Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Weekend Recap: Softball, Anne Hathaway, Extreme Mammals!

What a great weekend! One of the best of the summer so far: )

[FRI JULY 10th - 11a-7p]
My company took a day off work to play softball in Central Park. It was Orange against Gray...and Orange won, but only by a few runs! I think, as you can see from the pics, the teams might have been a bit uneven...haha. I enjoyed spending the day getting to know my co-workers better and being out of the office in the sun. And of course drinks afterwards at The Boathouse. Really lovely day.

JMW Softball Day 2009

[FRI+SAT JULY 10th+11th]
At 1230a (that's right, MIDNIGHT!), I met up with a few brave friends in Central Park. Together, we slept on the park's finest benches all through the night for the chance to get free tickets to see Anne Hathaway's second to last performance in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park). Proof:

After enduring the wind, rain, cold (seriously...they even sang about it in the last song! while so beautifully juxtaposing it with the light and sunshine of the you covered, Shakespeare), strawberries + nutella (that part wasn't so bad: ), plus a few random bruises...

...we just barely got the last couple of tickets!! SUCCESS! So we celebrated over Pinkberry.

The whole cast was so amazing, let alone Anne Hathaway, and it's now one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. Hilariously clever and witty!! So many beautiful lines, Shakespeare. And the playfulness and celebration of love and truth was a perfect theme for our weekend too. (Photos courtesy of Google)

Now that's living in NY: ) Go Team Shakespeare (Key, Teresa, and Yvonne)--thanks for a great Twelfth Night together!

[SUN JULY 12th]
11a - Art and I took it to the courts and had a lovely early afternoon game of tennis in McCarren Park, which I discovered is really not that far from LIC, once the G train comes! Hello tan lines!

2p - Finally made my way to the American Museum of Natural History to see the new "Extreme Mammals" exhibit! Thanks to Ying and Teresa for the free vouchers! I have a pair to give away too (check out the next post!:).

We are extreme! haha. The museum is great, and if you get a chance, you should check it out!

Thank God for the beautiful weekend, with old friends and new adventures, and giving us each new day to to keep enjoying with one another.