Last Saturday night the weather in New York was incredible! Beautiful, warm, spring-like, people buzzing around everywhere outside...so Pamela and I decided to take a nice 26 block walk to the new Shake Shack on the UWS. We opted for a seat on a park bench outside of the Museum of Natural History to eat dinner and chat. Then as we were leaving and went to throw out our trash, we noticed that everyone else in the city must have had the same idea as us! Check out this garbage can:
30 April 2009
2. I really don't like sleeping late, but when I don't have windows in my room, it's virtually impossible not to...
3. Getting up for work would be SO much easier if I had windows in my room OR my apartment.
4. Depression for people who don't have windows is likely a very real problem.
5. The next apartment I get WILL have windows - lots and lots of them, like Julie's apartment. No compromises.
A few weeks ago on the Redeemer retreat, Brendan taught me how to peel an orange in ONE piece. I thought it was impossible, but after successfully doing it this morning at work with a clementine, I was so proud of myself that I had to take a pic and post it here!
28 April 2009
27 April 2009
Twenty-eight students from St. Francis Preparatory School in the Queens borough of New York City have tested positive for swine flu, officials confirmed Monday, April 27. Symptoms were described as mild, and none of the students was hospitalized.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said there is no sign of a citywide outbreak.
AHHH! This is so scary! RL told me we are due for a pandemic soon... swine flu? This could be it! The verdict is still out though... should I wear a mask on the subway?! I'm going with no, but have gotten very different encouragement from others. What do you think?
21 April 2009
I didn't even get my camera out of my bag this weekend, so all of these posted are courtesy of friends from facebook...thanks for letting me swipe these!
This is my favorite picture from the entire weekend. Is that a guilty face or what?!
(yes, it is a guilty face because this was chocolate cake number FIVE for him at dinner on Saturday night!)
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12 April 2009
I'm not sure why my teeth are glowing in this picture (?) but all the lovely girls who came to brunch (minus Pamela's cousin who graciously took this pic for us)!
Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty." A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
It is finished. Done. Completed. Nothing else. Not Jesus, "it". He didn't say "I am finished", he said IT is - his work, his ministry, his sole purpose in coming - to save sinners. It is finished just like our salvation. There's nothing else we can do to make it complete. No great work or acts of righteousness will add anything to something that is already done and completed. Jesus' death on the cross completed the gospel and gave us hope. He was hopeless, so we would never have to be. We have a much greater future to look forward to because of Him. Thanks to God for such a perfect and flawless plan. Happy Easter!
11 April 2009
yes, the aisles of Target. (you couldn't see a much more excited person than I was when I walked into this store for the first time since I moved to NYC!)
a Target bargain...even happier!
wow, I've missed this! And to think... a Target and a TCBY in the same place, so of course LA and I HAD to stop!
Then when we got back to the city, we enjoyed a [gourmet] meal for lunch at Moe's with Pamela. As I said earlier, I can't think of a much more suburban Saturday than this! awesome.
10 April 2009
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(yes, Pamela, I stole this pic from your blog...sorry!)
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02 April 2009
thank you, Chipotle (for causing my self-esteem to lower and my cholesterol and risk for heart disease skyrocket)
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 850||Cal from Fat 350|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 39g||59%|
|Total Carbs 74g||25%|
|INGREDIENTS: 13" Tortilla,Rice,Tomato Salsa,Cheese,Sour Cream,Carnitas (4oz)|
You, too, can calculate your own nutrition label for your favorite meal at Chipotle.
I must warn though... proceed at your own risk.
01 April 2009
Former Illinois Governor Blagojevich joins Perkins Eastman
With an offer we could not refuse, Rod now calls Perkins Eastman home.
"This is the next logical move for my career. My connections with developers and contractors will bring in some major profits. Taking the fall has allowed me to amass favors from government officials at every level. We will be unstoppable!" said Blago about the career change.
Submitted by: HR
Date Published: 04/01/2009
[this was posted on our company's intranet today]
So here was mine:
I started out by sending a simple text to all of my siblings and siblings-in-law. It was short and to the point: "I'm engaged." and then I just waited for the texts to roll back in... I think that was the most number of texts I've ever received in such a short amount of time - ever...which I kinda loved.
All the responses back were great, and had me rolling in laughter at my desk, but this one, from my sister-in-law, Monica, was by far the best:
I am pregnant with twins! Just found out. So much for getting my tubes tied. Due in november. Congrats to you.
Even though when I talked to her later she said her heart did drop for a second when she first got my text...she quickly figured out what the date was and decided to dish it back at me. Annnd that's why I love April Fools Day.