10 August 2011

Spotted: Tate Donovan on the Upper West Side

They are filming Gossip Girl! a couple blocks up from my apartment. Andrea was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) last night. Me and sister took the long way to the subway this morning hoping to catch him again. Unfortunately they were just getting stuff set up but we did see Mr. Jimmy Cooper sitting on a stoop having breakfast!! I couldn't snap a picture without being crazy papparazzi-like, but it was definitely him!

04 August 2011

My new bike!!

I love love love spin class so for a while I have been wanting a road bike. Well, I finally got with it and decided to get one. I got it right around the height of my marathon training so I've only ridden it a couple of times. Real road biking is sure different from spinning-from the clipping in and out, to the gears, to having to maneuver around other bikers, people, dogs, streetlights, etc. I'm so excited to get into real riding and to be a real biker!!

My inagural bike ride. Please notice my awesome biking outfit and also that it matches my bike. Ha ha ha. We rode down from my house to battery park and then over to Shake Shack for a celebratory dinner.

The view of the sunset over Jersey City from Battery Park

Me, Anita, Preston, and Eric-posing with our bikes near battery park.

This is a scary picture of me. Eeek! Andrea and I went for a morning ride in the park and I used my clip in shoes for the first time. After I finally got clipped in, I couldn't clip out! I definitely tipped over on my bike, feet still attached to the pedals, in front of a big group of tourists. Totally scraped up my elbow, my knee, and bruised my palm (who even knew that was possible?!?). I felt like a 5 year old-who falls off of their bike when they are in their 20s?!? At least everyone in the park got some entertainment that day...

Me, Eric, Anita, James and Elise at the entrace to the park after a Saturday morning bike ride. This was my first time on my bike since falling off a few weeks before. I will admit that I was nervous about using those silly shoes again. Thankfully one fall was all it took and I'm happy to report that I rode the entire park (terrifying hills and all) AND I didn't fall off at the end. Ha ha ha! I'm excited for cooler weather and longer rides!!

02 August 2011

July 2011

How on earth is it August already?!? This summer is just FLYING by and I'm not ready for it to end yet! Eeek! I had grand intentions of taking a photo a day every day in July and being great at posting them for a whole month of summertime fun. And then that definitely didn't happen. Oops.

July was a great month! I took the first 2 weeks off from work which was so wonderful. I had a lovely 4th of July weekend in the city complete with a family party, trip out to Long Beach, and watching the Macy's Fireworks from a friend's awesome rooftop.

Me and my grandmother!

BBQ time on the roof!

Our view of the fireworks over the Hudson

Then it was home to SLC to hang out with the fam for a week and a half and for my friend Tawni's wedding (which I didn't take any photos of. boo.) Home was SO great. I spent some time in Park City at our time share with the padres, ate lots of Cafe Rio, saw friends I hadn't seen for like 2 years, had a daddy-daughter golf date with my dad, Caroline and her dad, Hiked the Y with sister, celebrated Megan's birthday with her, and crashed the parents' empty-nester dinner. It was sure hard to come back to work...

YUM! So happy to have Rio again!

Allison, Me, and Lara-we were lucky enough to all be in SLC at the same time for one day!

Daddy-Daughter golf time! Considering I hadn't golfed in about 2 years, I did pretty decent...

Caroline and I with our signature pose-we have 10 years worth of photos doing this same pose

Me and Sister on our way up Y mountain! There is a reason I only did that once in college

Me, Jennica, Camilla and Megan

The rest of the month was fine. Nothing to crazy-work, hanging out, birthday dinners, going to the beach, etc. It has been a great summer in the city! One more month to live it up!!