciting purchases like a new shower matte and a basket. Yes, life in New York is full of excitement. But, I also went out to Queens to enjoy some punch and conversation with old friends from DePauw (some were visiting from out of town) and that was a lovely treat. On Sunday, I skipped church (gasp–although I did go on Wednesday) to meet another group of friends in Brooklyn for a yummy brunch and then some Cobble Hill shopping. I bought letterpress cards. Duh.

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On Saturday, I went to a birthday party for my friend Alison–we worked together in Washington, DC and now she is here in New York, too. It was at a very hip and trendy rooftop bar in the Meatpacking District and felt like a scene out of an indie movie–complete with a pool in the middle of the bar. And old women yelling YOLO.



On Sunday, after being a good girl and going to church, I met Hallie at The Smith in the East Village where we gorged on yummy food and good stories. Then I spent the rest of the day watching Bravo and being glad that I don’t get into screaming fights in public. I also caught up on some magazines and reading.


I had a very lovely, very New York weekend. Two, yes TWO, yummy brunches and catch up time with friends. A high school alumni event that went just as I hoped. And no nemesis sightings. I walked all over this fair island. And I could really use a massage.


The only sad part is that I keep doing this thing where I think just because it is March, suddenly the cold, cold wind will go away. Newsflash–it is still very present.