My friend Patrick was visiting his family for Thanksgiving and suggested we go to brunch with Nicole. We met up at Sound Bites, which was really good. I forgot how much of a pain it is to get to Somerville though, from where I now live. It’s not that far, but the way I went was a pain and will be finding another way to get there next time. I ended up driving through Harvard Square during some kind of Santa Run 5k, loads of people dressed like Santa jogging around. Andy and I will be back in that area again tomorrow since we’re grabbing the red line to go to the Museum of Science. I can’t wait, I love the MOS and having another day off! I especially like going to the butterfly exhibit since Andy doesn’t like butterflies. For some reason the butterflies really like him, but I think it’s because of his hair gel.I’m charging up my Canon Rebel to get butterfly blackmail photos of Andy. I will make him hold one! *cackles*
Category Archives: weekend
I guess my weekend revolved around eating. Good thing I’ve decided to commit to a new workout regime! I started Friday with Erin at Bonchon, Friendsgiving on Saturday, and I went to see the Hunger Games with Ginny with Johnny Rocket’s burgers after. Friendsgiving was fun, and we went to our friends new apartment. I really like their new place, it’s very roomy! It was big enough to fit about 20 of us, but we have long since outgrown the days when we can all actually eat at a table. Sitting around the apartment stuffing our faces worked out great. Andy and I were lazy this year, and decided to hit up one of the bakeries down the street from me and grabbed a couple dozen cookies for the party. I was really good and didn’t eat any beforehand. I feel like I should get a prize of cookies for that feat! Other party activities include almost locking myself in the bathroom, and helping a girl name her beautiful Michael Kors bag Rosie (it was a rose gold color). I also used this as a subtle hint to Andy as the color of Michael Kors bag I’d like in the future. Maybe he’ll forget that he got me concert tickets for Christmas?
Andy won Thanksgiving. As he finished two plates of food before I even finished one. I even started eating about 5 minutes before him. He takes turkey day very seriously.
I saw Catching Fire with Ginny. It was really good, except we got there about 15 minutes before the movie and were forced to sit up front. The ushers were super strict and wouldn’t allow friends that saved seats to hold them. How annoying! I mean, I’m grateful I got to see the movie, even if I will need to take some Aleve from the neck cramp I’m going to get. The concession lines were crazy long so we thought we would wait until the previews to get food and water. There were no previews! I guess IMAX theaters don’t do previews? I wouldn’t know, haven’t been to one since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came out. So we went without either for the duration. I guess we got to experience the Hunger Games while hungry and thirsty. The movie was really good! It wasnt 100% like the book. I read it a long time ago, so I have no complaints. I just love the outfits. Especially Effie’s, and what dresses Katniss wears from Cinna! I wish I could pull off gold hair and a dress with butterflies. We wanted to try Fuddruckers after, but the line was crazy long. So went to the mall near-by and had Johnny Rockets instead.
Erin had a doctor appointment in my area so we decided to hang out and also have dinner. I’ve been meaning to try Bonchon after Ginny told me they have good fried chicken and sushi. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with the combination! Erin thought it was nuts to get fried chicken and sushi, but they were both really good! I accidentally ordered the hot flavored chicken. I like spicy/hot things, but it wasn’t a good idea tonight. I was rocking a new white sweater from Express and was so paranoid I was going to get Tabasco or soy sauce on it, I didn’t finish the chicken. But I did take it home! I’ll have to try it for lunch on Sunday with some white rice. After all, I need to save my appetite for Friendsgiving tomorrow night. I liked the sushi, it was definitely the best I’ve had in my area. My only complaint was my Caterpillar Roll didn’t have a lot of fish in it, but the Boston Roll did. Both were still really tasty!
