Monday, October 8, 2012

Things I want to tell you about.

I went to the cloisters on Saturday and it was such a calm and happy place.  It made me feel joy and peace at the same time. I know it sounds cheesy but it really did.  I couldn't help thinking that my Grandmother would have loved it.  It was a comforting thought, to be able to think about her and something she would have loved.  It can be a sad feeling, because I can never tell her about it, but it didn't make me feel sad in that moment.  Instead I thought about how people really live on through the memories they give to the loved ones in their lives.  And it made me really happy to know that I would always have those memories which make things remind me of her when I'm not even expecting it to.

We updated our balcony with fall plants. Yay for bright crimson mums and cool weather.

Speaking of cool weather, and my grandmother, I got to wear one of the coats I inherited from her for the first time today, and I loved it so much.  I wore it when Alex and I went to get breakfast with our dear friends who are moving to Massachusetts soon.  Then we walked around Brooklyn and Shannon showed me the Sorting Hat.  Who knew it's been in Brooklyn all this time?

(Disclaimer: I still haven't read the Harry Potter books but almost watched the first movie in it's entirety until I got bored.  I'm sorry! I kept falling asleep!! However, I thoroughly enjoyed the sorting hat scene.  It might have even been my favorite part.)

Since I started talking about Harry Potter, I might as well make it more than just a disclaimer.  The other thing that I wanted to say is that I LOVE RON WEASLY.  He made the movie for me.  LOVED HIM!  I really enjoyed the beginning.  It reminded me very much of Roald Dahl with the mean parents and crazy fantasy.   But I just got bored with the action scenes.  I want it to be all mean adults and learning spells.  Those parts made me extremely happy.  I also love how you can't say Voldemort's name.  Clever little details like that really made it for me.  I think will eventually read the books, but not just yet.

Speaking of Voldemort, do you guys watch Parenthood?  It's one of my all time favorite shows and I loved the scene where Crosby said he kept bringing up Voldemort when he was trying to explain to Jabbar why you can't say the n-word.  I totally got the reference!  I thought that was really funny and good.  I love how they talk about race all the time on that show.  I feel like they do a great job.

I'm also really excited the Treme is back with season three.  Do you guys watch that show?  I love it so much and it always makes me want to start planning a New Orleans vacation.  The latest episode got me excited for Halloween.  I think Alex and I might actually watch the famous parade in the village this year!

This coming Thursday, my mom and I are taking the day off and spending it in the city.  This Thursday is my grandmother's birthday so we're spending the day doing things we know she would have loved.  So far the itinerary includes "shopping" at Barneys (mainly just looking at the super expensive fashion.  That place is like a museum and  I love it.) Afternoon tea at the Plaza and a drink at Bemelman's Bar.  Strolling through Central Park and will probably end up down town for dinner.  I'm thinking Pizza or Italian some place good downtown like Gruppo.  I can't wait to blog all about it on Friday.

And one more thing I'm excited to blog about- I'm going to be holding a giveaway from the awesome company Shabby Apple on Wednesday!  So stay tuned, you won't want to miss it.

Thanks for letting me just chat about my life in this post.  So, now it's your turn to talk.  Tell me what you've been up to in the comments, I'd love to hear all about it!


  1. That Sorting Hat tree is so wonderful! And Ron Weasley FTW! I had a legitimate crush on him when the 4th book came out (I was 14...what can I say!). He always has the best one liners and I can't resist a man that makes me laugh!

  2. Ummm, read those books, lady! Haha, I'm sure I'm just a voice in an annoying nagging chorus, but they're really just so much fun. I'm sure you'll be charmed and not bored.

  3. read the books, you won't be sorry. I promise. And yay for another Parenthood fan! I think that I only got the show's premise after Jasmine and Crosby got married - they're really all about parenthood.

    I can't wait for you to blog about your day spent in the city either! New York is currently one of the places I want to see the very most.

  4. I saw Bemmelmen's bar on Anthony Bourdain's show and I'd love to go there- it looks super cool. And that sorting hat tree is awesome! Brooklyn looks so pretty :)