Saturday, July 31, 2010

Softball turned Superhero ;)

Ma! the Meatloaf may have lost on the field last night,
but we surely succeeded in celebrating after ;)

It was suuuper cool of the opposing team to invite us to their rooftop. Not gonna lie, I didn't foresee the flip-cup tourny ...

Nor could I ever have imagined that my Ma! uniform could
double so nicely as a cape :)
I mean, if/when the Empire State building is in the backdrop,
isn't a Superhero photo shoot a must?!

And although there was a part of me that wasn't "gung ho" to have "one last drink" at the neighbors apartment, I'm so glad we did.
Turns out he's an Army Colonel who recently got back
from serving in Iraq and received a purple heart!
Who wouldn't feel honored to raise a glass to that?!
Just goes to show that strangers
are simply friends we hadn't met yet :)

I don't know if Brother Jimmy's will ever allow us back again for dinner, but it sure was fun while it lasted ;)

With the season coming to a close, I'll admit that it's not the softball I will miss. It will be the unexpected, priceless, Summer shenanigans like these. So for now ... GO MA!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

And this is how I feel about that!

I think the show would have been even better
if President Obama had kicked her off the island couch.

This “viewer” could easily do without Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Just sayin …

Wooohooooo for Blue Haven!

The brilliant minds behind Donnybrook have done it again :)
Blue Haven just opened and already, it's made a mention in the NYTs online! Given all the bonanza in the city yesterday with Obama in town, I was so thrilled to see this shout-out when catching up on The Caucus:

July 28, 2010, 8:29 PM

Obama Hits Two Manhattan Fundraisers

NEW YORK – After an afternoon of populism, lunching with small-business owners in New Jersey and gabbing with the opinionated ladies of ABC-TV’s “The View,” President Obama ended his day on Wednesday at separate $30,400-a-person fundraisers here in Manhattan.

The second of the two events was at the Greenwich Village home of Anna Wintour, the celebrity editor-in-chief of the American Vogue magazine who was the inspiration for the imperious fashion editor of the movie “The Devil Wears Prada.” It followed a fundraiser at the top-dollar Four Seasons hotel.


While Mr. Obama was at Ms. Wintour’s place, reporters cooled their heels in a Village bar, the Blue Haven, as Secret Service agents and New York City police kept them and scores of curious New Yorkers at a distance – standard procedure in recent decades as presidents fulfill their fundraiser-in-chief roles.

The president’s appearance earlier on “The View,” the daytime talk show popular especially with women, was taped for broadcast on Thursday. Reporters were allowed to watch on closed-circuit televisions at ABC but were not allowed to divulge the chit-chat between Mr. Obama and the five women, including Barbara Walters and Whoopie Goldberg, who made up the conversation group. One preview: Mr. Obama, striding onstage, first kisses the panel’s resident conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Urban Prankster

I stumbled upon this website last night and couldn't stop laughing.
Here are a few of my favs in hopes to share the giggles :)

PacMan in Brooklyn

Subway Thought Bubble

Manhole Oreo

Sheer awesomeness :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Adjusting back ...

Yesterday I used the word "cheeky" twice and responded to multiple questions with the phrase "that would be lovely!".

I also attempted to pay for a People magazine in leftover British pounds and then stared blankly at the cashier as to why he would not except my monies. Bust.

There are Swiss chocolate wrappers in literally every single pocket of my suitcase and I'm anxiously awaiting the moment when my laundry is going to
miraculously walk itself down to the cleaner.

The +6 hour issue definitely had my "feedings" all outta wack ... at breakfast I was craving lunch and by dinner I was craving my bed and a pillow to drool on. Sleep has never felt so dreamy!

I'm hoping today that my neck will find my head, the two will re-become besties, and we will all officially adjust back to reality :)

One can hope,