Friday night I went to dinner with my parents and two of their old friends. They all lived in a cove together in Midtown when they were all newly married. We went to Sweetgrass , which is a trendy restaurant in Midtown. They also have a more casual restaurant next door, appropriately called Next Door. Next Door is more of a bar though.
The funniest thing happened at dinner. Dad set his glass of wine down and the bottom of the glass just completely broke off! Good thing he didn't let go of the glass.
My dinner picture got erased, but I had pumpkin-seed crusted grilled salmon with grilled broccolini (I could eat this once a day) and collard greens (instead of the puréed turnips it came with). We ordered dessert to celebrate our friend's birthday. I'm more than 20 years younger than my other four dining companions, but we still had a wonderful time. We all drove together and on our way home, we were getting hysterical laughing about things. It was such a fun night!
On Saturday I had a riding lesson and as of yesterday I was still sore. My old horse used to be relatively lazy, but keeping him going was nothing compared to the one I rode Saturday. I was worn out!
I was so excited at the coffee selection at Target. I don't know why I love flavored coffee so much. I think it's the smell! It's my favorite smell in the morning. Right now I'm sipping on Peppermint coffee from Fresh Market. This stuff is so good. We bought some other Thanksgiving and I had to go back 2 days later to buy another bag just in case they ran out or something.
I tried to get a manicure Saturday afternoon, but the wait was awful! After waiting twenty minutes I remembered that the place I went to didn't take cards and I don't carry cash, so I had to leave.
My roommates and I watched Sarah's Key this weekend. My brother only gave it an "okay" review, but I love this movie. I have to admit though, the likelihood is high that I'm going to like any movie that is set in Paris. I just love seeing places that I remember. The other day my dad and I were watching Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (for the 100th time) and my dad asked me if I recognized anything in Paris that they were showing. Of course, I told him. Paris isn't that big of a city. I had walked through pretty much every area shown in the movie (except Giverny at the beginning). My dad hasn't been to Europe since he was in his early 20's (my age). I really wish he could have come to see me when I studied abroad in Paris, but he just stayed at home and paid for me to be there. I don't know if I'll ever be as good of parents as my parents are to me!
One thing I'm going to miss about college? Spending long hours studying without leaving the comfort of my bed. This morning I woke up at 7 am. It's 9:30 now and I've yet to leave my bed (other than to eat a quick breakfast and make coffee).
I'm busy studying for my French exam that I have at noon today.
I'm trying to memorize which authors go with with poems.
Le Dormeur du Val ... Arthur Rimbaud
Le Pont Mirabeau ... Guillaume Apollinaire
La Main ... Colette
Tu T'Demandes ... Lucid Beausonge
Only 13 more to go! Let's just hope the essays are on poems I know a lot about...
Out of all of the emails I get from stores, LuluLemons are the ones that I actually always open. And they always have things I want. I'm much more of an indoor runner, especially when it gets cold outside, but I could be persuaded to start running outside if I had one of these running jackets.
Have a good Tuesday!