Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Because I always blog about it...

For the first time since I moved to New York (shocking, really) I saw Brandi Carlile last Friday at the Beacon Theater. She was amazing, per the usual.  At this point I feel like I know too much about it and it freaks me out a little.  Like maybe I know more facts about her than the friend I went with.  Weird.  

In semi-related news, the band that opened for her: The Lone Bellow was amazing and I have been listening to them non-stop since Friday.

Monday, March 18, 2013

In Which My Pinterest Party Dreams Come True

This weekend was one of the busiest I have had in recent memory.  Also, the best.  I love St. Patrick's Day. I think it is the best & most ridiculous holiday that we celebrate (as a world?).  Since I am 1% Irish, I must celebrate appropriately by dressing like a leprechaun, as follows:

Thanks for the boots, Shayla!

Then you will eat corned beef because it is a dessert meat, i.e., delicious.  Instead of making cabbage that no one wants to eat, we made kale chips and they were delicious. I love corned beef with all of my heart.

 I'm not yet ready to talk about how much time the rainbow took me to make.  I might have to reuse it for Easter. ...and all of the spring months.

Before the guests arrived at the party, Micah requested a piece of the rainbow cake that I slaved over all day on Saturday.  I obliged as long as there was a photo.  Take 1 was of us cutting the cake together while very lovingly holding the knife.  What a sport.  Also, we sometimes dress alike.

Ta-DAAA.  Rainbow! {insert jazz hands}

 {insert jazz hands again}
Rainbow Jell-Oooooohhhhh

And then I dyed all of the drinks green.  

Mila & Ethan came to the party all decked out.  Mila spoke right before me in church a few weeks ago so now obviously we are BFF.

Mila made a leprechaun trap and it was amazing.  Inside, rainbows galore.  The fact that she made this cake made my heart so happy.  

 The spread: 
{the apple rings were devoured before any guests arrived and those things that look like peas are really just green sixlets}

Jason & Court

Jane, klr, Megan & Nate

Lisa & Mark
Lisa & Brody

Emily, Lauri, Mila, Hailey, Ethan

Me and Micah {non-ridiculous pose}

Robert tasting the rainbow. 
Only the finest jewels for our guests...

Miscellaneous St. Patrick's Day attire
My attempt at making the friend wall look festive.  I say half a success.

Previous St. Patrick's Day Celebrations here:

Also, thanks, Pinterest!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Like a voice rising from the dust.

This is no update unless you'd like for me to update you on all the television shows I've been watching.  I'm really liking my job these days and feel really lucky to still be in New York, even if it snowed last week and has been raining the past few days.  I am willing Spring here.

I almost wrote a post a month or so ago that would have been titled "How I broke up with 2 men in a week without dating them at the same time" or its alternate title "We argued about Noah's Ark: An essay on why I'm still single."  Luckily I didn't ever hit "post" and I just let the winter weather keep me tucked away until I was ready to move on.  I'm not depressed at all about it, but I've just needed some time to not think too much and not be too social.  A few years ago I had plans every weekend and was always on the go.  Right now I have zero plane tickets with my name on them and for the time being, that feels just right.

Since you are curious about what I've been up to, here are some pics to prove that I am indeed not writing this from the grave.

I have been visiting museums like it is 1999.

 {with Micah of course}.  I figured that if I didn't go with him, who would explain to me how these trikes really worked.

Nothing fancy happened at this location, but I did learn about day hotels and that they existed in the countryside of New York (east 63rd street)

The Met.  
{aka my favorite place in NYC}

The MoMA.  Took myself there on a hot date last Friday.

Fraunces Tavern & Museum to celebrate President's Day with my patriotic friends Alicia & Rob

Other random things that I've been doing include, but are not limited to:

Man Pageants

Watching Xanadu for the first time.  Whaaatttt?

Watching The Music Man with my roommate, who had never seen it before.  Whaaatttt?

My friend's cat had kittens, so I go over to play with them sometimes. I lurve them.

My other friends had a baby and I got to snuggle with her for hours while they went to get something to eat with friends.  Cutest.  Also, we were twins that night.

One of my coworkers resigned so we went to Lure for dinner one night.  Holy yum.   Also, holy cat eyes.

Things that I've done lately and not taken pictures of: