Sunday, September 30, 2012

BECAUSE... I'm obsessed

with tea!

I've always been obsessed with tea. We have a whole pantry drawer full of tea: white, black, green, herbal, mint, blueberry, candycane, chrysanthemum, jasmin, oolong, etc etc etc. Wendy keeps bringing more tea into the house....her mom sends the best from China. Ooooooh. Ahhhhhh.

My favorite place to shop for tea is teavana (since flying back to China is a tad more expensive then taking the 6 train uptown), I can spend hours in it, tasting, smelling, buying. There is a store in this mall in St. Louis. I bought a very expensive can for mother's day 2 yrs ago. Mucho brownie points for me because mom is also OBSESSED with tea. Unfortunately, the closest store to me is on Lex and 87th which isn't that far but I hate going uptown, which, for me, is anything past 23rd.

The obsession just got kicked up a notch because of cool gadgets like this. I mean seriously?!?!
caution: you will want to spend $200 after you watch this

mmmmmmm sexy.

A girl can dream. Maybe for mom this mother's day. A girl also needs brownie points. Mom, if you're reading this, doyouwanit?!?!? BECAUSE ifyouwanit, illbuyitforyou!

From us to you with all our love,
two best friends and city Liberty

Friday, September 28, 2012

BECAUSE I'm terribly happy when...

...she says "yes" to studying the Bible. C'monnnnn gurlllll
...I step onto the platform right when the train pulls into the station snows FO-'EAL in the city because the cars disappear and you can have a full-blown, uninterrupted snowball fight on 1st Ave.
...I eat.
...Olaitan hugs me. YO. it's the best. and i get the giggles errrrrtime's Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. yea yea yea yea!
...there are fresh flowers in my teeny tiny studio.
...I don't get caught in the downpour because after the third and last time, I will forever carry an umbrella in my purse. nyc weather.... SMH
...Joy comes over. just cuz.
...Veronica does housecleaning bc this is what I come home to.
that's certainly NOT how i left it this morning...

TGIF New York!!! I'm off to LA for the weekend and THAT makes me terribly happy too.

From us to you with all our love,
two best friends and lady liberty

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

BECAUSE we are meant to be...


Dearest Joy H,

I miss you a lot. Your email this morning cracked me up- the kind of laughter that bubbles out before your better judgment kicks in (since I'm in the office and all) No one looked up because we're trying to crank through a 14-hr-day and after spending 7 weeks here, 14 hrs a day M-F, you learn to tune your co-workers out. And for that I'm grateful.

I'm having an interesting week. Yesterday was extreme. The managing director on the engagement told me I was doing a good job. He is very hard to please and have been very underwhelmed with how the team is doing since the project started. I was so happy I almost cried.
my tie out on the left and MD's comments on the's like a mini novel. BUT WHO CARES HE SAID GOOD JOB! are you proud of me joy?!?!?!?!?! r u freaking out abt how messy my desk is...last time i showed you a pic during year end, you said it made you struggle...and that you want to come clean it for me.

We got out early because MD was so impressed with our progress (9:30pm ahem) and the new associate and I went to the patio at the hotel for a drink to celebrate and relax.
Riesling, my white of choice, NYC well spent...NOT.
Later that night I had a very difficult conversation. It made me want to cry. Then I realized you weren't across the hall and I couldn't just walk over and cry in front of you....that made me want to cry more.

And then I was just sad about not being home. I miss you and E1 and E3 and church at PS41 although I hear we're moving again. Still in lower manhattan I hope... bc biking to the upper west side last summer was a pain (but good exercise) I miss your surprise visits and talking until way too late at night. I heard Julie got Avengers on blueray. I miss borrowing E3's movies. I miss hearing korean in the hallway bc when you guys come home, the whole building knows about it. I miss hearing music and laughter because you guys are so incredibly loud...

I miss my best friend so very much. Thank you for telling me that we are meant to be.

BECAUSE...I couldn't agree more.

From me to you with all my love,
lonely Lucy in fort wayne wanting to be home...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

BECAUSE we are two peas in a pod...

my roommate knows me very well. it's nice to be known by someone deeply.

she sent me this today

and this text last night.
in case you can't see. that's a flyer from Rugby probably with 15% off my next purchase. Every time I get them, I buy. and i love her so. she was the first friend i shared the good news with. she is now a true sister in Christ.

