1. Crate and Barrel
I went into one today with my bestie. Just the other day we were at Raimos Pizzeria, and now we’re sitting on $4,000 couches.
I never pay full price for books. If I did, I’d be broke. But I could not put down this book! At all.
3. Discount movies
Because I really, really needed Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Monsoon Wedding. You know, for those weekends when I don’t have plans.
Which, incidentally, never seem to actually exist.
4. Mississippi Masala.
This film made me fall in love with Denzel. No man today had what Denzel had in 1991. Besides Denzel, the director, Mira Nair, is great at weaving together a complicated love story about Indians from Uganda who end up in Mississippi. It’s a smart film with EYE CANDY!
When does that ever happen?
5. Bun B.
Okay. I know this is strange. But every time I hear his voice, I have to listen to the entire song. When I saw II Trill today, I grabbed it and held it with joy. And I never considered not buying it.
I used to date guys who look like this…and then I grew up, and just listened to music made by men who look like this. Everybody wins.
6. Being a New Yorker
Spending time in Boston makes me realize how much I appreciate New York. In New York, the fashion is better, the teams and their fans are more likable, the accent is better, the pace is better…everything is better in New York.
(Not that I’m biased or anything).
Even so, I have a little love for Boston.
Last but not least…
7. My best friend (and her dog!)
My bestie of 14 years is currently staying with me, and she brought her absolutely adorable dog. I’ve never had a pet, so it’s fun walking him and having him run around my apartment. Besides him, I’m happy to have N. with me! She’s seen me at my worst and my best and my in-between. Crazy–just the other day we were talking about crushes and choir rehearsal, and now we’re talking about husbands, careers, and home ownership. Like diamonds, good friends are forever.
Guess what we’re about to watch?