I discovered something awesome last week. Apparently if you download the Disney Channel app to your phone and tablet you can watch Even Stevens, That’s So Raven, and Kim Possible! You have to look for the “Replay” section to find these shows. I’m hoping they add in some Lizzie McGuire soon because I miss that show too. I guess I could check and see if these are available on  DVD, but I’d rather watch it for free.

I’m not ashamed to admit I used to watch these shows when I was in high school and college (way past their intended demographic). I’m glad I can at least watch some of these old shows again. But what in the heck happened to Beans?! He didn’t age very well…


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The title pretty much sums up the weekend, let’s add some shopping in there for good measure. I got a lot of nice fall/winter clothes and boots, but it’s still unusually warm here. So I won’t be needing to wear any of my new stuff this week. I’m not worried, as much as I like fall, I HATE winter. So the longer I can have warm weather, the better! I got my hair re-dyed this weekend. I think my overall color is a bit darker than I expected, but it will fade when I wash it so I’m not worried.


[photo] New hair, beer shopping, and part of our Saturday dinner

We decided to try different bars this weekend. We ended up at a place called The Glenville Stops, which is on a street my neighbor works on. The bar is very nice, which I wasn’t totally expecting. I mean, it’s in the middle of a residential street surrounded by loads of brick apartment buildings. There was also an 11 year old outside (not associated with the bar) that was directing the cab where to park. That was definitely a first for me! Once we got in, we grabbed seats by the bar and got some food and drinks. I got a pint of Samuel Smith Pale Ale from England, and I liked it. It was very smooth and easy to drink. I also ordered a pan of Bay Scallops, which were delicious. The waitstaff was kind enough to give us some free peppers while we were waiting for the scallops. Andy also decided to get some root beer too, which was made locally. Overall, a good experience. I wouldn’t mind going back. 



Andy and I finally got around to checking out the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline. We want to head back when they have the front lawn car shows. But the museum itself is pretty cool! Lots of old cars and some new ones as well. I (of course) got a bit carried away with the pictures. So I will leave you with my many photo collages to browse. Larz Anderson had other homes in Cincinnati, and DC. The Brookline home hosts their car collection. They got new cars frequently and never got rid of the old ones. A lot of the cars in the basement don’t actually run anymore, but are kept for educational purposes.  I learned that on-board toilets were an available feature in some buggys. I guess the museum can also host weddings, as we witnessed people dressed in 1920’s garb getting ready for one. I think that is pretty nifty idea!


1) A Frisker electric car 2) Porsche 3) Larz Anderson selfie 4) Ducati 5) Tesla


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{photo} I just love the fish soy sauce packets!

We made the final meal from my HelloFresh order a couple nights ago. If you’re interested in checking them out, use my referral code at the bottom of this post to save $20 off your first order. We made short rib lettuce wraps that were bomb! If it looks good to you too, you can download the recipe from the HelloFresh site here.

I did all the prep this time and it was a bit of a pain, now I know how Andy feels. haha! The prep was worth it though, the wraps came out pretty good! At least this time it didn’t take me forever to clean the kitchen after and there wasn’t much actual cooking involved. I guess Andy got off easy this time. 


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{photo} View of the lake and tent

I went to a really fun company outing yesterday. We got to leave work early to head over to the venue on the lake where we had a catered lunch. The choices included a whole steamed lobster, steamed mussels, steamed clams, clam chowder, chicken, and salads. I got there a little early and was able to get some pictures in before my coworkers arrived. I also took advantage of the free drink tickets by having a couple of Yuenglings. Gotta love drinking on the job and not getting fired for it, right?!


It was cold by the water and I’m glad I keep an emergency hoodie in my car. But they did have a fire to huddle around, and I’m just glad it didn’t end up raining. Some of us played volleyball, boccie, and horseshoes. I (of course) wanted nothing to do with the volleyball! I didn’t realize they were serving us whole lobsters. I’ve actually never eaten one in the whole form before, so my coworker Maggie helped me out. She is like a lobster-cracking ninja! She helped some others crack their lobsters and let us know the parts you can eat. What service!


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Good thing we decided to go to trivia last night because we came in second again. Hooray! We were running late and not sure if we’d be able to go, but managed to secure a table. I took advantage of the 1/2 price burger deal. Only thing is they have one cook so the food takes a while, but it’s good once you get it. I burst out laughing when we got a question that directly pertains to the company I work for. The people around me probably thought I was disturbed or have PBA. I announced I would hand in my resignation if we got that question wrong.

For questions we don’t know the answer for, we keep using the country of Indonesia as our “go-to” for the geography category. This tactic hasn’t worked in our favor yet, but I remain optimistic. Today we get to leave work early for a company outing. I can’t wait to have some brews and baked clams. Too bad the weather is going to be asshole. 

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[photo] Maxwell Smart with his shoe phone

In my day the smaller the phone the better. Now each year it seems the bigger you can make your phone, the better. I’m not really crazy about this trend, but I don’t let it be a deal-breaker when in the market for a new phone. I’m not sure I want a phone that’s any bigger than the one I currently have, which I think is pretty big. With that being said, I never thought of the Samsung Note series as an option for me. That is until yesterday,when Andy showed me a video of the Galaxy Note Edge 4, which looks really freaking awesome. 

Note edge

I think the separate screen on the edge is a nifty idea. The fact it’s a separate screen means you can use it while the main screen is in lock mode. But I wonder what the phone cases will look like. I’m interested to see what options will be available, as I drop my phone a lot. haha! I’m not sure I can get over the size factor here. I wish I could use one for a week or two to see if I can really handle a phone of this size, seems like it would prove to be a pain to get it to fit in my smaller wristlet bags or pockets. But I think I should wait to see if they add this feature to the S6 next year. 

Maybe keeping phones in your pocket isn’t a good idea anymore, anyhow. I was laughing at all the articles online about how a lot of people have bent their new iPhones #BendGate. I wonder if there will be a lawsuit involved with this. Some phone companies should really think about the materials they are using, I mean who thought an all-glass iPhone was a good idea?! Other phone manufacturers also run into the bending issue when using all-aluminum casings. I mean really?! They couldn’t use less malleable materials when making something that costs so much.

Joke I just thought of. What is Radiohead’s favorite phone? One that has The Bends. hahaha! Ok, I’m done. 


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[Photo] Cooking up a storm!

We made another meal from my HelloFresh order this week. If you’re interested in checking them out, use my referral code at the bottom of this post to save $20 off your first order. We made the linguine recipe last night and it was yummy! If it looks good to you too, you can download the recipe from the HelloFresh site here.

This recipe involved a bit more prep work because of all the veggies,but the cooking went by quickly. Plus we have leftovers, which hardly ever happens. I’m going to enjoy the leftovers for lunch today. I’m going to say this involved about 30 minutes of prep work and 15-20 minutes of actual cooking. Andy handled the prep work again, and I did all the cookeratin’ and such. We should have cooked the lettuce wraps recipe first, the lettuce already went bad. We will have to pop over to Stop & Shop this week and pick up some more before we make the third recipe from this shipment. I can’t wait though, I love lettuce wraps. 



I purchased the HelloFresh dinner kit on my own. All opinions are my own. To help me get referral points, please use my code! Save 20$ on your first order with my code QFJ5CE at www.hellofresh.com

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