I miss you Linda. very very much.

and I went to Hungary not Prague.... guess she doesn't know me that well after all. ha.
from us to you with all our love,
two best friends and lady liberty

Monday, September 24, 2012

BECAUSE baby, it's cold outside...

and inside too.

there are three other shivering accountants next to me. It was 44 degrees last night in fort wayne when i landed...i was in a knit top and ripped jeans.

woke up this morning to FRIGID air blowing into the room (i turn of central air and use the fan/crack the window in hotels-stuffy air is gross). Needless to say, it was VERY difficult getting out of my VERY warm bed. Apparently we skipped right over autumn and straight into winter. I did not pack my fall wardrobe. The warmest item of clothing in my hotel room is a cardigan. what will I doooooooooooooooooooooooooo. i'm already cold all the time. my fingers are too frozen to work on excel...that's why I'm writing on my blog instead *smirk*

at least i'm not the only idiot in her pencil skirt and silk blouse today. the whole team came in their summer office get-up. i didn't fly home last weekend, what's their excuse? apparently no1 checks the weather in fort wayne.

In all seriousness though, I'd be bummed if I miss fall this year because it is, undoubtedly, the best season EVER. I can almost taste Larry's turkey in my mouth-two more months! two more months!

Happy Monday y'all.

Pictures from a very relaxing weekend with the family

from us to you with all our love,
two best friends finishing up 2012 FAST!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

BECAUSE we love wine...

Last Saturday, three girls took a wine tasting class in Chelsea. I'm.....underwhelmed. I paid $90 to learn what I already knew....that I like sweet wine. What I didn't know (betcha didn't either) is that sweeter wine has a higher alcohol content and that tannin in full body reds is why people often pair red wine w/ red cut the fat. The fat's the best part. and I want none of it "cut". 

Anyway, In the 10 wines I tasted, I liked the malbec variety and riesling the best...another surprise.....since they're both on the sweeter side of their color family.

The riesling we tasted was especially delicious.
big surprise...I like....kung fu----girl
Verdict. I wouldn't recommend the class by NY Wine Company. Now I'm dying to buy some books on tasting/pairing wines and visit a vineyard and take some better classes. Wannacomeweeme?

after the 10th glass....KID.
oh and korean stew after. is there ANYTHING better?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

BECAUSE... Prov. 31:25

"She is strong and graceful, as well as cheerful about the future." CEV
 Challenged but inspired. 
In other news, Baby Piyo moved to LA 
....and I'm flying home to see dad and the twins tomorrow!!!!! My twins! My precious twins!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

BECAUSE....I'm guilty

...of eating 5 meals a day….full sized. Once I had a full dinner and then bought a big mac (#1) and a chicken club(#9) from Mcdonald's. Linda bore witness.
dinner tonight. wendys mmmm
...of cutting my own hair as a little girl, butchering it each time. I now cut Linda's bangs every couple of weeks. You live and you learn. I should start charging…in massages…
...of letting things go bad in the fridge…every. single. week.
...of skipping a lot of classes my freshmen year at NYU, and the year after. Then I cleaned up my act during OCR.
...of talking really hood once in awhile. Especially with my friend Olaitan. She brings out the black sister in me.   
from today

 ...of shopping online like a champ. We don’t have a doorman so my roommates stay home for UPS during busy season. I work in another state right now. UPS still comes like clockwork...
also from today
and then some more came the next day...

...of quoting Schmidt....a lot.  
...of going grocery shopping when I'm hungry and overbuying. My roommates have no space in the fridge and things turn green after a week... #seeabove
...of LOVING the bachelor/rette/pad on ABC. #guiltypleasure

...of never having been to Europe. Let's fix that soon.  
...of being Justin Bieber's biggest fan.  
...of making my Christmas list sometime in April.

...of buying most of the things on that list myself
...of buying a lot of makeup once a year during Sephora's friends and family. I do damage. It's coming up OOOOOOooooooOOOoooooOOOOOOOO

...of not being home for the next month. I'll be traveling out of town on weekends too. Will finally go home (first visit in almost a year) God I miss the twins. Will fly to LA and Atlanta for a dear friend's wedding reception. 

can someone sub for me in KK? Yea I'm gonna need a sub...text me

From us to you with all our love,
two best friends and city Liberty

Friday, September 14, 2012

BECAUSE my best friend sends me funny articles....

To all peeps who live and breathe the game of............

wait for it....

               ping pong.

please read this GQ article.

to everyone else who thinks they'd sooner play dodgeball than pick up a paddle...go read it anyway. I haven't laughed so hard reading about sports in....ever.

Landed in NYC and spent the whole night cleaning the apt.
last week's view when i walked through the door

tonight...I wish I was making this up...but I'm not....I. kid. you. not. fuming and waiting for the kids to come home and explain themselves

Linda and Wendy. you're grounded.

After a 6 hr flight and one layover, I spent my evening home picking up after my girls. awesome.

too tired to sign off.