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my weekend in connecticut
(i really wanted to underline that, why isn't that an easily accessible option?)
- friday = cheesecake factory, including a "free piece of cheesecake for every $30 spent" coupon courtesy of mary's friend. we earned 3. it was as delicious as i remembered. less delicious was the explosive feeling coming from my stomach after thai lettuce wraps, spicy cashew chicken and apple crisp (in my defense, 2 out of 3 of those things were shared). i used to patronize cheesecake factory at least once a month in high school - why did i not realize how embarrassingly gluttonous that place was before now? mental note: cheesecake factory is a once-a-decade indulgence.
- saturday = marshall's + the mall. the marshall's had a whole room dedicated to home goods. amazing. the mall was already playing christmas music remixes and there were tons of little girls running around with limited too bags and braces. it made me feel old/nostalgic for going to hawthorne mall every saturday with colleen and buying stupid shit from rampage with my wads of babysitting money. the barista guy at the food court starbucks was really hot - probably 18. did you know there are whole forever 21 spin-off stores dedicated solely to accessories???
- gas stations in CT do not sell beer, and liquor stores in CT close at approx. 9:30pm. CT sucks.
- suburban barnes & nobles are 100x better than city barnes & nobles. they're so big and clean and have great discount sections with lots of coffee table books.
- thanks to mary "snuggles" yaranon for putting us up on the least-prone-to-deflation air beds i've ever experienced. thanks to BF randy for being a pleasant person and making a mean jumbalaya. thanks to parvs for being funny and starting to call me cici again. thanks to schman for talking to me on a couch for 3 hours and feigning an interest in college football. thanks to CT for providing me with a much needed dose of houses, deer, and chain restaurants. thanks to NYC for not being suburbia.