Weekend Things

Hello from a new month, but the same old winter weather, UGH!  We got more snow last night and I am just done.  No more, please!  The good news is we are getting some glimpses of spring, like a sun-filled living room when we got home from work on Friday, Saturday afternoon’s jacketless walk and Joey and I both opting for iced coffee drinks on Sunday, though that last one might have been because we just can’t wait any longer.

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Friday night, we saw The Invisible Man and even though I was really excited to see it and I’ve only heard good things about it, I don’t know, I didn’t love it.  I’m really uncomfortable with depictions of abusive relationships that serve as mere plot device and aren’t really meant to open up any meaningful dialogue about that incredibly serious, real life matter.  Plus I also had all these plot-related questions afterward and Joey told me “those things don’t matter in these kinds of movies,” but I demand more, okay!  During all the scenes when Elisabeth Moss was fighting an invisible man, I just kept thinking about how when they filmed it, she was just flailing around on the ground by herself and it was really funny to me.  I will say it got pretty good halfway through, but still.

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Saturday started with bagels, a couple of open houses and a really long walk for the pup and ourselves.  It felt soooo nice out.  Then we took ourselves to a 3 PM showing of Birds of Prey, which we both really liked!  I loved when Harley was shooting that glitter gun, plus it was girl power but not in a nauseating way.

Afterward, we went to dinner at Dio Mio, where we proceeded to wait 45 MINUTES for our food to come out.  I’m sorry, but it’s an order-at-the-counter type of place, so this is unacceptable.  Back at home, we watched A Quiet Place (we’re ready to see Part 2 in the theater!) and though Joey didn’t seem blown away, I actually quite liked it!  We made it through half of SNL and I don’t really know what phase Jake Gyllenhaal is going through right now, but I like it??

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We all had a sleepy Sunday and cuddled up on the couch (to finish SNL) but then Joey got up to work on our salads for the week and I ran to the pet food store and the human food store before we met up for couch lunch + a few episodes of Silicon Valley.  We snuck in another walk for our pup before the snow came and I did some at-home yoga while Joey watched the Buffs game and then we made a summer-style dinner.  I cannot with any more comfort foods, I must eat fresh crisp things or I won’t make it through March.  Loaded Summer Chili Fries to the rescue!  Those cherry tomatoes were NOT ripe, but I didn’t care because this all still tasted amazing.

Also, The French Connection is coming, friends and there are only four Wes Anderson films I haven’t seen, so we must knock them out before July (which is totally doable!), starting with his first, Bottle Rocket.  I liked it!  All three Wilson brothers in one movie, you love to see it!  You could see glimpses of that quintessential Wes Anderson style but it’s much less refined.

In sadder news, our little pup seems to be injured 😦  I guess he was acting a bit weird last night and this morning, we found him underneath our bed and when we finally got him out, he wouldn’t let us pick him up and he wouldn’t walk either.  Poor guy!  I hope he’s just sore from that long walk and it’s nothing serious, but we’re taking him to the vet this evening, just in case.  Isn’t seeing your pet in pain so sad?!  I hope you have a good Monday!

Weekend Things

Hi!  How was your weekend?  Did you eat ice cream with your best friends, take yourself to a matinee, binge-watch Shrill and make pasta from scratch?  Same!

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Friday night, we met Hannah, Josh and Mason at Community, where we proceeded to wait 45 minutes for a table.  I guess people like that place and I can’t blame them, because ME TOO!  Afterward, we grabbed ice cream and instead of remembering to take a picture of Mason’s face covered in chocolate, I took a picture of my own cup??  What is wrong with me!  Anyway, I’m forever blown away by how smart and sweet that boy is ♥

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Saturday started with whole wheat banana waffles and maybe a few episodes of Shrill before we hit up an open house in our neighborhood.  It was nice, but just a tad small, plus Joey literally hit his head on the basement ceiling, ha!  Later that afternoon, we went to see Portrait of a Lady on Fire (finally!!!!) and wow, it was really beautiful.  I could have done without the girl next to me taking through THE ENTIRE MOVIE, though…

Joey was going to the Dashboard Confessional concert that night, but my family invited me to dinner to celebrate Wayne’s summer internship, so we spent like 40 minutes in highway traffic on our way to Chook (ugh!) but dinner was good, so it was all okay.  I think Joey got home some time after midnight, when I was definitely already tucked into bed.

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We super slept in on Sunday then lazed on the couch, watching Shrill for hours and hours.  Felt real good, to be honest!  We rallied later and did our usual Sunday chores, plus I made some treats for our cuddly pup and even took him on a walk, which was nice for both of us, seeing as I’d yet to go outside 😛

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It’d been too long since we’d made pasta so we fixed that.  While the dough was resting, we watched the last episode of Shrill and gosh that show is so so good!!!  I really love Aidy Bryant and I thought she knocked it out of the park with this show ♥  A special thanks to my sister for not only recommending it to us, but for letting us use her Hulu account to watch it!

Can you even believe how pretty that pasta is??  I think it was our best yet!  However, I sort of messed up the sauce by adding way too much pasta water and was disappointed.  The leftovers are gonna soak it all up though, so I know the second go-around will be much better.  During dinner, we watched our last Bong Joon Ho film (until Memories of Murder is available somewhere) and uh, I kinda really liked Okja!  I’m never sure if Tilda is doing a good performance or just a weird performance, but I really enjoyed Paul Dano, Steven Yeun and that brief appearance by Choi Woo-shik.

I hope you had a nice weekend!  It’s the last week of February, let’s enjoy it 🙂