Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weekend recap

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.

8 comments:

lynette said...

I love your coat! You look so classy.....Sounds like you had a great weekend...

Kris and Libby Brown said...

So um this is totally on the DL.. but we are going to be living right out of DC for the summer ( I mentioned that on the thank you note from my wedding that is still in my TO DO pile... I know I suck!) Anyways I really (more than you could even imagine) want to come visit you! It has been way too long! Lets talk and plan a time when it works good for you. By the way.. I know I said it's on the DL and I have announced it to all your friends who read your blog but I figured they wouldn't say anything. Email me @ libbykreider@hotmail.com so we can start planning!

melissa said...

yum hairy burritos. i LOVED HJNTIY and feel the same way.. low expectations.... laughed out loud SEVERAL times. katie scerra came from az and we went together and it was PERFECT. loved that you finally got to go ice skating!

melissa said...

PS i added your hsbc email!

Reagan said...

Hey! thanks so much for making me feel good on a bummy, cold day. I'll tell Piper Jane all about you tomorrow so that she can get some tingles like I did. You put a smile on my face....until I browsed around and saw you are going to australia *jeal!!*.

Take care!

maggie said...

i love your coat!

Debbie said...

You look adorable as usual. I was looking at March calendar and saw that Dad is coming to visit you. You two should go ice skating. That would be fun for the two of you!

Cyn said...

Rae, I loved HJNTIY also. Your weekend sounds fun. Except for the groping dancers-ugh, I've experienced that awfulness back in the day too. Yuck! Your pic at Rockefeller Center is adorable.