Wow, I can't believe how fast this month has been going by. I feel like life has been on high speed lately, and it seems like that probably won't change. Before you realize it, the week is over and you have a few things go on over the weekend and then next thing you know, its been a month since you've seen someone you used to see every week. Crazy. Anyway, highlights of the past few weeks:
- Seeing Bourne: what can I say, that man rocks. This is also the only "summer blockbuster" I've seen all summer.
- Swimming a 2 mile swim in the Greenwich sound. Beautiful day, nice calm water and the easiest course to follow that I've ever swam on. All in all a perfect swim if it weren't for needing to wake up at 5:30am to get there.
- Hanging out at McCarren Pool watching Ted Leo.
- Sam fixing my old laptop so I was able to get the photos off it that had been trapped on there since November.
- Celebrating Sam's b-day at Mesa Grill. Mmmm, best soft shell crabs I've ever had (sorry Henry's End!).
- Brunch at Miriam: How dare I even question Iraeli breakfast in Park Slope. Fabulous.
- Zipcar enabling us to pick up some nice new to us dining room chairs via Freecycle, and stocking up on cat food from Target while we had the car.
- A fun night out celebrating a friend's b-day dancing at Stereo. Haven't been to a serious nightclub in years, but it was a ton of fun, and we stayed out until after 3 am, which, for anyone who knows us can attest to, is amazing. Though of course we were up at 10 the next day. Because why would we be able to sleep late?
- Watching my first Bergman.
- Seeing Stellastarr* at the Highline Ballroom last night. I've never been there before but it was a really nice venue with the nicest bathrooms I've seen at a music venue ever. And the show was really great. And people were actually dancing. Not hipster shuffling, but jumping up and down and really getting into the music. It was awesome.
And of course, the lowlights:
- My brand new computer failing to load my profile, resulting in a scan disk popping up the dreaded words "bad sectors!" Luckily, its under warranty, so I will be dropping my laptop off on Monday at FedEx for them to pack and ship it back to Sony to get a new hard drive.
Woke up early this morning because of the thunder and lightning, so head into work early. Left the house at 7:30, walked to the C and was informed the station was flooded. Walked over to Atlantic and waited about 5 minutes for the B26 to come, which was jam packed. Got off at Flatbush and tried to catch the 4 at Nevins St. Was informed that it was not running past Wall St and that I should take the 4 outbound to Atlantic Center and catch the N, R, Q or D train. Got off at Atlantic Center and was informed that none of those trains are running and hundreds of people are milling around with no idea how to get anywhere. Decided to walk back home and arrive home at 8:40. Checked NY1 regularly, as well as the MTA website, and find out the A might be running again. Left house again ~10, and wait 20 minutes for an A train that isn't too packed to get on. See the F at Jay St and get on because its empty enough that there are seats. Get to work at 11:40 AM.
Horseshoe Beach, Bermuda, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
Since last we talked, Sam and I took a trip to Bermuda to celebrate our blissful two years of marriage, which was a beautiful, relaxing and welcome relief to the crazy weeks bookending the long weekend. The plus side of the craziness at work was not having to use vacation time for two days off, but it doesn't seem to be much consolation when you're heading home at 9:30 at night.
Across the street from Flirt. For some reason, I don't think the clothing center is still there.
On Saturday morning, after some early morning shopping at the co-op for some juicy organic cheap tomatoes, we swung by Flirt for me to use my skirtificate, Sam's wonderful birthday present for a custom skirt from Flirt. It was hard making a decision, but I can't wait to see the finished product! And once we were done, I was informed that there was a warehouse sale going on at their studio. Now, I love Flirt, but I don't love their prices, so warehouse sale = music to my ears!
Eagle sign from Carroll St.
So I headed over to Gowanus, while Sam headed home with our co-op bounty to avoid more shopping, and boy was it worth the trek. It was as wonderful as I could have imagined! I felt guilty so I limited myself, but having now weathered many a sample sale where I would be lucky to find one decent item, scoring 6 for under $120 is pretty sweet.
Combine a successful shopping spree with delicious pasta w. tomato and basil, a fun swim on Sunday morning, and an afternoon reading Harry Potter, and that adds up to a good weekend in my book.