friday five

happy five-day to you my dear followers! coming to you this week from our nation’s capital…

1. papa Americano: this week, after some 30 years, my dad became an american citizen! Side note: he is Spain’s proudest export so for him to even say that he likes American cuisine was a huge step- side note #2: dude loves apple pie. Also, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t pass the citizenship test if I was to take it today, it’s like 7th grade US History stuff. My sister Cristi and I always joked that in order to pass his test he was going to have to know all the Kardashian’s. ps: I think “papa americano” is the best caption I’ve ever written. no?1006370_10201233908505372_1566972747_n2. b-day baby: Vee’s perfect Benji turned the big 1 recently and his party was better than any I’ve ever had- read all about it on her super blog. She’s my blog inspo! 20131025-084752.jpg

Vee also sent me this care-pkg with some goodies from the party since I couldn’t be there, isn’t she the best?

3. home for xmas: my sis Vicki has been driving me up a JT-poster-lined wall asking me about driving home for Christmas this year this prices are ridic. A friend of hers is driving down from dc so I’d just have to meet them and continue on down to Miami. It all sounds very Jonathan Taylor Thomas but also like a great blog series about our travels- I’m excited!! but mostly to save money.

4. eye roll: disclaimer: this is not me being bitter about buzzFeed. this New York City hidden gems post however was tres annoying when after getting excited for almost every hidden gem it turned it is “closed to the public.” Soooo, I’m supposed to just admire these gems through one pic? Thanks for the tip BF.

5. roomie: my middle school librarian will have it out for me even more when she sees my latest decor in my room. Don’t know that this indiecisive chica will ever decide on decor.

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happy weekend! xo, p

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friday five

feliz fiveday friends! miss me?

1. sorry note: “but it’s not Monday!!” Yeah well I feel I should apologize to my seven readers, and to myself, for not posting for an entire week. I promised myself I would make time to write everyday but with falling ill (literally, I fainted) and having a busy week, I just couldn’t get to it. But the bitch is back y’all.

2. more plugs: Last friday I wrote about plugged TORO, the restaurant I work at. and since clearly not much has changed since last week I am still plugging shamelessly, this time telling you to follow Toro on Facebook, Insta, and Twitter which I now curate. That is, if you like pictures of food and chefs.20131018-180437.jpg

3. LOL: the last time Nati (roomie dearest) got me hooked on something it was a group of underaged lads who do not look their age. This time the craze at apt 1G is watching stand-up. Our comics of choice? Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K., duh. Tom Haverford killz me weekly and this special from Aziz is one of my favs.

4. good ol’ frida: I’m all about DIYing halloween costumes, aka not paying to look like a slutty version of anything, and this year I decided to roll with recently being told (twice) that I look like someone famous. The first person who told me I bore a resemblance to Frida Kahlo was a 65 year old Ukranian grandmother who would have no doubt sued if I pushed her. Then Sofi mentioned I should be Frida for Halloween last week and when Angie sent me the below pic I warmed up to the idear. I’m pretty sure I have all the makings of a Frida costume around the apartment, AND if I hold off tweezing for two weeks I won’t have to buy a marker to draw a unibrow, WIN! ps, the site has other great diy ideas, no Mileys please.RTR_Carousel

5. visits: another reason I didn’t get to blog much this week is because I had visitors- Angie stayed with us over the weekend and we finally went to Sleep No More (again I’m not Roger Eber but I rec)! We decided that the next time Ange comes to NY it will be with a one-way ticket. Andrea and I met for breakfast at cafeteria during the week, another soon to be New Yorker! The crazy sched also meant I missed on seeing Patti who was visiting 😦

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^my breakfast from cafeteria; you know when you order fruit and theres always stupid ones like cantaloupe mixed in there that nobody eats? Well this had all my favs. Serious eye-roll when the woman at the table next to us didn’t finish her bowl of fruit and granola. I’m sorry, did you get full from a dollop of yogurt?

love you mean it, patty

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happy fiveday family, followers, and friends!! here’s whatsup…

1. moving movies: on Sunday Sofija and I did a double feature at our local theatre and saw Enough Said and Don Jon (sadly no Runner Runner). I went in honestly more excited about Don Jon (sup JGL?) but left absolutely in love with Enough Said, such is life amirate? Enough Said is the the movie your mother would drag you to and you end up loving but when she asks how you liked it you say it was only ok. My only thing about Enough Said is that I have zero clue why they chose that title for the movie. I may not be Roger Eber but these two thumbs are way up, makes it kind of hard to type this post though.enough-said-trailer_612x3802. pluggy plug: I’ve been working at a new restaurant in NYC’s meatpacking for a few weeks now and while I started the job thinking it would be a temp thang, I honestly can’t see myself leaving. If you haven’t heard of TORO you live under a rock you gotta czech it out! And lucky for you, you’re chummy with the chica in charge of the book. Check out some of the buzz: Eater, Zagat, NYTimes.

