Weekend Recap

well heyyyy, friends! hope you all had terrific weekends. i packed a lot of good stuff into mine and am thankfully not too tired today, on this sunny-and-yet-warm-for-December Monday in NYC.

*running. i’m loving doing back-to-back runs on Saturdays and Sundays lately. even though Saturday was a little windy, it was still nice enough out both days to enjoy my river runs.

disclaimer: my running app was definitely not working right — it clocked my first mile on Saturday at 4 minutes, sooooo that tipped me off that something was amiss — so my pace was definitely nahhhhht 7:04. i’m just going for the distance these days, and happy with whatever pace i should acquire.

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it was back to its regular self on Sunday, however, so i was happy to be able to trust him again.
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i’m really loving getting out for runs both days on the weekends, and so thankful December has been so moderate thus far.

*partayyyy. my old roommate/good friend and her husband (he would be the catalyst for our status as non-roommates) threw a themed holiday party on Saturday night. welcome to the Hillbilly Holiday extravaganza, where Coors Light cans make lovely wreaths and no redneck gets left behind.

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i went undocumented — the best i could do was denim on denim and a trucker hat. right, so i wore what i wear 90% of the time i’m not in gym clothes or work clothes. but see those beer bottle curls? yep, i’m to thank for that styling job. πŸ™‚

Saturday night was also my introduction to this complete mess of a hilarious disastrous crime against all things socially appropriate.

hustlei know, i know — i’m so late to this game! i can’t believe i haven’t played it before and can’t wait to play it again. it definitely leaves no offense unturned, which is hilarious to me, as i don’t get offended easily and grew up with a father who loves All in the Family. we have healthy senses of humor in the Huss house. πŸ™‚ but i was def shocked at some of my cards — including one i absolutely could NOT put down the entire game! — and thrilled at others — including the one showcased above, which happens to be my fave nickname from some of my fab friends. i love board games anyway, but this + drinks = all kinds of insane silliness. yes please!

*movie. i watched The Giver yesterday at my wonderful friends’ apartment (the lovely married couple who gave me the above nickname and let me live with them when i first moved to NYC, to get myself settled). it’s based on the YA book by Lowis Lowry, and i have no idea how this wasn’t turned into a movie long ago. you should read the book before you watch it, if you have any intention of watching it. the storyline is cool — although everything is a post-apocalyptic world these days, isn’t it?! — and it had some cool effects and good acting, but i felt like it was missing something. it needed a little more “umphf” to really help it take off, and Katie Holmes’ horrific performance certainly brought it down a few hundred notches (but was thankfully offset by all things Meryl Streep). it wasn’t spectacular by any means, but it was decent and feel-goody and i thought the main character was very likeable and relatable, so i was invested in his fate. it also made me want to take up piano again.

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*dance. if i could have a life do-over — not that i want one, just saying — i’d make my little self start dancing from the day i could walk, and never stop. like, 24/7, every and any style of dance, til i found the one at which i excel. i absolutely love all things dance. thankfully, i have great friends who invite me to take advantage of their dance-related job perks, which landed me at the 7:30pm showing of the unbelievable Alvin Ailey dance troupe last night. !!!!!

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this was the second time i’ve seen them in the past 2 years, and it’s absolutely one of the most incredible, beautiful things i’ve ever seen. they’re a world-renown American dance theater group celebrating African-American culture and history, with a style of modern dance that blends so many other dances into it so fluidly. it’s astounding, and was the most amazing way to end my weekend. thanks, Beth!

& i’ll just leave you with this, because i think it’s lovely, and i feel it so. and i hope that you do, too.

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Highlights from your weekend?
Are you into dance? Fave type to watch live?
Seen any good movies lately?

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20 thoughts on “Weekend Recap

  1. Another blog post where I want to comment on EVERYTHING! Love the back to back weekend runs. Warm weather weekends are meant for long runs and wandering walks. And you are in the perfect city for that. That party looks like a blast….I swear we follow each other’s schedules?! I am embarrassed to say that I have not yet played that card game. Way behind the times here. We should get it for our lake house. It would be the perfect summer night drinking on the patio game. The other day when I was at the Nutcracker I almost leaned over to Rock to tell him we MUST see Alvin Ailey soon. Sooo awesome. Epic weekend!

    • thanks, girl! yep, def try to play that game when you can…you’ll die. heeeeelarious. and YES go see Alvin Ailey the first chance you get! and come back and tell me how much you loved ittttt.

  2. I saw The Giver when it first came out and LOVED it. Tomorrow I’m going to see The Hobbit, and I’m super jazzzzzed. I think it’s time you invested in a Garmin. JUST SAYIN. πŸ™‚

    • There were some awesome elements for sure – and i wanted more of those magical parts. That boy was amazing. I have a Garmin! The whole charging thing just hinders my ability to use it… πŸ˜‰

  3. One true regret that I have from my time in NYC was never seeing Alvin Ailey. ONE DAY. I never read the Giver or saw the movie, but I do know that the boy is gorgeous. That I do know. And look at you with your seriously hardcore back to back runs! I’m so happy that you are rocking those out. I had to let my hamstring chill out this weekend (it ain’t so happy that I’m treadmilling right now) but I’m just happy that it is seemingly better (at least enough) for me to run in Cville tomorrow.
    The Coors Light wreath is GENIUS. CAH is a magical game. I am rather good at it, as you can imagine. Have a great night love!

    • i kept saying to my friends throughout the whole movie, “that boy is SO beautiful! who is this boy? he will have such the career after this.” seriously, both he and the girl were gorg. hope the hammy feels better soon, lovey. and it does not surprise me ONE BIT that you rock that game. i was rather good (winner winner chicken dinner, first time out) myself. πŸ™‚ xo

  4. You always have the greatest weekends!!! I love reading your posts and feeling your energy, love, and excitement!! Nice runs, too!! Fabulous!! You’re so amazing and beautiful!! Have a wonderful day!! XOXO

  5. you have the funnest, most action-packed weekends! I mostly stayed inside and watched Christmas movies. And I love Cards Against Humanity – although I think it should be limited to playing with friends unless you want to learn way too much about great-aunt Doris!

    • i need to get on my Christmas movie relaxation time soon — haven’t done a single bit of that yet this year! i’m planning to watch The Family Stone, as i haven’t seen it in a few years and it makes me laugh. haha yes i don’t plan to play that game with anyone but fun friends. πŸ™‚

  6. We watched The Giver a few weeks ago. I remember loving the book as a kid and wish they would have put more detail in the movie. The movie seemed short! Still, I was happy to have it visualized πŸ™‚

    I only played that game for the first time this year! It’s fun with the right people!

    Highlights from the weekend… a new marathon PR! πŸ™‚

  7. Looks like a great weekend! Bummer about the inaccurate watch though. I hate that. I do love back to back running nowadays too! You got some klassy friends at that party there. Haha!
    Dance? You might not believe it but I used to take dance in high school. Even competed. It helps whenever I’m getting turnt up in da club.

  8. hahah the coors lite wreath!! So classy. What a fun party! I’m totally late to the Cards Against Humanity party too — I’ve only played it a handful of times and other people’s houses and I always think “I should get this” but there’s never a day when I’m going to be like “Ok let’s go spend some hard-earned money on a board game” haha

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