Monday, April 28, 2014

a few things I learned this weekend

I had a great weekend! But I took no pictures. That seems to be the theme of my life lately, and it's okay. So here's what I did, in lesson form.
  • I learned that it is so worth it to make couple friends. Andrew and I went out with Sara and Bryan and it was great! Let's do it again!
  • I learned that Underbelly, one of my favorite restaurants, has gone and gotten really damn expensive. Still good, but ouch. It will now have to go on the "Celebratory/Special Occasion" list of retaurants and that makes me sad (the four of us shared the veggies cooked in fish sauce, Korean goat and dumplings, and bread with whipped honey lardo). At least the wine was half price, and I had plenty.
  • "Drinks and Bites" at the Menil Collection (an art museum) literally mean a drink and a bite - we each got a glass of wine and a crostini with some smoked salmon. Big disappointment. But, art and wine seem to go together well as wandering the galleries and making immature jokes about art was actually really fun.
There was more art outside the museum - this was just an overhead projector with stuff written on a transparency. You know, the stuff you stared at for HOURS in school? It's art now, apparently.
  • Strawberry basil, Habanero Ginger, and Blood orange are all perfectly fine margarita flavors, in case you were wondering. 
  • The Shawshank Redemption has magical powers that will leave you incapacitated on your couch for three hours every time it comes on. Every.damn.time.

  • BLUEBERRY PANCAKES. Need I say more? No, I do not.
  • That shorts no longer feel as age-appropriate as they once did. What do you guys think? I put on a pair, immediately decided that they were inappropriate unless I was headed to an outdoor concert (I was not), and wore jeans. How does one dress in the heat when one is almost 30?
  • And I learned that it can still be fun to go shopping with a friend. This is something I have avoided for years, but Sara and I planned to go to the outlets (before we decided to go out with the guys on Friday) and we spent a few hours giving opinions and convincing ourselves we needed things. It was the first time I've had fun shopping in forever, so maybe bringing a friend is key? (I got a dress and a top, both for work, from the New York and Company Outlet for anyone wondering).
Linking up with Katie and Leeann!

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23 comments:

  1. Boo on the food fails. That stinks! Aside from that it sounds like a pretty great weekend. Thanks for linking up for MMG :)

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  2. i usually prefer going shopping on my own but you're right - once in a while with a friend is fun. and i absolutely hate it when a restaurant changes things around and jacks up the price :(

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. Shawshank does this to me EVERY time too!!! You had a great weekend!

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  4. Sounds like a great weekend...I mean you had blueberry pancakes, the other activities were just the icing :) It is really nice being able to find couples to go out with. I also like doing couples night out to new fancy restaurants so I can try twice the number of dishes :)

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  5. Shopping with someone is the only way to shop! You need someone to give you confidence or say hell to the no with your choices.

    I hate when places that I love get a big head and get all expensive. Boo!!!!

    Have a great week!

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  6. two things - 1) Dumplings might be my favorite food ever. 2) i have to watch Shawshank Redemption every time it comes on. Every time.

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  7. I am on a mission to make more couple friends!

    Shawshank Redemption is everything; I teach our corrections class and I use it for examples all the time. Even my students now, who are in their late teens/early 20s have seen it.

    Did you buy the Revas you tweeted about? I have a pair of Tory Burch peep toe wedges and I love them, but they kind of hurt. I was afraid the Revas would be the same. I am eying up Tieks. I have heard they are super comfortable.

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  8. I STILL wear short shorts!! Oh well. BUT-if you aren't wanting to be all hootchie like the way I am then maxi's or dresses are great. I NEVER used to wear dresses but that's all I've been wearing for the last few months and I love it.

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  9. wait. how expensive has Underbelly gotten?
    i think the key to shorts is not wearing short shorts and probably not getting jean shorts. or maybe i'm just a slave to what the Gap tells me to do.

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  10. I am totally with you on the shorts. I put on four different pairs the other day and still felt too old for them. And I don't even wear them that short. Maybe time to go dress shopping together!? :)

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  11. The shorts thing! My shorts now have to land just above my knees to feel right, it annoys me because in my head I look like my grandmother.

    When shorts feel all wrong I go with a maxi dress, you're pantsless but all the stuff is covered!

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  12. I think you can still totally rock the shorts...otherwise dresses. I was so sad when I turned on the TV & it was the end of Shawshank Redemption. I did watch The Green Mile though.

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  13. I feel weird in shorts unless they're cotton and I'm kicking around. Capris? Casual dresses?

    I have one pair of jean shorts and the others are totally cotton shorts to bum in.

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  14. Hahah! A overhead projection as art. Hilarious. I'm craving a blood orange margarita now. I've never had one, but I'm totally craving it. :) Sounds like a fun weekend!

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  15. In my "old age" I have gotten more fat/cellulite than I care for on my legs and almost NEVER wear shorts anymore. However, it has less to do with age and more with being self-conscious. The summers can be rough but I tend to stick to sundresses & sandals on an almost daily basis. However, I think that anyone can wear shorts regardless of age as long as they aren't too short! Shorty shorts are best left to the teenagers.

    Also LET'S GO SHOPPING IT WILL BE SO FUN

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  16. I feel that way about shorts too but I feel ridiculous in capris. #30yearoldprobz

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  17. That stinks they raised their prices. Shorts have gotten shorter and shorter it seems, I stick with skirts.

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  18. lol I definitely agree that shorts are no longer age appropriate. I thought it was just me getting older. I do not know what I'm going to do this summer :x

    Thanks for linking up with MMG!

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  19. Pancakes in general are always a win. And I am with you on the shorts. I own 2 pair of Bermudas but still barely wear them. I rock jeans in the triple degrees sadly. I did buy a few casual dresses late last summer. We will see if I wear them!!

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  20. Blueberry pancakes are my favorite kind!!!! Mmmm!

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  21. ...and now I am hungry! Jeez...just come to Florida so we can eat our way through it, lol

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  22. Im a sucker for blueberry pancakes.... actually I'm a sucker for blueberry ANYTHING!

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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  23. It's funny you bring up the shorts because I commented about shorts these days on one of Kathy's blog posts. For the record, it was about how I don't think the high-waisted, short variety that lets people see your butt cheeks is very appropriate on middle school girls, or really anyone. I feel old for saying that, but it's true! I feel ya on the shorts thing. I tend to lean more toward capris and jeans when it gets warm out and that's a major change from when I was younger -- I would wear shorts any chance I got!

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