Monday, March 6, 2017

TWTW - the one with the plays

Friday I got off the train to snow (stop it, March), unpacked grocery delivery with the speed of light, rushed off to a school play our niece was in, and had a late dinner at Metro Diner in Bensalem. The BLT was good but I do not recommend the place. The original location in Jacksonville, FL, was on Triple D but this location is a dive not in a good way.
Saturday we spent the day in New York City, specifically to do three things:
1) Visit the 9/11 Memorial. We will definitely return to do the Museum.

2) Walk the Brooklyn Bridge. No, YOU picked the coldest day in months to do this. We were actually hot at the top of the bridge, but walking back into the wind, man...when I washed my face Saturday night it looked like hell from the windburn. A really cool experience though and I loved all the graffiti and stickers along the way as well as the views of Lady Liberty.
We walked a little through Tribeca before hopping on the subway Uptown and grabbing a quick slice.
3) Book of Mormon matinee. We met Amanda, Frank, Christa, and Jeff for the show. Freaking hilarious. I loved it.
We had dinner after at  E&E Grill House directly across the street from the theater and it was excellent. Bundled off in a cab and caught the 7:03 home. Thanks to Christa for securing the tickets and finding the restaurant!
Sunday morning brainstorming meeting with a local active in the political scene and some progressive friends followed by a trip to Sam's with the rest of Northeast Philadelphia.

Weekly food prep: breakfast is PB and J on english muffins; lunch is greek bowls (whole wheat orzo, chicken marinated in greek dressing and baked, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, kalamata olives and tzatziki sauce); snacks are yogurt, mangoes, and strawberries; dinner is pork with sauerkraut and cooked carrots (shown here before baking) and salmon with steamed veg. 
Sunday afternoon I peaced the fuck out. I just needed to sit around and do nothing and talk to no one except my Dad to plan a shore project. Aside from laundry and getting my 40/40 done in the living room, that's what I did, nothing. MFD was out showing properties and it was blissfully silent. Friday night I finished Perfectly Undone and started The Loving Husband, so I spent a lot of the afternoon reading that. 


Woo! Last weekend with a closed up shore house. Solid birthday month start. 

How was yours?




Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending


30 comments:

  1. Those Greek bowls sound delicious!!

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  2. Metro diner is like "the" place in jacksonville...my friends are always talking about it and yes this march weather needs to just stop!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Whirlwind literally on Saturday for you! I never want fruit or vegetables for snacks. Jmj. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy and wealthy and wise week!
    Love. Your. Momma

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  4. That's a jam-packed weekend!
    Ugh, NYC in the winter is really cold. I never put two and two together that the buildings + the nearby water basically create a wind tunnel.

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  5. I do love a good walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The windburn sucks though. Your steak looks delish!! I approve of your Sunday, too. I actually left my phone in another room and basically refused to be bothered by it ALL DAY. Best feeling ever.

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  6. i love NYC! we're going there in May and i can't wait.

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  7. Wow that sounds like such a fun weekend. I was in NYC at this time of year in 2009 and it was FREEZING then too. haha. Kind of like Canada freezing ;) So glad to hear you enjoyed The Book of Mormon and some sightseeing, and then some relaxing too!!!

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  8. NYC is such an amazing city! The 9/11 Memorial is absolutely stunning, we went during the construction and wow it was overwhelming.

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  9. NYC is my favorite place! Glad you had a great time. I've always heard the Book of Mormon was awesome! I did the same thing on Sunday, vegged and slept until 11:30am. Bliss!

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  10. I so would love to go to the 9/11 museum one day. I know I'll cry throughout it.
    Windburn aint no joke!!!!

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  11. NYC is so fun. I really want to go to the 9/11 Museum but mentally I'm not prepared for it. I was in NYC the day before and almost stayed an extra day to go down to visit the WTC. One day. Glad you had a good time in the city.

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  12. I want to visit NYC someday!!! Sounds like you guys had fun. Your Greek bowls look delicious.

