Fun weekend

I had a fabulous weekend in New York for my birthday. When I got in Saturday afternoon, I did some shopping at Macy’s. Of course, in that Macy’s, the plus sizes are on the 7th floor. I guess that goes to show the lengths they’ll go to to keep people that aren’t model size from the general public. Their plus size department, though, is so huge and nice so it’s worth the adventures on the escalator. I did end up getting some clothes. Afterwards I hopped the subway to Union Square area. All over Union Square people are selling Obama memorabilia. I love that his candidacy has generated so much enthusiasm. I keep thinking that, even if things don’t work out (and God, please let Obama win!!), this has been such a memorable campaign and it’s great seeing people this excited about a candidate. So, anyway, I strolled over to Strand bookstore and got myself mesmerized with the $1 book racks. Of course at the end I ended up putting back most of the $1 books, except ones for my friend’s 1 year old son, and got the more expensive ones…I got A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know From Watching Television and Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope.

My friend then met up with me there and we had dinner at an Indian restaurant and had dessert at Max Brenner. We finished up the night by seeing the film Mamma Mia! at the AMC in Times Square. The film was fantastic…great music, sexy Pierce Brosnan, and of course Meryl Streep played a great part.

And Sunday we got up late and met my other friend for brunch at the Tick Tock Diner and did a whole buncha shopping in mid-town. I have to finish with a little story about the Bolt bus. This was my third time, I think, taking the Bolt bus and I have yet to be disappointed. On the way back I was really impressed, even though we did get stuck in tons of traffic out of New York and I missed my train (and had to take a cab home…damn bad Sunday Septa schedules). Some guy thought he was on the bus to Boston (how the driver or he didn’t realize this is beyond me) and realized his mistake when we started crossing the bridge. The driver had some Bolt associate meet us at the first rest stop in NJ and drive him back to the Bolt stop. Now that’s some great service!

I will leave with a clip of Abba:


Guilty Pleasures

Well, I’m going to be starting on my wacky schedule soon. I’m hoping things will be resolved soon.

On another note, I’ve been watching Saved By the Bell at night instead of Jeopardy! I never watched Saved By the Bell when it was on, but it is weirdly interesting to watch. Right now there’s a very young Tori Spelling on playing the girlfriend of Screech.

And tonight I’m planning to watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager. I know it looks like such a horribly bad, sappy, cheesy, (insert more synonyms here) show but I am strangely intrigued. Maybe it’s because it’s written by Brenda Hampton of 7th Heaven fame. I used to watch that show simply to watch how bad it was…very train wreck-like. And I’m suspecting this show will have that same train wreck affect. I’m curious too that Molly Ringwald is playing a major part.

Apart from that, the job at Project HOME was filled, but I have 2 interviews coming up. So here’s hoping. This past weekend I went to see my friend Kim in New York on Saturday. We didn’t do much, just walked around in Chelsea. And I got me some Krispy Kremes and goodies from Zaro’s. I also got some beauty products from Lush, namely their Cupcake mask and their Brazened Honey mask and a bottle of their Curly Wurly shampoo. My Bolt ride went well…they were running 15 minutes late in the morning, but it went very smoothly on my way back. I talked to my friend Izabella over the weekend too. She sounds like she’s doing ok in Galway…she was working at a US company that just laid her off, though. But she was pretty much talking me into moving to Europe. I’ve always been tempted to just pick up and move somewhere where I don’t know anyone, but I don’t think I’d ever have the nerve to actually do it. Anyway, she said there are lots of other Polish people in Galway and that everyone’s just *really* nice. She liked Dublin better, mostly because they had more salsa clubs and it was bigger, but she still likes Galway.

Sunday I was supposed to see Sex & the City with Laura, but she canceled so I just stayed home and did job hunting. I ended up making some steak tacos, using soft tortillas, but they turned out too spicy, even for me. No other wildly fun cooking things this week. Today I made bratwurst simmered in Yuengling and topped with caramelized onions. That’s not that wildly exciting, but it does taste good.

Will blog again later. Can’t wait to see what happens with this pregnancy scare on The Secret Life of the American Teenager!