Happy long weekend. Hope you’ve been up to some good stuff! I spent part of my Columbus Day holiday in Boston (or ok, 36 hours of it) trying on bridesmaid dresses with a bunch of lovely ladies, some of whom I know from college and some I was meeting for the first time.

Despite an epic 8-hour bus ride from New York that didn’t get Carrie, Caitlin and me in until 5 a.m. (!), we made it through appointments at three different boutiques. Carrie’s going for a rainbow theme at the wedding, so each of the seven bridesmaids will be wearing a different color in the same style dress. It was fun to see how the different salespeople worked with that idea and the suggestions they made. 

a few favorites

Attack of the giant bow!


Going on such little sleep had me relying on caffeine and sunlight, and lunch partway through definitely helped. I stuck with more coffee rather than a mimosa—out of character, I know, but alcohol makes me super-tired if I have it in the middle of the day, even when I’m operating on a full night of sleep!

I stayed with my aunt in Cambridge, so after the dress-shopping, I went back to her place and napped for an hour. She’s such a great hostess! Check out how cute she has the spare room set up! I was pretty cozy.

We walked over to Harvard Square around 7 for some Vietnamese food at Le’s. If you ever go here, order the Pho—noodle soup. It’s one of my favorite foods, and the perfect thing on a cool fall night. I feel like I’ve been eating too much soup lately, but I can’t get enough, especially when the soup involves lots of veggies and all kinds of seafood. 

The rest of the night was spent at a surprise birthday celebration for one of my “poetry friends.” Jade and Sam picked me up from Shay’s where I’d been having a drink and we went back to Sam and Dawn’s place, where some of the attendees were gathered. Haha the surprise totally didn’t work, but it was still a fun night. I love catching up with old friends. I feel like I never have time to socialize in New York, so it was a great change of pace to hang out and stay awhile.

I’m heading back to New York today but it’s been a good weekend so far. I have a feeling tomorrow will involve a good amount of studying and some quality time with Pub Med looking for articles for my Research Methods project, but I’m glad I made the trip, if only for a little while.

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