Even though I’m not usually a fan of the lamb/lion month I found this particular one to be whiskey-soaked and wonderful.
Because, this month…drumroll please…for the first time ever since my NYC arrival I’ve enjoyed every single weekend off from Nanny City. All the weekends! All to me! (And there’s still one left!)
So even though the weather’s been gross and I gave up on the no-sugar thing and I’ve missed the bambino/bambina and I’ve been working too late, I’m still amazed by my last month and all those hours of weekending.
Worth mentioning. I …
- took a plane ride with Christopher Abbott
- made my first batch of ice cream (so good you wouldn’t believe)
- found a new granola recipe
- rubbed shoulders with JGL*
- worktripped to Austin
- read this and this and this and this
- went to a party with a ball pit
- found my soulmate in bag form
- ate a mediocre doughnut
- ate the best doughnut
- danced with the dj
- found a new site to love
- downloaded my new favorite thing ever
*By “rubbed shoulders,” I mean to say that he passed me on the stairs, waved and said he hoped I enjoyed the show as I stammered my way through “hi,” and ate popcorn hands-free, directly from the tub.
Spring Bucket List
Ever since this past summer when I felt an extra set of sads as Labor Day loomed, I’ve made a point to try and get all I can out of a season. Write it down and do it - easy as that.
Winter flew and now we’re in that ambiguous month but it’s here, I swear, March snow be damned because spring is almost here. I can’t wait for the flowers and the pasty legs. That first time you eat dinner outside and the way the ocean is just shy of bearable the last week in May. Spring, guys, let’s get excited. See below for plans and let me know what I’m missing.
The Spotted Pig (May 8) Doughnuts: Dunwell Doughnuts (Mar. 30), Baked by Butterfield (Mar. 23)
Brooklyn Winery (May 4) Battersby (carryover from the last list) (May 1) Cream Puffs: Choux Factory, (May 15) Beard Papa’s (April 21)
Back Forty West (Mar. 19)
Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream (April 28) Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream by Joy the Baker (Mar. 24)
Basil Mint Mojitos
Something with asparagus, avocado, and artichoke
Something with scallops and sweet peas
Tenth of December (May 1) Rules of Civility (Mar. 30)
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Fever Pitch (requested by someone who insists I’m a lunatic for having gone 25 years without reading) (April 13) Lean In (April 2)
- Me: Happy Valentine's Day!
- My Regular Dunkin Lady: Milk and sugar?
I dragged myself out into the dark for a spin class this morning. As a reward I treated myself to a post-sweatfest expensive coffee and walked the 30 some blocks up Park to my office, taking time to bask in the endorphins and get all sorts of psyched for the week. If my bank account could support a daily soul + coffee I would be all over it.
Happy new week, guys!