Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Weekend Wanderings - Hoboken Housewarming

Or, at least that's where all the photos in this post are from.  The weekend overall was a varied and great one - Friday we visited Rob's new place in Queens and after making a dinner of burritos, we checked out a local jazz festival at Single Cut, which was a lot of fun, even though I'm trying not to eat or drink out for the forty-five days before Thanksgiving.


On Saturday, my (now former - so sad!) colleague and friend Christina came over to our place and I made a simple brunch for us.  I really thought that not eating out until Thanksgiving would be difficult, but it really hasn't been so hard.  In general, people have been happy to meet me for other things (manicures, museum-visits) or to have me cook for them.  We'll see how it goes for the next month, but so far I'm really proud of my progress.  I really love eating out, so it takes some effort, but I'm really enjoying the challenge.  On Saturday evening I headed to Hoboken for Heather's housewarming.  I'd never been to Hoboken, and I'm a total convert.  Hanging out there for a few hours really made me love the area, which is just adorable.  On the walk along the Hudson to her apartment, I just about keeled over from how gorgeous the view was.  I don't love the idea of moving right now, but after that evening, I could almost be convinced!


Sunday was spent mostly doing laundry and watching The Walking Dead.  Oh yes, I love me some Rick Grimes.  If you're not watching it, you should be.  Seasons 1-3 are on Netflix, and Roger and I just discovered that if you know someone who has a Verizon account, you can watch the new episodes online.  It's so much more complex and beautiful than the graphic novel, and I think it's the perfect Halloween show.

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  1. GIRL you were IN MY BACKYARD at Single Cut! Love them, and was just thinking that my growlers haven't been filled in a while. Gonna make it happen soon!

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    1. When you do make it happen, let me know! I'd love to meet you there!

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  2. I am so inspired by your not eating out until thanksgiving!! I might do that (probably on a lower scale, because I haven't cleared this with the partner)... trying to keep it low-key before the holidays.

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    1. Thanks, Liz! It's been really good for my budget, and definitely helps me feel better. I think I'll likely do it again sometime in 2014. Roger wasn't totally on board with it, but I think he's been pretty happy to save some money too!

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