I’m not much of a girl’s girl. A guy in my office even went so far as to call me a “tomboy,” but I think that’s misleading. I wear makeup and dresses, enjoy baking, watch Bravo and spend inordinate amounts of time on my hair. On the flip side, I’m not a big gabber, I never get PMS, I like swearing and avoid conversations about feelings.
All this being said, I spent the weekend with my college girlfriends and it reminded me how important female friendships are, especially at this precarious stage of our lives. Friends see you in a light that is inherently different from the way your family and members of the opposite sex see you. And as with everything in life, the bigger your perspective the better. Yes, the playing field starts to widen at the end of your 20’s – some people are married, others make more money. In the end, suck up your pride, listen to their problems, celebrate their successes, and they’ll do the same for you. Maintaining friendships gets harder the older, busier, and further apart we get, but they’re so very, very essential.
OK, enough of that. Now onto our fabulous weekend itinerary, which was the definition of Wholesome and Appropriate:
Saturday April 28th, 2012
12:00pm: Doll is in my apartment! I have ice coffee waiting for her like the amazing friend I am.
1:00pm: Wonder of all wonders, Doll and I are the first to arrive at Italian Wine Merchants for our Tour of Toscana Wine Tasting. This was legit. I highly recommend, and at $81 not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Bonus points for the delicioso freshly sliced paper-thin meats from their salumeria.
1:30pm: Evan the Sommelier is tall and cute. We briefly converse, but those idiots in the corner are being obvious and I decide not to be that group of girls flirting with the sommelier at a wine tasting. Cougartown much.
3:00pm: Having polished off some expensive Chiantis and Brunellos, these lightweights are tipsy.
3:30pm: Knicks game at Bro J’s what what! Frickles are damn good.
4:30pm: Oy. The Knicks are embarrassing themselves. Not even the frickles can lift my spirits. Bro J’s, over.
4:30 – 5pm: Lovely Saturday stroll from Union Square to Nolita.
5 – 8pm: NAP TIME! The 4 of us doze while Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaid Edition plays in the background. We are unanimously lame and totally OK with it.
8:30pm: Continuing the Italian theme of the day, we get the window seat at Rubirosa and introduce Doll to vodka pizza, the BEST.PIZZA.IN.NYC. Yes, I went there.
10:00pm: The Above 14th St. crew is pooped and head back uptown. Doll and I get tequila slushies at Mother’s Ruin on Spring and Elizabeth. They are fantastic and refreshing.
11:30pm: Bedtime for these 2 old broads. Doll and I have a sleepover and watch Spinal Tap in bed before passing out with tummies full of pizza and slush. GREAT SATURDAY.
“There are good ships,
and there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships, are friendships,
And may they always be.”