Our first annual Dear Wendy picnic in Central Park on Saturday was a success! Drew, Jackson, my friend Chad who was visiting from Chicago, and I found a shady spot in Sheep Meadow, and we were soon joined by Lindsay, Just Max, KerryContrary, Christy, Christiana, Samantha, Fabelle, and Bethany. We had apple cider donuts, tiny cupcakes, whoopie pies, fancy-pants twinkies (there’s a real name for them, but I can’t remember what it is), fruit salad, Moroccan salad, farro salad, orzo caprese salad, mimosas and wine, and Max baked delicious oatmeal cookies, cheddar bars, and Rosemary flatbread. There were bubbles, too. But I forgot my hula hoop. Next time! People came from DC, Philly, Jersey, Queens, and Brooklyn. Next year I’m going to have a prize for the person who travels the farthest. And for the one with the best laugh.
The boys took off after an hour and then we got down to business. It was like Dear Wendy forums come to life. With booze. And tiny cupcakes. And someone — I’m not going to name any names — kept lifting her dress to show off her nude-colored shorts, so there was that, too. Basically, what I’m saying is we had a good time, and I’m looking forward to doing it again next year. Hope you can make it.