Albert heads to a bachelor party tonight, which means I’ve got the weekend and apartment to myself. I’ll miss him but can’t let him have all the fun! I’m thinking tomorrow night will be spent with takeout and a binge of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 2. Saturday afternoon will be spent celebrating Lindsay’s birthday and Saturday night I’ve got some fun planned with Danielle. Basically, it’s shaping up to be a pretty solid weekend.
With all the Mexican bars and restaurants predictably packed on Cinco de Mayo, our group hopped to a few different Irish pubs in the West Village to celebrate. Our first stop was Galway Hooker where this adorable bassett (I’m partial to the breed, given my own Chloe) sat watch. I had planned to stay in for Cinco de Mayo in an effort to be healthy, but I’m really glad I made the last minute decision to go out – those always turn into the most fun nights.
This past weekend we attended our friends Cori and Dan’s wedding in Long Island. It was the first wedding where we pretty much didn’t know anyone, but we had a great time. I really like that we have become good friends with the couple, who we met through another friend – you’re never too old to expand your friend group! I also loved watching them at the wedding – this was one couple that acted completely like themselves the entire time. I really hope Albert and I are that way on our wedding day. I noticed how different weddings can be as an engaged person. Before, I noticed broad things I liked/didn’t like about weddings in general (bands are better than djs, etc.), but now I notice tiny things (like individual flowers or entrance song) and ask myself if I’d like that for my own wedding. Such a weird feeling! It had been a while since I had attended a true black tie wedding (not black tie optional) and it was fun getting dressed up. My date and I were looking pretty snappy, if I do say so myself. Albert’s tux is actually from The Black Tux, which is basically Rent the Runway for men. The fit is better than any tux he’s rented from a place like Men’s Wearhouse and it was far less expensive. And the jacket was velvet – I mean, come on!
The America’s Cup took place right outside my office. While I missed the actual race because we were at the wedding, I got to watch all the practice rounds, which occurred directly below my office window.