Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend Wanderings: Sidecars

On Friday, my very good friend Alana became a doctor of jurisprudence, so we celebrated.  Because nothing says law school graduate like sidecars and tapas, both of which were awesome.  It was an excellent time of seeing people I don't see nearly enough (Sarah! Elka!), and drinking when I don't drink nearly enough.  I think the highlight, other than Alana's totally excellent law school hat, was certainly how proud and excited her partner was.  I congratulated her and said, "It's never just one person who goes through all of this," and she said, "It really isn't.  This is the culmination of seven years of hard work.  It's just amazing to be a part of it" and I though that was just about the nicest, truest thing I've ever heard.  They're pretty amazing people, and I couldn't be happier for either of them.  And then, WE TOOK A TAXI-CAB BACK TO GRAND CENTRAL!  Awesome.
Alana graduated!

Saturday, of course, I nursed my hangover.  Pretty much all day.  Roger and I did some work at Starbucks, and then came home and made chocolate chip cookies for my parents and their double-dates.  They stayed out later than I stayed awake.  Also awesome, but in a different way.

Yankees Game
Sunday, no longer hungover, we went for an awesome brunch at Birdsall House with my sister and Cece.  I really loved it (the free bloody Mary was the best one I've ever had. And also the second one I've ever had), but I'm not sure the other diners unanimously agreed.  The biscuits Benedict were really delicious, but the mushroom omelet is awfully mushroomy.  I know Birdsall isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I really enjoy it each time I go.  We meandered over to the Bruised Apple, and while perusing, I found a signed copy of Bird by Bird, a book Leah recommended I read a long time ago, and at $6.50, I couldn't say no.  The whole bookstore makes me want to sit down with a cup of tea and my typewriter.  Coincidentally, we went back over to Cece's for a cup of tea, and made banana cream pie (homemade whipped cream! leftover warm pudding!).  Her house also makes me want to sit down with a cup of tea and my typewriter.  Lovely.   After, my family and I headed down to the Bronx to see the Yankees play the Red Socks.  I put a concerted effort into following the game, and those efforts were rewarded by a far more enjoyable game than I've ever seen.  More on that tomorrow!

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