october extravaganza

Hello. Hi. Yes, it's been a while.  Post-grad life isn't as blogging-tastic as I had hoped. I'll try to remedy that though.  It's been a BUSY MONTH, Y'ALL. Let me break it down for ya.

October 8th, four year anniversary.

FOUR YEARS. Ted and I must really like each other or something. To celebrate, we went to brunch at Country Cat before I went to work, and reminisced a bit. I tried my first shrub, which was tasty. Thankfully just the day before NPR informed me of what this soda drink was, so my interest was peaked. My only intake of news is pretty much NPR driving to and from work--I'm glad they don't leave out important things like potential brunch beverages.

October 9th, Ted's 23rd birthday.

After I got off of work, we went to a friend's house for a BBQ, and then we went out for drinks at Kachka with the group. Before they got there, Ted and I had a nice view of a group of Russian men enjoying the vodka and Russian fare that Kachka had to offer. It was pretty great. We had Moscow Mules (on tap!) and everyone had some form of vodka or a Russian beer. And the food.  The food was good, and also sometimes very interesting. The pierogies were deliecious and buttery, but the fish jerky was a little TOO fishy--I mean, it came with a fish head. Hah!

October 10th-13th, HOMEEEEEEE.

Before heading to NYC, we made the very necessary stop in Phoenix. It was so, so, soooooo lovely to be home with my family, hanging out, going to my godmother's baby girl's baptism festivities, watching movies, eating good food, cuddling Izzy, and enjoying each other's company. I'm a lucky lady. Also, I got to celebrate Thanksgiving over a month early because my family loves me that much. Like, seriously, wow! Whatta family.

October 14th-18th, NYC.

Whew! This trip was jammed packed with SO MUCH. To sum it up, we ate and walked more than I thought humanly possible, we visited two museums (Met + MoMA), we toured two law schools (Columbia and NYU), we walked for hours in Central Park, we saw a Broadway show (Something Rotten), we spotted two Advanced Style Documentary ladies, we collectively ate two pizzas, we walked the Brooklyn Bridge at night, we went on two Tenement Museum tours, we met up with Ted's two cousins and their significant others (Mexican food and Hungarian pastries), we met up with his aunt and her boyfriend (Italian food), we met up with two blogger family members (Vegan food, Lower East Side walking food tour), we met up with LC friends (Shake Shack, Katz's, UCB improv show, Velselka). Yes, a lot of food was involved, people.

I'm tired and full just remembering all of it. It was a blast. I'm still recovering. Today is my first day off since getting home, and boy, have I needed it! My little introverted heart isn't used to having so much fun in just four days! New York was a magical place, and it's slightly terrifying (but mostly exciting) that it may become a home for me and Ted down the road if he ends up going to law school there. Throughout the city, I found little pockets that felt like home to me--like the museums, the quirky old Italian cafe near NYU, and the warm brick buildings in the Village. And even the overwhelmingly wealthy bits like the Upper East Side or the Financial District--those even felt familiar too, because London was all about those swanky bits. Also, I watched Gossip Girl, duh. In conclusion, any city where Roberta's pizza is only a subway ride away is a-okay with me (even if it means swimming through a mass of hipsters to get there).

See photos on my instagram!

Which leads me to NOW. 

What have I been up to lately?


I've been thinking about Christmas mostly. It's pretty much all I think about.

I finished a dress I started forever ago and kept putting off. Yay!

I've been working on Christmas gifts and planning Thanksgiving.

I've been working, a lot.

That pretty much sums it up.

Today: Chillllll, sew, scrapbook, sleep.

1 comment:

Dillon said...

Your NYC trip sounds perfect!!! I'm so sad I wasn't able to make it down but I am SO happy that you guys made it to Roberta's!