monday: i worked the holiday in prep for annual dinner my office puts on for the peeps we do work with.
tuesday: was the dinner. lovely venue and turned out well. my boss/the president/ceo told a somewhat embarrassing story about me (yes, we already have inside jokes) and i got the biggest laugh of the night. ben joined me at the dinner which made my life much more fun and enjoyable.
wednesday: i schlepped to brooklyn, williamsburg that is. one should be charged to go to williamsburg- the hipsters are everywhere and it's pure entertainment. i met ben and a law school friend for new york city's best bbq. fette sau. it's hilarious too because it's next door to a car garage. oh, hipsters.
thursday: met a friend for dinner i hadn't seen in months. we live in the same city and we haven't seen each other for months! goes to show, nyc is too big for its own good and nyers are too busy for their own good. it was much appreciated, we ate too much and then walked a few 20 blocks and ate some more. that's sort of what you do here. walk. and eat.
friday: ben and i braved the freezing for our first official nyc restaurant week outing. aureole. it's in the theater district. we sort of wandered around times square afterwards because it was nearly empty. on a FRIDAY. we've decided january (after new years) in nyc is the deadest time for tourists. and it's eerie.
saturday: we woke up to our first legit new york snow. it felt so magical and quiet and cozy. i love waking up to snow. especially when it's more than an inch (a few inches). and then we made our storm brunch (lemon ricotta pancakes - we last made them during the "hurricane").
sunday: we spoke in church. i spoke about how we (all) should love everyone (all). no matter who they are. no matter what they look like. ben made people laugh and spoke about charity (not that charity is funny but ben is just funny). love + charity = very important things.
p.s. speaking of church, have you seen this video? kathy is my sister's mother-in-law and well, she is amazing (my sister and her mother-in-law are amazing). watch it. you'll like it.