Friday, April 25, 2014

Here's What You're Doing This Weekend


If you're anything like me, the prospect of planning the perfect weekend can sometimes be a bit daunting. That sparkling sunshine, the colorful flowers in bloom, that one friend's Instagram feed -- they all seem to be daring you to make the most of your weekend. And if you don't, you're basically a failure. That's how it works, right?

Well, don't worry, you pretty little thing. I've got you covered. Here are some ideas for how to spend your time over the next few days.


1. Drink something bubbly


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Whether you refer to it as fizzy, sparkling, or carbonated, drink something that will make you giggle. If Diet Dr. Pepper is your go-to, go for it, but this weekend I'm recommending this watermelon cocktail from A Fabulous Fete.

2. Go to Anthropologie, try on expensive dresses that you can't afford, and then just buy a candle instead


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Or just beeline for the sale section. That's fine too.

3. Pet at least three different puppies*


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I mean, you should really be doing this every single day, but you're going to be pretty busy this weekend, so I'll go easy on you. Even better than simply petting, you can adopt a new friend at an adoption event near you! By the way, great names for a dog include (but are not limited to) -- Octavia Spencer, Little Man, Gravedigger, Bicentennial, and The Governess.

4. Reconnect with that one friend of yours that has a rooftop garden


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Rooftop gardens and backstage passes to Backstreet Boys concerts are the only times it is acceptable to pretend to be better friends with someone than you actually are. Bring that bubbly drink on up with you, if you can.

5. Find the place that serves the best donuts in your city and tell the cashier that you will be taking ALL OF THEM to-go...please



As far as I'm concerned, New York City's hands-down winner is Dough. Anyone care to challenge me on this?


Anyway, those are my suggestions for pretty much anyone, anywhere looking to have a killer weekend. Heed my advice, and tell me how it goes.

For my NYC dwellers, I've got just one more recommendation:

Our Saviour New York (OSNY), is launching its brand new parish in Midtown (417 West 57th St) this Sunday at 6 PM (evening church! That means you can spend your morning eating all of those donuts on a rooftop garden!).



The evening will feature fantastic local musicians, coffee provided by Rex, and there will be a few surprises in store as well (#cupcakes). OSNY seeks to be "New York's neighborhood church", and I can attest to the wonderful community I've experienced as a member. If it sounds interesting to you, come hang out! You can check out the website for more details, and RSVP on the Facebook event page. I'll be there, and for the record, I'd love to meet you, so don't you dare not introduce yourself. I'll be the one in the glasses.

But if you're not local, or that's not really your thing, then you should still enjoy your weekend of bubbly drinks, candles, puppies, rooftop gardens, and donuts.

No, but, seriously though, you're a grown ass woman (or man, maybe?). You can do whatever you want. Soooo what are you really up to this weekend?

*I wanted puppies to have their day in the sun on this post because I feel like Avoiding Atrophy is quite feline-heavy, but I feel it would be remiss of me not to mention that this weekend there is a CAT CAFE popping up in NYC! I will definitely be there.

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I loved this list so much! Happy Weekend :)

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    1. Thanks, Carly! Happy Weekend to you too!

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  2. This is such a fun and cheery list. The puppy picture totally cracked me up. TGIF!

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    1. Thanks! I'll take a sandwich of puppies any day of the week, but it just seemed appropriate for the weekend. Have a good one!

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  3. I loved that puppy picture. I will be eating donuts and then going to the Yanks game today. My first time at Yankee stadium. I love baseball. Have an awesome weekend!

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    1. Woo! Have fun, Steph! I went to Yankee stadium once last summer and I was blown away by the sheer massiveness of it all. Have a blast!

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  4. I pretty much laughed my way through this entire post! A good laugh is always welcomed, so thanks for that! Hope you have an awesome weekend! Enjoy the Cat Cafe :)

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! I feel like I should confess that I missed the Cat Cafe. It was like a three hour line, but I'll go once we have a permanent one here in NYC. For sure.

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  5. lol go to the doughnut shop and order all to go...yes sounds like an awesome plan HAHA

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    1. It's one of my favorite ways to celebrate the weekend! Thanks for the support.

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