Unplugged

This weekend I…

Went to the Farmers’ Market for the first time this season.

Ate the most deliciously soft crepe, stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheese, spinach and a chipotle sauce, then washed the whole thing down with a Thai iced coffee.  Why didn’t anyone tell me how good those things were?

Toured 7 beautiful Boulder kitchens, not to mention some parts of the city that I didn’t even know existed.

Enjoyed temperatures warm enough to warrant sitting out on a patio.

Watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and actually thought it was pretty good.

Ate homemade pancakes with my mom and my sister.

Threw a barbecue for Joey’s family, complete with burgers, potato salad and our own homebrew.

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I took 5 total pictures and posted one of them.  And it was right now in this post.

I ignored Instagram.

I forgot Facebook.

I opened Twitter and hit the home button to scroll to the top of the feed, skipping over every tweet since Friday.

Sometimes unplugging is a totally necessary, refreshing and welcomed thing.

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What did you do this weekend?

Life Lately

Lately, I find myself seriously wishing there were more hours in the day.  I don’t know how to fit in all the parts of my life — the things I have to do as well as the things I want to do — while still giving all those parts the attention they deserve.  Actually, it’s more like work takes up a majority of the day and fitting workouts, dinner, post-work errands, couch/TV veg time, dinner and recreational reading into the 4 hours that are left over hardly seems doable.  Oh right, and let’s not forget blogging!

Unfortunately, that’s the part that’s been getting neglected lately.  So I thought it would be fun to catch up on some of the life happenings that haven’t made the blog lately.

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I found Joey biking in the gym and simultaneously eating a Cadbury Caramel Egg a couple weeks ago.

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I totally glazed over Joey’s actual birthday which was a full three weeks ago.  I made him these perfect pancakes for breakfast… Surprise!

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The birthday tradition is to go out for Mexican at Joey’s favorite restaurant.  I don’t know what happened but I was 2/3 through my house margarita when I decided I wouldn’t be able to drive us home if I finished it.  

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We painted the dog’s nails a few weeks ago.  Totally normal, right?  She’s just one of the girls.

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At yet another celebration of Joey’s birthday (does it ever end?!), Joey, his brother, his cousin and I headed to the restaurant early to make sure we’d have a table for 10, and enjoyed some beer samplers.  Also, I base my life’s success on whether or not I finish my beer before Joey.  That day, my life was a success.  

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I somehow got roped into another summer bowling league, so I’ve been begging Joey to take me bowling so I can practice and not embarrass myself in front of my team come May. I also managed to injure myself in the process… don’t ask.

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I love seeing this duck couple hanging out around my apartment complex.  They remind me of an old married couple.  Also, please note the crazy snow storm from last week in that third picture.

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I LOVE gumbo!  Especially when mom (or my uncle!) makes it for me.  I always wonder what people who’ve never seen or tasted okra would think of it.  It’s kind of an odd food, isn’t it?

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I got in a Twitter fight with Robert Irvine.  He was genuinely offended that I would point out his bad “Grammer.”  I’m genuinely offended, however, that he can’t take the time to spell things correctly in his tweets.  I guess we just don’t see eye to eye, Robert.

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Jenn and I went to Game 2 of the playoffs for the Nuggets on Tuesday night — I’m sure there was a way more technical way to word that if I had any real sports knowledge — and sadly we lost.  The game also continued on past my usual bed time but I didn’t even mind because I love Jenn 🙂

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I bought a new pair of Brooks this week and when I took them for a spin I had a really weird thigh cramp that I’m hoping was just a fluke.

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My sister, Hannah and I went to Happy Hour last night, where we feasted on an array of tapas.  And look!  Sushi!  We also ordered two deserts — one of which was essentially a giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup — and a side of ice cream.  I want to say that was totally unnecessary but at the time, it felt completely necessary.  Actually it still feels necessary!

It’s going to be in the 70’s this weekend and we’re planning our first trip to the Farmers’ Market, weeee!  Happy Friday!

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Tell me something that’s happened in your life lately?

What are your weekend plans?

Do you have a hard time fitting it all in?  And I’m totally talking about the components of your life, not dessert.