I’m Back?

So, I said in my last post that I wasn’t going to update this blog anymore. Well I guess I’m a liar, because here I am updating it! I don’t have much to say right now, but I just wanted to post. I’ve got a lot to fill you all in on, so I’ll have to get writing soon!



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Quick Update

Hey All!

I’ve been a little sparse on here lately. I decided awhile ago that I wanted to learn how to create and maintain a website, so I’m now posting at accordingtokel.com 

It’s not pretty and very rough around the edges, but that’s where I’ll be posting all my updates for the most part. 

Thanks for reading!

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Photos From the Weekend

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June 18, 2013 · 9:51 pm

Weekend Wrap Up

Hey Guys!

This past weekend was pretty great. Very nice and relaxing and a lot of fun! I kicked it off on Friday by meeting up with my friend Jessica and her friend at Cellars for happy hour. I love happy hour, because it’s much cheaper to go out and restaurants usually aren’t as packed. Eating out’s expensive, especially in a city, so cheap happy hour is awesome.

Happy Hour at CellarsAfter happy hour, I headed up the hill to Ltd. Art Gallery to meet another friend at an art gallery opening for a collection based off of the films of the Coen Brothers. For those of you not familiar with them, they have done movies such as True Grit, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, and Oh Brother Where Art Thou. I’d never been to an exhibit opening at a gallery before, so it was pretty cool to check it out. In honor of The Big Lebowski, they had free white russians all night. The dude totally abided.

The most exciting thing about the gallery opening is that I bought my first piece of art! (Don’t worry, it was cheap!)  It’s a really cool screen print  of the main character from the move A Serious Man. I actually haven’t seen that film, but I loved the print and had to have it. Now, I just need to get it framed!

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Saturday I took a long walk in my neighborhood ( I was out for almost two hours!) before I headed into Pioneer Square to meet up with some friends for the Seattle Sounders game. I’ve said it before, but I absolutely love soccer games. I couldn’t ever imagine that I’d have as much fun at a soccer game as I do, but I really enjoy them. People get really into the games, and they stand, sing and cheer the whole time. It’s really fun. This was my fourth game of the season. I got seats with five of my friends as part of the Sounders 4 pack. You get a ticket to the four most popular games of the year for really cheap. Getting really cheap tickets also mean that you’re fairly high up, although I must say I was still pleased with our seats.

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I closed out my weekend with a lazy Sunday that included grocery shopping and a dinner party before watching the Game of Thrones season finale. I’m not going to lie, I’ve become obsessed with Game of Thrones. I even started reading the books! I finished the first one last week, all 800+ pages of it. Although to be honest, I’m not sure if I enjoy the books or all the fan responses, tumblrs, and memes based off of it more. I think hipster John Snow may be my favorite. He worships the old gods, you’ve probably never heard of them.

Anyway enough about my love of Game of Thrones. I need to talk about dinner. My friend Caitlin invited six of us to come over for dinner and to watch the finale. She went all out on the spread, including an awesome antipasti platter of meats, veggies, and marinated veggies, an awesome cheese plate…and LASAGNA. It was amazing. I haven’t had that good of lasagna in a long time. Then, to top it all off, she made strawberry basil cupcakes. I’d never had that combo before and didn’t know what to expect, but they were delicious. I need to get her recipe and make them again!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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This weekend was pretty mellow around here. I’m still not 100% since my cold, so I decided to take things nice and easy. Friday night I visited Redbox and had a movie marathon, where I watched Les Mis, The Hobbit, and Star Trek all in a row. Pretty exciting stuff eh? Saturday I hit up a huge outdoor yard sale on the hill above my house. I didn’t have too much luck, but I did find a really cool case, that to be honest I’m not quite sure what it is, but it looks pretty. I was also in a bit of baking frenzy, as I made homemade pizza, with an actual homemade crust on Friday, and then Saturday and today, I made bread. You can find the recipes that I used here.

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I spent this afternoon cleaning around the apartment before heading out on a nice long walk. It was nice to be out, as I haven’t felt like going for a walk in over a week and I was long overdue. Plus, the view was pretty nice!


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Anyway, I’m off to finish up a couple things before Game of Thrones starts! I don’t want the season to end next week!

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