Weekend Wrap-Up: Brooklyn + BlazerCon

This morning I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for Weekly Wrap!

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This past weekend Alex and I traveled to NYC to attend Blazercon, which we could most easily describe to our friends and family as the Comicon for soccer football. I thought willingly going to an Arsenal-fan bar at 7:30am for a game cemented my new-ish love for the sport, but I think Blazercon made it official.

My favorite parts? Hearing a panel that included three members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, who as you probably know, are now World Cup Champions! I also loved seeing the author John Green on stage – one really devout Liverpool fan.

Note the Guinness in my hand.
Note the Guinness in my hand.

I’m opting for a photo diary version for my weekend wrap-up post because I don’t think a soccer conference breakdown is really needed 😉

Another AirBnb win in Brooklyn. Comfy bed. Clean. Convenient to subway. Two blocks from the conference. Cute dog. Check, check, check, check, check.
Another AirBnb win in Brooklyn. Comfy bed. Clean. Convenient to subway. Two blocks from the conference. Cute dog. Check, check, check, check, check.
Guinness, anyone?
Guinness, anyone?
Made it!
Made it!
Street art find in Greenpoint.
Street art find in Greenpoint.
One of my highlights of the conference? Listening to  a panel with three members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer team - and now World Cup Champions!
One of my highlights of the conference? Listening to a panel with three members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team – and now World Cup Champions!
Took a quick break during Saturday's conference around lunch time to stop by the Smorgasburg and walk around the shops in Williamsburg.
Took a quick lunchtime break during Saturday’s conference to stop by the Smorgasburg and walk around shops in Williamsburg.
Friday and Saturday #chasethebird consisted of a lot of walking and a little resistance band work, but I snuck in my second ever SoulCycle class in Brooklyn Heights.
Friday and Saturday #chasethebird consisted of a lot of walking and a little resistance band work, but I snuck in my second ever SoulCycle class in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday.
Before boarding the bus back to DC, Alex and I had a ramen lunch at Revolution off of Union Square with a friend we've known since high school.
Before boarding the bus back to DC, Alex and I had a ramen lunch at Revolution off of Union Square with a friend we’ve known since high school.

How was your weekend? Any other soccer fans out there?!

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2 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up: Brooklyn + BlazerCon”

  1. Soccer just never caught on with me. I don’t know anything about it 😦 when my baby was young they didn’t have soccer like they do now. Sounds like you had a wonderful week! What do you do to participate in #chasethebird? Appreciate you linking with us again!

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  2. My cousin played soccer for SMU. I went to one of her games in Birmingham, AL. I enjoyed watching her play, but I really don’t know much about all the technicalities. I didn’t know homemade shakers/noise makers was a thing in soccer. Several people had water bottles with corn or rocks in them. I thought that was neat!

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