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I Got Life

July 08, 2009 By: Andrew Category: Outings

You know a three-day weekend is busy if it takes you two full days to find time to recap it! America’s birthday was not the only event there was to celebrate over the past couple of days. For starters, my roomie and her main squeeze got engaged! He took her hiking and proposed to her near the top of the climb, only to have both of their immediate families waiting at the very top with champagne. Major cool points indeed. It was a good excuse to bring a lot of lovely people to town that need to be in this city much more often.

I'm going to steal James and Marissa's dog... not kidding...I spent the actual holiday in the thriving metropolis of Manalapan, New Jersey, which takes the cake as the most unexpected oasis away from the hustle of city life. The company was stellar and the weather was perfect. Not to mention I got to hang with the canine friend pictured at right, always a plus in my book. This doesn’t even begin cover the birthday celebrations and ballin’ friend reunions that filled the rest of the weekend. By the time I reached Sunday, I was pretty pooped but glad to be so.

New York is one of those places where you have to make a conscious decision to devote significant portions of time to relationship-building because there are so many other things competing for your attention up here. It’s great to have the world at your fingertips, but if you had no one to share it with the whole shebang would seem kind of useless. Suffice it to say, I am more than a little blessed in the friend department.

Add to that the fact that I am still (pinch me) gainfully employed and you’ve got yourself one really lucky kid!