Monday, March 29, 2010

Hello! How are you doing???

We are doing fantastico here! We had an excellent weekend, with the exception of UK losing and Duke winning (boo you Duke!).

Friday night was lazy night - I came home exhausted and we didn't do anything. For dinner, we even just made egg beaters and frozen veggie burgers b/c we were too tired to order in.

Saturday we woke up with some energy! We hit our gym, where yours truly pumped out her first 30 minute run (without stopping) in a long time! I'm actually training for a 3.5 mile corporate challenge in Central Park in June, so this was a huge first step for me. Once I get 2 more runs in 30 mins without stopping, I'll start working on my speed.

After the workout we headed to our movie theater and caught the 10:45 am showing of Alice in Wonderland in 3D. The movie was great - I heart Johnny Depp so anything he does is worth it to me. Blondie loved it also!

After the movie, we headed to a BBQ restaurant, and then made the decision to "play tourist" the rest of the day. We started out at Cold Stone in Times Square and enjoyed some ice cream, followed by a trip to Ripley's Believe It or Not (see the ny blog for more info) and ended with some souvenier shopping for TCKITW and TCKITW v4.0

After that, a quick trip to the 3 market's (farmers, seafood, meat) and we headed on home to watch KY lose. Blah.

Sunday the weather turned AWFUL so we headed out at lunch to get soup and Cadbury Creme Eggs. I did my yoga program (and killed myself), and then it was a lazy day in front of the TV.

This next weekend we are off to the driving range at Chelsea Piers, followed by a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to Grimaldi's (the famous pizza place at the foot of the bridge)! LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!

Hope everyone is doing well!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kind of like the 12 days of Xmas...

So, last weekend involved:
1 shut down runway
1 massive rainstorm
2 delayed flights
3 states and 200 miles away from where we wanted to be

A trip into Evansville to visit Blondie's sis and family and see her new baby turned into a travel fiasco. Our first flight got delayed, and we were going to miss our connecting flight. So they put us on a flight putting us into the completely wrong state (by a couple). That flight got delayed. Couple that with the JFK runway shutdown for 3 months, and it was a mess.

We finally got to Evansville the next day, 14 hours after we were supposed to. It was good seeing everyone. Blondie's sis' baby TCKITWv5.0 is a real cutie, and TCKITWv3.0 came down with her family, so it was a weekend of nieces!

But don't worry peeps, Blondie, his brothers and I still managed to get in some gambling on the gambling boat in Evansville. We headed there early afternoon and pounded down some beers, and lost some $$$.

Our flight back the next day (that's right, it ended up being 24 hours total with family - that's it) was also delayed, still due to the same rainstorm.

This weekend is a weekend of DOING NOTHING. It's mid-70's here today and beautiful out, so we've got our patio door open and are watching the bball games. We've both pushed ourselves at the gym this week and both of us are S.O.R.E. Plus, we've done something every single weekend we've been here, so we deserve a break! We did make it out to our fish market, veggie stand, and meat market - spent $70 total for some totally fresh and healthy food.

St. Patrick's day was this past week, and let me say, New York LOVES it some St Pattys. I went for lunch with some coworkers, and at 12:45 pm, we couldn't even get into the first 2 Irish bars we headed to. We also saw, still at 12:45 pm, someone getting totally arrested for public intoxication. This guy could not even sit up on the street curb as the cops stood around him.

St. Patty's though turned out to be not so good. My parent's house was broken into and trashed on 3/17 - my thoughts are with both of them and I am going to try and get back to KY very soon to see them. This is when I know we 100% made the right decision to move here. I can take a non-stop 1 hour, 30 min flight straight into their hometown. It's possible to fly in on Sat morning and come back Sun afternoon - which I could never have done from SF.

On a more pleasant note, we also went and saw our first Rangers game on Thurs! We had a blast - and check out our NY blog for more details.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

God do I wish I could sing.


Monday, March 01, 2010

Yeehaw! A snowstorm, a wedding, and some cowboy boots

Blondie and I woke up Friday morning, and headed out around 5:30 am to head to JFK to catch a flight. We took one step out of our apartment, and about fell over. It was seriously a winter wonderland in NYC. The snow was at least a foot deep, none of the sidewalks or streets had been cleared, and it was STILL coming down heavily. We gingerly made our way to JFK (thank god for underground trains), the entire way thinking that there was no way our flight was going to go.

But it did - it was one of very few that went that day. And it was a good thing, for we were off to Austin to see the lovely Shelbs and Bbbb tie the knot!!!!

We landed on Friday (way late, but at least we got there) and immediately headed to the rehearsal. It was so good seeing everyone again (the SF crew, the TX crew), and after the rehearsal, Blondie took off with a friend for beers while I headed out for a pedi. OMG, my feet were disgusting.

After the pedi, I meandered across the bridge and into downtown to meet Blondie and the Brit for drinks. We spent a good hour laughing our asses off before heading to the welcome dinner (yay for Tex Mex!)

Saturday was a great day - the bridesmaids met Shelbs early and hung up for a couple of hours. Then it was off to get some lunch, before meeting Blondie and another friend for beers in the sun. The wedding was a late afternoon wedding, and the weather couldn't have been better.

Also, the other bridesmaids also managed to convince me that I needed cowboy boots - I lived in TX for 8 years, but it took a 3 day weekend in Austin to make me change my mind and actually purchase some. Want to bet I wear them 1 more time and that's it?

Congrats Bbbb and Shelbs!