I guess I never got around to posting about the Color Run I did last month. I went in with high expectations for fun, and low expectations for running. Our team name was Ready or Not? and I was definitely part of the “or not” crowd. First off, I didn’t think about the fact the race was a Sunday morning. Meaning that I would have to go to bed early on Saturday night. This didn’t happen, I stayed out for a Halloween party and my head didn’t hit the pillow until 2AM. My alarm went off at 6AM, so I could drive over to my friends house so the team could car-pool to Providence. To top it off, I went through the trouble of packing a change of clothes, but I was so sleep-deprived that I left my supplies at home! Wet naps would have been very handy, just sayin’!
After forcing myself to train and thus forcing myself to hate running, I think we did pretty well! I mean we tried to stick together and one of the girls on our team wanted to walk most of the way. I was totally fine with this. I felt bad for her though, she was the one that kept getting pelted with chalk dust at each of the color stations. We took before and after pictures. I gotta say, I didn’t really get hit that badly with pigment. I thought I was going to get drenched with it. But it did get stuck to my hands, shirt, shoes…and nose! So I was mindful of shaking myself out before getting back in the car.
I guess I never got around to posting Halloween pictures. I mean, I’m still sorta within 30 days statute of limitations? Anyway, I decided to be a nurse shark this year. This involved serious Google-ing on Andy’s part to help me find my costume in stock. I saw it online over the summer, and assumed it would still be around in September when I was ready to order. Guess not! It was a 2012 edition and most places were sold out. I tried to do a reverse image search after finding a lot of costume sites not having it anymore.I must have done it wrong because nothing came up. When Andy had the same idea, he successfully found the costume I wanted from a Canadian site that ships to the US. I seriously was going to have an anxiety attack if I wasn’t able to get it. Because ya know, that’s normal! I still had to get the costume in a bigger size, but that’s better than nothing at all. Now I need to start thinking about what to be for next year, and have a couple of ideas up my sleeve. I’m thinking the next time I see a costume months before Halloween on sale, I should just buy the damn thing. Lesson learned, internet! I went to a few parties this year and they were all fun, but I was pretty sick of dressing up by the end of it! The first party was at a friends house where Ginny and I won Sexiest Costume. We have to share the ribbon and our boyfriends were the judges. But hey, it still counts!
At one of the parties, we all decided to sing Zombie. Nothing says Halloween like the Cranberries, right? I almost won Sexiest Costume for the second weekend in a row, but me and few other nominees lost out to He-Man. I demand a re-count, He-Man! Actually, the He-Man costume was pretty awesome, the armor was hand-made.
Andy and I had a fun weekend. We decided to try the SuperLux theater near us to see Thor. Normally we’d go to the regular Cinema DeLux, but decided to try the new theater that is closer. There isn’t a huge difference between DeLux and SuperLux, but I liked SuperLux more. It’s a more pricey, but the seats fully recline and you get unlimited free popcorn. Both have a full meal menu and ALCOHOL! The SuperLux also had lux seating for the entire theater, instead of separated Lux and regular seating like DeLux theaters. The SuperLux theater also has a LuxLite section, near the screen. For LuxLite, I think the menu is slightly different, the seats don’t fully recline, and the tickets are a little less. I was very impressed with this place, but don’t recommend going for a late show like we did. At one point Andy was so comfortable he fell asleep. I was okay until the last 30 minutes, I could feel my eyelids getting heavy. I fought off the tired though and Andy woke up to see the rest of the movie. I (of course) took pictures of the place.
Andy and I also went shopping and I had to do some returns. I didn’t find what I wanted at the mall and had to order a few things online from a few stores. I hate having to do that because I’m sure my mailman and local UPS guy think I have a shopping problem. I mean, I do, but that is beside the point!
Anyway, our anniversary is actually a few days away, but we were both too excited for delicious food to wait. We ended up at Fogo de Chao and walked around after our meal. The thing that stinks, the area has some broken brick sidewalks which are hard to navigate in stiletto booties. But I didn’t kill myself. So..WIN. If you’ve never been to a Brazilian style steak house, you basically start at an unlimited salad bar. You can order drinks and dessert from the waitstaff. They will start you with some included appetizers. We got fried polenta, caramelized bananas, Pão De Queijo (warm Cheese Bread), and mashed potatoes. My favorite is the caramelized bananas. After that, various waitstaff walk around with large cuts of various of sizzling steaks, chicken, and pork. You flip the cards on your table to green when you want more meat, or switch to red when you want to savor your food. My favorite is the bacon-wrapped filet mignon. I personally like my meat on the medium-rare side, so they will accommodate how you like your meat cooked. I tried several different kinds of steaks and it’s amazing!
