Barbecue in the Garden

The Working World

So I think I jinxed myself when I said I was excited for a Monday full of work – it was the longest day ever. I felt exhausted by 11 am and I didn’t have much work to do, so the time passed more slowly. I was also anticipating the evening, so it felt like a Friday. Unfortunately, when 5 o’clock finally hit, I had a massive headache. Despite how I was feeling, I met some really nice partners while I was waiting for Matt to arrive at dinner.

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The orientation barbecue was held at Duke gardens, right where my sister had her wedding reception! I got there early, but within 20 minutes, this area was covered with 440 new students. There were lots of babies there too and they were fun to watch.

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Dinner was burgers, dogs, and bbq chicken. I had the chicken with tons of these delicious beans. They tasted so sweet and tangy.

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I had a bite of a cookie before handing it to Matt,

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because I wanted cobbler. I had peach and it hit the spot. I haven’t had cobbler in forever; it seems like no one makes cobbler or pie these days, but between the cupcake craze and my cake obsession, maybe I’ve just overlooked it?

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I’m trying to recover from this headache, so I can make it over to the party across the street. There’s soo much going on, I can’t keep up!

Do you sacrifice sleep for fun events or give in to tiredness and potentially miss-out?

[edited to add: I did go out and it was so much fun. If this party had only been on a Friday night…]

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Hi new Matt:)
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Night.
  • Aub
    August 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Love your dress, too cute!

  • Kath
    August 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Exciting Doris Duke!

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    August 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    That party looks like lots of fun!!

    Where’d you get your dress? I’m in the market for a couple of cocktail dresses – one for a wedding dress rehearsal dinner, and the other for the actual wedding..

    • Laura
      August 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      I got that one at last year’s anthropologie clearance!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    August 3, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I probably seem like an old lady but it has to be something very special for me to miss out on my sleep. 🙂

  • Anna
    August 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    The gardens are so pretty! And I also love the dress; not something I would pick out but it looks ADORABLE on you!