3. accents though: lurve this bit from Sir Paul’s recent visit to Late Night this week.JimmyFallon-Paul4. punkin: aside from the pumpkin spice latte I go seriously fan girl for all things pumpkin flavored. The dream come true would be a pumpkin crepe stuffed with pumpkin puree that is sandwiched between two pumpkin cookies that have been layered with pumpkin butter on the inside. The top cookie is then topped with pumpkin ice cream and a mini pumpkin macaron. I died and came back in the middle of that sentence. Tell me your fav pumpkin recipe!

5. pretty please: so this week I had a couple of interviews at a few  undisclosed companies and I’m asking for your most beautiful well wishes and good vibes. If you’ve read even one of my posts you know how much I want need this. thank you thank you dears!

xo, patty

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happy first five-day of awktober, here is this weeks Friday Five:

1. Lordy Lorde: in august I posted a link to Lorde’s “Royals” as I seriously could not get it out of my head for weeks. This week Lorde (apparently pronounced “lord”) made her American TV debut on Late Night and scared me in the best way. This gurl is seriously cool and somehow only 16. Makes you wonder doesn’t it, Taylor Swift. lordelead-600x400 GAH, she’s so cool

2. dream huge: if I need reminding that dreams come true I usually watch Ben and Matt’s or Cuba’s Oscar speeches, or take a gander at my background photo (me and JT). This week I was reminded yet again when my good friend Jessi had her life made when she met her person, Derek Jeter. She also did so with one of the coolest stories ever.993722_10151890606149030_472269521_n

3. quotable: “There’s something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better.” – Amy Poehler

4. Chic Chick: my roomie and bestie Sofi has her own bloggy blog where she gives Corporate America a fashion lesson, because lets be honest: those folks need it. So put the red Lord[e] & Taylor[Swift] pant suit down and listen to Sofija.15358_10151781596468599_1401433511_n

5. applause: my mom sent me this link of a letter a grandfather wrote to his daughter after he learned she disowned her son for coming out. It is harsh, epic, and sassy/ makes you think granpa is also gay amirite? I kid. Serious standing O for the old guy, his grandson is insanely lucky to have him. Off to write my own disown letter to my mom for reading Yahoo News.de1cf47e-2c90-4153-9233-a859813d87d6_1385974_604397906265575_730029075_n-1

less than 3, patty

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1. Bromantic: excuse the incredibly shameless plug (sorry I’m not sorry), but have you read this/my latest BuzzFeed list? First there was my [failed] ode to Trader Joe’s, but this time around I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the perfection that is Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s friendship. I should have known that all I needed for something to go viral was to include JT and Jimmy. Special shout-out to Vee for fangirling on this with me! Check it out and then share with all your friends will ya? Seriously, I have no shame. enhanced-buzz-5878-1380225268-252. Cheers and Chillz : Last night I hopped on a downtown 4 train to find it jammed with Yankee fans. I sat between two bros and eavesdropped overheard several conversations talking about “perfection,” accompanied by a lot of head shaking. One thing I know about sports is that people don’t just go throwing ’round phrases like “the greatest to ever play” or “legend,” but when Mariano Rivera pitched his final game in the Bronx last night fans knew not even those words could suffice. Watch Rivera’s emotional/beautiful/chilling exit last night. That is real emotion folks; and for me, the best part of sports. USP  MLB: TAMPA BAY RAYS AT NEW YORK YANKEES S BBA USA NY

3. 20/20: JT’s Part 2 of 2 doesn’t officially come out until monday but this week he released his entire album for number 5. free streaming on iTunes! I would no doubt say this regardless, but the album is amazing. He kills it yet again.

4. Gleeful: I have no problemo admitting how obsessed I used to be with GLEE, but once I moved to New York and ceased watching any show that wasn’t Friends my obsession fell to the side. After hearing that their first two episodes this season are all Beatles music I went on a binge, catching up on all the videos I’ve missed and making myself late for work.

5. Addition: Early this morning my prima Susi welcomed the latest addition to our clan, meet baby Leo! No lie, we can start a soccer team with all the babies in this generation. Cannot wait to meet this little angel.

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alright, I’m seriously going to be late for work now. happy fiveday, patty

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This is a very special edition of Friday Five, friends. I’m writing this from the last row on a bus on its way to DC with a strangers head on my shoulder, another neighbor who won’t stop snoring and I really, really have to pee. But, here it is, this weeks Friday Five.

