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Weekend In NYC

It was definitely a dry week on the blog, and that was mostly due to my inefficient blog scheduling in preparation for my weekend in NYC, where I knew I wouldn’t be accomplishing anything besides consuming my weight in alcohol and food.

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The birthday girl is third from the left. Unfortunately, between my phone storage and my inebriation, I didn’t get any good pictures of the city or the amazing views, drinks or food we had.

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My friend’s dad is a true culinary god among men.

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We stopped for brunch Sunday morning before it was time to hit the road, and I’m so glad that we did. My lox and onion omelette was otherworldly.

Despite the fact that I’m dead broke (not the Hillary Clinton kind either) and probably twice the weight I was at the beginning of the weekend, it was a great weekend. It was a weekend to remember, despite how little of the weekend I actually remember, and I’m glad that the last of the squad is finally legal!

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I am pro life, and I always have been. My views didn’t change, but my attitude did. I realized that week, after taking frantic phone call after frantic phone call, that life happens in a lot of different directions. Life happening for my mom meant a child at 24 and dropping out of law school. Life happening for my friend meant an abortion. And part of being pro life — for me at least — is being there for people in your life even when it challenges you.
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