Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vegan food with a friend and a movie with a sweet old man

I hung out with my friend, Njeri, today. We went to high school together and just recently reconnected about a year ago. We used to choreograph (and star in!) pieces for the student dance concert every year. It's been great hanging with her again. We have a lot in common: We're both obsessed with healthy eating and staying fit, not drinking alcohol, and being giggly and smiley, so it works. She's a veterinarian and works part-time at the Petco at Union Square. She told me she had a lunch-break at noon, so we decided to meet at a fabulous vegan raw food place place called Bonobos which is only six blocks from her job. She's been vegan since high school. We used to shop at the health food store near Brooklyn Friends School (our high school) ALL the time. We are complete health food nerds. 

Anyway, without further ado, here's Njeri (holding up a yummy coconut chai drink that is the bomb diggity):

And here she is showing off her tattoo:

And here's a closeup of the tattoo:

In case you don't already know, that's the Hindu God, Genesha.

And here's a closeup of her shirt:

Haha. Passersby kept reading it, but were kinda disappointed when they realized that it wasn't actually sexual.

After we finished up our lovely vegan meals, we decided to meet here every gosh darned Saturday. We even joked about starting up our own video health blog and hiring a cameraman to document the fascinating jewels of wisdom that delicately cascades from our unpolluted mouths. We'll see.

We said our goodbyes and then I rushed over to my place to meetup with my 82-year-old friend, Al. He comes over to my house once a week and we order take-out and watch a movie. Today we watched Sunset Boulevard starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson. It was cool to finally see this classic, but honestly it didn't thrill me. I mean, it's cool 'cause it's old and I know I'm supposed to love it because it's a classic, but...I didn't. What I *did* love, however, is making Al happy. He's always watching my silly crappy movies and never complains, so when he brought over this DVD, I thought to myself, "Ugh" but then said, "Sure, Al, let's watch it!" He looked thrilled. He sat on my couch completely mesmerized and loving every minute of it. He loved seeing all the old cars and old-time actors doing their thing. It was a pretty sweet way to spend two hours.

Oh and I asked him to pose with the t-shirt I bought him in London. Here's the stud now:


: )


  1. That really sounds like a wonderful day with friends. I might pop in a movie myself. I've never heard of that classic cause I'm too busy liking crappy movies too. And I love that shirt she's wearing!

  2. This day was made WAY better hanging out with you, Dorkys. I should've taken photos of us completely engrossed in Jersey Shore! And keep thinking of ideas for the vlog, Yo!