Weekend Things

The first weekend of 2019!  Did you dig it?  Honestly, I sort of forgot it was the first weekend of the new year until my yoga teacher pointed it out, but it was a good one anyway.  It started with a spontaneous dinner out and ended with a wild Golden Globes show, that still has me feeling confused.  Let’s dive in!

We were totally going to eat free leftovers for dinner but my sister texted me as we were driving home asking if we wanted to go out for burgers and the answer took very little thought.  YES!  In exchange, we invited them to join us in seeing a movie, so Park & Co first, then off to the Mayan for If Beale Street Could Talk second.  Guys, this film is SO beautiful.  I felt so moved just watching Tish and Fonny, the two main characters, look into each others eyes.  It was truly astounding how love was evoked through this whole film.  The ending is sort of heartbreaking and not what you hope for, though maybe what you should expect.  I need to read the James Baldwin novel it’s based on now!

Saturday morning, we took ourselves to a new coffee shop, called Doppio for breakfast and to wrap our heads around the month of January.  After holiday chaos, this month looks blissfully empty.  Doppio was a-okay.  Into all the space they had, giant coffee mugs and decked out toast, but service was sort of weird and do I really need an extra piece of toasts that isn’t decked out?  Probably not.

The rest of the day was wide open.  We went on a noontime run and it felt wonderful and like it was maybe the first time I’d run outside since before the time change??  Whoa.  I also hit the grocery store and I cannot wait for everyone to give up on their New Year’s Resolutions so I can find a parking spot at Whole Foods again 😛  The Cowboys played that night, so I offered to make us dinner — Black-Eyed Peas with Cornmeal Dumplings, per tradition — then read while Joey watched the game.  They won, so I guess I’ll be doing this same thing next Saturday?

First things first, I woke up on Sunday and Joey told me he’d finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the night before, thus bringing his reading of the HP series to an end.  I cannot even tell you how much this means to me ♥♥♥  Mostly because I’ll cry!  This moment is 11 years in the making and I love him on a whole new level.

Post-HP recap discussion, there were pancakes and afterward, I ran to a different grocery store to get a few things we can’t get at WF — it was busy there too and people were straight up creating their own parking spaces! — before returning home to make granola, eat lunch and read some more before yoga.  The class was really full — is this a theme?? — but it was also really good and I made it home in time for Joey and I to type each other a letter?  Don’t ask.  Then it was Globes time!

Oh the Golden Globes, what can I say?  I thought the whole thing was somewhere between okay and totally weird.  I’m probably just idealizing but I kept thinking “hasn’t this award show been much better in past years??”  There were so many good films this year, but winners were so spread out among those films that it almost felt like no one film got quite the recognition it deserved.

I still haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody so it’s hard for me to really have an opinion on it winning Best Picture Drama but the reason I haven’t seen it, is because it looks really bad!  Also, I really loved Green Book, but I feel so conflicted between my original opinion, the opinion of everyone I know who’s seen it and (apparently) the HFPA’s opinion versus everything I’ve heard about it from critics, which is basically that it’s an inaccurate depiction or it’s an oversimplification of race relations in America or it’s yet another white savior narrative.  I’m not really sure what I’m supposed to think anymore.  I do wish there’d been more space to reward Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born though!

Did you watch?  What did you think?

If not, tell me how your first weekend of 2019 was! 🙂

Weekend Things & Things I Need More of in 2018

More cocktails.  More trips to new restaurants.  More sister time.  More joy in cooking at home.   More reading.  More Sunday matinees.  More pizza.  More chill.

Trail mix and some very good cocktails at The Family Jones which has that familiar Edible Beats feel in the best way possible // Pasta with Mushrooms, Crispy Sage & Garlic Bread Crumbs from The Savvy Cook that we will definitely be making again // Get Out was NOT what I thought it would be but in a good way.

Call is a new mini cafe/grab-and-go/restaurant in RiNo and I’d been lusting over pictures all week, so we headed there first thing Saturday morning // The details are an Instagram dream // Sourdough English Muffin and baby’s first cortado ‘tado // Drake playing inside that can!

Back at home with a new candle and a new book // Later, gym and grocery then sister manis! // Cooked steak and our very favorite potatoes // The King and I was INCREDIBLE — maybe went home and tried to re-enact the “Shall We Dance” scene before realizing our house is too small for that.

Sunday pancake leftovers + catching up on Top Chef (they’re in Denver this season so I had to watch!) // Saw I, Tonya and loved it, then had lunch pizza at Denver Central Market // Drunk Oscars! — “Oprah for President!” is less of a joke and more of a deadly serious plea.

A Note on the Golden Globes: How inspiring was it to hear all those female forward speeches?  Also loved James Franco winning and bringing his “Franco brother” up on stage with him 🙂  Frances McDormand was great and I’m so glad Lady Bird got some love, despite the snub for Greta Gerwig as director.  I just love movie award season so much ♥

For the sake of authenticity, I wanna disclose that I’ve been feeling incredibly indecisive lately.  Do I want to go see a movie or stay in and rent one?  Do I want to eat breakfast at home or go out?  Do I want to go to the gym or a yoga class?  And for some reason, these decisions feel like they will make or break my week/weekend/life.  My brain is like “CHILL!”  But my anxiety says “OBSESS!”  So if you need me, I’ll be over here working on that.