Jan 31, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

It's the middle of the week and it's my Thursday because I am taking Friday off to go to DC for the weekend! I tried to post yesterday, but blogger didn't like the post and it won't let me hit "publish," so the post is currently sitting very pretty in an open tab on my computer waiting for the blogger gods to deem it publishable.

In other amazingly awesome news (you like that transition, I know) I am so excited to share with the world that I won the SNL lottery! Which means that on March 3rd, this lady over here and a friend will be sitting in the audience watching someone funny tell jokes (hopefully, I'm crossing my fingers for a good host or band or both!).

 


Pinterest received a lot of my time last week due to a large amount of shows being reruns so I have plenty to share with you today. Again, I am going with a random assortment of pins that share no real theme. I'm clever that way.


Source: duitang.com via Laura on Pinterest






I love this clock! It is very simple but it would add a lot of fun to a boring wall.








 If I were hosting or attending a Superbowl party this weekend instead of riding on a bus during the game, this is what I would make!




Easy stress relieve on the days you need it. 


Source: foodbeast.com via Laura on Pinterest


#1 - Everybody loves red velvet cake. #2- Everybody loves rice krispy treats. #3 - Everyone needs these.


Source: google.com via Laura on Pinterest


This is my new life motto. I like it a whole lot.

Jan 29, 2012

What I Did Today: Art Walk Edition

 

The weather here in NYC has been nothing short of amazing this weekend. We had beautiful sunny clear blue skies and the temperature hovered around the low 40's for both Saturday and Sunday. This type of weather is unusually hot for late January, but it is perfect for doing things outdoors.

The first thing I did yesterday was head down to battery park to partake in an interactive public art walk with my friend. It was pretty cool to interact with some of the art sculptures. The first thing we did was hard to find, but once we located in on the ground it was fun. The art piece was made up of 9 squares that you could step on. Each square played a different note and it was similar to playing a piano with your feet. Check out the video below:
 

It was a pretty random piece of art, but fun. I wonder how many people have accidentally walked across it and been scared when it rang out.

 Next, my friend and I headed towards another set of art sculptures that looked like giant musical instruments. We weren't sure what was "interactive" about these art pieces so we just took a picture and moved on.


The next art piece was really interesting because it was a weird stone table and chairs right on the waterfront. The next best thing about the stone table is that there were checker boards inlaid in the stone. My friend and I decided to take a seat and play a quick round of checkers using the coins in our bags. I lost. :(


 As we were leaving battery park and heading back uptown the sun began to set and I got a spectacular view of Lady Liberty.

 By spectacular, I mean I could see her and it was pretty. 


 On Sunday I went and visited Laduree. If you have never heard of them, then you are missing out. Laduree is a macaron store that is based in Paris and it's only store stateside is in New York City on the Upper East Side. For the past few months, these little tiny confections have been the talk of the town and the line has been known to be over 2 hours long during the weekend. My friend and I have been talking about sucking it up and waiting in line to taste them and we finally did! The line was long, but we lucked out and only had to wait about 30 minutes. There were so many flavors that I had a hard time narrowing down my selections and I ultimately chose 4 macarons. Raspberry, Lemon, Salted Carmel, and Rose.


 These tiny little treats are so amazing! Since I wanted to make the most of my trip, i only ate two of the macarons tonight and I saved two for tomorrow. The rose macaron was exactly what I wanted and the rose cream in the middle tastes like a rose flower smells. Very light and delicious. I also ate the raspberry macaron tonight. It too was very light, but the inside was a fresh raspberry jam that burst with flavor during each bite. I am in heaven and very excited to try the lemon and slated carmel tomorrow! Be jealous, I would.

Jan 26, 2012

It's OK Thursday!

 

Another week and another round of things that I am trying to justify....

It's OK...


to have a new found love of grilled cheese.

that I still haven't mastered the art of going to sleep early when I have to wake up early.

to be contemplating a 16 hour bus ride from NY to FL because it is $600.00 cheaper than flying home for Winter Break.

to love the new art work I put up on my wall because it cost me nothing except the picture frames.

to be stoked about my trip to DC in a week because I get to see an awesome friend AND my sister. What to pack, what to pack?

that I just used the word stoked.

that I wore my snow boots for 1 day and then I had to pack them back away in the closet.

to really hate when the person in front of you at the metrocard machine doesn't know what they are doing and they cause you to miss the train.

to read a book on the subway, but it is not OK if it causes you to knock into people because you are unbalanced. (I'm talking to you woman with the leopard print hat!)

to love trivia night because every once in awhile you know the answer to a question no one else on your team does!

to be obsessed with all of the TV shows on right now. (Revenge...OMG, so good!) I can't even keep track of which night which shows come on anymore...

to not be rooting for either team in the Superbowl. I'll be sporting orange and blue, just so people don't get confused.