I’ve been in a real funk lately, and it has nothing to do with the homeless man who harasses me twice a day. What better excuse than to find some distractions until I can “figure it out”?
- White Elephant in the Room: A dear friend recommended this tumblr after my dad died. It chronicles a young widow’s process for grief, guilt and everything in between. The writing is beautiful and REAL —and I just ordered my copy of the accompanying book.
- “Top Chef: New Orleans”: My favorite reality show returned last week, so my draft picks are in and I’m ready to beat Cosmo (again). I can’t wait to see how Emeril will challenge these chefs in his neck of the woods. BAM!
- AOII Goes Blue: My sorority’s philanthropy efforts focus on Arthritis Research & Education, with events nationwide that raise money and awareness for the cause. If you’re not near a college campus with AOII, consider donating directly.
- #lovewillwin: So that awesome DC wedding I went to last week? Yeah, it was kind of a big deal. Check out this ABC news story covering the last-minute scramble — and gift from God —to let a fantastic couple celebrate their marriage.
Had six of these to start
Remember that one time I boozed it up for three days in New Orleans and decided it’d be a good idea to work the Monday afterward? I hate my life.
This weekend was, in a word, incredible.
Beignets at Café du Monde … get in my belly
I traveled to Crescent City (that’s NOLA, in case you didn’t know either) with some close friends from high school for a pre-birthday party. We ate, we drank, we danced, we stumbled … it was the perfect kickoff to what should be my best year yet.
Cucumber Collins: Cheers to that!
From the beignets to the bars to the Bourbon Street boobs and beads, I wouldn’t change a thing. Well, except for the exhaustion I’m still feeling.
Visiting the 9th Ward, where Katrina hit hardest
At least it’s my birthday Wednesday and we get to celebrate America too — I guess.