Preparing: For a visit from my college girlfriend-turned-NYC roommate. On the agenda? Fish tacos, perhaps WowWow Waffle, and an al fresco meal at Buona Forchetta. She’s coming from chilly Chicago, so her main goal is to be outside as much as possible, and I can’t think of a better outdoor seating situation than Buona Forchetta’s string light-filled patio.
Eating: This freekeh salad. Since I was too busy to make a proper meal plan this week, I just made a pot full of this salad. Healthy grains are much needed after all that seafood, especially fried fish tacos, I had last week in Mexico.
Reading: Nothing. I have so many different projects and potential projects in the pipeline that all day my mind bounces around like a Plinko chip. By the time I have a hot second to sit down, I just want to clear my head and stare at a wall. It’s not quite meditation, but it does a mind good.
Watching: House of Cards, season 3 on Netflix. The plot points have gotten a wee unrealistic, but I still love it. Robin Wright is such a damn good ice queen.
Crying: About a sweet, dwarf golden retriever named Smiley who was born without eyes and saved from a puppy mill. Since his owner saved him, Smiley has become a therapy dog and brings so much joy to people in nursing homes and hospitals. Are you crying happy tears yet? Just look at his photo.
Packing for: Vegas! I’m headed to Sin City tomorrow on a work media trip for the opening of the new Omnia Nightclub. The weekend will also include dinner at the Michelin-starred Hakkasan (pinch me) and hopefully a Justin Bieber sighting because, get this, the Biebs is celebrating his 21st birthday at Omnia the same night we’ll be there. I’d probably be more excited to see Kate McKinnon as the pop punk, but sure, I can be a Belieber for a day.