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So after getting pretty at Eden Salon & Spa, I got ready for a night out with the girls at The Greene.  We started the evening at Pasha to eat before the show at Funny Bone.

We were going out for Jeanine’s birthday month and she seemed to love her “dream card” (she told us one day 3/4 the way through a jumbo margarita that it’s the card she’s always wanted to receive – the Mother’s Day card with the wire hangers mom on the front [my sister had to make it because it’s September and it’s hard to find humorous Mother’s Day cards this late/early depending on how you look at it]).

So where were we?  Oh we haven’t left Pasha yet.  We loved the food, as always, and the requisite Turkish coffee afterward (Tip:  Don’t drink it to the bottom, just don’t do it).  We took our first group photo of the night.

We made it to Funny Bone in plenty of time to be seated in the front and get our drinks ordered.  The show was super funny, which is great because we were all a little worried we wouldn’t know how to handle the situation if our friend, Corey, didn’t turn out to be very funny.

He was, so all awkwardness was avoided.  We took our second group photo of the night.

By the time we left Funny Bone, we could have called it a night but Jeanine was the lady in charge and she said Wine Loft so we walked briskly in the rain to the Wine Loft where no more organized photos were taken.

We did, however, get to try the mini Guinneys (instead of a little beer, it’s a miniature Guinness, get it?) and they were a really interesting take on the probably very fattening shot.  This is where I leave the story because my husband came to pick me up, which ended up being a good idea because I didn’t wake up with even a little hangover.  Hallelujah



Sure, they look innocent enough, but storage ottomans were recently the topic of discussion at a trivia night (RIP) and I thought you should know what sort of things were brought up.  First of all, just to let you know a little about trivia ethics, one does not look at one’s cell phone until the trivia host takes that round’s sheet from your table.  So after our sheet is taken, we use that lull before he announces the winner to check our phones.  I was looking at my Twitter feed when I noticed House Beautiful said something like the following:  “We will be chatting soon with reknowned designer ___ ___.  Tweet us your storage ottoman questions!”

I was dumbstruck but managed to repeat the tweet to my friends who immediately started blasting their most burning storage ottoman questions right along with me.  Such as:

  • How often should I replace my storage ottoman to maintain peak freshness?
  • Can I just take my normal ottoman and hollow it out?
  • Do my blankets go to Narnia when placed in my storage ottoman?
  • Does my ottoman still exist even when I’m not in the room?
  • If I don’t use it for storage, am I limiting its functionality in any way?

What are your storage ottoman questions?

“This is what I tell young women who ask me for career advice.  People are going to try to trick you.  To make you feel that you are in competition with one another.  ‘You’re up for a promotion.  If they go with a woman, it’ll be between you and Barbara.’  Don’t be fooled.  You’re not in competition with other women.  You’re in competition with everyone.

“Also, I encourage them to always wear a bra.  Even if you don’t think you need it, just… you know what?  You’re never going to regret it.”

– Tina Fey, Bossypants

I started reading Bossypants today by Tina Fey and have had a hard time putting it down.  I thought it would be really funny, and it is, but it’s also full of actual work advice based on her experience directing other people while still being liked by her co-workers.  It’s sort of like having a serious conversation with Liz Lemon about work issues – obviously it can only be so serious before returning to hilarity but if you pay attention, there is a lot of wisdom there.