Saturday, June 21, 2008

I Guess I Should Have At Least One Post For June

And so here we are!

Much like Fliss, these days I've not been so great at updating things here at Marnie's World. Not sure exactly when my life became so hectic, but it hasn't really slowed down like I thought it might. Barring the recent Clay Aiken news I brought to you, it's really been a while since I've had much to say, so here I am.

So let's see -- what have I got to catch you up on?

Well, in mid-May, I participated in what I hope will be become an annual or semi-annual event known as "Sangriathon" in NYC. Michelle and Katie organized the whole thing, which consisted of several of us traipsing through the West Village, patronising only those establishments that served Sangria, and it was definitely a success. Of course, I'd argue that where there's Sangria, there's always success, but that could just be a coincidence.


Michelle and I enjoyed the Sangria at Panchito's, but we probably should have bended the Sangriathon Official Rules and tried a margarita, considering it was voted "one of the 6 best tasting margaritas in Manahattan" by New York Magazine.


No, really.


And for the record, I can only assume they came in at #6, or else those signs would have been worded a bit differently.

The next place had the greatest Passion Fruit Sangria ever, and a nice waiter to boot.




We actually did bend the rules a bit here and have more than one pitcher, mostly so we could try their other flavours. We're such rebels.

At different times during the day, I demonstrated what an elegant, classy lady I am.




The person who I was on the phone with had no idea what was going on at the other end of the line.

And then, well... we drank.




And drank.




And drank.




And drank.


Our fearless leaders.


Muy fabuloso.

I'm pretty sure there's no less than a million more pictures of this day floating around somewhere. I can only hope they don't come back to haunt me once I'm famous.

Later in May, I went to a few Duran Duran concerts and afterparties, which are always fun (even if Simon LeBon is wearing white crocs with black socks). I didn't take any pictures this time because my $350 camera decided that one year of working properly was quite enough, and that it wasn't going to turn on any more. (And by "one year of working properly" I mean "Only broken and in the shop 3 times". Not so sure I'll buy a Canon ever again, that's for sure.) Anyway, you'll have to take my word for it that I was there and it was good.

And then came the Caribbean.

Matt and I took a gorgeous 8-day, 7-night vacation to Barbados, which, of course, will totally warrant it's own long, drawn out post. I've had major computer issues this week (which makes a change, right?) and I'm just waiting on some more pictures, but it will be coming soon. I'm sure you'll be waiting with baited breath!

In the meantime, I'll tell you this -- there's a monkey involved.


And he has a necklace on.