1. DC: yup, headed to the district of chill for the weekend to reunite with Cristi and Vicki (wish Caro was coming!) and Eli. Looking forward to the monuments, seester time, festival, brunch, and falafel. per usual, look out for a post with a weekend recap.

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2. Werk: easy there, I don’t have a “job job” yet but I have started hostessing at a new restaurant in meat packing to buy me time, and hummus. Last night was our soft opening with only people with entitlement issues friends and family. Some of the evenings other guests where Penn Badgely and the 50 Shades chick who was 100 shades of rude. xoxo, puny girl.

3. More reasons: I lurve chipotle, and this video gave me yet another reason.

4. Anniversary: it’s 6 months to/from my birthday but who really cares, it’s been 6 months since The 20/20 Experience came out and what better way to celebrate than with a brand new JT single. Speaking of JT, also heart this weeks vid for Timberlake Tuesdays on Fallon.

5. Beautiful: this video is a different kind of beautiful from the one of JT and Jimmy.

happy fiveday, patty

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happy five-day the 13th, friends! Since this week’s Friday 5 is all links, I’m copying Vee and calling it “Friday Night Links.” Enjoy!

1. Ex Factor: yesterday Nati shared this video with me from the X Factor. Apparently Nati knows someone who is friends with the girl Sierra, sooo I’m basically bffs with them too. This couple is crazy good and too cute that I can’t even be cynical about it! And trust me, I tried. Anyone else catch Simon seeing dollar signs?? Also, I’m putting it in writing now that if this couple breaks up after becoming super famous all the headlines are going to read “Ex Factor.”

2. still not cynical: maybe I’m becoming a nicer person? doubtful. But seriously not even this video from Vee’s blog could annoy me with its absolute perfection. It’s a wedding video from a couple who saw the opportunity to turn their nuptials into a family reunion in the most adorable and pinteresty way. I wouldn’t be surprised if my wedding ends up looking exactly like theirs, except of course food vendors like Mamoun’s and Levain Bakery will be present.

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incase you forgot what they looked like, or need a pick me up

3. Timberyear: this week Jimmy Fallon announced another plan to kill me the greatest idea ever with Timberlake Tuesdays. Every Tuesday in September JT will be appearing on Late Night to wish me goodnight. Thus I will be waiting in yet another standby line next Tuesday, and every Tuesday after that. The bromance kicked of the month-long series with the segment “the evolution of end zone dancing” (below) where hilarity obviously ensued. no puedo.

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4. who’s this?: [link] yet another BuzzFeed list is making it to the Friday 5 friends, this time it’s the 27 Perfect Ways to Respond to a Wrong Number Text. Seriously laughing out loud.

5. Never forget: there isn’t an 11th of september that I don’t immediately go back to my 5th grade Tuesday morning math class. As a New Yorker I can’t even begin to imagine that day 12 years ago and mostly because of the way I see New York today. The beat, the liveliness, the spirit remind me every single day that there is no breaking this city and this country. At the same time I remember my cousin Mike (video) who made it home safely and know that I will never forget the 2,978 victims.

special bday shout out to Jessi Hern! // love love love, patty

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alright I’m starting something new this week with the first edition of INDIECISIVE’S FRIDAY FIVE! hey, if Oprah can yell her fav things so can I right? So here are the 5 things on my mind this Friday:

1. all white everything: with labor day just around the corner I have every intention of donning white all weekend long. If you’ve seen my apartment you might be thinking “won’t she be camouflaging while at home?” you are correct sir.  Author’s note: as a young one I wanted to be a dentist because my favorite color was white. tumblr_mqybeosrvZ1qkv30do1_500“hmm, i wonder if I should only eat white foods too, hummus is basically white right?”

2. 20/20 part 2: today marks 1 month until the release of JT’s next album, a continuation of the greatness that was songs like “Strawberry Bubblegum,” “Tunnel Vision,” and “Let the Groove Get In;” in an interview JTlake said part deux would be similar to Future/Sex. In related news: I will die on September 30th.

3. list me up: BuzzFeed is on my list of sites to check daily but today this list made me seriously laugh out loud. also, this list isn’t too bad. Can BF just hire me already? or anybody??

4. n*sync girl 4lyf: since the events of this past sunday I have been on an n*sync binge, a JT binge as well but that’s just my life. My sister vicki shared this article with me and if you’re in n*sync fan it’s a must read, any why wouldn’t you be?? nsync_hackey_sack

5. babysitter’s hub: while everyone enjoys their labor day weekend at the beach, by the pool, or on a boat, I will be judged by new yorkers wondering why a twelve year old is alone with a stroller. I’ll just keep thinking of this weekend as research for my next nanny diaries post, God I am so good to my 5 readers.

happy fiveday! – Patty