I had a busy weekend and am sad to be back to work. Thankfully, I’ll have 6 days out of the office coming up over Thanksgiving. Let me tell you, I CAN’T WAIT! I’ve had allergies/cold for two weeks now. I think it started as a cold and then turned into allergies with similar symptoms. This strange warm/cold/warm/cold/warm/cold weather pattern we’ve been having probably aggravated my allergies. Can I get a break please? I’m sick of being stuffed up like a dang turkey! Anyway, onto my weekend photo collages. Aren’t you glad I made collages instead of posting a 50 lines of pictures? You’re welcome, lonely blog follower!
Have you tried Wells Banana Bread Beer? I found it a few of years ago and have been in love ever since. You can also add a shot of chocolate stout, makes it taste like a banana split. YUMMY! My sister and brother-in-law joined us for drinks, after I photographed the shiz out of my dinner. I don’t know why I feel the need to memorialize my food, but to each his own.
I randomly woke up at 7am on Saturday and couldn’t fall back asleep. But no worries, I had a hair appointment. I didn’t have any plans to do anything different, but walking in after parking my car, I decided to go blue!
Saturday night I went to my friends place for Party City crashing, crafts, dancing, and SUSHI! We’ve been going to this fancy place called Ichigo Ichie. The sushi is great and they finally sat us in front of the fancy fountain. Not gonna lie, I was mesmerized by it for most of the meal. I may have gotten soy sauce on my face from missing my mouth.
After our lovely meal, we took a stroll to PetSmart before closing to check out our favorite, the Robo Dwarf Hamsters. The little jerks were asleep, but we were entertained by Bear Hamsters. I thought they were cute until I saw they have huge bums that kinda drag on the ground. Ewww….
No night would be complete without living room dancing. We wanted to make as much noise as possible, since Erin is moving soon and her downstairs neighbors are extremely LOUD. We stomped it out to Thriller, What is Love?, and countless other songs. Then we channeled our inner Bob Ross and painted happy flowers.
On Sunday I did some shopping and went to see my family. My brother got the same phone as me, so we were trying to figure out how to beam pictures and files to eachother. Looks like I unboxed the Mikey virus! Watch out, it fills your phone with cute!
Pardon the cheesy blog post title from a movie I haven’t seen since
1994 1997, and don’t remember anything about. I’m sure many of you have heard about this crazy ass snow storm that clobbered the living fuck out of the east coast last weekend? If not, good for you. Like all storms, I generally take what the meteorologists say with a grain Krusty O’s.
But I’m a huge chicken when it comes to snow storms, so I worked from home on Friday. Good thing I did because much to my surprise, it actually did start snowing. I didn’t think it was going to be all that bad though, but I kept up with shoveling the back area because it’s surrounded by a fence and concrete wall. I woke up Saturday morning to let Zorro out. This happened:
I had no idea how to react other than shouting “what in ACTUAL fuck?” aloud to myself. I then proceeded to be the world’s crappiest girlfriend, and woke Andy with my panic about how to get the dog out and if he thinks we have enough dish soap to last us the weekend. Yup.
He shoveled out the front door and made a path to through the back so we wouldn’t lose Zorro in a 4′ snow bank. I don’t know why I was so worried he would drown, he is half Siberian Husky after all. He cut through the snow banks like a freakin’ dolphin escaping tuna fishermen. I fell in a snow bank and he “saved” me by licking my face. Worst snow fake-rescue dog ever!
