Weekend Things: Just the Highlights

So I’ve realized something about my “Weekend Things” posts.  I’m not really sure when this happened, but at some point I started getting a little too detailed.  You guys probably don’t care what I did every hour on the hour and I don’t care to write about it!  So I’ll just be sticking to the highlights today 🙂

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Fish Friday!  Just kidding, that’s not an actual tradition in this household but we made homemade fish nuggets before sitting down to watch “The Place Beyond the Pines” (which for the record, was terrible) and they took me right back to my childhood fish stick days, plus they tasted AMAZING!

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Is it bad luck if you convince your fiancé to see you in just your veil before the wedding day?  If so, I’m screwed.  Don’t worry, I won’t be wearing it this direction, come actual wedding day.

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Lowlight of the weekend: showing up to see “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and discovering that it’s sold out.  A snowy afternoon at an obscure Denver movie theater and a Wes Anderson film?  I should’ve known.

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This was my Christmas present to my sister.  I’m pretty sure Lorde is the high priestess of a secret cult but she’s also pretty awesome.  I could hear a lot of people in the audience making fun of her dancing, but you know what, I love that she dances weird.  Own it, sister!

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Sunday stuff: walking to a new-to-us coffee shop for latte art and oatmeal in mason jars.  Black Eye Coffee Shop knows the way to my heart.  Also, on the way home, we passed a “take one, leave one” book library and I thought it was the cutest thing ever.  I was highly tempted to leave my Rick Steves travel guide to Barcelona and take the Junie B. Jones book, but then I decided that maybe wasn’t the best idea.

Now that I’m (more than) sufficiently caffeinated and Joey is (beyond more than) sufficiently caffeinated and totally wrapped up into installing baseboards — does anyone else think handling a saw and a nail gun on too much caffeine is a bad idea?? — I think I’ll get myself wrapped up into a project of my own.  Something along the lines of some kitchen organization?

Happy Sunday!

Sunshine & Weekend Things

Literally, as I wrote that post title, the sun disappeared behind a giant cloud.

I’m sorry if you live anywhere on the East Coast (North or South), but aside from the aforementioned cloud, we’ve got sunshine and 65 degree weather here in Colorado.  I planned to take full advantage by going on a outdoor run, but I came down with a cold (that’s #2 of the year for those of you keeping track), so I’m taking advantage by writing this post out on the back patio.

How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day?  I kicked mine off early by sneaking into my parents’ office with my sister on Thursday night and putting balloons, flowers, chocolate and a card in my mom’s office.  Word on the street is that she was totally surprised and we made her cry.

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Joey and I celebrated by having an early dinner at a new-to-us restaurant called Humboldt where I learned that Merlot can also be white and that while fried broccoli drizzled in a cheese sauce might defeat the purpose of broccoli, it is also 100% worth it.  In all seriousness, I was blown away by the service, ambiance and food!

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Afterwards, we headed to the movie theater, watched 40 minutes of Her then evacuated when the fire alarms started going off.  We ended up waiting outside for half an hour while the fire department checked everything out then got to watch the rest of the movie, which I loved.  It was realistically futuristic, funny, sweet, sad and thought provoking all at once.

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Guess what we did on Saturday morning!  Cake Tasting #3.  Last one, I promise.  This one was in Park Hill, a Denver neighborhood I’d never really been to but thought was so cute!  Definitely a family-friendly type of place.  And the bakery was packed!  We took that as a good sign, but after tasting the cake, we decided it wasn’t our favorite.  Then I pawned all this off on my mom 😛

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Later that afternoon, we headed into Boulder for the Boulder International Film Fest, or as I like to call it, “BIFF.”  I definitely did not expect to have to wait in a giant line outside the Boulder Theater but it turned out that we did.  We saw The Face of Life, which is about a woman who starts a relationship with a man who is identical to her deceased husband.  I liked it but I think (after only two years of attending) I’m over BIFF.  I could watch a non-mainstream movie at home and I wouldn’t be in the second to last row of a crowded theater that I paid $13 to get into.

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By this time Cold #2 had me feeling pretty wiped out, so I was in bed by 5 PM and basically didn’t get back up for the rest of the night.  We tried to catch up on the Olympics (oh my god Jeremy Abbott!) and watched one of the documentaries that’s up for an Oscar this year.  And then I ate like 3 meals in bed.  Because the age old adage of “Feed a cold, starve a fever” is the only good thing about being sick, right?

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Today started with me feeling like crap (morning and nights with a cold are the worst!), but I felt better once I got up, showered and ate breakfast.  I even rallied and opted to walk instead of drive over to a coffee shop to do some Save the Date addressing.  Although, I made us leave once I’d reached shaky hand levels of caffeination, which was making it difficult to write.

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Once we got home, we dined alfresco for lunch then hung out with this cat, which I think belongs to our next door neighbor.  Fact: I am a total cat person.  Fact: Joey is allergic and therefore hates cats.  I spent most of lunch trying to convince Joey that it’s eyes were normal cat eyes, it wasn’t going to attack him and the sound it was making was purring, not hissing.

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So now that I’m finishing up this post, the sun is finally setting, so I’m moving… to my bed — I swear I’d be sitting on the couch if it wasn’t still in the middle of our kitchen, up against a super dusty plastic divider — and taking it easy, while Joey continues his rampage of productivity.  True Story: He doesn’t handle caffeine well and can’t seem to sit still.  I’m fine with it because it means our yard is raked, the laundry is done and he just headed out to the grocery(?!?!).

Happy Sunday!