October 14, 2011

Filling In Blanks On A Foggy Friday





1.   The most selfless thing I've ever done was     scrap my plans to move to South America for a year and go to Spain instead so that I would be closer to my family and my boyfriend. I know that doesn't sound really selfless, but my selflessness is more easily found in micro acts, not macro acts. I don't mind making little sacrifices, but when it comes to the big picture, I'm still very much my own priority.

2.   When it comes to working out    I'm reformed! I used to hate running! Now I run 5k 3-4 times a week in the morning! 

3.  A woman should always   keep in mind that we (women) shouldn't have to compete with each other to get ahead  .

4. I wish I could    be more efficient about getting my work done    and then I'd   have a lot more free time to relax  .

5.  A best friend is   never afraid to tell you when you're being an asshole, and the first to tell you when you're being awesome .

6.  I can't get enough of    Pinterest! I'm getting so many amazing ideas for sewing and home decor projects! 

7.  This weekend I am   working, working, working, and maybe going thrifting with my friend for Halloween accessories! 

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October 13, 2011

Crab Genocide


A couple of weekends ago, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, my roommate Barbara, her sister, and I went down to Fish, in the West Village, to enjoy all-you-can-eat Blue Crab with my friends Will, Oliver, and a bunch of other people.



When Will told me about all-you-can-eat crab--for only $21.95!--I got super excited!



Endless seafood? 
For four whole hours? 
(The deal is only available from noon to 4pm) 
For less than $30?



Yes please!


What ensued was four hours of Old Bay and lemon covered deliciousness.




Between the nine of us we must have gone through at least a hundred crabs.



We called it Crab Genocide.



And oh my what a delicious genocide it was.


If you're in the New York area, I highly highly recommend going. But go soon, crab season is ending!


Fish
280 Bleecker St. (& 7th Ave)
all-you-can-eat blue crab 12-4pm





October 1, 2011

I'm Ready

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Usually I'm one of those people that desperately hangs on to the last days of Summer, wearing summer dresses into October, shivering in bare legs and a cardigan, insisting that it's only a bit chilly. 


But this summer was long, and it was hot. Two months in subsaharan Africa maxed out my tolerance for extreme heat and humidity, and then I got back to New York where's it's been alternating, rain, humid sunny days, and cloudy sauna days. 

I'm ready for fall.

I'm ready for crisp, sunny days where you need a trench coat and a scarf; where the insides of the subway stations cool down enough that you don't fantasize about stripping down in the middle of the platform, it's so hot and stuffy; where you can get a hot coffee and not start sweating bullets while you drink it walking down the street. 


I'm ready for...


Boots
and 

Scarves
and

Capes

and

Gloves

and 

Sweaters
and 

Hot Cider
and

Fireplaces

What are you ready for this fall?