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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!

art work

 

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!

 

Overlook collage

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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I said a hip hop, a hippie, a hippie to the hip hip hop

This weekend has gone by way to fast. It was jam packed to say the least. Friday after work I went home to take a quick nap in a sunbeam. Then nap went from 45 minutes to uhmm..three hours. It was pretty epic. The sunbeams were shining down on me and enveloping me in their warmth. Like a hug from the sun.

Anyway, after waking from my slumber, I got ready and headed out to the local piano bar. I went with a few acquaintances, and didn’t know what to expect. It was fun. I really enjoyed it. It made me laugh though, because at one point, one of the piano players stated he got a request for gangsta rap. I didn’t know what to expect with that, and what we got was not gangsta rap. We got “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang. While it was  a respectable version of a pretty classic song, it wasn’t too gangsta. However, they did get a little more gangsta later on. Well, as gangsta as you can get in a piano bar. They typically attract a certain type of clientele. Anyway, they did a pretty respectable cover of Look At Me Now. And that was my Friday night.

Saturday, I got my hungover butt out of bed and headed over to the U district to meet a couple friends for coffee. It was nice to sit and chat. Afterwards, I headed home to get ready for dinner. I went with my roommate and her friends to Palomino. It was kind of spendy, but we had a comp so I got to eat for almost free!  Afterwards, we went and saw Snow White and the Huntsman. While I didn’t think it was completely horrible, it wasn’t that great either. I’m torn. I don’t know exactly how bad I thought it was and I still haven’t decided how good I think it was.

I wrapped up my Sunday with our monthly book club. I’m horrible with book club sometimes. I’ve gone three times now and I’ve only actually finished the book once. I just bought the book for today yesterday. The premise of the book club is to Judge a Book By Its Cover. Every month, the group votes on a book to read based on the cover of the book and how interesting it looks. The book for today was The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Leguin. I judged the book by its cover and decided I wouldn’t like it. And so far I’m wrong. I’ve gotten about a third of the way through it. I’ll do a review once I finish it. Although I should probably also make reviews of all the other books I’ve read so far this year!

I ended my night on a high note, as I talked with my friend Stassia who will be in Seattle in two weeks, and my friend Suze who lives in Oklahoma City with her boyfriend Baby Phil, that I will get to see in three weeks when I’m in Oklahoma City for work. It’s going to be great. I’m really excited to see them all.

I’m off to keep reading The Dispossessed. Have a great week! I know I will, I have a short week with this happening soon!

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