Oscar Weekend Things

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About time, right?!  I’m just gonna picture Leo doing that Wolf of Wall Street dance (you know the one) for the rest of the day.  It’s crazy, I wait for the Oscars all winter and still somehow managed to forget to print our at-home ballots this year.  THE HORROR.  Don’t worry, my sister bailed me out by letting me use her printer on Saturday.  Joey beat me by two points and I’m blaming Mad Max for destroying my entire ballot.  I’m obviously excited for a Leo win but how bout Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander and Spotlight?  Cheers all around!

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Rewinding back to Friday, we busted out of work early and headed to The Crafty Fox — which just opened down the street from us — before hockey festivities commenced.  Denver hosted the outdoor hockey game NHL Stadium Series game this year at Coors Field, so we had the alumni game on Friday and the regular game on Saturday.  I’m special and managed to get a cold just in time for back to back nights sitting outside…

I was really excited for 60 beers on tap and pizza, but service at The Crafty Fox was PAINFULLY slow.  I get that it just opened, but when you’re the only table there, shouldn’t your server have plenty of time to keep your glass filled?  Oy.

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Becca and I were mad that we came prepared for cold weather — sock layers, coats, gloves, hand warmers even! — and then it was pleasantly warm all night.  The Avs alumni team ended up winning so I guess that’s exciting?  The real highlight of the night was that the men’s bathroom line was insanely long, while the women’s bathroom didn’t even have a line.  IS THIS REAL?  In the words of Becca: “A win for women!”  I was feeling mixed emotions about being at a crowded Coors Field.  I was in my place, but those were not my people.  Opening Day, please come soon.

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I woke up Saturday with a headache and was like “is this a cold or a hangover?!”  I hate being sick.  We did that whole pancakes and coffee thing that I am LOVING lately and then I did that thing where I’ve had caffeine and it makes me want to clean.  You know when you’re just gonna wash the dishes, but then the sink looks dirty so you clean that, but then you notice the floors are gross so you figure you’ll just clean those too and then three hours have gone by and you’re on your hands and knees cleaning your baseboards?  Yeah, me neither…

The Avs ended up losing and the wind was not my (or the fake snow’s) friend but the game was still fun.  No joke, Adam & Co. won the 50/50 raffle!  They drew the winning number during the game and I was looking around the stadium to see if anyone was cheering and go figure that the winners were sitting right next to us.

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Joey and I were both in the Sunday zone yesterday!  We went to breakfast — and the Oscar for best breakfast burrito and orange juice definitely goes to Onefold — then hit the grocery store before splitting up to do our own things.  Mine involved salad-in-a-jar prep, vegan banana mini muffin-making and granola-baking.  Meanwhile, Joey was doing laundry, taking my tire to get patched and cleaning stuff up in our backyard.  We’re going to dive into some gardening back there this year and I’m nervous-excited!

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At 4:00, I took myself to yoga and was really kicking myself for not spending any time outside.  It was a GORGEOUS day!  My class was really good and I flipped my dog to my heart’s content.  Came home and kinda helped but mostly stood around while Joey finished dinner, then I assembled our plates so we could sit down just as the Oscars were starting.  We made Jeff Mauro’s Beet Burgers and were big fans, though I think I would rather have had something goat cheesy than the citrus-caper aioli.

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Now that the Oscars are over I probably have nothing to live for.  Except maybe Spring weather, Denver Restaurant Week, the anticipation of baseball season, cast iron pan pizza, vacation planning, and okay never mind, life is good 🙂

Happy Monday!

Weekend Things

Celebrated:

Joey’s birthday!  Not once, not twice, but three times (4 if you go back to last Wednesday!)

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He decided to ring in his 27th year by bowling his ELEVENTH 300!

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Dinner on me at Lola on Saturday night.  I think I ate my weight in chips and guac 😛

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You know you’re getting old when you’re excited about getting a push broom and shovels for your birthday…

Ate:

Everything!

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Gotta say I’m a much bigger fan of our ritual pre-Opening Day meal at Biker Jim’s than I was of my “eat a giant breakfast and try to make it through the game without having to eat any gross overpriced ballpark food.”  For the record, it’s not baseball season unless you drop a huge glob on mustard on your pants.

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Aforementioned weight in guac.

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Breakfast spread of the gods, courtesy of Mom.  Plus coffee and homemade almond milk by yours truly.

Watched:

Rockies, Rockies and more Rockies!

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An Opening Day win is always a good feeling.  As is lots of sunshine when you had prepared to be freezing the whole game.  I was so preoccupied with the temperature, that I forgot all about the sun and got a lovely face burn.  

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There’s now a “party deck” at Coors Field.  It was pretty cool up there — fire pit, good beer and a burger joint — but I foresee it getting pretty rowdy up there.

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I loved this purple beam, marking the elevation of Denver 🙂

Bought:

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A fire pit for Joey’s birthday!  Now it just needs to get a little warmer.

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A new bottle of my favorite OPI color, “Rosy Future.”

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Our third set of barstools.  You may have seen our yellow ones on Instagram but I ultimately decided I wanted something a little less flashy.  These are finally the ones.

Googled:

“Why is Wayne Newton’s voice so high in Danke Schoen?

“Who was in the Rat Pack?”

“How did Humphrey Bogart die?”

Clearly, we were listening to the Frank Sinatra radio station this weekend 🙂