Monday, April 15, 2013

The One Where I Play Catch Up.

My life as of 2013 has been beautiful. Without saying too many words, these events have made a big impact on me so far this year (and I've gotten too lazy to dedicate an entire post to each).

The one when I turned 25. 
My birthday this year was filled with great food, dancing until it hurt, time with my favorite friends, a ridiculous amount of iPhone pictures that I did not remember taking the next day, a really awful hangover, and more cake and celebrations. All in all, I cannot complain one bit.

Word to the wise - don't drink wine and then switch to beer.

The one with the Rangers game.
When they won 5-3 against the Lightning. Aka my first hockey game ev-er (though down to my nails, I looked like a fan).

The one where we went into the city at 3:30 a.m.
Because some nights at the bar require an impromptu trip to the city for chicken and rice from a street vendor past 3 a.m. after leaving the bar.
(I ate neither chicken or rice, but danced to house music in the car the whole ride there).

Edwin decided to play a little music for the parking lot - to which someone yelled out of a window, "Shut the f*ck UP." So rude to diminish such talent.

The one where Edwin and I were extremely overdressed for my aunt's 50th surprise party because we were double dipping on parties that night.


And my dad got to play bartender for all of us - fact: he is as heavy handed as I am, which is why sticking to beer was a brilliant option for moi.

The one with Steph's champagne birthday celebration.
Which featured everyone dressing up, too many drinks (mainly featuring champagne, including beer brewed with champagne!), and glow stick earrings/necklaces/etc. Aka the one where my phone died 3 pictures later, so I don't have any of the birthday girl.. whoops.


The one where my Ed and I were mice.
...For a wine and cheese party that said costumes were highly suggested. We were the only ones who dressed up.

The one with BYOB sushi night with the girls.

The one when I had the greatest mac and cheese of my entire life. 
I was picked me up after my class in the city and surprised  by being taken out for ridiculously amazing mac and cheese on the Upper East Side, and then to McSorley's - a bar in the city that was frequented by Lincoln (!!) and has been around since 1854 (!!). You walk in to sawdust on the floor, uneven floorboards, and bartenders who carry at least 12 beers at a time. They have two kinds of beer - light or dark, and when you order one, they bring you two. This was my kind of afternoon - especially since we ended it at Trader Joe's to buy $4 wine.

The one with all the beer, pizza, and Kan Jam.
An impromptu pizza making party at Edwin's, along with his entire family/extended family. We all made our own pizzas, then the boys and I played KanJam (a game involving hitting Frisbees with your bare hands - I have bruises all over my body today) that Team Edwin/Allison dominated.

Pre-pizza snacks in the backyard for deux.

The only pictures I have of the actual pizza were from Edward's Instagram account. Oops!

The greatest game on earth.

What are your favorite activities to take part in with your friends?
Any fun, cheap, creative date ideas?

Currently listening to: Sweet Pea - Amos Lee


Couture Carrie said...

Awesome post and pics, darling!
Now I need some mac and cheese ;)


Emmy said...

WOW...looks like a stellar year so far:)
PS Would love to see a live hockey game someday, being Canadian and all...:P

HiFashion said...

This all sounds like so much fun! Love all the pics too. I'm turning 25 this year too, so need to think of how to celebrate.

Ashley said...

I love posts that have Friends-like subtitles :) Your 25th year looks like it's going to be the one with lots of love and good times! Happy for you, pretty!

Kathy said...

lovely pics! and that mac/cheese looks SO GOOD!
sigh... 25... that was so long ago for me.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Happy belated birthday and it looks like you had a TON of fun! You and your boyfriend look adorable with the mouse ears (I may need to steal that idea some day!)

Ooh and why can't they sell hot and spicy Sun Chips here?!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Elle Sees said...

i'm so glad you've had a great year so far!!

Sara Louise said...

Your mice costumes are ridiculously cute! I love that your boy played along :)

la petite fashionista said...

I love these soo much! Reminds me of me and my friends. I think the most memorable days are the ones that are spontaneous. I've enjoyed distillery tours and small town exploring with my boyfriend, crazy trips to the bar in a friends 1970s rv and game nights laying words against humanity!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So glad you had fun doll!! Love all the pictures...Happy Be-lated birthday doll xx

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Loved "catching up" with you in this post! You look like you are just having a blast with life - as always! xoxo sweet girl!

Audrey Allure said...

Great photos -- looks like some fun times!