pleasantries.

1 : a humorous act or remark : jest
2 : an agreeable playfulness in conversation : banter
3 : a polite social remark

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Hanging with two of my fave ex New Yorkers. #ladymcd

Hanging with two of my fave ex New Yorkers. #ladymcd

Working hard/hardly working… Spotted from the 18th floor at Bloomberg #postlunchnap #sightsfromahighrise #areyouhiring #jkjk

Working hard/hardly working… Spotted from the 18th floor at Bloomberg #postlunchnap #sightsfromahighrise #areyouhiring #jkjk

Wonk ear. #bothedog

Wonk ear. #bothedog

Spring arrived just in time for Easter this year. #spring #easter #florainthecity

Spring arrived just in time for Easter this year. #spring #easter #florainthecity

A great day for a casual hike turned advanced rock climbing sitch with the fam. Thanks for the rec @erintheshea although our definition of intermediate hiking is apparently different… #breakneck #coldspringny

A great day for a casual hike turned advanced rock climbing sitch with the fam. Thanks for the rec @erintheshea although our definition of intermediate hiking is apparently different… #breakneck #coldspringny

Great #tbt or greatest tbt? @jeffmccarty loving on some mangias in Ms Lardon’s class ca. 2002. Kay sent @laurenbet and I this gem last weekend. #macknights

Great #tbt or greatest tbt? @jeffmccarty loving on some mangias in Ms Lardon’s class ca. 2002. Kay sent @laurenbet and I this gem last weekend. #macknights

First #centralpark run of the season. Full loop success. #reservoir #nowtodoubleit

First #centralpark run of the season. Full loop success. #reservoir #nowtodoubleit

I’ve now made Mario Batali’s bolognese sauce twice and can definitively say it is always better the second sitting when it has been reheated and cut with tomato sauce. Next time I’m cutting out the middle man and going straight to what I’m sure is the cardinal sin of bolognese cooking and go ahead and plop a nice can of tomato sauce in right away. 

(Recipe: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/ragu-bolognese-mario-batali)

I’ve now made Mario Batali’s bolognese sauce twice and can definitively say it is always better the second sitting when it has been reheated and cut with tomato sauce. Next time I’m cutting out the middle man and going straight to what I’m sure is the cardinal sin of bolognese cooking and go ahead and plop a nice can of tomato sauce in right away.

(Recipe: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/ragu-bolognese-mario-batali)

Weekend Recap

averyhappylife:

About once a year I try to visit New York.  There are always things to enjoy and new things to try there and when one of your best pals lives there (with a guest room!) you just have to take advantage of that as much as possible, ya know?!  This year Georgia decided to visit too, so we were able to squeeze in a fun and much-needed girls weekend together in the city.  While most of our time together was mostly spent catching up and hanging out, I’ll post a little recap of the rest of what we did below the cut for those interested.

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Great recap, great weekend. LMack I am so impressed with you snapping all of these pics along the way! I didn’t even notice. Can’t wait until our next NYC reunion (and all the ones in between)!