Week in Review: April 15, 2012

(Spring in the city.)

Another week bites the dust. April sure is flying by. Luckily, it’s not been living up to T.S. Eliot’s immortal words about being the cruelest month. Things are busy, but for once we don’t have too much to complain about.

Weekly Highlights:

Sunday: Nanna’s 90th Birthday! What a monumental day! Unfortunately, I woke up with a killer headache. Went back to bed while most of the family had a second breakfast at Cindi’s (what can we say, we know what we like). Luckily, mom brought me an egg salad sandwich to enjoy after my nap. Dropped Rachel off at the airport and then back to Nanna’s for leftover birthday cake and coffee. Shopping at Nordstrom with Mom and Nanna. Bought a beautiful blazer from Theory and some gold dancing shoes to wear to all the upcoming weddings. Amazing dinner at Mi Cocina. Cheese tacos might just be my second favorite food after hot dogs. Drinks at the hotel with Janet and Hugh. It was so nice to spend time with family this weekend. We really don’t see the Thompsons enough. As Nanna would say, love those guys!

Monday: Back to New York! But not before mom and I shared a chopped brisket at the airport at 9:30 a.m. before our flight. Delicious. Unremarkable flight back to the city. Met up with Ken for drinks at High Dive. Such a beautiful evening. Glad to be home. Watched the new Mad Men. What a great episode! The show just keeps getting better and better.

Wednesday: Since Rachel’s in Austin visit family (and wedding planning! They set a date, people! Exciting!), Ken and I had Martin for dinner. I made my mom’s chili and guacamole. If I wasn’t so tired, it would have been a great night.

Friday: Typical Friday night: Dumplings from Vanessa’s, drinks at Local 138, and then a show at Mercury Lounge. Ken and I had fun dancing around to Terry Malts, but we’re less than impressed by Bosco Delrey.

Saturday: Such a gorgeous day! Good run in the park with Jen. Ran a bunch of errands in the neighborhood. First beer on the stoop of the season. Chili nachos for dinner with Ken. Drinks at Uncle Barry’s. We’d never been there before and while I liked the space and the beer selection, the bartender was a total jerk. Might give it one more chance. We’ll see.

Links of the week:

I’ve blogged before about how much I disliked Lena Dunham’s first full-length movie, Tiny Furniture. But I was curious about Girls, especially after I read the article about Dunham in New York Magazine. And then after hearing about all the backlash, I was dying to see it. Luckily it’s available on HBO.com. And you know what? It was so much better than I thought it would be. Sure, she’s a little deplorable. But in many ways, I can relate to her. But maybe I just have a soft spot for the show because they were playing Camera Obscura during the dinner party and that’s totally something I would do. Ken and I agreed we’d watch another episode.

I love these tiles from artist Camilla Engman.

OK, it’s true, I’m dying to see the Newsies musical. Anyone want to go with me?

Song of the week: New single from Beach House. Exciting stuff!

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