Weekend Things

I thought last weekend was a busy one, but man, this weekend was too!  And it was busy in a social way, so even though this introvert might need a few recovery days, it was such a fun time.

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I snuck out of work early on Friday to go have my nails done and look, I’ve already chipped a few, but oh well because they’re all the same length for once!  Afterward, we walked our pup and fed ourselves leftovers before heading to the Rockies game.  We lost — and we should have won — and I was cold by the end, but it was our first “normal” (aka not Opening Day or a big group) game and that part felt so good.

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Saturday started with pancakes and then I ran into Louisville to have my eyebrows done and wow, I think it’d been something like five years since I’d done that?!  Meanwhile, Joey was at home unpacking the cabinet system we just got for our garage and he was possibly way too excited about it.  Lunchtime featured my newest kombucha which looked so pretty with those flecks of cayenne and then we were off to the races (figuratively, but also literally?).

Joey’s grandpa is 80 (today!) so there was a Kentucky Derby-themed party in his honor.  Everyone was looking dapper and we streamed the race during the party, so we could all watch that crazy turn of events unfold.  I felt so sad for the jockey who won then got disqualified!  We had a wedding to attend afterward (which worked out attire-wise), so we left celebration #1 for celebration #2 around 5:30 and whoa, that wedding started RIGHT on time.  There was mild discussion of Game of Thrones at our table and I definitely heard the party table behind us toast “To the respect of women.  To people respecting women.” Superbad fans unite!  There was also a dance battle and a fake arrest of the groom?  Anything goes at a wedding!  We left around 11:30 because we missed our dog, but don’t think we didn’t take cupcakes to go 🙂

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Sunday started with another 5-mile run.  I later made a “cinco de miles” joke to Joey and he told me it didn’t really work… rude!  Then I picked up iced coffee, then I made a trip to the store (even though we had JUST had our groceries delivered because they always mess stuff up, ugh!), then we threw together salads and ourselves just in time for the Rockies game because… Lori’s birthday!!!  We had taco lunch before, then sat in some amazing seats for the game and hey, THEY WON.  Obviously had to celebrate with ice cream afterward.  This is maybe the second time this week that we’ve been to Smith + Canon, a brand new coffee/ice cream shop on Colfax.  I cannot believe how good this ice cream is!

Back at home, I walked Dog (did I mention we call him this now?…) and it felt like summertime out there ♥  Then, when the sun went down, we sat down for GOT and I’m still not really sure how I felt about the episode.  I did not see much of it coming, but surprise doesn’t equate enjoyment.  Mostly, I don’t know if the show is actually going here or not, but the “Mad Queen” discourse I’ve seen online is endlessly boring to me.  Daenerys is a woman in a position of power and GASP, shows emotion, so she must be “mad.”  Gosh, where have I see this story line before??  What did everyone else think??

Oscar Weekend Things

They came, they saw, they awarded Green Book Best Picture?  My first reaction was “WHYYYY?”  But my second was “at least it wasn’t Bohemian Rhapsody!”  There were so many good moments during this show — Brian Tyree Henry in that outrageous costume, Keegan-Michael Key descending from the ceiling holding an umbrella, Spike Lee jumping on Samuel L. Jackson, a surprise Olivia Colman win — but to end it with a speech from a guy who backed up Trump’s claim that Muslims in New Jersey were cheering when the towers went down on 9/11 is a bad look.  Roma was robbed!

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In other news, we had a for real blizzard on Friday night and I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know it was supposed to snow.  One minute you’re driving to dinner and the next, you’re walking back to your car through 3″ of snow!  Vine Street Pub was still packed though and even though I ordered and drank a stout, I still don’t like a stout.  We rented A Star is Born afterward because: “I just wanted to take another look at you.”  Upon re-watching, I still think it’s very very good.  I’ll watch the Streisand version soon though, for all you Generation X-ers who still think it’s the best one (is it though??).

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Saturday started with 6″ of glittery snow + Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Pancakes, then ended with a family birthday celebration and baby time.  (Actually, it technically ended with Carrot Cake ice cream and You Were Never Really Here but I’m still totally confused about that movie, so let’s not get into it.)  In between was grocery shopping, kombucha brewing, catching up on TV from the week and an exciting time of me cleaning the bathroom.  Elliott is still the cutest and the smallest ♥

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Please be proud of me for actually taking pictures on Sunday!  We woke up and headed to Onefold for giant breakfast burritos and March plans (we’re going to make green pasta!) but mostly because my sister had gone the morning before and I was jealous.  Afterward, I walked to Base Coat to have my nails done for our vacation on Wednesday and a Mardi Gras trip to New Orleans seemed like a good time to pick a purple sparkle polish.  Also, on my walk back, I helped an older man with a cane and a boot get over the snow-packed curb and who needs drugs, alcohol or exercise endorphins, when acts of kindness work just fine?

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Before I headed to yoga, I filled out my ballot and made some Buffalo Wing Popcorn — it turned out amazing, but man, making caramel is incredibly stressful! — so I’d be all ready for the Oscars once I got home.  Joey surprised me with an Oscar Gimlet and I was so happy and excited, plus it tasted amazing.  Say what you want about that performance of “Shallow” but I thought it was perfect and I don’t know, maybe we don’t need a host ever again?  I went 15 for 24 on my ballot, which isn’t great, but Glenn Close not winning really threw me for a loop and even though I said I didn’t want her to win, I felt instantly bad when she didn’t.

In all sincerity, I actually quite liked Green Book after we saw it, but then so much was said about it afterward and it really made me re-evaluate and ultimately, change my mind about it.  Plus I saw a lot of movies afterward that I found more interesting, more honest and more willing to engage with the messier parts of this world, so I can’t agree with this outcome.  Just going to focus on Greta Gerwig ‘s Little Women reboot, starring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet that’s coming out later this year instead 🙂

What did you think of the Oscars?