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Have those of you who live in NYC ever wondered about the giant, graffiti-covered building 190 Bowery? It’s a homeClick here.

I hope these two get to marry in North Carolina – via TPM

“You’re in love with that cat!” my then-girlfriend Margot once accused me. To be fair, she was a very attractive cat.

A Man and His Cat by Tim Kreider – so evocative and sweet. I’m a sucker for a great cat (in spite of being allergic).

“I bleed therefore I am” by SamaraSpeaks via Stories That Must Not Die.

How to be friends with another woman by Roxane Gay. Bad Feminist is on my To Read list.

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Tavi Gevinson’s New Direction via Rolling Stone. I find her so charming!

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This interview with Jack Antonoff made me feel guilty about not liking fun. (the band, not the general activity)

Rights belong to the publisher and author

This book. I liked it at first but now, it’s slowly killing me. I might hate it (but not as much as this book).

This interview with Susan Sarandon. Just when I thought I couldn’t love her more. Such candor!

These tweets about life in NYC.

This essay: “I’m having an abortion this weekend” by Jenny Kutner.

What are you reading? Give me something good!

Pre-trip confession

As you read this, I’m on a flight to Kenya. Crazy, right?

Instead of scrambling to schedule lots of blog posts, I ran last minute errands and…got a mani-pedi.

Nails

So sue me.

There are a few posts in the queue, but it will be a little quiet around here July 23 or so. Hopefully absence will make your heart grow fonder.

Things I learned this weekend

First, a whiskey sour is a terrific summer cocktail. So is Bowery Hotel’s Luna de Fresa ideally made by Walter Easterbrook.

luna de fresa

Next, a backhanded compliment is still a compliment.

As in “this is the best I’ve ever seen you look” and “you’ve lost a ton of weight” when said by a handsome, but socially awkward, man.

On the other hand, if my mother said either thing to me, I wouldn’t speak to her for a week.

Also, contrary to this articlefitness classes are not 50% easier the second time around.

Still, this notion got me in the door for Pure Barre class #2. Maybe the third time will be the charm. Hopefully. You know how I feel about classes.

I’m not the first person to say “no” to being a bridesmaid.

This $50 Banana Republic top has a bit of magic to it. I’m not surprised it’s mostly sold out in white.

Finally, Tinder is still hilarious and alarming. (NSFW)

What did you learn this weekend?

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Weekend Reads: Musical Game of Thrones, Career Lessons, Latinas

onechicklette:

So much good stuff in here via @frijolita. Happy reading!

Originally posted on frijolita:

SaturdayMy week was a figurative Tough Mudder and let’s just say I barely crawled off the course alive. I’ll just leave it at that, but man am I ready for the weekend to start. I have really big plans, too. Things like reading magazines on my roof deck, brunching and watching the Mexico World Cup game. Phew! I don’t know if I’ll survive!

A simple formula to figure out what you want to do in life. Don’t worry, there’s no math.

I believe! I believe that! I believe that we will win! I believe that you will learn where that chant came from by clicking here!

If I could take a vacation, I’d take the Game of Thrones vacation.

Saying no is important to your sanity but sometimes it’s also a business imperative. Learn how to say no and still have great relationships and keep the balls rolling.

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I met Fitzroy and it was glorious

I made plans to meet my Twitter friend Wendy Brandes. I was already looking forward to it when she kindly offered to introduce me to Fitzroy and his dog siblings Gigi and Henry.

In spite of my allergies, I was really, really excited.

But first Wendy warned me. “He’s shy so you have to ignore him till he gets interested!” When I arrived, Fitzroy didn’t scamper away and hide, which I took as a good sign.

Fitzroy

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Come back to me, weekend

Once again, NYC got a beautiful weekend after a week of less-than-stellar weather. It was gorgeous. The Linden trees are blooming.

Linden

On Friday, I made good on my promise to see Obvious Child. Adrienne joined me for a showing at Nitehawk Cinema, which I love. As Abby told me, this movie was SO great. I need to see it again. Continue reading