Weekend Things

Apologies if this post is all over the place but my brain is mush because I have a newborn and WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT!!!!!! I don’t think I can properly relay the explosion of emotions I have felt since Saturday morning when we saw CNN had projected Joe Biden as the President-Elect. I think part of me had already mentally prepared to be disappointed in the outcome of the election — I was SO blindsided in 2016 and I did not want to feel that way again — so when things started going our way, I was shocked in the happiest of ways and seeing that announcement was the biggest feeling of relief and happiness and still a little bit of disbelief. I fully realized how stressful and heavy the past four years have felt and knowing it was over was EUPHORIC. This little baby won’t have to watch our president bully or name-call or lie or tweet insanity. We’ll have decency back in the White House. And dogs! We’ll have dogs in the White House again. I’m just so happy!

I have no idea what my posting schedule will be like in this unpredictable but wonderful newborn/maternity leave stage, but since it happened to be Sunday when I wrote this — I definitely thought Saturday was Friday and was bewildered when I realized I was wrong — I’ll go with a Weekend Things post for now. We loaded up Dempsey and walked to the coffee shop late Friday morning and… I hated it. There were so many people out and about and I felt very weird about it. Don’t worry, the baby didn’t go inside and we kept him away from everyone but still. Later that night, we supported the Denver Film Fest, by ordering up a movie called The Killing of Two Lovers. I really liked it! Joey was unsure about the ending but enjoyed the rest.

Saturday morning, Dempsey wasn’t interested in going back to bed after his 5 AM feeding, so Joey graciously got up with him and let me sleep in a bit longer. When I got up, I made us some blueberry pancakes, so I think we’re even :). They were really good and it’d been a few weeks since we’d made pancakes, so it felt like a luxury to eat them. And Andi was excited for the return of his Puppy Pancake.

Well I wish I could say we did anything productive on Saturday but mainly, we watched the news, scrolled celebration videos on Twitter and held the baby. We whipped out the Solly wrap and I’m not sure about it. I’m sure I’ll get better at it, but I can’t get it tight enough to feel like it’s actually supporting him and not just hanging off my body in a way that makes me feel like I have to lean backward to counterbalance him. Joey fared better and also sent me pictures of Dempsey’s sweet face from the other end of the couch.

My parents came over for dinner and we picked up food from Ginger Pig, a new restaurant just a few blocks from us. I thought it was all really good, but everyone else seemed to be more critical, which is the opposite of how it usually is! We all watched Kamala and Joe speak and can you believe we have a female Vice President??? I cannot tell you how much this means to me. My mom and I definitely teared up afterward :).

Sunday was semi-lazy too. For me, at least :). We ate breakfast and watched SNL because there was no way we were making it till 11:30 when it aired on Saturday and I thought the cold open was lame but Chapelle’s monologue was great and I loved that performance of “Times Like These” the Foo Fighters did. We have not done a lot of cooking in the past three weeks (thanks to everyone who has brought food!), but before Dempsey was born, Joey cleared out our garden and picked a TON of green cherry tomatoes. Did you know tomatoes will ripen on the counter?? They were finally all ready, so Joey made up some cream of tomato soup and I made two grilled cheeses and it felt like such a indulgence to have a fresh cooked lunch, especially one that tasted so good! The rest of the day included a Cowboys lose game, me writing this post, a fussy baby and a few episodes of Breaking Bad which we’d been talking about re-watching and finally pulled the trigger on. How was your weekend??

Top 13 Most Shocking Moments from Breaking Bad

HUGE SPOILER ALERT!

When Joey and I first started watching Breaking Bad it was because everyone and their mom, dad, uncle and dog were watching it.  And more than that, they were talking about it.  Non-stop.  Everywhere.  Like it was the best show to ever grace television.

I’ll be honest, starting it, it didn’t really seem like the best show ever to meBut this is coming from someone who watched Glee and Desperate Housewives far past the point where they stopped being “good.”  Still, we binge watched four and a half seasons, started saying “yo” at the end of every sentence and referring to beer brewing as “cooking a batch.”  In other words, the show really grew on me.  I’ve missed it since December when we finished the first part of Season 5 and now, with the return of the final half of the final season, what better time to recap all the best, most shocking moments, yo!

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Top 10 Most Shocking Moments from Breaking Bad

1.  Walt kills a guy and with Jesse, dissolves two bodies in acid – Season 1

Oh hey, welcome to the show, here’s murder by innocent-seeming high school chemistry teachers and a heavy dose of melty blood and guts to go with it.  Enjoy!

2. Walt watches Jesse’s girlfriend die of an overdose – Season 2

This scene was brutal.  Walt watching Jesse’s girlfriend die without stepping in to stop it was so shockingly heartless.  I’ve been waiting for that secret to come out for 4 seasons but I’m starting to think it’s never going to.

3. Walt’s hit and run…er, gun? – Season 3

Just when we all started to get really nervous that Jesse was about to get himself killed, Walt sweeps in and runs the two guys over, then finishes the one off by shooting him.  I’m pretty sure Joey and I’s immediate reaction to Walt’s very sudden appearance was hysterical laughter.  I know, murder isn’t funny, but watching those two guys fly in the air like a couple of bowling pins was the last thing we expected and we really couldn’t help ourselves.

4. Jesse kills Gale – Season 3

Ugh, didn’t you just feel so bad for Gale this whole season?  He was just this lonely chemist who got caught in a bad position.  This scene was also a shock because, for the first time, we saw Jesse kill someone.  At least he seemed pretty torn up about it (unlike another main character I know).  Don’t worry guys, Gale found himself a new home on AMC’s Low Winter Sun.  Let’s hope he has better luck over there.

5. The Twins come after Hank – Season 3

Ah, this scene!!  I know Hank is kind of an asshole, but you had to root for him in this scene.  I wouldn’t put it past the Breaking Bad crew to kill off a big main character like Hank so I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.  Also, how creepy were those twins and who uses an ax?!

6. Gus kills one of his own men – Season 4

The guy just seemed too damn professional to murder anyone, didn’t he?  Guess not.

7. Gus kills the Mexican Cartel – Season 4

How crazy was this scene?!  I always kinda liked Gus (so calm, cool and collected), but he was seriously badass in this scene.  Who just poisons themselves in order to take out an entire drug cartel and then actually pulls it off?

8. Walt poisons a kid – Season 4

So I guess it shouldn’t have been that shocking that Walt would sink so low — he’s already proved his heartlessness a billion other times — but I thought we were leaving kids out of this.  And no one likes when he jerks our beloved Jesse around!

9. Walt and Jesse blow Gus up – Season 4

And Season 4 goes out with a bang.  Literally.  I was so shocked to see his half blown off face that all I could say was “What just happened?!”  It wasn’t crazy that they killed him, it was just crazy how they killed him.

10. Todd kills a kid – Season 5

Again with the kids?  As if the whole train robbing heist wasn’t crazy enough, there has to be the unexpected death of a kid?  By some newcomer to the show?  What is going on?

11. Walt kills Mike

Mike was the unbeatable character for so long that I really did not expect him to meet his end at the hands of Walt.  Come on, he at least deserved to get murdered by someone as careful, professional and experienced as he was, right?  That “shut up and let me die in peace” line was so classic Mike though.

12. Killing spree of Gus’s men – Season 5

This scene was quick but it was insane.  Wait, didn’t they stab someone to death with pens at one point?  What the?

13. And finally…Hank realizes Walt is Heisenberg – Season 5

In the back of our minds, we all had to know this was coming, right?  Still shocking to see it actually happen though.  Guess we’ll just have to wait to see how that one plays out.

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