Friday, April 18, 2008

Elevating Spirits

Work was totally no bueno, as I predicted yesterday. I really really really miss my old assistants. It was a trying time today, to say the least.

But one small hurdle has been overcome now. And, better yet, I convinced opposing counsel to give me an extension on a response that was originally due tomorrow, so the end of my work day was quite sweet.

I shall dwell on this no more. Moving on!

I sped downtown with a big grin on my face and sang at the top of my lungs like I always do in the car. I'm totally obsessed with Vampire Weekend. So happy! So crazy! So fun!

I've been listening to their eponymous album non-stop. You can't help but smile when a band sings about Oxford commas and rhymes Louis Vuitton with reggaeton and Benetton. Most of the lyrics are entirely nonsensical, but the music is so incredibly delightful.

[Special shout-out to Kate and Jon for confirming it was worth a listen. Also a nod to Julie Q, who is a fellow fan.]

The last albums I played on such heavy rotation were Peter Bjorn and John's Writer's Block and The Fratellis' Costello Music. Vampire Weekend has been worth many many many listens! Go get it! (And these other two albums, too!)

So many exclamation points! Woo!

If you haven't already guessed, I am pretty much back to my usual cheery self. The biggest contributing factor was seeing my old co-workers tonight. My old firm had a rooftop networking event to which I was invited. In-house counsel, baby!

I stopped by my good ol' fourteenth floor to shoot the shit with my homies BPLJ and Pescado. These boys crack me up. I miss them dearly. Knowing them as well as I do, I knew they wouldn't be venturing to the roof festivities, so I made sure to see them before they went home to their children. I spent about an hour with them, laughing like old times, before I headed up to the networking event.

The event was nice and all, but the real fun came afterward.

Party at Elevate!

I would usually narrate a bit more, but it's late, so just imagine that I made all sorts of hilarious captions for the ridiculousness above.

Weren't those imagined captions funny? Now laugh. Laugh at the unsaid wit.

Absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

I'm happy to be going to bed happy tonight.


  1. Oh good, I'm glad to hear that you're back to your old cheery self :)

    [insert witty, useful, relevant comment here]

  2. I'm happy that you're happy. The exclamation points did me in, I think. =)

  3. No need for captions. I'm impressed enough that you uploaded photos the same night.

    So glad you're back to your old self :)

  4. i LOVE mid-week dance parties at elevate. esp with boys in suits. hot.

    my work crew went there quite a bit when it opened. i am starting to get really sad for them.

    will need cheering up next week. danke.

    p.s. i live in ever-present awe of your outstanding post titles. {nerdy}

  5. I am still laughing at the caption-less photos... If by "laughing," I mean "marveling at how cute those boys in suits are." :)

    And I'm glad you've regained your trademark smile and pep! Yay!

  6. I'm a lurker but I thought I'd come out to say hello and that I really really enjoy your posts! I am a wannabe foodie and I love all your restaurant adventures. I work downtown and spend a lot of time here, so Takami is my current fave. The pic you posted of the spicy tuna on the little rice thingies (aka tater tots) made me order them recently and I've had them many times since. Anyway, thanks for keeping me entertained w/ your posts!! Now I gotta hit up Elevate! Its always closed when I go. Guess I have to stay out later. :)

  7. Creepy - the last cd the hubs listened to as much as Vampire Weekend was...wait for it...Peter,Bjorn, and John.

    I'm glad you're in a better mood - good people, good food, and good music always make me feel better too. Hmmm perhaps that's why I've been so cranky these past couple months....

  8. I love your blogs (I'm a long time lurker). You definitely brighten up my pretty dull work days. :)

  9. Aw, yay for happiness! That's great news. Here's to hoping for a fantastic Friday for you :)

  10. I agree, no need for captions. Those pics speak loudly enough.

  11. Yay for elevated spirits! Looks like such a fun time!
    So excited you get to go to an Angel Game! Truly a Rally Monkey : )

  12. i'm so glad things are looking up!

  13. This post made me smile. Not as much as the imagined funny captions though! :)


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