Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Champagne, alligators, and babies

After this long Labor Day weekend, I am exhausted. I have such a busy week at work that starts in...30 minutes...and I am NOT looking forward to it. I just want to crawl back in bed, snuggle under the warm, cozy blankets, and shut my eyes.

But I can't.

I had a pretty good weekend, so I probably shouldn't complain.

On Friday night, Kerrie and I went to the art district and partied, as per usual. We had two bottle of champagne, pizza, fruit, and lemon cake for dessert. We then dashed through a few art galleries and had a struggling artist draw our portraits.

Later that night we hung out at Kerrie's aunt's friend's art gallery, where we chilled in his studio and mingled with strangers who offered us more drinks. Kerrie took her hippie chic faze a little too far when I was chatting with a couple guys. Her boyfriend had to come to the party and carry her ten blocks to our car.

As a result of her actions, we ended up spending a couple hours chowing down at a local diner where we had ice cream shakes and cheese fries.

We woke up the next morning slightly horrified by everything we had consumed the night before.

On Sunday, my friend and coworker Meredith and I went to a fair, where we bought jewelry and sunglasses. We also tried alligator on a stick (which tasted like a gross mixture of chicken, fish, and rubber) and then a fried twinkie (after one bite, you've pretty much consumed your calories for the week). We also discovered that wearing heels at a fair was a horrible decision and spent a lot of time sitting on the sidewalk, clutching our feet and moaning.

Later that day, we hit up some late night garage sales, where Meredith got a gorgeous black BCBG Max Azria jacket and I found a cute black and white Forever 21 blouse and a gorgeous emerald cocktail ring.

On Monday, my parents had their annual Labor Day cookout. My friend Cookie, her husband John, and their newborn son Jacob came over to visit. Cookie is one of my oldest friends. I met her at a Jumanji acting camp when we were in middle school. (It was a camp where they taught you how to act out vital scenes from the film, such as running from a stampede of animals. Cookie and I were the only girls among dozens of boys who thought the class would make them the next Robin Williams).

Cookie's son, Jacob, is probably the cutest little baby ever. If you've been reading this blog long enough, you probably know I am not the best handler of small children. I truly believe babies can smell fear and that is why they cry hysterically every time I hold them.

Jacob was different, however. I am his aunt and he knows it. He loves me and did not cry at all. I held him all evening and decided maybe spawning a child sometime in the future wouldn't be such a bad thing after all...

It was a very pleasant experience.

Well, anyway, that was my holiday weekend. It was nice to visit with friends, but a part of me wishes I had spared some time to relax or sleep in as well...


Mr O said...

wow so much to say... I hope you don't mind

Labor Day weekends can get pretty busy. My friend described it as a feeling that he never got a chance to even sit down. But it was the good kind of busy.

Describing all the crazy amount of foods you ate was hilarious. On Sunday night we were acting terrible and got pizza AND doughnuts. We are definitely regretting it this week.

It's crazy that you talked about alligator on a stick. My bfff tried it this week and I'm guessing she had the same reaction.

I can't believe they had a Jumanji acting camp. When I read that, I was like "this isn't what I think it is" and it turned out it was, haha. Even crazier is that movie came on tv this weekend. Ironic.

Lastly, I like the pictures. It's always fun to get those kinds of things done.

Enjoyed this post!

Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara said...

At the start of a vacation or holiday weekend, I always say, "I am going to sleep in and not do anything at all."

But, most times I end up making so many plans with my friends that the Monday after, I find myself more tired than before the time off started :(

Your weekend sound fun...

Buenos deseos,

daisychain said...

omg my ovaries ache.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a fun weekend you had! Wish I too was still in bed! That was some major consumption of food and it all sounds so delicious except for the alligator on a stick!

BTW, you my dear are absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the picture of you and the sweet baby!

Have a fabulous week!


Dream Sequins said...

That baby is adorable! Sorry I've been kind of MIA from the blogoverse. But it looks like you've been having a blast :)

jane st. clair said...

it sounds like a lovely weekend! i wouldn't want to go back to work either.
jane st clair | the little violet dress

Sophie said...

That sounds like an awesome..and very busy weekend! Sounds like you had fun. :) xo

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy tuesday to you
on a late evening here in Germany.

Enjoyed to read about your Labor Day weekend!
Jennifer is for sure the fabulous ;)

Have a beautiful day and joyful week ahead!

P.S.: Congratulations on your fab garage sales finds!!!

sherin said...

Sounds like you had an amazing weekend. I'm glad you had a fun though.
And I have the same issue with babies. They cry everytime they're near me.

Damsels said...

sometimes i feel that way but when i see my mother struggling with my baby sister i change my mind .... what a headache

legallyBlonde said...

Really, really enjoyed this post/your blog!

Julie said...

congrats on the successful baby experience and WOW heels at a fair make my feet hurt just thinking about it.

Couture Carrie said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, darling! You and the baby look so sweet, and I love those caricatures!


Kerrie della Rovere said...


Maria Confer said...

Your nephew is so totally cute!!

Sounds like you had a busy but nice weekend.

Patty Ann said...

awwwww what a cute nephew
sooo cute cute cute
how old is he???
and those pictures drawn of you and your friend are awesome!
hahahah i love cartoon pictures of ppl!

Savvy Gal said...

sounded like you had a fab but busy weekend. after the weekend, i need a vacation to get over it. : )

Viva La Fashion said...

wow. alligator on a stick. ive never heard of that before. :)

its seems like you had fun. other than consuming all those horrifying calories and then waking up and realizing what you'd done. :)

Gerri Ward said...


Eri said...


Just ccame across you blog and really enjoyed.

Please come and visit mine too, is a fashion inspired by Portobello Road, London.

Hope you like it and hope to see you soon.

Christine L. said...

I love the pictures. :)

Little Red said...

Love the drawings! They look good!

dapper kid said...

Haha definitely sounds like an amazing weekend!! I think the long night out totally deserves cheesy fries and milkshakes to refuel ;) And awww that last photograph is so adorable. I love kids, but having looked after my little nephew for so long, it all seems a bit of a hassle lol. Hope you're having a beautiful day :)

Miss Eve said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! And I adore that last photo of you and the baby :-)

Have a lovely day, cheers: Evi

Miranda Shulia said...

Nice baby picture:)

Iva said...

ohmygosh you and the little guy are just too cute!

koralee said...

Your blog is lovely...hope you are somewhat rested now. Thank you for your lovely comment you left on my blog!

Some Girl said...

AHHHHHH what a cute picture of you and Jacob! That's adorable.

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

eep the portraits are sooo cute!!!

isn't it shocking how much food you eat on a night out?! i woke up on sunday with a half eaten peice of chocolate cake and McDonalds wrappers on the table... i dont really eat either???? ???

sounds fun thou!

Adela said...

mmm! that dinner sounds so yummy! =)

Imogen said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend, its a shame when such a good one ends. you took some really nice pictures and i like the drawings.

Frank&Rémy said...

Sounds like agreat weekend after all :)And that baby is just to adorable, so cute!

Ela said...

I think the portraits turned out well, but when you say 'struggling artist' I'm not sure how you feel about them, LOL.

Heels at the fair sound painful. Yay for being able to rest up. Honestly, I can take pain but when my feet hurt - I'm toast.

Jacob looks good on you, missy ;)

p.s. Serious deja vu over here. Could've sworn I've said this all before....eek, if I have forgive me.

UnoCosa said...

thank you for dropping by my blog :) sounds like you had a fabulous labor's day weekend, xoxo

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm kind of in love with those portraits - they don't do the two of you justice, but they're so fun! :)