Sunday, March 4, 2007

Weekend Rewind

I had a very eventful weekend for the first time in sometime. Although, that also means exhausting.
Friday night I left work early. It has been quite a stressful week. Some people I work with are slightly enamored with hearing themselves talk and yell. They also enjoy claiming that age and years of service means you are automatically better at the job. So come Friday afternoon I was ready to head out of there for the freedom of the weekend.

I headed over to Irish Pub
To hang with the kickball team... YEAH RECESS BULLIES. Our First game was supposed to be today but it was cancelled because of the monsoon earlier in the week. I had fun, although, I think that Irish Pub is a frat scene for adults. It is not my favorite place on the planet but I walked there so I felt like I got a workout in.

After that my friend SBR and I headed over to her boyfriend's place. Mr. Melting Pot. Mr. Melting Pot had a friend playing at The Rotunda
Near Penn. So we went to see her. She was great and there was a ton of art and fun at the show so we had a good time.
Then we found out that our friend Wah was at Irish Pub (I love how I start my night where I end it) and it was his birthday so we met him

Saturday I ran errands and bought 3 pairs of pants and 3 shirts for under $100... thank goodness for 50% off everything sales. Then my friend came over and we baked. I wish I had pictures. We made Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar things. That were quite possibly the richest sweetest things I have ever eaten... but they didn't cut very pretty

Today SBR and her new roommate and myself went to Bucks county... we had so much fun we visited the Mercer Museum
And then to the Tile works place

all in all a fantastic weekend with hysterical pictures that need to be uploaded

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


SO EXCITED i think it turned out pretty good.... and I love the yarn let's hope the cousin likes it!!
Just in time for his unbirthday... (he is a leap year baby)

pictures from the weekend

The curse of the crazy filled alcoholic beverages... this is the sangria... not quite as drunkiness inducing as the margarita
The finished scarf modeled by LL for our rockstar friend

and the new yarn that is so much fun for the hat for the cousin!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Weekend rewind!

Well after being sick and tired of being sick all last week I fled the confines of this apartment and Philadelphia and headed to the

BIG APPLE... goodbye Philly hello NYC

That's right friends I went to NYC to visit a lot of friends. i even saw people I haven't seen in years... literally like 5-7 years.

It was crazy!

Friday night, I got NY and of course it was like a degree out and who forgot more than her winter jacket... THIS GIRL! So I waited for 20 minutes in the longest taxi line ever and right before my hands almost froze off a taxi came thank goodness. I headed over to my friend LL's apartment. I am there for like .5 seconds before we head out to dinner .

Dinner was really good but if you go there and get a margarita be prepared for drunkenness. There is so much alcohol in their margaritas i swear i was buzzed after like 2 sips. But it was so much fun because my friend bean met us there. Bean and I went to college together. we lived together our junior year and lived on the same floor our freshman year. We met through some kind of Hillel BBQ and she might be the raunchiest girl I know and the funniest. I haven't seen her since we graduated college so it was so much fun.

I also finished a scarf for a friend's fiance. I was supposed to see them this weekend as well but She was very sick

SATURDAY: My friend and I woke up and headed to brunch with my friends puffy, sly and the jewelry maker. All of whom i had been years since I had seen. It was so much fun. And we had the best food. I think we were there so long that they basically were kicking us out.
Then i went to get more yarn (as if i needed it) to make a hat for my cousin

then i headed out to Long Island to visit my best friend Jlo. Jlo got married this summer and her husband ventures to Israel very frequently so we try to get together when he is out of town. They travel all over the place and I love arts and crafts so we did some scrap booking. WOO WOO and then went out to dinner. We also watched the devil wears prada... not so good didn't love the book i couldn't even get through the 1st 5 pages.

Then we had brunch at the cheesecake factory with my friend Brooklyn. Brooklyn, Jlo and myself went to college together so it was fun to reminisce and what not do a little shopping... watch some garden state and then come back to the Philly.

