November 16, 2003

I'm in a NY state of mind..

The last two nights have been ultimate nights of debauchery. I went out with Tiffany to a place in midtown called The Eatery on Friday night. I started out with a dirty martini.... before any food was in the tummy. Not smart. Then, I moved on to another dirty martini with my dinner.... mac-n-cheese, of course. By then, I was super toasty. Tiff and I were crackin each other up big time.

After dinner, and a huge brownie and ice cream desert, we hit the city looking for another place to go. We ended up at Colony Records to see what kind of fun music I could buy. I bought a song selection book of John and Jen, one of my favorite shoes... and the karaoke cd of Mamma Mia. I know... I did it. I want to go record some of it over at Ryan's I guess to prove to myself that I frickin rock on those songs. And, to give the cd to those friends of mine that saw the show and said I looked and sounded like the lead girl. Hee hee hee.

By this time, it was already around 11:30 PM. Tiff and I were pooped so we decided to head back to Astoria to hang out. We got back there and passed out. Man, am I getting old.

On Saturday, Tiffany and I got up and headed to the gym. She teaches a pilates class every Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 and I really wanted to take her class. She was SO GOOD. I was incredibly impressed. Her voice was so soothing and her words were totally descriptive with the movements. It was a really good class.

From there, we got some lunch and headed home. Tiff and Matt had plans Saturday night with family in Westchester so I got ready and headed into the city. I wanted to do a little more shopping and wander around a bit.... I went to Conways to take back a few things and check out H&M.

Saturday night, I met up with some of my closest friends, Derek, David, Devlin, and Jeffrey. Derek, David, and Devlin and I all went to UC Irvine together. We've all been through a shit load of stuff together. It was so amazing to spend time with them. We had dinner and lots-o-margaritas at Arriba Arriba on 51st and 9th. The food was scrumptious and the strawberry margaritas were stiff. We all got sooooo silly... tellin stories from the past and laughing are little heads off. We were there for a long time... closin the place down. It was about midnight when we left there.... and we decided to head to Mr. Biggs on 10th Avenue and 44th Street. Mr. Biggs is a big ole karaoke bar. We had a few more drinks there and each got up to sing. I did Natural Woman, Aretha Franklin. I wanted to do Let's Give Them Somethin To Talk About, Bonnie Raitt, but a girl got up and did that right before me and she was really good.... so I decided to jump up to some Aretha Franklin. Devlin ripped up some Tina Turner's Proud Mary. It was awesome... she was totally working the crowd. David busted out with Reasons, Earth Wind and Fire. He was just as brilliant as I remember him being! We had thee best time. I think I got home around 2:30 AM after sharing a cab back to Astoria with David and Jeffrey. I was so sleepy.

This morning, Tiffany and I got up fairly early to have brunch in Greenwich Village with our friend James. YUM.... we got a little lost getting there but ended up having a really good time. We had some yummy mimosas and omlettes and then walked around a bit and ended up at another restaurant where we got the most incredible deserts. I have eaten so much this week... I'm totally going to burst.

After desert, we said our goodbyes and then headed to the Gershwin theatre to see Movin Out. It's a broadway musical with Billy Joel's music and choreography by Twyla Tharp. I got Tiffany and I tickets for her birthday. It was the coolest show. The band was fierce, the dancers were even more fierce, and the choreography was awesome. The actual story was kind of lame and a little hard to follow but that was secondary to the amazing dancers.

Tonight, I'm hanging out in Riverdale (the bronx) at Derek's house, eating pumpkin cheesecake, playing with his little puppy, Ernie, and watching the American Music Awards. I'm pretty exhausted so, we are in for the night.

Tomorrow- manicure with Tiffany... that's all I have planned. I'm having a great time but really missing Jon. I'm about ready to be home. :o)

Posted by Jenny at November 16, 2003 07:24 PM