Weekend Things

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… award show season!

I apologize if you follow me on Twitter and A) already heard me say that and B) had to read the million other tweets I wrote about the Golden Globes.  I can’t help it, I just love a room full of movie stars presenting awards to each other and giving bad speeches.  Quote of the Night: “I totally wasn’t expecting this!”  In other weekend news, this was my Friday night.


I don’t know what’s happening.  I’ve been to three Avs games this season which triples the total number of hockey games I’ve seen in my entire life.  These were third row and those hockey players are so much faster than they look from the nose-bleeds.


We lost in over time, which makes Joey and I 0-3.  I don’t think we should go to any more games this season, we’re clearly bad luck.


Afterwards, we went to a video game bar and were severely disappointed.  Sorry guys, but video games just don’t do it for me.  I lingered around the 4-person PacMan game for a few minutes but the group already playing looked pretty comfortable so we took ourselves elsewhere and didn’t make it home till 1:30 AM.  Aka 4 hours past my bedtime.


Saturday = Brewing Day!  Our first brew in the new house and can I just say, it felt so good to be back at it.  When trying to decide what kind of beer we should brew this time around, Joey and both looked at each other and said “a stout?”  Well that’s that.  It’s dark.




I totally regret giving away the $8 Ikea side tables we’d been using when we brewed.  This trashcan/cutting board contraption seems sanitary though, right?  We planned on seeing Inside Llewyn Davis or 12 Years a Slave that night, but we were both unusually tired so we went out to dinner, watched Orange is the New Black (am I the only one who doesn’t think it’s all that great?) and called it a night.


My parents had us all over for breakfast this morning and my mom killed it in the kitchen.  Halfway through breakfast, she announced that the coffeecake had 3 sticks of butter in it and I could feel my arteries clogging as she spoke.  But it really was delicious 🙂


My dad’s birthday is TODAY!  Happy Birthday, Dad!


My niece is every photographer’s dream.  When I told her to look my way, she proceeded to sit still, smile and say “cheese.” It was too cute.  We hadn’t seen my brother, sister-in-law and the kids since before Christmas so we finally got to give them their presents and the remote control Jeep (complete with fake mud splatter) went over big with my nephew.  Fingers crossed that it makes it through the week without getting broken.  Boys are so rough on their toys!


My sister also gave me this manicure, winning her the best sister award.  This nail polish supposedly lasts 7 days so I guess we’ll find out next Sunday.


After breakfast, my mom and I did a little house shopping and came across this amazing island at Crate and Barrel.  I will now harass Joey into buying it.  May have also wound up in Nordstrom and bought myself some new perfume.  Walking around, smelling all the fragrances totally gave me flashbacks to my freshman year of high school when my mom bought me my first bottle of designer perfume 🙂


And speaking of wonderful things my mother has bought me… this egg timer is the coolest!  A purple ring starts to fill in from the outside as the eggs cook and it takes the number of eggs and the altitude into effect.  Like I said… the coolest!


And it seriously works!  William Sonoma for those of you who are wondering.


Had to break out the popcorn for the Golden Globes, of course!  Did you guys watch?!  Even though I joked that P. Diddy had the best speech of the night (“I was on a boat!”), I thought Leonardo was so eloquent and gracious.  More of him at award shows, please!

Happy Monday!