Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekends are Hard

"It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."
-A League of Their Own

This weekend was great/I ate way too much this weekend. Friday was a lot of fun. I went up to see A early in the afternoon. We went to the stationary store and picked her wedding invitations and went to a florist for a consultation and basically picked the flowers! It was so awesome. I am such a fan of weddings. I love everything about them. Being there to help A plan hers is so much better than just stalking the wedding blogs of strangers. She has a totally different taste than me. I prefer more classic and traditional while she is more modern. I would have never chosen her invitation or flowers, but they are pretty. She is happier than I have ever seen her in the past 6 years. It is really sweet. After the appointments we took a bus into NYC. It was quite an experience. I have never taken a bus before! I mean, I have been on a bus, but I never stood on the side of a major road waiting for a bus. We ended up having to climb through big piles of snow to get on the bus. We couldn't stop laughing for like the first half hour we were on the bus. :) We hit a ton of traffic and I had a mild panic attack being stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel for a long time. We met Becks at the restaurant which was right in Madison Square Garden. Troy emailed us earlier in the day saying that she was going to have a really rough day at work and that she wasn't sure if she was going to get out of work in time for dinner, but that she would definitely make it for drinks and desert. We were running late so we didn't even sit down until 8:30 and didn't get our dinner until 9:30. We thought for sure she would be able to make it before we left the restaurant. She texted A at like 10:45 saying she was just getting out of work and was too tired and was just going to head home! I was so annoyed. A and I took a 15 dollar, hour and a half bus ride into the city. Becks works on Long Island and took the train in. Troy works in the city and couldn't spare an hour to grab a drink. It was her idea to meet up! We never get to see each other and she just blows us off. I am still pissed off about it today.

Dinner was pretty fun. Besides the fact that I had to eat so much food, I had a great time. Becks is so funny. I felt really bad for her though because she is dying to get engaged and it is just not happening. She has been with her bf since high school and they haven been living together since right after we graduated in 2008. He told Troy that he was going to propose in June 2010 and it still hasn't happened! She is really upset about it. To make it worse, her bf has really been wanting a snow mobile. She told him that when they got engaged, she would buy him one as an engagement present (she is loaded). This past month, he bought himself a $9000 snow mobile and has been going away every other weekend to use it!! She asked him for a 2kt diamond for her engagement ring, so we weren't sure if it was money that was holding him back, but him buying that snow mobile pretty much sealed the deal that it isn't. I have no idea what I would do if I was her. She told him that if she isn't engaged by the summer that she is leaving him... I don't know if she would actually do it, but she seemed serious.

After dinner we met up with my older sister who lives in the city. We just grabbed coffee and chatted for a bit. I was shocked how nice and sociable she was to my friends. I never know with her if she is going to be nice or a bitch, so it was a pleasant surprise.

We caught up about other people from college and shared news from the senior week girls. 3 of them we never talk to, 1 is in medical school, 1 lives in Arlington, 1 in Ohio, 1 had turned into a kinda crazy slut and then there is the 4 of us. The girl from Ohio, Cubb, was one of my closest friends besides A and B, who were my roommates. She is an awesome girl but we never see her because she lives so far away. She got back together with her high school boyfriend after college and has been really happy with him since. We talked about how they would probably be getting engaged soon. Sunday morning I get a text that she got engaged Saturday night!! It was so funny that we literally had just been talking about her the day before. I am so happy for her. She is so excited and I got to talk to her last night about her ring and how he proposed. She is definitely coming to A's wedding this summer so I will get to see her soon. :)

Cubb's Ring!

Saturday I forced down pancakes A's mother made for us. I drove home and just hung around with Bear the rest of the day. Sunday was Huge Italian Sunday Dinner. Then I went to Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia and out to dinner in Chinatown with Bear and his parents. I had a great time, but I ate more this weekend then I have in a really long time. I am making the conscious decision to let this weekend go and not be self destructive and beat myself up about it. I am going to start a diet today instead. I have been deliberating today about which diet to start, but my weekends screw me every time. I am thinking the Skinny Girl Diet is definitely the way to go because it takes weekends into consideration. My plan is to try and eat less than each day's calorie goal! Here we go!

Tonight we are supposed to get more bad weather/snow... Is it summer yet??

Stay Strong and Skinny,

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