Saturday, October 20
I slept a little late and made poached eggs over bialys with a side of grits. I love grits. For lunch I had a roast-beef hero with melted cheese, Russian dressing, and cole slaw from Perusso’s Deli in the Bronx where my boyfriend lives. It’s the only place to get sandwiches.
For dinner I went to JG Melon and I got a burger and cottage fries. They don’t call them French fries because they’re round. The burger is everything a hamburger should be: juicy and cooked to perfection.
I had my publicist’s bridal shower, and I got catering from FreshDirect chicken skewers with a salsa dipping sauce, a crudité platter, and all these different little mini brioche sandwiches: smoked salmon with some dill cream, roast beef with horseradish sauce, and turkey and mozzarella. I actually made mozzarella and tomato and ate that with a baguette from Eli’s. I was drinking Champagne like a crazy person mimosa with Veuve.
I had leftovers from the party because they were like “Get this crap out of my house.” I think I had four cupcakes for dinner.
Monday, October 22
For breakfast/lunch I had a bagel and lox, tomato, and onion from Pick a Bagel.
Monday night I had dinner at Lil’ Frankie’s for Danielle Levitt’s birthday party she’s one of New York Magazine’s illustrious photographers. We had thin brick-oven pizzas and ravioli and a cheese plate, and some Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine.
Tuesday, October 23
I had an egg and cheese on a roll.
I had a late lunch/dinner meeting at Viang Ping pad Thai with chicken.
Later that night I had a slice of pizza on the quick.
Wednesday, October 24
For breakfast I had the Dunkin’ Donuts pumpkin muffin. I wait for it every year, that and the pumpkin latte from Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks. Then I had a chicken tahini hummus pita from Push, a Mediterranean place.
Dinner on Wednesday my lovely fiancé made me chicken breast sautéed with Cheddar cheese and broccoli rice and steamed asparagus. Then I had a King Cone it’s a Drumstick prepackaged ice-cream cone.
Thursday, October 25
I had an egg, cheese, and ham sandwich on a roll.
For dinner we’re having Vietnamese spring rolls and flank steak over watercress from Bao Noodles. I’m going to my friend’s with a bag of food. She got us some Champagne, and we’re going to drink some before the Nike event, where there will be Champagne and cupcakes. Since I work so much, I’m happy to have someone serving food. It could be White Castle or the finest caterer in the land; I’m usually the one standing by the table hovering.