Weekend Things

Well, I took a total of four pictures this weekend and three of them are food, so an F for me on life documentation, but this weekend was pretty chill and I think we needed it.

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Seems like we’ve gone to the movie theater every Friday for as long as I can remember but there wasn’t anything we really wanted to see and my at-home movie list grows longer by the day, so we opted to stay home, cook ramen and watch something on our own TV.  Ugh, that ramen may look okay, but I found it so flavorless and I overcooked that egg TWICE!  Also, we watched The Master and… yeah, it’s unique and the performances are interesting, but I don’t know that I liked it really.  Do I not like Paul Thomas Anderson??  We made up for it all with a piece of the King Cake Emily sent us this week ♥

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We hadn’t made waffles in a few weeks so it was time and Joey picked a recipe for lemon poppy seed that turned out so good!  The best things are made with buttermilk, okay??  I don’t know what we spent the rest of the day doing except maybe binge-watching Unbelievable.  Added interest because it takes place in Colorado!  Oh and I also cleaned our fridge, while Joey did some outdoor clean up and then we headed to Lafayette for dinner with Hannah, Josh and Mason.  They are looking at preschools, can you even believe it???  I cannot!  We had dinner at Teocalli and I really really like that place and it’s always good to see our best friends ♥

When we got home, we finished Unbelievable and I really loved it!  I think the world of Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever sooo I was basically guaranteed to like it, but what a scary story that thankfully had a satisfying ending.  We watched all of SNL afterward and Adam Driver is my favorite weirdo!

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Sunday morning at my favorite place ♥  Afterward, we made lunch salads (well Joey did most of the work) and I cooked some chickpeas, cleaned the bathroom and actually read for a few hours.  Joey was out in the living room watching a movie when I saw the news about Kobe Bryant on Twitter.  I was really shocked.  So sad that his daughter and seven other people also died.  I can’t even imagine that heartbreak those families are going through right now 😦

I went to yoga later that afternoon, then came home and we made dinner and watched the Grammys.  Now I remember why we stopped watching the Grammys but I really do love Billie Eilish, okay??  I hope you had a nice weekend.  It’s the last week of January 2020, let’s do this!

Weekend Things

I started doing this thing at lunch on Fridays where I write down a “weekend wishlist.”  Aka things I want to do, or need to do, or actually have to do.  The want to dos are the best part, obviously 🙂  This weekend’s wishlist included booking a trip to Nashville for our (TEN YEAR!!!!) dating anniversary, kegging our beer and finishing my book.  I did NONE of those things, but then it also included making granola, taking my nephew to Monster Jam, seeing the Oscar-nominated shorts and getting a manicure.  All of which I DID do, so I’m calling the weekend a success.

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Friday night, we hit up the Mayan for both the live action AND the animated shorts!  Meaning we were there for something like four hours, with just enough in time between showings to grab a beer at the second floor bar.  There was a man sitting two rows in front of us during the animated shorts who thought EVERYTHING was hilarious?  I think some people get confused when something is animated and assume it’s a funny cartoon, when it’s actually about Alzheimer’s.  I nearly shed tears of joy when he left and wasn’t also staying through the live action shorts.

Favorites: Piper (ACTUALLY THE CUTEST), Blind VayshaPear Cider CigarettesSing and Silent Nights.  I may have liked the animated films better than the live actions this year!

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On Saturday, we took my brother and nephew to lunch on the 16th Street Mall (Illegal Pete’s, you my #1 for life) and Monster Jam.  If you’re thinking loud monster trucks flying up a dirt ramp and crushing cars doesn’t sound like my kind of thing, you’re right, but when your nephew likes cars and you wanna be his favorite aunt, you get him tickets for his birthday, put in earplugs and cheer like you’ve totally know who Grave Digger was all along.  One of the trucks flipped over during the freestyle competition and the crowd went wild!

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We had some friends in town from Florida so we met up at Westminster Brewing Co. for a beer (gimme that black IPA) then headed over to their gender reveal party.  They’re having a BABY BOY in July (she’s due on my birthday and Joey and I got married on hers!) and getting married in October.  So much excitement for all of those things!  Also, how adorable is it that this group of boys have been good friends since high school??

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Not gonna lie, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed on Sunday and basically spent the entire day in a deep funk.  I wanted to heed the advice on my kombucha cap, but I just couldn’t find my way out.  It happens, it’s okay, this too shall pass.  Thankfully, Joey offered to do the grocery shopping and lunch salad making so I could make a quick trip to Whole Foods then come home and make granola.  Tried this new recipe from Cooking Light and I like it but it’s a bit salty (even for me!).

Post manicure, we cooked dinner and watched the Grammys.  Look, that was a real touching moment between Adele and Beyoncé, but I feel like it’s a bit of a problematically female thing to belittle your own success.  Accept the award for YOURSELF and YOUR TEAM and tell Beyoncé  how much her album meant to you AFTER the show.  End rant 🙂

Anyway, Happy Valentine’s Day!  Wishing you all blue skies and self-love in the form of dessert.