Friday, May 28, 2010

{ baby landon }

a year ago to the day my good friend was with us,
heading to the beaches of NC to mingle with the singles
and now she's got a great mister and this sweet baby boy.
it's amazing what can happen in a year...
...can't wait for our photoshoot this weekend baby Landon!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

{ juli perry }

we didn't know how long she would hang on
but she did...
ever so gracefully
and boldly
and honorably
and beautifully
the timing is never convenient but I wouldn't have
missed this for anything.
I had to be there.
I needed to be there.
the entire flight over, every time I closed my eyes
her face popped into my mind
but there were no tears
only smiles
because you can't not smile with Juli around
thank you for being a fighter
and for staying around long enough to teach us
that we can always try a little harder
laugh a little louder
be a little nicer
and live every day the best way we can
because that's the only way to live
you will be greatly missed
but your spirit
will never be forgotten
thanks for inspiring us all...
we love you.

Friday, May 21, 2010

{ spoiled }

I'm spoiled.

...this has been quite the week.

I was sick on MONDAY but it's okay because
I spent hours in beautiful central park over the weekend
then on TUESDAY I went to the greatest show that I've been to
in a very long time...Mumford & Sons
WEDNESDAY a friend treated us to free tickets to American Idiot
and THURSDAY we had the most perfect night at Yankee stadium

I feel spoiled and blessed...and now it's the weekend

i love my life.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

{ attack of the scalper }

I made my way to webster hall...a favorite venue in the city
to meet some friends to see Mumford & Sons play
we had an extra ticket because someone bailed
no big deal, this happens all the time but what happened next, 
I'm going to forever call...Attach of the Scalper. 
We looked around to see if someone needed a ticket...
our price = face value, that's all we needed
and we looked over and saw a couple about to get played
by a scalper 
so my friends (not me...this will be important later)
tried to motion them to buy our tickets and save $10
we get our money back they get a ticket at face value
good, right?
bad idea
said scalper wasn't too thrilled about a little competition
he came storming over to me (guess I got singled out on this one) 
told me to stay the &*!#! away from his customers
and almost tried stabbing me with his umbrella
you might not believe what I did next but I yelled. 
it comes out when it needs to
I know, I know, I live in NYC and I probably should 
be a little more careful but I had my friends to back me up
and the big bouncer at Webster so it was cool 
(don't worry mom!)
we left the scalper on the street to terrorize someone else
while we went inside and enjoyed what I have to say
was one of the greatest shows I've ever been to
bands dream about playing New York City
and I'm glad I could be a part of that dream
the scalper told me his wife would be waiting for me
around the corner when the show got out...
she wasn't
but joe walked me to the subway just in case. 
the end.

Friday, May 14, 2010

{ borg night }

 it's no secret that I love to throw parties
so when a favorite roommate decided it was time to move back west
I went into party planning mode

borg and I have lived together for I think almost three years now
a long long time for this transient city 
and we've seen each other through so many good & bad times
from drastic hair style changes to impromptu dance parties
to crazy freak sort of tornado storms that destroyed my 
two day old patio furniture that I have to note:
borg tried to save but when the winds were about to carry her
away to neverland, she decided it was time to let it go. 
that's roommate love for you...

BORG is a staple in this city so her going away could be no small fete
so we started the countdown for her departure by having 
BORG nights...every Tuesday night in April.

anyone was welcome, as long as they were a friend of BORG
or future friend of BORG because well, 
anyone that meets this lovely lady, will want to be her friend.

BORG night one started off with a trip down to Peanut Butter & Co.
{ I recommend ordering the Elvis - delicious! }
and dining with our takeout at Washington Square Park 
always a great spot on the perfect spring night 
in true BORG fashion...friends were made:
two young twins, twirling to the violin 
and a few innocent bystanders on the 1 train
who didn't know they were going to be a part
of the BORG dance party
which ended on the stoop of our apartment
BORG night two began at one of my favorite spots in the city the Brooklyn Bridge
{ ever since Newsies and Spot...Brooklyn has had a place in my heart }
we walked, we talked
we photographed 
and we ate 
Grimaldi's of course...but we went local style
and called ahead for takeout because who needs to wait in line 
for an hour for pizza when you can eat on the dock
overlooking this beautiful city that we call home
BORG night three was home, on our rooftop
{ s'mores & borg }
the reason I'm okay walking up 5 flights of stairs
it's quiet and spacious and perfect for friends
and a night of camping out...manhattan style
the only thing missing was a moonlight serenade
but we had everything else we needed
good friends & good food
and most of the time...that's all you need.
BORG night four at the abbey pub
{ who knew there was free karaoke a short block from our apartment }
the bar was woody & cozy...perfect for a night of
"don't stop believing...."
we rocked, we talked, we sang
made some fans
cute & scruffy with perfect british accents
and we ended Tuesday BORG nights on a high note.