Two weekends ago was one of the most fun and busy weekends I've had in a really long time. It started off Friday night with seeing Push. I'm a fan of Dakota Fanning's and really enjoyed seeing her in an older role. The movie wasn't anything I'd say you have to see, but I thought it was entertaining and enjoyed it.
After the movie we got dinner at Chevy's, and then headed up to Pacha for Anita's birthday. This was actually my first clubbing experience in the city if you can believe it. Even though I always have fun dancing, and the friends that were there were awesome, I have to say, I was not overly impressed with the whole club scene. I wasn't that into the music (even though there were three or four floors with different music) and I just felt a little violated. There was about a 10 minute period where I wasn't with Curtis and I was groped by a totally drunk guy (he stole second!) and some other dude tried to get all up on me dancing. Yikes. Let's just say I'm glad that's not the way I have to meet people in the city. It was so hot in the club though, that it was so nice after leaving to walk from 11th and 46th to 7th and 42nd. Love those nights you can just walk and walk.
Saturday was super fun. Got up early(ish) and went to Alice's Teacup, one of my favorite brunch places. I'm obsessed with the vanilla yogurt and granola. We had to wait a bit so we headed over to Pets on Lex to look at the puppies. I'm not all for buying puppies at a pet store because it promotes the business of puppy mills, however I didn't think it would hurt to look. I absolutely fell in love with this Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I've never given those dogs a second look but this one just stared at me and I felt as if he was choosing me to take him home.
After brunch we saw He's Just Not That Into You and I have to say we totally loved it. Maybe it's because I went into it with low expectations? I don't know. They've been shamelessly advertising for so long, and I feel like most movies that have so many A-list actors end up being a flop, but I really loved it. I'm surprised so many people are hating on it. I feel like so many of the examples shown are so many classic mistakes girls make, and I laughed really hard a lot of times throughout the movie. Yes, I hated the way a marriage was represented, but honestly, isn't that in every movie and tv show? Whether blatantly or subtly, Hollywood has a way of getting us to root for the cheating husband and the dirty mistress (hello MerDer.) Not that I was necessarily rooting for that scenario in this movie, it just seems like a lot of people are up in arms about the marriage situation, and I don't get why because it's nothing new for movies. I'm not condoning it, just saying I guess I've come to expect it from Hollywood. I don't know, I'm sure I sound hypocritical because I hated Nights in Rodanthe because we were supposed to root for Richard Gere and Diane Lane and HELLO! She was married! But I feel like that movie was different than this one. Anyway, the point is, I really enjoyed the movie.
After the movie we headed over to Rockefeller Center to do something I've always wanted to-skate at the famous rink! I'll be honest, I don't even really like ice skating, hurts my ankles. But I just wanted the experience, and that's pretty much all it was. SUPER small rink that gets so cut up so it's not the most slick (and we got on just after the zamboni) and very expensive. I'm glad I could do it once though.
After skating it was home for a bit. I was exhausted and had a crazy headache (thanks to a little "fun" activity we participated in on our walk from the theater to the rink which led me to walking into a parking meeter....my knee still has a gnarly bruise and I think I may have gotten a mild concussion.)
Took a little nappy nap and then headed to one of my favorite restaurants Harry's Burritos. Mmmmm. So good. Then it was up to Anita's for the party at her apartment. We didn't get there till after midnight but it was still super fun. I honestly have more fun dancing at these Mormon parties than at a club, I decided. She lives across the street from my first apartment so it was fun to be at the old stomping grounds.