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Hadley’s birthday was yesterday. Rare bird is 8. EIGHT. Wha? It just seems so OLD. She’s having her party this weekend at the Aquarium and is FREAKING out. She’s delighted to be reunited with her sting rays. And have her peeps (girls only! Luca, Owen and Finn are allowed) in attendance. And presents. (The presents part is said in a REALLY high pitched squeal by Hadley while clapping her hands).

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(Last week we were in a 50s diner with neon pink lights everywhere, hence the pinkness to the photo above)

Here are Thursday Loves I never got around to posting yesterday:

  • loving ranunculus lately – the shape and colors I’ve been seeing are so pretty and bright. Aren’t they perfect and sort of Suessian?



  • Becca said the funniest thing a WHILE ago and every time I think about it, I laugh, STILL. She said “If you’re skinny and you wear clothes from Anthropologie, you look quirky and cool. But if you’re fat? You just look crazy.”
  • Still loving Crazy Heart. Still. And I finally saw Precious. Mo’Nique can go ahead and pick up her Oscar early to avoid all of the riff raff and whatnot because she’s going to win it. Incredible. It seems I won’t be able to fit in all of the Oscar movies before Sunday night. Ah well…
  • LOVE this site fantastically called Greedy Girl. How cute are these ensembles?


  • Mint chocolate chip ice cream.
  • The movie The September Issue. I loved it. I love behind the scenes types of films and anything that shows what Anna Wintour is ‘really’ like is welcome. But most of all, I enjoyed getting to see so much of Grace Coddington, VOGUE’s creative director. Her talent is astonishing and she is just a lovely and inspirational being. I loved her spirit. Goddess indeed.


  • I have Coco before Chanel from Netflix and I can’t wait to curl up with that flick.
  • Nurse Jackie is returning on March 22!
  • Shout out to AXM for bringing Spoon, Band of Horses and Broken Bells into my life. Hello lovely music. I’m also liking Passion Pit.
  • I have been enjoying unkempt hair and no makeup. I doubt anyone else has been enjoying it (ACK! Look at that hot mess!) but it makes me feel summery and carefree so I’m into it. I’m ready for long dresses and flip flops.
  • The book, The Tender Bar, is absolutely heartbreakingly amusing. Do those two words even make sense? The way Moehringer can break your heart in the same sentence that he makes you laugh out loud is true talent. Can’t wait to talk about it at book club.
  • Now that Sweet and Bitter is in the witness relocation program, you have to have a password to read her blog but luckily I have one so I can show you the cool shizz she posts like this video. It fascinates me and terrifies me at the same time. That little peanut in the beginning reminds me of my HJ.


Happy Weekend. I hope something happens that surprises and delights you.


Sheri Nugent | March 5, 2010 at 4:55 PM

I have Netflix Inglorious Basterds and Hurt Locker to try to jam through by Sunday night.

I have Sept. Issue and Coco in my queue.

I laughed out loud at this line in Tender Bar at the airport - and people turned to look at me. Still cracks me up. He's at the racetrack with his friends and one friend says to JR while they're at the snack bar, "Hey,those pretzels look a little burned on one side. Do you want to call it in to the Times?"

Associate Girl | March 6, 2010 at 8:56 AM

I think we are on the same wavelength! I just did a post about going without eyeliner and my husband got me the September Issue as a treat for this weekend. And Max's bday is next week.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman | March 7, 2010 at 9:23 AM

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! My son's bday is March 5 ... March babies are great! Hope you enjoyed celebrating with her this weekend, how cool is an aquarium party?