To finish off the grateful trilogy on drinks, tonight I’m making a post to appreciate this tea.
After tonight’s midterm, I went out and bought a box of herbal tea and DEAR GOD IT TASTED SO GOOD. Hibiscus? Orange peel? Rose hips? Passion fruit?
I will say that when I entered that grocery store and faced the giant wall of tea boxes, I chose wisely. This tea totally helped me focus for the last two hours of lecture.
Skip this post if mushy romantic things gross you out!
My boyfriend surprised me with these cupcakes today after we couldn’t see each other all weekend. I was already overjoyed at how thoughtful that was, so I was totally surprised when I came to class and opened the box to find this sweet message inside. I’m so thankful for his soft side.
Wore my first ever pair of contacts today! It was a complete all out war trying to get them in and it took me almost an hour attempting to put them on based on reading the instructions. About to give up I looked up a YouTube tutorial and it took me about 30 seconds to get them in. Now the trouble may be taking them out.
I’m trying to break them in for Halloween and am praying I don’t give myself a terrible eye infection in the process. Grateful for going blue! Though thanks genetics for giving me such dark brown eyes, the contacts which were supposed to be light blue look dark blue because of my eyes.
Had a blast at a wine tasting event today at my boss Mickey’s house! It was very informative. I preferred the sweet wine over the dry but drank everything in sight anyway (which is technically the opposite of what you’re supposed to do at a wine tasting event). It was a lot of fun and something nice and different and much classier than a broad like me is used to.
Finished book two, “Hollow City,” of the “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children” trilogy. Sad to say that the second book didn’t live up to the first book in my humble opinion. It seemed more plot driven than character driven which is always a big no-no in any form of literature. With that said, grateful that my library had this in stock and am hoping the final book will head back to its roots of more organic storytelling, because that’s what made it so special in the first place.
Grateful to have discovered the restaurant “Vynl” in Hells Kitchen. It’s rare that I find a place that serves drinks up to the high standard I set for bartenders (since I had to work my butt off to get my bartending license) but this place has it! It also has delicious food and a really cool atmosphere. Its menus are made out of records! I love finding new places to eat and am very happy about discovering this joint.
At the KC&Jojo reunion our trio ended up having a crazy fun night that started at a gay bar in NYC called “Therapy.” We initially went because one of my favorite drag queens Bob the Drag Queen was going to be there. What we didn’t know was that it was queen Pixie Aventura's birthday (Quincenera part 2?). She got a birthday roast, lip synced to my girl Selena (not Gomez) and ended up doing “Drag Suicide” with Bob the Drag Queen. Drag Suicide is when the audience suggests any artist of the female variety and the queens must lipsync their songs no matter how well they know the song or not. It was incredible and hilarious.
After that KC&Jojo headed across the street to another gay bar “Industry” where we caught our girl Sherry Vine doing her thang of singing dirty (in more ways than one) parodies of current pop songs.
It was a hell of a night and I wouldn’t of changed a thing!
Grateful for the new sensation “KC&JoJo” aka Caitlin with a “C” (me), Katelyn with a “K” and our friend Joe! We all met in August at the “singles table” seeing my beloved Courtney Act. Joe unfortunately lives in Chi-town so he only comes to NY for business so we didn’t get a chance to reunite until this Wednesday! It was such a magical night and we finally christened ourself “KC&Jojo” and have a lot more inside jokes than ever before. <3 these two!
Very grateful to have finally seen “Frankenstein” in theaters! I’ve been wanting to see the filmed version forever but just in time for Halloween they brought it back “in select cinemas.” Also I was extremely excited that my theatrical version had Benedict as the monster! In the play directed by one of my favorite directors, Danny Boyle, the monster is written as a much richer and more interesting character than Frankenstein himself.
The best part is that it made the themes of the book very modern and understandable for today’s audience. I had to read the book in high school and had a very difficult time with it because the language to me was so dense it sort of prevented me from really understanding (or caring) about the story at all. I actually gave up reading it which is very rare for me to do because I tend to gravitate (and love) classic literature. I had seen several iterations of Frankenstein in the past (including Wishbone, what what!) but this version had to be my favorite.
Benedict always surpasses any high expectations already in place as an actor and it was really thrilling to watch his version of “the evolution” that the monster goes through (despite his body being made out of dead body parts haha). I think Johnny Lee Miller as Frankenstein did the best he could with the part, but I think the way the character was written for the play was harder to really make it a 3-deminsional character like the writer did with the monster.
So happy I saw it and would love to see the other version with Benedict as Frankenstein and Johnny as the monster. I wish they would just release it on DVD, but for whatever reason it goes against the National Theatre Live policy, so I guess I’ll have to wait till next Halloween ;)
I know there’s still more screenings to be had before the end of the month, check here to see if it’s playing again at a theater near you.
When my brother and I were going through the turnstiles today, my metrocard worked fine but his didn’t. He didn’t have any money on him to buy a new card, and I was stranded on the other side of the turnstiles. (I don’t know how it’s like in other places, but in NYC you can’t purchase a new metrocard unless you haven’t passed through the turnstiles yet.)
Anyway, while he was frantically swiping his card again and again in hopes that it was some kind of mistake, a friendly NYC police officer came by and swiped his special police-issued metrocard through so that my brother can rejoin me. I’m grateful for nice officers!