By: Melissa Levin
Editor’s Note: Coincidentally, this piece contains a spoiler about the “Red Wedding” episode of Game of Thrones.
Last weekend was my birthday. To celebrate, I invited a few close friends to join me for dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Village. When deciding between whether to have said dinner on Saturday or Sunday night, I had a few considerations to weigh before making the reservation. Of course it was important that everyone could make it; of course it was important that a Sunday night celebration meant everyone couldn’t drink as much as one on Saturday. All of these things were definitely factors. Yet, I quickly came to realize that my most significant determining factor wasn’t about the guest list or my ability to let loose and party. No, my biggest concern about having the dinner party on Sunday night was that there was a chance I wouldn’t have the opportunity to be home and indulge in Mad Men and Game of Thrones.