Thursday, August 19, 2010

At least all my friends aren't dead

Today was my first day of freedom - cause my internship ended yesterday and I totally made the most of it! I have some pics to share from my summer frolics. 
First, I met my mom at Shake Shack- kind of like a nice, fast-foody burger joint. It's a new one that opened a couple weeks ago on the UES, and it was very exciting!
It was still busy and bustling when we walked in for lunch, even though it was already 4 pm
(Recently, since it's brand-new, there's been a line down the block around actual lunch time. Plus, I had a doctor's appointment and that woman can talk but that's another story)
They have very basic stuff on the menu, burgers, hot-dogs, fries and shakes. I got a "Shack Burger" which is basically just a cheeseburger with "shack sauce" (kinda some like chipotle mayo type thing, i think)
They give you one of those cool buzzer things that start flipping out when you're food is ready :) And the decor was so cute! (check out the engraving on the table!)
My food was de-lish. I've had the fries there before, but never gone all out and gotten a burger. It was awesome. My mom got vanilla custard with caramel sauce. And then took a picture of me with my "black&white" shake. So yum!!! (Ignore my squinty eye "ow flash"-smile)

After, we went to Barnes & Noble cause it's right next door, and we're book freaks. (who isn't?) I picked up a book that I think is totally awesome, and just had to share it. 

A few of the other pages...
Aww! I almost simultaneously laughed and cried at this one

No comment here...      ;)
I thought this book was great just cause it kind of gives us a chance to laugh at ourselves. It's sad but also hilarious and totally lifted my spirits when I saw it. It gives you a chance to laugh at the human condition, the inevitable loneliness that everyone will feel from time to time. On one of the pages towards the end, the tree shares some words of wisdom...
It says: "Sometimes I feel alone. Some days are long and hard. But when I look out into the world, I am struck by the impossible beauty of it all. Those billions of magnificent accidents that lead us to where we are today, that lead us to paper planes and nautilus shells and the tiny, crooked smiles of children. When I think about all the small imperfections of the world, I have faith that my time will come. I have faith that some day, a warm light will flood over me and I will find peace." 
I found this really touching. It made me feel less lonely.
The next page was this...
Ah god! So anyway, after B&N I went home and vegged for a while. Then went out to dinner with some friends at this really good asian fusion place. Afterwards we were right by it so we of course had to go to Magnolia for dessert! Magnolia cupcakes are SO pretty, how can you not take a picture of them?!

And since it was our last night together, before he goes back home for school,  Blake and I took a pic together of us with our cupcakes...

It's a good thing, too, because immediately after i subsequently dropped mine on myself

It's okay, don't worry, I saved it. And just ate the chocolate frosting off my bracelet...Shh!!!
So yeah, all in all, it was a pretty good day. 
I'm just getting ready for my big LA trip next week- can't wait!
Goodnight loves!

Ever wonder what happened to the dinosaur from the cover of the book?


  1. Umm, bahaha, I'm not sure what to make of that book... is it for real? I mean, it's kind of depressing and cynical. It looks like a children's book, but I really hope it's not!

    YAY for the burger (shack sauce sounds scrumptious), fries, shake (does black & white mean chocolate & vanilla?), and cupcake (which I'm glad you rescued)! You rock, hun. ;)


  2. Haha i know! I told my dad about that book he was like "um, did you find that in the children's section...?" And yah it was chocolate and vanilla- aka pretty much the best thing ever.

  3. Hi Rose,
    I just found your blog from a link on Chelsea's and am so happy I did.
    I really enjoy what you have to
    Anyways -- I LOVE THAT BOOK. Oh my. I think I am obsessed now (0:

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Shake Shack has the best burgers! Love the shack burger! yum.


  5. Shake Shack has the best burgers! Love the shack burger! yum.