I hope everyone survived their first week back in the swing of things, after a nice long winter break! While I’m sure many of you shipped off to exotic destinations, I spent my winter break with my sister, hanging out with friends around town, hosting holiday parties, and taking a few fun day trips. My parents spent the holiday break with our family in London, and Dani and I stayed back to watch our two adorable doggies Bella and Leopold. We watched a lot of holiday movies, went on many mall excursions, and embarked on a multiple season marathon of our favorite show, Greek!
One of my favorite holiday purchases were the “Hannukah Key Covers” from Urban Outfitters. The set included a dreidel and a piece of matzah… I wonder if the manufacturers got latkes confused with matzah… either way, I think they’re a pretty cool edition to my keychain! Of course, my house key is still covered with mouse ears from our CIT trip to disney world (shout out to my CITs 2009!).
Dani’s birthday was December 30th and I threw her a surprise birthday party at our house, and she had NO IDEA it was happening! While one of her friends, who was in on the secret, took her out for a few hours, the rest of the guest list arrived and we set up in record time. She was shocked when she entered the room to a huge “SURPRISE”, and it was a really exciting and fun evening.
The next night, New Year’s Eve, was a tiny camp reunion of sorts! Myself, Dani Corradetti, Rebecca Waxman, Jessica Cook, Danielle Cook, Liz Tarnoff, and Erica Carey got all dressed up and had a lovely dinner at a little Italian restaurant near my house! We talked about last summer, next summer, and everything in between. After we couldn’t possibly eat any more, we went back to my house, changed into sweatpants and tees, and brought out more snack food than the table could even hold! Around 11:30 we realized we were running out of scoops, and made a late night trip to CVS (wawa was closed, can you believe it?!) to pick up a few more bags – you’ve gotta have your scoops, right Rory Mitchell? The ball dropped, the new year arrived, and we finally decided to get some sleep. We were so busy talking and laughing (and eating) that we completely neglected to take the usual crazy amount of pictures, but luckily Dani Cook managed to take one shot over the course of the evening:
Dani and I had also bought tickets to see Ragtime on Broadway, and found out that the show was closing, and we needed to exchange or refund our seats! I called as soon as I got the email, and we luckily got seats for January 3rd, the last night the show would be playing. So, although impromptu, Dani and I hopped the train into NYC on Sunday, and it was absolutely one of the best shows I’ve ever seen! The audience was so thrilled to be there, and broke out into thunderous applause every time a song ended, or a scene changed, or something funny occurred. It was the ultimate Broadway experience!
Now we’re back to life as usual in the office, although nothing is usual in the camp world! Last night I went to dinner with Forti, Unger, Pam, and Karen Sharir… along with another camp counselor, who shall remain anonymous until Sunday at the reunion.We went to a great Thai restaurant, my FIRST Thai experience, and I absolutely loved it!
Tonight Rachel Bachman will be arriving at my house, and we (along with Danielle Faden and Dani Corradetti) will be taking a ride out to Ardmore tonight to see THE SPELLING TREE play their big CD release show! I hear lots of camp friends will be at the event, so be prepared to take lots of pictures for me to add to the blog!!!
Okay, off for a Taco Bell lunch with Pam! I can’t wait to see a lot of you this evening at the CD party, and even more of you at Sunday’s Camp Reunion!!!