on friday i took a greyhound bus (for $5!!) from new york to philadelphia to meet up with two good friends. the greyhound trip itself was quite the adventure. and here are my tips for surviving a greyhound trip from port authority:
1. load up your ipod with new music. my picks? ben harper and the relentless7's white lies for dark times (i know, i'm a little late on this one, but oh my goodness good!) and brandi carlile's valentines EP XOBC.
2. budget time for a stop at a newsstand for magazines. i picked up marie claire and glamour. hey, it was friday and i didn't feel like thinking too hard. and the photos of victoria beckham in glamour are precious.
3. SNACKS. i munched on dried mango and a dark chocolate godiva bar. delicious.
4. don't be afraid to be the freak who is taking deep breaths and stretching in line during the hour and a half wait for the bus, which will inevitably be late.
from philly we drove out to the poconos and spent the weekend lounging and watching gems like clueless and maid in manhattan, dancing to hits of the 80s and 90s at a community clubhouse that can best described as a south jersey wedding minus my family, and eating everything from blueberry chocolate chip pancakes to crabcakes. good weekend, yes?
happy valentines day.