All in all a fantastic weekend

I will post pictures soon

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Does anyone else have this problem

Good Morning, Good very early morning.

I don't know what it is but I cannot sleep late. NEVER. I could be out until 3 in the morning I am still up at the crack of dawn.

in fact I have been up since about 6:30!! BELLA SLEEP!!

I am having kind of a feel sorry for myself few days.

This is so not me. In the past 6 months I have lost about 25 lbs. (hoping to lose more). I have moved to a new city, found a new job and a great apartment and i am loving my new life in Philadelphia (the secret is out! didn't take long!). Loving it. The city is fantastic you can walk so many places there are always things going on. But then sometimes I get stuck in a rut.

Its winter... who wants to go outside in freezing temperatures. I want to explore my neighborhood but i like being a home body too. i want to go out on the town but I don't know very many people.

In fact the majority of the people I do know are men. Men who i have been friends with since 8th grade. Its wonderful to have such amazing friends. But a girl needs her girlfriends... but honestly how at 27 years of age do you meet new girlfriends. You can't stand on the street corner with a sign saying "27 year old female, fun and outgoing, looking for girl-friends" people would be a little suspicious.

There is so much about this city I would love to explore see and do, but not all of it I feel comfortable doing by myself and on the other side I don't always want to do things by myself.

I also am feeling this way because... i was set up a few weeks ago with a guy (we can call him must love dogs). Must love dogs and myself have a mutual very dear friend. we hung out twice both I thought were pretty good times and I haven't heard from him again. Its not that I think he is a jerk (you know its the whole, he must have been hit by a bus or swallowed by a drain phenomenon) its just that in a lot of respects i am a completely different person then i was 6 months ago. Much stronger, much more outspoken, more self-confident, and skinnier and it is a blow to the ego to have someone reject you. I don't expect everyone to be interested. But I guess i just want more honesty. Tell me you aren't interested. I don't care how you ell me but tell me don't make me guess.

Confession: i am new to the world of dating. I don't know the rules I don't know the ins and outs. I have been a girl who has had very serious boyfriends. Boyfriends who were friends before or friends of friends and we had hung out prior to our being together so there was never this "dating" period. I am not good at playing games... but i would love in site in to the world of dating. Anything?? bring it on.

so must love dogs was a cool guy, Jewish, had a job i found endearing, and seemed to be very sweet. But who knows... it is what it is onward and upward i guess as they say.

Last night i was thinking about a news stream I saw several years ago. It was about a man with a job for a television station. His entire job was traveling around the country (maybe even the world) and just talking to people. getting to know them getting to know their stories. I always think what an interesting job this would be. How cool to meet so many people with so many different life experiences.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Its Friday night... do you know where your couch is

So, its Friday night and i am currently partaking in my Friday night ritual

TV, Couch, good food, good tea/coffee, maybe some wine, definitely some knitting and relaxation.

(and tonight it includes lots of tissues, Vaseline for my nose, cough drops, and Advil ahh yes the joys of colds)

its not that I don't like interacting with others. Its actually quite the opposite. I need it I love it i crave it regularly, but, i love coming home on Friday nights and knowing I can relax. Knowing I don't have to look beautiful after a long day of spit, hitting, biting, yelling, chasing, teaching... ahh you guessed it I work with children.

If there was an opportunity to do something fantastic on a Friday night I would do it. I would do it in a heartbeat. But it needs to be fantastic or with fantastic people. The work week is just exhausting.

It is such a joy to watch some Grey's and veg... knit my lovely scarves (this one for a very special person's very special fiance!!!) hats and other creative endeavors and veg.

on the other hand, I would love to spend Friday night at a good film, A BYO ( a staple in my city) or having a great drink with a great friend... but after I had my afternoon/early evening vegging time.

What ever you are doing enjoy your Friday night and welcome to my oh so new and not always guaranteed to be entertaining blog.

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