Normally our area is pretty well plowed. Apparently they forgot all about us, since it actually ya know, snowed a lot. Weird, I know! Also, my neighbors are morons who threw snow onto the street. I submitted a claim to have our street plowed, once Saturday afternoon rolled around and I ran out of things to do that involved not leaving the couch. They didn’t actually plow until Sunday. I was so mad! I’m so grateful to have snow pants because we got stir-crazy Saturday night and walked down the area where the bars are.
I actually had to work from home on Monday again because they did the worst plow-job ever on my street. We also had a giant-ass snow bank blocking our driveway that we needed to kill. I decided to be “that guy” and submit another claim to have our street plowed. I figured it couldn’t hurt, they actually did come back and do another pass…on TUESDAY after I got home from work. Oh, Boston!
During my weekend of pretend agoraphobia, I did get some stuff done. After being with the same car insurance company since I was 16, I decided to switch. I also became addicted to the Simpsons version of The Sims called, Tapped Out. I know you’re all jealous of my Krusty Burger and Jebediah Springfield statue! I also did not win a TV over the weekend from my nephews school raffle. What the heck man?! I needed to win it for Andy so it could be his Christmas gift for the next 7 years. Oh well…
The next couple of weeks will be draggin’ ass. I have 11 days off from work coming and it will be no fun waiting for stupid time to hurry it’s ass up so I can pretend I’m a teenager for a little while and just eat and sleep. Oh yeah, and also enjoy the holidays with family and friends. I haven’t asked for any “big ticket” items. I think I’m all set as far as the latest electronic gadgets and whatnot. I guess that makes me a terrible at pretending to be a tech blogger from my last post? My niece made an elaborate gift matrix for things she wants for Christmas. I wish I was that organized at that age! I also wish I took a picture if it, I was impressed.
Anyway, on to my usual weekend recap!
Andy and I decided to have a date night. I was going to try Hailo, but they failed us. I booked a cab and they confirmed only to call me when they were supposed to be arriving to cancel. So we decided to walk to the main road and hail one, and we were lucky enough to find one. I didn’t realize there was a tree-lighting happening around the corner. Once we were on our way, we tried Red Bones in Somerville. It was pretty good, but I definitely wish I got the steak instead of pulled pork. Oh well, I know better for next time. We also went bar hopping afterwards. Makes me sad the weekend is over, but I’m slowly on my way to 11 days off (PLEASE GET HERE FASTER!).
Having the past five days off form work has been less than relaxing to say the least. I started off with some Thanksgiving Eve drinks in my BF’s hometown. Our friend came back to visit from AZ, so it was nice to see him. I had fun except at the last bar we went to. It was too crowded and I got crammed into a corner right next to the entrance. This annoyed me to the point where I actually left the bar alone, and walked down the street to a less crowded Mexican place. I enjoyed a water and a margarita in that sparsely populated bar. It was so nice and relaxing! Then I psyched myself up to return to the bar I dubbed the “7th circle,” as we all thought it was like hell (or Burma). I had to go back before my boyfriend noticed I had been gone wandering alone, for close to an hour. Ooops!
I had a great Thanksgiving with my family. Thankfully, my nephews didn’t return festering with ticks this year. When I got home, I wasted no time putting up my Christmas decorations. We don’t have many ornaments, but were going next week for some.
Our “freeunion” HS reunion went very well. So well in fact, some have requested another meet up! It was great to catch up with people at a hometown bar without having to buy $75 tickets!
Last night, Andy and I celebrated our nine year (NINE) anniversary. We tried this new Brazilian style steakhouse in Boston called, Fogo de Chao. I think the nine year anniversary should be the steak anniversary. It was delicious! You start at the unlimited salad bar. Then you get double-sided steak cards for when you’re ready for steak. When you flip them to green, waiters each toting different steaks, begin to appear at your table. They will slice you cuts of what you want. It was nuts! I tried about seven different kinds of steak. I finally had to flip my card to red so I could start trying some. My favorite was probably the bacon-wrapped filet mignon. It was a great night, it’s always fun to get dressed up!