Hi lovebugs! Sorry I’ve stayed away so long… posting probably won’t be so regular while I’m home, which is bittersweet… it means I’m BUSY and not holed-up somewhere! Anywho.
Yesterday I got to the airport around 5:30 with no problem. It was PACKED… I guess a lot of people start their weekends early! Minnesota is also a pretty big business hub, so people were probably heading out for some kind of work-related trip. Not me! Muahahaha.
I got to the gate way early, but didn’t see anyone else INCLUDING a gate attendant. Good thing I checked the board, because my flight was canceled! I managed to keep a clear head and get my flight switched to a different airline, but I was freaking out that I wouldn’t be able to go home. But it all worked out!
At the gate, I had a sandwich I packed: Crunch PB, mashed banana, and pumpkin.
I almost didn’t eat this grapefruit because I didn’t want to completely humiliate myself by making a mess in public, but mess or no mess, I ate it anyway.
I also had a bag of almonds on the plane, but I couldn’t use my camera because we had “begun our initial descent.”
Pretty much as soon as we found each other on the street, Ari and I headed over to Coldstone, which was conveniently located across the street from the movie theater. Two birds with one stone! This is why I love us.
I’m a total Peanut Butter Perfection kind of girl, but satisfied with a bite of Ari’s I decided to try something new. They’re serving a “sinless” version of Cake Batter now, so I had a small (sorry, “Like It”) cup mixed with caramel, graham cracker crumbs, strawberries and blueberries, and told myself it was basically a health food.
We saw Coraline, which, if you haven’t yet, stop reading and go see NOW. I really can’t even describe it except to say that it was aesthetically beautiful, creative, and totally creepy. “Kids'” movies today have such adult themes… WALL-E, anyone? Some parts were really scary… I would have (and probably will) gotten nightmares from it.
We spent the day running errands, and had “lunch” around 5 at a little sandwich shop called Benvenuto. I got a sandwich with avocado, tomatoes, pickle relish, and olive tapenade on ciabatta.
I didn’t realize how hungry I was until I started scarfing eating… that baby was gone pretty fast.
We had a late dinner at Linn in Queens. This place is so good… I’d only been once before but it’s just lovely. Although they do have sushi, they also have other kinds of Japanese fare.
They brought out a little amuse-boûche of seaweed and some kind of seafood… it tasted like octopus and had the texture of a mushroom, so I really have no idea what it was. Very tasty though.
And some hot sake, of course.
We split some edamame.
I really wish this picture had come out better, because it looked kind of beautiful in the bowl. In honor of my dad, I ordered a big bowl of nabe udon with a piece each of shrimp and vegetable tempura, seaweed, and an egg in a delicious broth.
We had some Golden Girls and Fresh Prince for dessert, and hit the hay pretty early.
This morning we went to the diner, comme d’hab.
I got an egg white omelet with spinach, feta, tomato and mushrooms. I ate most, and a lot of the home fries.
And yummery, buttery toast. I had three triangles with grape jelly (I only like it when I’m at a diner, isn’t that strange?).
I stopped at a little coffee cart on Wall Street before my interview (don’t you love the Tiffany-blue cup? Only in the Financial District…), and got a coffee with skim and its necessary counterpart: gum.
As far as the interview went, I have a job assistant-teaching pre-schoolers for this summer! I’m very excited, but kind of terrified… I know a lot of you are teachers/ in school to be teachers too… any things I should know about?
I’ll try to catch up on reading tonight… love you all! Have a great weekend!