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  13. Damn, you really packed it in on Saturday. I am jealous of your Sunday too. And your meal prep, always your meal prep!

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  14. What a great time in NYC! I have yet to visit there. The closest I got was riding the ferry over to Staten Island from NJ which was awesome, but I def need to make it into the city one day. Also, I rarely get any peace and quiet but good lawd, it's so nice when I do. I need that space from time to time.

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  15. Saturday was miiiiiserable here, you're brave! I've been saying I want to walk the Brooklyn Bridge for months, but every free day we could have done it was ruined by either rain, miserable cold, or miserable heat—and there is no shade on that damn thing, so I'm still holding out for the perfect spring weather haha. I've heard such great things about Book of Mormon too; glad you enjoyed!

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  16. I've eaten there too, it's SO delicious!!

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  17. I'm jealous of your trip to NYC! I still have never been! I think Book of Mormon would be on my musicals list I need to see. That and Hamilton, of course. :)

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  18. Book of Mormon is so damn funny! Went to see it a few years ago and laughed my patootie off! Snow there and shorts here, weather is so weird! I wish we had trains to cool places, a quick trip to New York sounds so fun!

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  19. It's nice that you guys are close enough to NY that you can pop into the city for the day a only tackle a few things without feeling like you've missed out on an experience. Day trips to NYC would be ideal for me because it's a serious sensory overload every time I go. Ha.

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  20. Hooray for getting away to NYC for a day! They did a great job with the 9/11 Museum, but it's definitely a very sobering experience. And Book Of Mormon really was hilarious and I'm glad that you liked it!

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  21. Looks like a fun trip! NY is definitely on my list of places to visit!

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  22. Book of Mormon is the damn funniest show ever. I have never laughed so much in a short amount of time, my face hurt the next day. Also, we got back to the city around 3 Saturday and could barely handle walking a few blocks, so it's awesome that you walked the bridge (and probably had it to yourselves.) What an awesome weekend.

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  23. We can alternatively title this: Things Jana has never done even though she grew up in New York.

    I need to get to the 9-11 memorial.

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  24. Your weekend sounds amazing. I want to get back to NYC soon. I have a good friend that lives there and "owe" her and her family a visit. Book of Mormon was here in my state for a brief run a couple months ago and I had a gift card to the theater and I never made it to the box office to buy tickets. My loss.
    The highlight of my weekend was going to the Special Olympics Winter games. My husband's former boy scout was playing floor hockey and he wanted to go watch him play. It was so great I ran into a Special Ed teacher I had worked with my very first year as a paraprofessional. I left feeling so happy and inspired.
    :) Glad you had a great weekend.

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  25. Lady you were a super busy body this weekend. The NYC trip sounds so fun to do some exploring (the 9-11 memorial was surreal when we visited a few years ago) and so jelly you got to see the Book of Mormon...How was it?

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  26. Your weekend in NYC looks amazing! I've always wanted to walk over the bridge too. I've been three times, but the weather stopped me (too hot, pouring down rain, and too cold). The 9/11 museum is so good and so sad. It's a place you really gotta take your time in.

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  27. I had a good weekend overall. Was a bit under the weather Saturday, so I spent much of the day lounging about and napping. Sunday I did laundry and walked 8 miles while listening to a book.

    I want to make it back to NYC to see the 9/11 memorial and museum. They were still under construction the last time I was there in 2010. (WOW! It's been that long ago! Sheesh!) Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is one of my favorite NYC experiences. With my favorite NYC pizza on the Brooklyn side, walking it is a definite win-win (cool experience and pizza!).

    I am so glad that you loved The Book of Mormon! It's definitely not a musical I would recommend to just anyone, but I figured you would enjoy it. It's my husband's favorite.

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  28. Living so close to NYC my entire life, it's a wonder I still have not walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Hopefully when it's warmer out. So glad you enjoyed Book of Mormon! I've only heard rave reviews of the show and it's been on my list for, oh, 6 years? but the price (and no discounts) keeps getting in my way!

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