Summer time and the livin’ is busy

June went by so quickly. We were busy. It was hot. There was a lot of good food, travel, friends and news!

I’ll give you the news first — Jono got his green card!!! Yippeeeeeee! That means that we won’t have to apply for another one for 10 years! holy moly. It’s a huge weight lifted off our shoulders and it feels good. It was quite a difficult thing to have to explain to the government that we’ve given you all the information you’ve asked for that we can give and you still want more? They had given us a list of ways we could prove we are really married and we provided everything on the list we had. Then they asked for more information. All the was left on the list was birth certificates for children that were a result of our marriage and any deeds to property that we own in both our names. No, we don’t have children or own a house yet because we’re not ready. Financially or personally. Just because we don’t have those things yet doesn’t mean we aren’t a legitimate marriage. It means Arlington is expensive! Also, the idea that those things would make us seem more committed to each other makes me crazy. Having kids and making large financial decisions when you’re not ready are some of the worst things you can do for any relationship! ok, rant over. We are official to the government, that’s what counts.

Since our last update we’ve hung out with friends:

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Bocce’s 2nd annual Memorial Day picnic.

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Jono introduced everyone to Pimm’s!

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Beer and Bourbon BBQ festival shenanigans.

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Beer and Bourbon BBQ festival gave you your BBQ in a jar! so fun.

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We went cider tasting, instead of wine tasting, so I could enjoy! It was quite interesting, the cider came in wine bottles and is a lot more like white wine than the type of cider you usually buy – Angry Orchard, Woodchuck, etc.

For a week in June I went to NYC for work. But I went up the weekend beofre with my co-worker Samantha and we got to play and eat!

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I even got to have lunch with Arti! What a treat. Can’t wait to head to NJ in October to celebrate her wedding to Nirav 🙂

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My first trip to the 9/11 memorial, really really well-done.

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The best brunch Samantha and I have ever had. Bubby’s Pie Company in Tribeca. You have to go and you have to get the pancakes. We even saw Heidi Klum across the street!

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Times Square, duh.

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The High line.   The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It’s pretty cool.

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Samantha and I on our way to Sleep No More. We walked on the highline when ever we could.  I can’t really explain Sleep No More, except that it was very New York. This is what Wikipedia has to say:

Sleep No More is set in a building with five floors of theatrical action, putatively called the McKittrick Hotel, though with many rooms and features not normally associated with hotels, including those which resemble an antiquated lunatic asylum, doctor’s offices, children’s bedrooms, a cemetery, indoor courtyards, shops, a padded cell, a ballroomtaxidermist‘s menageries, and so on. The actors and their environment all adopt the dress, decor, and aesthetic style of the early 20th century, inspired by the shadowy and anxious atmosphere of film noir. The production “leads its audience on a merry, macabre chase up and down stairs, and through minimally illuminated, furniture-cluttered rooms and corridors.”[1] Audience members begin their journey in a fully operational lounge, the Manderley Bar, from which they enter an elevator that transports them to the major floors of the “hotel.”

Sleep No More tells the story of Macbeth, though the audience is given no programme and there is no speaking from either the actors or audience. The actors (unlike the audience members) wear no masks and perform in passionate, silent, interpretive group settings, solitary scenes, and, sometimes, dance sequences. Audience members are instructed to remain silent and masked at all times[2] once they have boarded the hotel’s elevator up until the time they return back to the Manderley Bar; however, they may move freely at their own pace for up to three hours, choosing where to go and what to see, so that everyone’s journey is unique; they may also exit the premises at any point.[3] Audience members may thus follow one or any of the actors throughout the performance, or they may independently explore the many rooms of the building; in groups or alone. Recorded music plays steadily throughout the building at all times.”

It was pretty crazy.

 

We also went to see Cinderella on Broadway. I know it’s a little cheesy, but we wanted to see SOMETHING on Broadway and we were able to get front row tickets cheap, so why not? Also, Bibi, from Fraiser played the evil step mother! Jono and I love fraiser and it was so cool to see a famous actress that I knew so close!

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I even got to have dinner with Leigh and Mike! All Around, an excellent trip. Work was successful and had lots of fun.

We’ve just enjoyed a 4 day weekend for 4th of july. We went to  BBQ, went on a long bike ride, mom and I went to see Anything Goes at the Kennedy Center and then went Cider tasting! Jono is currently enjoying the end of wimbeldon, tearing up watching Murray take the win. The first brit to win in 77 years. I’ll head down to the pool for a bit, read and then hopefully get my butt to the gym later.

With that short update, I’ll leave you with this. In the midst of all the good food, New York, Cider tours and the heat — there has been a lot of lazy couch sitting with zoey to keep us company.

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