Weekend Things: Olympics, Rockies, Squash!

Okay, I think that post title pretty much sums it up.  My work here is done.

But in all seriousness, HI!  Happy Monday!  Did you have a good weekend?  Did you pick up ice cream on your way home on Friday? (YES!)  Did you watch the Opening Ceremony?  (I fell asleep in the middle of the Parade of Nations but woke up in time to see the lighting of the torch.)  Did you discover baby squash in your garden and almost cry? (No… but totally yes.)  Did you fit it all in and make it all happen? (Never, but what can you do?)


Remember how I said I’m my happiest version of my self in the summer?  I was wrong.  I’m my happiest version of myself when Summer Olympics roll around!  Don’t invite me anywhere for the next two weeks, I’m busy watching every single Olympic event my eyes can handle.  Carbed up with this bowl of pasta to watch the Opening Ceremony and OHMYGOD when Team USA came out ♥♥♥


Saturday was all kinds of busy but it ended with family night at the Rockies game.  My mom only asked me if we were going to Biker Jim’s for dinner before the game about six times last week.  So we hot-dogged then watched the Rockies crush the Marlins 12-6 and my mom wore that cute shirt I got her for her birthday and life was good.

IMG_3583 I was totally gonna wake up and go for a run on Sunday but then Joey was like “let’s go to Stowaway!” and I forgot all about that plan 🙂  But look at this!!!!  BABY SQUASH!!!!  Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polkadot bikini summer squash and the cutest patty pan I ever did see.  My mom asked me to send her a daily update on their growth and be careful what you wish for, Mom because you just might get an hourly update with how excited I am!


Ended Sunday with this bowl of summer, aka a grilled romaine, corn and shrimp salad, complete with an avocado-cilantro dressing and a cucumber straight from Lori’s garden!  And full disclosure: after eating this salad we made root beer floats with Not Your Father’s Root Beer, but we needed a treat to celebrate the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay win.

I think it’s gonna be a week of late nights, frenzied excitement and… Joey pretending our ottoman is the Olympic vault??  Don’t ask.  We’re a little crazed over here.  Have a good one!

From Around The Web

I’m not about to start a new blog series, because Lord knows I have enough of those already.  But in case you’re sitting at your desk on a Friday and don’t really feel like working, here’s four things I read (okay, one of those I watched) this week that I enjoyed and want to share with you.

I hope you all have fun weekend plans that mostly involve binge-watching the Olympics but maybe also involve being outdoors, eating something (anything!) good and seeing people who make you feel loved and appreciated.  Go do it!

Olympic Rower Seth Weil Eats Whatever the Hell He Wants // This guy is my Spirit Animal Olympian, purely because of how many times he mentioned tacos.  

There Chef Ben Knaus on Hospitality, Shotskis and Cold Chicken // “If you’re not hospitable, stay the @$%# of our hospitality.”  And that’s the kind of motto I like to see a restaurant operate on.

How To: Make Fluffy Pancakes with Matty Matheson // And now I really just wanna make these pancakes this weekend, refer to measuring spoons as “keybumps” and be best friends with Matty Matheson.

The Grub Street Diet: Sweetgreen’s Nnicolas Jammet Balances Salads With Clam Pizza and Goat-Belly Lo Mein // Not the best but also not the worst!


P.S. This Week


Our first squash blossom! // TimeHop reminding me of my senior trip to Disneyland with my best girl

Thursday night Rockies game // THE BEST STEAMED BUNS