Monday, June 28, 2010


Ok, so there are a few things in life that I am OBSESSED with. Let's get real, I am obsessed with everything! But, there are a few things more than others. For instance: Victoria Beckham, Just Timberlake, Sassy, Hugh Jackman, NYC, and Chelsea Handler. Well, one of my dreams came true a couple months ago and here is the story...

Chelsea Handler is a genius. I am sure many of you think she is crude, ridiculous and just straight vulgar. Yes, yes, and yes. This is why I LOVE her. She is the definition of the phrase she coined, a "HOT MESS", which coincidentally is one of my favorite phrases and now my 2 year old niece is apparently calling my sister a hot mess. I an am awesome aunt, what can I say... Anywayyyy, Chelsea has 3 books out and they are all EPIC! Her latest book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang is freaking amazing and hilarious just like her other two, but with this one she decided to do a stand-up tour in support of her book. Well, thank the Lord I live near NYC and can see amazing things like this that come into town. I took Becca with me for her birthday. Hilarious enough, our seats were on the third floor of Radio City Music Hall (which rules my world by the way). So, we walk in the lobby and see the massive stair case that seems to be never ending and Becca looks at me (8 months preggers) and says "Hannah, you have got to be F-ing kidding" "Fair enough" I said and we caught the next elevator. We parked our asses and proceeded to laugh for the next hour and a half straight! She is straight genius! Comedian Josh Wolf opened for her and blew my mind with his hilarity. I knew he was funny because he is always on her round table on Chelsea Lately, (and hot...) but, wow, the night surpassed anything I could have hoped for, and Becca and I got to have one last ladies night before the alien popped out! Oh Chelsea...I adore you!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Absense Makes the Heart Grow Fonder??

Heyo!!! I have been informed by multiple people that I need to get a grip and update my blog. Well friends, I agree with you. I have missed it!!! I don't even know where to begin, but I will try and do a major wrap up and throw in some random pics to give you a lil taste of my life in NYC since I last posted, which was apparently in January...whoa.

Well, first of all let me just say, again, how much I am IN LOVE with New York City!! I still cannot believe that I live here and the happiest I have ever been. Best decision I ever made, without a doubt. The town I live in, Nyack, is the most spectacular place to be in the summer (besides sunny days in Alaska). It is a bikers paradise and so freaking adorable! My weekend ritual, eating a breakfast burrito on the outdoor sidewalk seating at Harry's Burritos and maybe a lil walk two blocks down to the Hudson River. Nyack, you are the most precious town to ever exist and I am completely in love with you!! Best of both worlds, 20 minutes from NYC, but still able to hike and enjoy the outdoors. Oh, and it has been called "Mini Hollywood" seeing as how a bagillion celebs live in town or in the surrounding towns, which is fun as I am obsessed with celebs. I could obviously go on and on about it Nyack, but I will spare you, for now...

Well, I FINALLY have a legal job. I am working as a paralegal (my career for the past 10 years --wait, 10 YEARS??? crazytown!) for an amazingly awesome lawfirm about 15 minutes away from my house, which rules my world. I am sooooo glad to be back doing what I love! I really have to give a shout out to Mr. Cook who gave me the freedom and knowledge to be the paralegal I am today, he is amazing and I am eternally grateful to him!!! I am still also working at Nordstrom 2 days a week. I work 6 days a week, only having Sundays off. Needless to say, I am constantly exhausted, yet invigorated. I thrive on no sleep and stress, I am a weirdo.

Visitors!!!! Well, my spectacular friend Kim came to visit in February from Portland (she also went to Italy with me last year) and we had a great time, minus the 2 foot snow storm that I was NOT expecting. Dear New York, since when do you have Alaska style snow storms?!?! Oh well, the good thing is the snow only sticks around for like a week. I'll take it! It was so great seeing Kim!! For Easter Becca, Amal and I went to Connecticut to be with another amazing AK friend, Christine and her family. Her old roomie is now living in Brooklyn and was there too. Basically it was "My Big Fat Greek Pascha" and was EPIC! One of my besties, Barb (childhood friend from Alaska) came to visit Becca, Amal and I from North Carolina for Memorial Day Weekend. We played tourists for the weekend and it was AWESOME!! Staten Island Ferry, Times Square, Central Park, the MET, Ethiopian Food, pizza, bagels, street fairs, yada yada. It was such a fantastic weekend and great to have the old Alaska gang back together! I think we all seriously needed a weekend to remind us of home and how much we all love/miss eachother!

Backing up a little bit, a little over a year ago, I met some amazing brothers in Anchorage. Our Crew was at Humpys and spotted them with luggage and next thing you know, they are partying with us and stay the night. Well, they were stuck in Anchorage because of the volcano and we were more than happy to have them along. Well, I stayed in touch with them (Ben and Dan) and met up with Ben in April for the most EPIC bus crawl of all time. NYC hop-on hop-off tour bus pub crawling our hearts out. Soooooooo fun!! Ben is spectacular and I hope we can hang out (and with Dan too!!) much much more since I am living here now!! Oh, and we saw Jason Schwartzman in SoHo, where I proceeded to almost pee my pants!

Well, that is the highlights, but I will do mini posts too. I promise, I will do much better in keeping up on here!!! I really did miss it. Writing this right now, I just want to keep writing until my fingers fall off!