Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nicole's Wedding, NYC adventures, and the Jersey Shore!

Current Location: Long Branch, NJ

What a week! I've had two exciting mini trips that I have gotten to take. First, I went out to Long Island for my friend Nicole's wedding. Second, and where I currently am, I came out to the Jersey Shore for Memorial Day weekend!

So on Thursday, my wonderful roommate for two years, Nicole Rahmanan, got married and is officially now Nicole Hakimi! Myself and Brooke represented Columbia at her wedding as 2 of the about 10 people who were not from her community. It was so much fun!!! We headed out there by train around 6:30, but it was quite frustrating, the train took FOREVER! We made it for the ceremony, which is the important part. I had never been to a Jewish wedding before, let alone a persian Jewish ceremony, so it was fairly different than most weddings I had been to. I can say the Persians know how to throw a party!! Nicole was an absolutely stunning bride, and I had never seem Evan look happier! They are an adorable couple, and I know they will be so happy together.

Friday and Saturday, I went out to enjoy the city! Friday night, I went down to the east side to see Laura's new apartment and the lovely Laura herself (who I had not seen in 2 weeks - completely unacceptable)! We got sushi and wandered around the area some. It was really fun to explore a neighborhood that I wasn't familiar with. We tried and failed to got see Sex and the City 2. We were so excited, but it was sold out for the next 4 showings - ridiculous! Saturday I went down to Times Square, which I hate to do - too many tourists and people crammed in there - to get tickets for my family to see Memphis when they are here at the end of June. After that, I walked over to Bryant Park to relax and enjoy the quiet. it was fun, but after about 20 minutes, a guy decided to come over to talk to me. He was nice enough, but I missed the peace and quiet that I was enjoying! After that, I walked uptown and did some fun window shopping. It was really nice to just get in some me time and to relax. I think I need to do it more often!

Today, I woke up early, and I trained out to New Brunswick to meet up with Brooke again before heading out to the Jersey Shore for the weekend. Her
grandmother was kind enough to invite us to stay at her apartment for the night, so we couldn't pass it up, especially with this gorgeous weather (it is in the 80s!). I had never been to the shore before (and only seen an unfortunate 5 minutes of the TV show), so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. Luckily, we are in the nice area of the Jersey Shore, and it is so beautiful and relaxing! It is really nice to just get away form the city and relax - and I certainly enjoy the tan I am going to get! We got out here in the afternoon, and we still had a few hours of sun to start on our tans before going to a really cute greek restaurant for some food, and now we are just relaxing and having fun. Tomorrow will be another beach day, so I am excited for that.

Well rather than spend all my relaxing time blogging, I am going to go enjoy the company and RELAX! More later!

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