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Reunited & It Felt So Good

17 Jul

Hello again! I love how excited I am to post right now after taking my little one day hiatus. Yesterday turned out to be super super fun, and I’m most certain Laura more than enjoyed her 21st birthday celebrations! We all met up around 4pm at Hotel Verite — where Laura booked us an awesome family suite (!) — for some much needed catching up and girl talk time. Since we are so used to living with each other and seeing each other every day during the school year it is no surprise that we had plenty to catch up on seeing as we haven’t all been together in about one month.

After lots of gabbing and time spent getting ready for our night out, we headed over to to dinner at around 7pm. We agreed on going to Republic, which is an interesting sort of “up-scale noodle house” located in Union Square. None of us had ever gone here before, but we decided that it was a welcome change to our tried-and-true sushi dinners. The atmosphere was really unique — I felt like I was at a fancy cafeteria since we were seated at picnic style tables. I had one of their rice dishes, simply called “chicken and mushrooms” which consisted of “broken rice, shiitake and woodear mushrooms, Asian basil, and bean paste.” I thoroughly enjoyed my dish, but, the only problem was that it arrived luke warm… and I love my food hot, hot, hot! Luckily, the deliciousness of my berry-lime mojito more than made up for it.

Following dinner we went over to The 13th Step, a bar which is definitely geared toward us college-aged folk — so naturally, I had a blast! But more importantly, the birthday-girl — who is to my left in the picture — got to have a wonderful evening with her best friends! Oh, and I guess I should mention the 2 slices of pizza I devoured for a late night snack — but I’m pretty sure all the dancing in high heels I did negated it 😉

Okay, so now I’m dying to discuss today’s Women’s World Cup game!!!! I am so very sad that the USA lost to Japan after they had put up one heck of a game. They played extraordinarily well, but, in the end it seemed to be their failure to actually get the ball in the goal — despite many, many attempts — which killed them. I couldn’t help but be transported back to 1999 when the game started going into overtime… and then penalty kicks! Only difference was that this time they weren’t playing China, and this time USA didn’t get the gold. Sad face. I’ve always been a huge soccer fan, especially a women’s soccer fan, since I grew up playing and loving this very sport. I joined my first travel soccer team when I was 7-years-old and continued playing through my sophomore year in high-school when I stopped once I began rowing. Soccer will always have a special place in my heart!

I’m pretty exhausted now, so I’m going to enjoy this bowl of raspberry sorbet and finish up some LSAT problems. I cannot wait to get my booty back in the gym tomorrow, it’s been two days too long!

Were you part of a sports team as a child? And, the obvious question is… did you catch the World Cup finals today? Thoughts!!?

More About Me

10 Jul

I was born and raised in New York City and I am the proud – and only – daughter of two very wonderful parents. My parents are the ones who have paved the way for my life, the ones who have given me everything – both literally and figuratively. I’ve attended private school all my life; Montessori school from pre-k until 2nd grade, plain ole’-private school from 3rd grade until 8th grade, a Catholic high school, and a private university for college. My education is something I have always taken extremely seriously, and that still holds true as I am approaching my senior year in college with hopes of attending law school in the fall of 2012. I am an extremely hard worker and a dedicated student who expects nothing but the best for myself.

Yikes all that – while being totally true – kind of makes me sound all serious and boring – which I can promise you I am not! Okay, okay I may be serious at times; but I like it that way. One of my favorite things about my life is its balance of being both serious-and-fun. First, I cannot express how much I love and value all my friendships – whether it be with my best friend from pre-k, or my best friends from college – there are few things I love more than spending time with all of them. And, when it comes to spending time with my friends there is nothing more I love than being able to go out and have a fantastic time with them!

So while we are at it, this is kind of getting into what a girly-girl I am. Makeup; check, clothes; check, boy-crazy; check, celebrities; check; pink; check. But, while Britney Spears may be one of my favorite artists, like, ever, Radiohead is my other. And, while Legally Blonde is my all time favorite movie (and maybe partly the reason why I decided I first wanted to go to law school at age thirteen), Pulp Fiction is my other. So, yeah, though I definitely am a self-proclaimed-and-proud girl’s girl, you will also quickly realize that I have quite an eclectic taste when it comes to all things pop-culture.

I also am a fitness-fanatic. I began playing tennis when I was only three years old, joined my first travel-soccer team at age seven, and was a competitive rower all through high school up until my sophomore year in college. Now, I just consider myself to be a former-athlete who is a current gym-rat. On average, I work out six days a week with a combination of cardio and strength training. I also love, love, love food, and have a passion for eating in general – but mostly for eating healthy. Did I mention I love to eat? Anyway, I combine both my previously acquired knowledge of fitness and health from my days as a competitive athlete with my more current knowledge acquired from the slew of fitness blogs and health magazines that I religiously read.

Speaking of things I read religiously – oh I guess Cosmo should be included here too – the news and all things politics are definitely up there. I always like to know what is going in the world, and I have a genuine love for all things political.

So, basically, I have laid out this framework of who I am in an effort for you to better understand why I’ll be writing about what I’m writing – because, as I already mentioned this blog will be about my life (aka details about all the aforementioned things I’ve discussed in this post).  So consider yourself warned – and get ready for lots of rambling about fitness, food, fun, the pursuit of law school, and whatever else happens to come to my mind!

The Raison D’Être of “Sweaty in Pink”

7 Jul

Let me first start off by prefacing that I have no legitimate reason to blog. I’m not coming on here to woo you with promises that reading my blog will vastly improve your well-being – you know make you healthier/skinnier/prettier, or perhaps even that it will change your outlook on life. Come to think of it, reading my blog might in fact bore you, annoy you, and frankly be a waste of your time.

So, to all of you who have so generously continued on to reading this paragraph, I presume you might be wondering what brings me here. Well then, without further ado, let me formally welcome you to my blog and begin by introducing myself! I’m a twenty-one year old college student from New York who loves to write and loves her life. Like really, really loves her life. So, now do you understand why the seemingly simple idea of having a place to be able to write about my life seems oh-so-appealing to me?

You’ll soon see that the three things which encompass a large part of my life are fitness, food and having fun. So, in a nutshell, that’s what my blog will be all about. But, mostly I just want a place where I can share my day-to-day doings and thoughts so that in years coming I can look back at and remember all of this. I’m soon-to-be embarking on a journey of applying and going through law school, so in the midst of all the seriousness and stress that’s bound to come my way I want to make sure I stay grounded and use my blog as a way to not only remember the big-picture kind of things that occur in my life, but also the little things. The things that make me love my life so much.