Hello there! Long time no post
I spent last weekend in New York City with my twin sis and best college friend (we went shopping for her wedding dress!!!!!). Before that I was crazy busy with getting out fellowship apps and finalizing some pubs. Doesn’t it just feel good to be productive (well, not here on the blog, but in “real life”)? I find that the more I cross off my to-do list the better I sleep at night. Procrastination really does fuel anxiety. Maybe I’ll write a book someday about procrastination, anxiety, and PhD students….lord knows I have plenty of experience and expertise in that field.
So in keeping with being extra productive today on the work front, I offer just a quick recap of last weekend’s festivities.
When I got in Friday evening my sis Becky had dinner waiting. I drove up from Cville, which took about 6 hours…and if I had a twitter account I would have undoubtedly wanted to write #bridgetunnel just to feel like a Jersey girl 🙂 It was nice to have a healthy, colorful (read: nutrient dense) meal waiting after a day of eating crap on the road.
Quick tangent: what is it about driving and/or traveling for long periods of time and mindlessly snacking? I know most people would say it’s because of boredom, but I actually feel more hungry!!!
Back to the dinner: stuffed peppers with a balsamic veggie salad and asparagus. My sister knows how to pack a nutrient punch!
After dinner we just hung out and caught up. I was pretty tired from driving and we had a long day ahead of us. On Saturday we got up and went wedding dress shopping with one of my college besties, Jackie.
We also had a fab brunch with friends new and old
During lunch I found out that some of the girls also had their own blogs. I realized that whenever it comes up that I have a blog, many of my friends are surprised “Oh you do?” they exclaim. “What is it so I can go check it out?” And that’s where I freak out. You see, I started this blog for personal reasons. I wasn’t happy in Charlottesville. I wanted to have a forum–rather, a database–of all of the events, activities, experiences that enriched my life here and that I could reflect back on so as to feel more grateful for what I had. The blog is obviously open to anyone and everyone and I’m so happy when I find out I have a new subscriber or reader (seriously, it makes my day you guys). But for some reason it makes me uncomfortable if I know that people I actually know and see often are reading it. I just have to get over that because I love sharing my experiences and know that blogging is such a great forum for everyone to share their thoughts and common experiences.
Anyhoo, after brunch Becky and I went shopping for a bit (not to sound like this, which btw you should definitely check out because it’s hilarious, but OMG I got some great dresses, blouses, and skirts. I’ll do a recap soon). We also got some manis 🙂 I chose Essie’s Lacquered Up
Then we got dressed up and went out! We ended up at Jane Ballroom in the West Village which was sooo much fun! It’s a large room full of couches where people hang out and (eventually) dance. The music was amazing. And I guess it’s difficult to get in although we luckily had no problem
After a late night it was difficult to get up and drive back, but the drive didn’t seem too bad. And I got home right as the Superbowl was starting. I was good this year and only ate half of a pizza 😉 Which reminds me, after I finish some work on my dissertation I’m going for a run. I’ll probably do a short, easy 3 miler and then bang out a 14 miler tomorrow.
Hope you had a FUN weekend and are having a nice start to your work week 🙂