Weekend Things

Gooooood morning!

Here’s the thing.  There is a major major blizzard happening today in the Northeast and here in Colorado, it’s going to be seventy degrees.  As in SEVEN-ZERO.  I can’t even wrap my head around how both of those things can be going on in the same country on the same day.  And I also can’t decide if I’m psyched for warm weather or if I’m jealous that I won’t be having an epic snow day.  Joey is jealous because he is insane and actually enjoys shoveling snow.  What is wrong with this person?!

How was your weekend?  I declared ours to be an A+ weekend when I was thinking about it last night and here’s why.

1) Lots of sleeping in.  I have somehow become a person who is capable of sleeping in till 9 AM, instead of being a person who bounds out of bed at 7:30 AM.  I’m cool with it, because 9 AM seems like that sweet spot between annoyingly early and lazily late.

2) Watching great things.  Nuggets game, Gilmore Girls finale, Whiplash, Saturday night comedy show, Season 3 of Veep.

3) Friend time.

4) Sunday morning coffee shop stop.


We had tickets to Friday night’s Nuggets game.  I’ll be honest, a quarter of the way into the game I noticed Rockies left-fielder Carlos Gonzalez sitting courtside and I don’t think I paid any attention to the game after that.  He went out onto the court at halftime and was wearing bedazzled shoes.  Ugh, so fly!  Oh and I guess the Nuggets lost.


We finished Gilmore Girls on Saturday morning and my life feels so empty now.  If possible, I would’ve given the series more than 5 stars.  Like 5 million stars.  I loved it so much.  Lorelai Gilmore is the world’s best TV mom.  Between watching the finale and catching up on Thursday night’s episode of Parenthood, I was so emotionally fragile.  Though I will say, Lorelai Gilmore > Sarah Braverman.  Like so much greater than.


After taking ourselves on a quick jog through the neighborhood, we cleaned up and took ourselves to a Saturday matinee.  I honestly knew nothing about Whiplash, except Joey’s very helpful explanation of, “It’s about drumming, I think” so I went in blind and ended up really liking it.  I won’t lie, it is INTENSE.  But J.K. Simmons was incredible and so far, it’s been my favorite of the Best Picture nominees we’ve seen.


Saturday night was spent with Hannah and Josh.  First up, dinner!  We tried a new-to-us spot on Larimer called Tom’s Urban.  It had that funky Snooze décor thing going on and the service was great, but I’m not sure we were sold on the food.  Three out of four of us ordered the “slopper,” and the other one of us had to be different and order the goat cheese and fig pizza.  Guess who it was!  My “pizza” turned out to be more of a flatbread covered in walnuts and apple, but it was still good enough.


The main event of the night was seeing Steve Rannazzisi (of The League fame) at Comedy Works.  The tickets were Joey and I’s Christmas present to Hannah and Josh — we’re all The League fans… or a fan 50% of the time if you’re talking about me.  He was great, though Hannah and I agreed that it maybe would’ve been a little funnier if we could’ve related more — he talked about his kids a lot.


Sunday morning revolved around our first trip to Crema Coffeehouse.  We’ve decided we need to take advantage of exploring different coffee shops on the weekends (it’s so hard to not go to the same two places when both are within walking distance of your house and both are amazingly good) and I’ve been wanting to try Crema for probably a year.  We decided going would be extra incentive to bring along our laptop and FINALLY FINALLY narrow our wedding pictures down from 600 to 50 for the album that’s included in our photography package.  It only took four months…

P.S. Are you even seeing that sweet potato waffle?!  So crispy, so perfectly maple syruped, so much walnutty goodness.  Also, I have never ever liked whipped cream but dang, that stuff was good!

The rest of Sunday involved more TV watching, a 4-mile run in perfect Colorado weather, watching Joey’s basketball game, a cheesy chicken, broccoli, quinoa casserole and reading in bed.  Like I said, A+ weekend.

If you have a TV show recommendation, throw it at us!  Friday Night Lights is a no go — Joey’s already seen it.

Weekend Things

Guys.  It’s Monday.  I feel exhausted.  What are the rules about taking naps in your office?  Also, remind me not to watch Gilmore Girls in bed.  Because “just one more episode” is never really just one more episode, is it?

Anyway, in other weekend news, we finally got to try the new deep dish pizza place in our hood.  And we walked there.  Seriously, it’s that close and it was that nice outside.  In January!  I’m not complaining.


There happened to be a kids birthday party going on while we were there so it was incredibly loud and we spent most of the time being distracted by kids running up and down the ramp into the bar, slapping themselves in the face with pizza slices and hanging on the railing near our table but all distractions aside, the food (and local beer offering) was great!  And the personal deep dish pizzas could not have been cuter.


Saturday was blissfully relaxing.  We slept in, lounged on the couch and went to the grocery, then I took myself to yoga before our extreme evening plans of gumbo and Boyhood.  I give the gumbo two thumbs up.  Especially since Joey made it while I did that post-yoga vegetative state thing on the couch.


And about Boyhood, it was good.  The concept was really interesting and cool and different.  But we both felt like nothing really happened.  I don’t know, I’m trying not to let the “cool concept” thing sway my opinion of the movie because I’m not really sure the plot itself was all that captivating.  I think this year’s movies might just be kind of meh.


Sunday started with waffles!  Wait, not just waffles.  CHOCOLATE WAFFLES!  Yes!  We don’t pull the waffle iron (that I had to have) out very often because it always seems so time consuming and I never seem to pick a good recipe but this one was a winner.  I mean, how could it not be?


Afterwards, we brewed beer.  Our homebrew store closed, (noooo!) so we tried a new place and the kits are different but we decided we’d at least give them a try.  But I think it might be time to try putting a recipe together ourselves and this might just be the push we need.  We’re trying a saison for the first time and I’m pretty excited.  I love saisons!  Oh and I also fit in a run while beer was on the stove, then came home and spent an obsessively long amount of time writing this chalk wall sign.

Sunday night was spent at my parents’ for a late birthday celebration for my dad/Christmas celebration for my niece and nephew.  Guess who mislabeled their presents?  My nephew seemed less than excited to unwrap a Frozen tea party set.

Happy Monday!  If anyone needs me I’ll be pulling a George Costanza under my desk.