Weekending

photo-1This weekend started a little early for me as I wasn’t feeling very well and left work a few hours early. I didn’t make exciting use of the extra time, though. I ended up sleeping for about 16 hours. But, thankfully, that must have been what I needed because I woke up Saturday morning feeling just fine.

It’s still pretty cold in Boston, but the sun was shining so Derek and I went for a long walk. We’re estimating that we explored about 4 miles of our neighborhood before walking ourselves over Sunset for drinks. I’ve recently decided that I love sour beers, and the Monk’s Cafe Flemish sour they had one tap was delicious. D had a big glass of Irish stout and we shared some fries (we’re fancy like that). We got home around 6, cooked dinner and watched a movie. All in all, it was a pretty awesome Saturday.

Today, we met up with Lisa for brunch at a new vegan/vegetarian restaurant that just opened in Newton. The food was good, but it is very obvious that it’s a new restaurant with a very new staff. Nothing went seriously wrong, but they have some kinks to work out in their service.

Derek and I were feeling crazy after a yummy meal, so we went to The Container Store and got our organization on. When we brought our goodies home, it started a chain reaction in which every closet was emptied and reorganized. It was kind of a disaster in here for a bit, but it was worth it. Our place looks gooood. Wish I could have you all over for dinner. But we only have two dining room chairs, so it would be a little cramped.

Now, as the days winds down, we’re both sitting at our computers dreading the terrible necessity that is Monday Morning. The good news is, next weekend is Easter. And Easter means pudding shots. Alcoholic pudding plus a family get-together is enough to get me through the week ahead. Hope you all have things to look forward to as well.

Miss you all,

A

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Over the Weekend

Derek and I had two date nights this weekend. Woot woot! Friday night we saw Wanderlust (thanks Aunty Sharon for the movie passes). Because the tickets were free, I treated myself to some outrageously priced movie theater candy. An hour and a half and one bag of swedish fish later we left the theater in smiles (and I had a tummy ache).

On Saturday, I spent all morning (and into the afternoon) reading The Hunger Games. By the time I finished the book–which is amazing by the way–I was itching to get out of the apartment. So we drove to Allston (fingers crossed that we move there this summer). D and I explored by car for a little while and then braved the icy wind to meet up with Lisa and Jim for drinks and dinner and then more drinks: We started at Sunset Grill; they have over 500 beers available. Then we scooted over to Peace O’ Pie–an all vegan pizzeria. And ended the double date at Wonder Bar where, for the first time in my life, I was on a winning trivia team (unfortunately we left before the game ended).

That brings us to today. This morning I gave the apartment a good scrub-down, pulled three bags of clothes from my closet and dresser to donate and baked a pumpkin pie. Then Derek took me shopping and now we’re side-by-side nerds on the couch; he’s reading, I’m blogging. But that’s about to end because the pie is ready to be eaten and I’m ready to watch some funny TV shows.

How’s your weekend? I hope it has been lovely.

Love,

A

p.s. I changed my blog name-hope you don’t mind. I think this is a better fit.

Lazy Weekend

Derek is home! I misread his flight details and it turned out that he didn’t arrive in Boston until 9am. I swooped over to the airport and brought him back to apartment where we promptly fell asleep.

We didn’t have great weather this weekend, and Derek’s sleep schedule is all messed up from traveling, so we spent most of the weekend inside. We watched three movies, cooked a delicious meal and took several naps. It was absolutely wonderful. It’s such a bummer to be back at work today (a necessary evil), but I’m comforted knowing that D plans to spend the rest of the month with me before school starts on the 29th.

If you’re looking for movie rental ideas, here are my thoughts on the three we just watched:

I give Little Fockers a 7.5 out of 10. My expectations weren’t particularly high–I was looking for an easy watch and few laughs–with that in mind, I’d say it delivered. Roles reversed a little, Derek fell asleep while I managed to watch the whole thing, but I think his nap resulted more from jetlag than boredom.

 
 

The Aviator receives 9 out 10. I chose it because it was on Netflix’s Top 100 and my queue was getting empty. I’d say it definitely earned it’s spot on the list. It doesn’t score a full 10 because I thought it was too long. Be sure to visit the restroom and prepare snacks before starting as you’ll be caught up in the story for 3 hours.

 

An impulse Red Box decision that didn’t pan out, I give Visioneers a 1 (because 0 would be mean). I don’t have much to say about it because I lost interest and fell asleep before the halfway point. Derek, however, did watch the entire film and wasn’t impressed either. Zach Galifianakis is a funny guy–but not in this movie. Save yourself the dollar and don’t rent it.
 

So there you are. At least now I can say I put my unproductive weekend to good use. Seen anything good lately? Seriously, Derek and I watch a lot of movies–please recommend.

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