Thursday, June 30, 2011

indepence day

as we approach july 4th, i cant help but think back a year ago when i was spending the 4th down in huntington beach, ca. ive thought about this a lot throughout the year, thinking about my year in LA verus my year (so far) in NYC.

im pretty happy that ive experienced life on both coasts. while i think im done with cali for a while, at least if i had to set a plan, i am happy i did it. my life is back east, and new york has been magic to my life. i get why it isnt for everyone...but it is for me. 

there is an energy here that is truly incredible. and the boys...whoa. east coast boys are so different than west coast boys, its pretty hilarious. though i do dig both, i am happy with my east coast options at the moment.

i am gearing up to move into midtown and out of brooklyn at the end of the summer. im moving to hells kitchen with 4 girls. yes, you can help, thanks for offering :)

two different cities, two different years. same person, crazy different experiences. i wish things could have turned out different with aaron, but i guess timing was off or something?! :) haha.

ok ok im babbling. im thinking about what i should do with my hair when i head home this month (i know, soooo important), im thinking about how great it will be to have monday off, and im thinking about boys. boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys boys.

ill be back later when i can focus. this is ridiculous.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

southampton reflection

im obsessed with the matching undies we cousins got this weekend. yes the world should think we are "so hot" when staring at our ass. in bright orange cotton.

im pretty impressed by how much we eat. yea, we rule.

we dom. plain and simple. and yes, dwight, you gay dom.

packing a cooler to sit on the beach and drink was one of the coolest moments ive had in a long time. there is nothing id rather do than hang out with family and play with puppies. with my toes in the sand.

...unless of course its crush on boys. whoa.

if you dont like hammonds pretzels there is something wrong with you. drew, i have no idea what happened to you. :) our family should own stock in that company. or be spokespeople. oo, business opp?

if you are out shopping and people are being pissy, laugh. and tell them that if spending the weekend in the hamptons is their idea of a rough life, they need to reevaluate a few things. having to stand in line at panera to order is no reason to be a bitch. lighten up lady. and get laid. (maybe she should have mozied on over to VS to get some saucy underwear).

watching you tube with family is by far the most hysterical thing you can do. EVER.

there are times when its completely appropriate to drink wine like water. and hit on cops. and break into friends houses and set of their alarm. and eat M&Ms for breakfast. and not shower for a day.

thank you nancy for an incredible pilates workout. holy hell you worked my body. we all walked around the weekend like 98 year old people. whoa.

this weekend heightened my need for a puppy. laura and i think a co-parenting will work :)
man oh man, there is nothing like puppy love.

i need a crush. a good one. suggestions/help welcome.

sometimes you just need your nails painted bright red. toes too.

homemade cupcakes really are the most amazing things on the planet. amazing job ali.

its funny how everything is better with family. youre having fun working out, you eat fun food without going crazy or overthinking it, you get to sit and drink on the beach reminiscing about life then and now, and you get to drink lots of wine laughing about everything imagineable. family makes life magical. you feel untouchable. i found myself looking around the room just being so happy at who was there.

you know your family is cool when they all admit to beiber fever.

its a good sign when you cant possibly fathom going to bed to spend one second away from family.

cant wait to do it all over again soon :) xoxo

Monday, June 27, 2011


yeaaa charlie sheen. you crazy bastard.

we have this thing at work called RDA cares where you volunteer to do a number of things to help. it can be cleaning up parks, donating clothes, donating time, etc. various prizes are given out sporadically, and this last time I WON! the gift could not have been more awesome (except if i had won an ipad2). i won $250 to the charity of my choice. yayyyy....lets cure CJD, baby!!!

we dom (this will continue to make me laugh until the day i die)

this past weekend was AWESOME!!!!. laura, dwight and i drove out to the hamptons fri night, and hilarity insued immediately. one of the best road trips i have had in a long time! i swear, you can see ANYTHING in new york city. so much so, that i feel confident saying that if you havent seen it in nyc, it doesntt exist.

fast forward to arrive in southampton. we had been texting and chatting with everyone en route, so it was fun to finally arrive. we were greeted with the hugest hugs and laughter! and we met baby leroy!!! obsessed.
uncle andy had pizza ordered by the time we arrived so we got right to grubbing. while sitting and eating, we were laughing about so much stuff and having an awesome time. there was a knock on the door so uncle andy went to go answer it. he announced that the pizza guy was back cause he had forgotten to leave one of the pies. dwight was so funny and was like "hope its hawaiian!!" we look up in pizza anticipation and in walks DREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the night before uncle andy had emailed me trying to get drew to come surprise mom but when i called him he said no, he just couldnt do it. sneaky boys, very sneaky. of course mom cried. then we ate cupcakes.

the night was spent just enjoying good wine, food, and family. and 6 pounds of hammonds pretzels. this crew can put it away :)

we woke up to fruit and bagels, coffee and puppies!!

just want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone this weekend. had so much fun. writing all the things we did saturday and sunday seems tedious, as i lived it. it was a classic weekend...and i am so happy and thankful to be a part of this family :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

hi, im hilary

figured i needed to re-intro myself as its been a hell of a long time since i blogged. whoa.
ive been living in my apt in brooklyn for just over 8 months. holy hell did that go by fast.

lets catch up shall we? father's day was yesterday...the actual day was a lot less painful than all the buildup of consumerism all over the place. cards and deals and commercials everywhere advertising father's day. the actual day was spent with best friends, eating all over nyc. pretty perfect. it had been a pretty tough 2 weeks or so...i found myself feeling pretty vulnerable. despite having gotten so strong, there are times my head just wants to cry. i was rewriting a few pages of my book (that i will publish one day, you watch!) and did tear up a bit. when i get in the zone of writing about those past 3 years, my thoughts become so vivid. the sights, the smells, dad's face. it is all so clear.

its summer here in the city. WOO! not having AC sucks...and makes for some awfully hot nights, but im so happy. im happy to be slumming it in nyc, im happy to not be getting nearly enough sleep, im happy to eat chocolate and candy at 3am with my best friends, im happy to be going on all sorts of crazy, fun, good and bad dates with all sorts of boys, go to fun restaurants, bars, walk across bridges and meet famous faces. nyc is right where i belong.

i am moving in about 3.5 months. im moving in with one of my best friends, a coworker and a random (who is super awesome). we will be living in hells kitchen (which is ironic, cause when i came to look at places before i went to LA, it was my fave area). seems it was meant to be :)

the best part of life is that its clean and easy one minute and messy and sad the next. some days i wake up feeling pretty put together and strong. others, just sorta cloudy and unsure about why i dont have dad around. i swear i could write a 100000000000000000 page book on my thoughts and it still wouldnt cover everything.

every day there are questions i dont understand, things that arent fair and people that piss me off on the subway. sometimes i get so hot in my apt i cant sleep very well and have moments that i dont really feel like commuting to work. you know what? it all makes me laugh and smile. im happy to have moments like all those that provide fodder for best friend drinks out, dinner or sleepovers. life is soo fun and i like every bit of it. all the good, all the bad. all of it. i miss my dad the most out of everything, but i hope hes watching down having a bit of a laugh at his daughter. i hope to provide him comedic fodder for the rest of my life.

i will be back with more updates. but know that life is good. even when its bad :)