And it’s just another Manic Monday

When I say ‘this weekend was a busy one’, I mean it. We had so much to do which made those two precious days go by so fast!

Friday I got to leave work a little earlier than usual, got on an early train and had time to relax before I headed out for the evening. It was so nice! I just vegged out in front of the TV – caught up with the cast of ‘Glee’ on Oprah. After spending time with Oprah, I spent time with Danielle. D and I grabbed some delicious sushi then headed to Merrimack to see their performance of RENT. It was excellent; I was very impressed – such amazing voices!

Saturday morning I woke up with a migraine. TERRIBLE! Like, seriously – why on a Saturday? I slowly got it together and made some moves. First move – buy Jack Johnson tickets for July 12th. CAN NOT WAIT for the concert – I loove me some Jack Johnson and I’ve never seen him perform. I have however met him at the Pearl Jam/U2 concert in Hawaii a few years ago. That was one of the best days of my life. Second move – go run important errands and browse a few shops. Since I dropped the ball on Rent the Runway, I figured I might as well have a look… I found a really cute dress to wear to the wedding so I was pumped!

Not the best picture, but you get the gist...

Saturday night was the wedding and although I had a migraine I powered through and we had a great time – so much fun! Bim looked gorgeous and extremely happy – her and Scott seemed to really enjoy the whole evening.

It was funny to be socializing/drinking/dancing with ‘work people.’ Colin was a huge hit as usual! I love having him with me at social events, he is so good - talks to anyone, doesn’t mind dancing, just likes to have a good time. He makes everyone laugh and people generally love him (especially me!)

OH! Also… I caught the bouquet! This little man visiting over from Thailand (Bim is Thai) caught the garter. I had to sit on the chair in front of everyone while this man put the garter on my thigh - in front of work people. Pretty interesting…

Sunday morning we got up early and hit the road – destination, St. Johnsbury VT for Colin’s grandfather’s birthday party! It was a really good time – I love getting to see all of Colin’s family. The drive back was beautiful (and I was actually awake for most of it.)

Still a little snow on the mountain...

Now, onto today’s business -

On 4/15 bring in a reusable tumbler and Starbucks will fill it for free in an effort to get rid of paper cups!

http://www.starbucks.com/thebigpicture

Conan just announced today that he will have a new show on TBS at 11pm starting this November – pumped!

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/04/12/conan-obrien-tbs-team-up-for-new-show/

Congratulations to Phil Mickelson for his Master’s win!! The good husband, dad, son, person, etc. won and that is something to celebrate. After a tough year supporting his wife as well as his mother with their battle against breast cancer, he won a battle of his own. He might have even taught Tiger a thing or two about karma.

Great article here – http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5077009

Today’s Save – $25 for a trial membership at the Cambridge Athletic Club (25 day pass + 1hr free personal training session.) Not too shabby!

Also, check out Eversave on Boston.com -

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/house/bargainbin/2010/04/welcome_eversave.html

Today’s Groupon – $5 for $10 at the Pita Pit – 479 Harvard Street, Brookline.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/p-ita-pit-boston

Today’s deal on wowwhatsavings.com is a discounted cleaning service – Crystal Clean Home Cleaning Service*new customers only.

http://www.wowwhatsavings.com/deal/Crystal+Clean+Home+Cleaning+Service

Today on Buywithme, $15 for $30 at Savenor’s (market) in Cambridge or Beacon Hill -

http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=17c5e85f775c10d8a0c755376&id=399c5192b8&e=de3ecae0cc

Wine Riot – Saturday 1-5pm and 7-11pm at Cyclorama -  539 Tremont Street, South End (617) 426-5000. Eats from Tremont 647, Red Bones and Masa.

Get tickets here – thewineriot.com

Go for a run tonight with Boston Community Runs. Three, five and seven mile runs are offered around the Charles. After your run you’re rewarded with complimentary appetizers. This happens every Monday at 6:30pm – meet at McGreevey’s (911 Boylston Street, Back Bay) and go from there…

Attention all ‘Massholes’, get ready to become a star!

http://gawker.com/5514861/get-ready-for-the-massachusetts-version-of-jersey-shore-massholes

Tomorrow, Glee is back with an all Madonna episode! More info here -

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/the_wait_for_new_glee_is_almost_9LdNCI3PspyFohhOVsN9XJ

And here is a preview from Broadway World -

http://www.broadwayworld.com/videoplay.php?colid=119520

Lastly I leave you with these two pictures…

Denise Truscello - Wire Image - From People.com

Why Heidi? Why? I’m sorry but this extreme boobage, extreme blonde, extreme sparkle, etc. is just not for me…

And…

People.com

Kim, your heiney is showing a little bit…

Have a good evening! I have a Glee-ful surprise for you later… Stay tuned :)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Chicago River

Last year when I was living in Chicago we went to their big St. Patrick’s Day parade. They dye the Chicago River BRIGHT emerald green – it’s pretty awesome! 

Ireland holds a special place in my heart. We’ve been over there a bunch of times to visit our cousins in Tipperary. We’re heading back this July for Meg and Matt’s wedding! Everyone is so excited! It’s only about 3 months till the wedding :)

Anyway, here are a few of my favorite pictures from Ireland in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. 

Fields of Ireland

Molly Malone - Heather's Cousin

'Stone walls and the grass is green'...

 

My cousin Noreen's DELICIOUS brown bread and Ireland's own DELICIOUS butter

Cows

Some hurling

My shamrock tattoo is somewhere under my hair..My dad saw it and found out about it in Ireland. Couldn’t get in trouble since we were in the homeland!
 
*Check out these Irish Saucony’s – http://www.thrillist.com/boston/irish-sauconys, sold at SEAC - 652 Tremont Street at West Brookline, South End (617) 391-0897
 
As advertised in the Metro today, there will be Irish Step dancers performing at South Station. Too bad I commute out of North Station! What, is North Station is too close to the Italians in the North End or something?
 
More restaurant/bars with fun St. Patrick’s Day celebrations -
 
1. The Kells - 161 Brighton Ave, Allston (617) 782-9082 - 12pm-2am www.thekells.com
 
2.  Kinsale – 2 Center Plaza, Boston (617) 742-5577 – No cover www.classicirish.com/kinsale
 
3. McGreeveys – 911 Boylston Street (617)262-0911 – www.mcgreevysboston.com
 
4. Ned Devines - Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market building (617) 248-9900 – 10am – The Gobshites are performing – www.neddevinesboston.com
 
5. Corrib Pub – 396 Market Street, Brighton (617) 787-0882 – www.neddevinesboston.com
 
6. Irish Village - 224 Market Street, Brighton (617) 787-5427 – 11am-1am – No cover www.irishvillagebrighton.com
 
7. The Druid – 1357 Cambridge Street, Cambridge (Inman Square) (617) 497-0965 www.druidpub.com
 
8. Grafton Street – 1230 Mass Ave, Cambridge (617) 497-0400 – No cover www.graftonstreetcambridge.com
 
And with that, an old Irish blessing for you:
 
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!