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Weekend Summary

18 Apr

So. Much. Fun.

Exactly what I needed … and now I need a salad.

IMG_0577Tiana, Brittany, me. Thanks Britt.

I headed up to Newburgh* this weekend for a mini college reunion with my best friends. Friday when I arrived in Beacon my friends greeted me with “OMG you’re so New York. Look at how you walked over here. You did this (acted out) and this (over dramatic acted out me walking to the car.)”

After cursing at the traffic and one another for no apparent reason I sighed and said, “It’s good to be back,” and boy did I mean it.

IMG_0578Megan, Chrissy, Catie.

We headed to TGI Fridays for dinner and drinks. I spend $22 on dinner and four beers or so. Don’t mind if I do.

IMG_0590 Christina, Me, Catie.

After dinner we headed to a new place on the Newburgh water front, Billy Joe’s Ribworks. This place was awesome. Great band, great beer, great friends. Clearly the first night was a success because it ended like this:


Literally I just died laughing at this pic.

I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed to go to lacrosse practice with Catie who coaches varsity at her old high school. After chugging a large coffee with skim milk and one splenda I was good to go.


Catie has never played lax before and it’s the school’s first year having a program and since I played in high school she asked if I’d come along. It was awesome. I loved the girls and they we’re so thankful to have me there. After practice we went back, showered, napped, ate prepped for round two.

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Catie and I looking glam before another night out!

A few more friends came up Saturday and we actually went back to Billy Joe’s. I laughed, laughed and laughed.

IMG_0609My beautiful friend Christina who lives in Columbus Circle in Manhattan said as this photo was being taken, “The closest I’ll ever get to Brooklyn.” Yes fellow Brooklyn-ites, she’s one of those


Another solid night for the books.

Sunday was a bit more rough than the previous morning, so how do you cure that?

Ice cream DUH. Chrissy and I went to the dining hall and snagged some. You’re looking at cake batter, coffee and chocolate moose tracks.


I wasn’t kidding about the salad. Someone send one, quick. 




*Yes this is the same Newburgh where the woman drove into the Hudson with her three kids. We actually drove past the site. So chilling/awful. Please keep the Newburgh community in your thoughts and prayers.


Weekend Wrap Up

23 Jan

In order for me to write this post I had to turn of the Law and Order SVU marathon that has been occupying my life for the past four hours. I have a bit of a thing for one Elliot Stabler.

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Have you ever seen a more attractive, rugged, I wouldn’t hate it if he frisked me detective that dedicates his life each and every day for the citizens of New York?


I digress.

I had to go upstate again this weekend for my best friend Catie’s grandma’s wake and funeral. I only met her a handful of times, but just listening to the few people speak at the funeral showed me how wonderful of a woman she was. She lost a son when he was 22 (would be around 45-50 today) in a horrible, tragic accident so when a woman spoke of him at the funeral I lost it. Burying your child has got to be the most horrifying experience for a parent. She’s at peace now and I’m glad I was with Catie and her family.

I headed up Friday after work and my friend Megan got a little lost coming to get me. Thank the Lord there was a heated area. So what’s a girl to do alone, on a Metro North train platform? Take pictures of course, duh.


Salt stricken boots.

 IMG_2319 Snowy train tracks.


Petrified look that I might be here forever. (eye brow brush much Shan?)

Friday night I slept at Meg’s house. We talked and talked, laughed and I shed a few tears, during American Idol nonetheless. I’m emotional. What of it? Saturday after the services I came back to the city, hung out for bit and headed over to my friends house for some red wine and trashy TV. It was grand.

Remember that time I saved $300 of yoga? Well I have been going and loving it.

I started the hot classes they’re kicking my ass in the best way possible. I’ll be writing my review on yoga shortly 🙂

I hit up Trader Joe’s in Union Square after yoga and spent $48 bucks which should definitely last me for the week, hopefully longer.

This weekend I only spent:

$48 on groceries

$4 yoga mat and towel rental

$5 for wine

$21.50 for the train upstate


I’m in the process of breaking down my finances (a 2011 resolution) so I’ll report back on this too once January concludes.


* DUN-DUN adjective 1) Dramatic theme music used at the beginning and end of Law and Order SVU. 2) If you watch it, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about, if not, sorry.

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