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!

Weekend Things

I very purposely kept life (mostly) off of Instagram this weekend.  Just as an experiment to see if I felt more present and less distracted that way.  Not going to lie though, I sort of felt like I was keeping myself from sharing stuff I wanted to share.  I’m about to share it all here, so it’s not so big of a deal, but dang, you probably all wish you could have seen a real time video of me singing along to The Hunchback of Notre Dame, right?? 😛

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We had a real deal date night on Friday and it wasn’t until we were headed to dinner that I realized it felt like it’d been a while since we’d had one.  First, we took advantage of the nice weather and being able to leave work a bit early to walk our pup.  It was the furthest we’ve ever walked him and I think we all enjoyed it ♥

We tried Dio Mio, Fish N Beer and Il Posto before finally ending up at Stowaway and we should have just gone there to begin with.  That pita was the best second best!  Then… FIRST MAN!  Sorry for all the movie enthusiasm lately, but as a voting member of the Academy, it’s my job to be excited and up to date on these things 😛  Joey wasn’t blown away but I liked it.  We both agreed Claire Foy was amazing, but do not expect any dramatic emotive performance from Gosling.

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Saturday started at Illegal Pete’s because: FREE BREAKFAST BURRITO DAY!  I picked us up coffee while Joey stretched and cooled down from his 10 mile run then we hopped in line and enjoyed our free breakfast.  Hit up the grocery store afterward and saw a girl totally scrape the entire right side of her car along the cement column in the parking garage!  Also, I bought this seasonal kombucha and it’s too savory for my taste.  And just for the record, it was nice enough to go on a noon-time run in short sleeves and it was truly wonderful.

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We had a wedding to attend that evening and while there, I saw the biggest pot of Pozole I’ve EVER seen.  I was feeling very witchy as I stirred it.  We maybe left with a cup of homemade salsa and a cup of candy corn, don’t judge!  Back at home, we threw on The Hunchback of Notre Dame and even though Joey fell asleep like 10 minutes in, I watched the whole thing and I had forgotten how dark it was.  Also, no offense Disney, but it’s sort of boring.

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We woke up to snow on Sunday!  Making Saturday’s short sleeved run even more wondrous.  I whipped up some vegan pumpkin spice pancakes, while Joey made himself some avocado toast (which became funny later in the day, when he was denying being a millennial and his argument was immediately struck down by Wayne asking “do you eat avocado toast??”) and we got some Sunday chores taken care of before heading to my parents’ for lunch.  Mom made some REALLY good chili and even though we missed my brother, SIL, niece and nephew who had to cancel because of the snow, it was fun seeing everyone else ♥

Later on, we put our pup in his coat and took a little walk in the snow.  He didn’t seem to mind the snow but he was NOT about me trying to wipe off his paws so I let Joey do that, ha.  Look how many more leaves were on the ground than on Friday!  Made some pad thai for dinner with “Decorating Disney” on in the background.  FASCINATING!  We also watched Private Life and I want to tell you it was really good but it mostly made me feel sad.

How was your weekend??