Saturday, June 19, 2010

Annual Lyndale Avenue Stroll

Today I got to see my very dearest friend, whom I now see about once a year, always around this time. We did what we usually do, and what we will probably do as long as I live in Minneapolis.

We started off with coffee (okay, and a chocolate croissant) and then headed to Steeple People, where she bought an outfit including a belt (this person is obsessed with belts and other leather goods like purses and shoes) and I got two sets of cute cloth napkins for $1.10. I am obsessed with those.

Then we got breakfast/lunch at French Meadow and talked about life. It was lovely.

I love her and always will—I hope we never fall out of this pattern because it is really comforting to know that some things always work out, no matter how many miles we travel away from each other between each of these one-day reunions.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Good gravy!

It's been a long time since I posted. I don't even know what is news any more!

Here's what I've been up against lately:
  • Rooming with a wonderful but right-now-carless friend who happens to go to school in White Bear Lake. She is taking a 5-week 7:40 a.m. summer class which meets M-R so yeah, I don't sleep a lot these days.
  • Searching for new apartment for last 2.5 months as plans change. Got mad for a whole new reason today when some lady totally crossed the discrimination line with my friend over the phone and I had to call and give her a piece of my mind. On my roomie's side again.
  • At the same time, searching for new office space for one of my jobs. WE ARE ALMOST THERE, ALHAMDULILLAH!!
On a positive note, I took a totally awesome trip with another good friend to suburban Chicago for a training last weekend and ate some of the best food ever on Devon Avenue. I highly recommend the butter chicken at Sabri. [Their website is a little ridiculous but don't let that discourage you.] However, skip the pakora and save room for the naan dipped in leftover butter chicken sauce.