So I’m officially a law student now and it’s been great so far – I’m really enjoying the reading and classes (#nerdalert I know) but my days have noticeably filled up so my blog posts have been sporadic and frankly boring. I’m going to try and do some more flavorful posts, but in the meantime here’s a re-cap of some non-school-related antics I’ve been up to lately:
This place was adorable – we sat outside on a terrace with twinkle lights and made friends with another table’s dog named Winston. (I even put aside my general ambivalence toward animals and showed him some love. Baby steps!) The food was delicious – especially the bread with EVOO and pesto combo that came out at the beginning. My hamburger was good and hit the spot after my first long week of class. I will say, however, that it doesn’t hold a candle to the burger I had last two weeks ago at Father’s Office.
Saturday night was my best friend Whitney’s little sister’s 21st birthday! We celebrated at Whitney and Caroline’s apartment with a delicious dinner cooked by the hostesses, Moscow Mules, and a fun night out after midnight when Emma officially hit 2-1 at Winston’s on Santa Monica. Successful 21st. Yesss.
[You can read the recipe for the crostinis on Caroline’s blog, here]
And finally, Sunday brought two of my favorite things together: Jersey Shore and Sunday Dinner! Let’s just say when Jersday comes twice a week I’m not complaining. Jenn, Whitney, Matty, and I concocted a funky salad and a chicken and thai curry dish – it was delicious. Jenn hooked it up with her fav dessert – funfetti cupcakes…and then we indulged on the Jersey Shore (Mike intentionally throwing his head into a cement wall? Not exactly “twinning” but EPIC TV that’s for sure) and then the VMAs.
I’ve been an MTV fan since I was far too young to be watching the show. I made the outlandish claim last night that Jersey Shore has “changed American culture and the American lexicon,” I haven’t missed a season of the Real World since Hawaii, and TRL was my after-school mainstay growing up. I’ll always remember how epic the 9.9.99 VMAs were and Kanye’s crazy performance last year. Last night’s show was, in one word, lackluster. The best performance of the night wasn’t Kanye + Jay-Z (although it should have been) – it was Chris Brown, who has still hasn’t technically lived down his criminal behavior from a few years back. Lady Gaga was weird, Beyoncé is pregnant (that baby is going to have some serious swag, as Whitney proclaimed), and Katy Perry tried to do the Gaga thing and dress funkily. While I love MTV, I am crossing my fingers they get their groove back for 2012.
What did everyone else think about the VMAs?