Weekend Things

Guys, whoa, we made it through January finally and I made it through a worse-than-usual cold that kept me home from work last Thursday and now here we are on the other side and, not going to lie, I feel like sort of discombobulated.  I’m hoping it passes soon because this month is too short to waste any time.

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I honestly did not feel much better through the first half of Friday, but I ate a really good lunch and started to feel A LOT better.  I still maybe took a small nap in between work and our Friday night plans but it’s crazy what a difference a few hours can make.  Joey, Adam, Josh, Steve, Lauren and I (double Laurens!) went to dinner at FNG (which I officially deem good!) then all went to the Nuggets game, but in different seats 😛  Nuggets won and I guess the guy sitting behind us was having a great time!

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Joey went skiing on Saturday and I took it as an opportunity to do basically nothing.  Though my version of nothing still includes making slider buns, walking the dog and going to the eye doctor.  But, if you’ll recall, last time Joey was gone for the day, I ran 100 errands and felt totally wigged out by the end of the day, so this was a major improvement.  Mostly, getting your groceries delivered is a game changer.  Once Joey was back home, we ended the day with Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Bowls (that I didn’t love) and Leave No Trace, which I also didn’t love but at least found very interesting and well-acted.

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There was a brief moment on Sunday morning where I tried to convince myself to make breakfast but you know what’s easier and creates less dishes?  Going out!  Currently going through a Hoja obsession and it was on the way to the movie theater we were headed to afterward, so it seemed a natural choice.  Chilaquiles forever but that chocolate chip tahini muffin and Café de Olla were the real stars of breakfast.  Okay, we saw The Wife afterward and…. I found this film to be very weird.  It just didn’t add up for me.  I guess Glenn Close was good but I’m not always sure what constitutes a “good performance,” so I have to go with my gut and say I enjoyed Lady Gaga’s performance more and honestly, Olivia Colman’s best of all!

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I guess the Super Bowl was boring?  I don’t know because I had this puppy sleeping on my lap.  Can your heart even handle it?  If the answer is no then be glad I didn’t manage to snap a picture of Mason (though I did get a video of him bopping along to the halftime show and it was my favorite part ♥♥♥).  So I guess I wasn’t paying the closest attention (am I ever??) but the Game of Thrones commercial, Big Boi (why did I not put it together that it was THAT Big Boi until he was on stage??) and a puff pastry filled with chili and hot dogs (you know what’s underrated?  A hot dog.), were my favorite parts.

What did you do and see this weekend?

Weekend Things

“Life is fun, when you’re a member of the Academy!”  That’s what Joey said to me when I told him it’d been a good weekend AND because my new favorite joke is telling people I’m a member 😛  I wish!  But I did see two movies this weekend, so I’m pretty much there, right?  Beside sitting in movie theaters, I also ate a food truck lunch, visited a hip delicatessen, went to a Nuggets game, had breakfast with my family, VOTED and took a yoga class.  Told you it was a good one!

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We did a little thing for our employees on Friday and I arranged for the Butcher and the Blonde food truck to feed us all.  I’ve only dealt with a few food trucks, but this was by far, the easiest and most flexible one I’ve encountered!  Also, my carnitas tacos were delicious!

We took ourselves to the Esquire later on to see Beautiful Boy and even though I’d heard some mixed things and was prepared for it to not really be that great, I really liked it!  I will say it leans more toward Steve Carell’s character than Timothée Chalamet’s — I don’t think he showed up till at least 10 minutes into the movie — but it is harrowing and touching and heartbreaking all at once.

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Up bright and early for movie #2.  Well, not that early.  We still had time to eat pancakes for breakfast before making our way to the Sie Filmcenter, a place I truly love, by the way.  We snagged primo seats and were treated to a pure cinematic delight in Green Book.  Seriously, I was prepared to find it incredibly cheesy and while much of it is pretty feel good, there were also pieces that left me heartbroken.  Mostly, Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali are SO FUN together.  We seriously LOVED this movie.  It comes out in a few weeks and I suggest you go see it!

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I was starving afterward, so I threw out Leven Deli Co. as an option and 10 minutes later, we were walking in the front door.  The vibe was everything I imagine a real deal deli to be and though we felt under-prepared — why didn’t we get a chocolate tahini cookie?? — our sandwich selections did NOT disappoint.  Pastrami Reuben for Joey and a Marinated Chickpea flatbread for me.  I’m salivating just thinking about it now!

Dragged Joey to the grocery store with me afterward, then we chilled for a bit at home before heading out AGAIN for the Nuggets game.  We both agreed that the best part about a professional basketball game is that it’s over in a couple of hours.  Amen!

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Props to you if you were able to sleep that extra hour yesterday, but my body clock is strong and we woke up two and a half hours before we were supposed to be at my parents’ for breakfast.  Maybe spent it giving our dog a comforter cloak but don’t judge.  Breakfast was phenomenal and we got to see my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew finally!

My parents’ are in the process of cleaning out their garage, so we took a few boxes of my stuff — you thought that comforter cloak was bad, but wait till you see my dog in an American Girl Doll hat 😛 — but really, it just motivated me to go home and start cleaning out/re-organizing our own kitchen.  We maybe just moved stuff around instead of making anything easier, but we’ll see.  I hit a 4 PM yoga class and it felt WONDERFUL.

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Dinner was this Autumn Vegetable Grain Salad that really hit the spot.  Woke up today to go to the gym before work and THERE WAS LIGHT!  Complain all you want about Daylight Saving Time ending, but I’ll take bright mornings any day!  Plus, what do you have to do after work, except get immediately into your pajamas and hide in your house anyway?  I don’t need light for that 😛

P.S. We got our vote on this weekend and I hope you did — or are planning to by tomorrow — too!