Archives for category: Beer

Friday afternoon I went out for lunch with my dad to a new pizza place near us, The Rock. I meant to take a picture of our pizza, but by the time I remembered, it was all eaten. Out pizza was supposed to have black olives, Italian sausage, and meatballs, but unfortunately we ended up not having any meatballs at all, which was disappointing.

Friday night was date night. The boyfriend and I originally had plans to go to an Irish pub a couple blocks from his place, but instead we ended up with takeout sushi from Kinjo. I ordered a veggie roll and a California roll, but there was no way I could finish it all. It was just too much food.

Saturday morning I met up with a friend to go for a walk. It was snowing and cold, but we went anyways. I’m glad we did, cause it was really pretty with the snow on the trees.

Sunday morning the boyfriend and I ended up going out for breakfast at a breakfast buffet. I had French toast, some hash browns (who can resist them, they’re so tasty), and fruit. Lots and lots of fruit. I think the fruit was my favourite part of the buffet.


After a few errands we watched Red back at his place. I think Helen Mirren is an amazing actress, so I was excited to see her in an action movie. She was great in it!

Green Beer March 17 2013

Sunday afternoon was spent at a pub drinking green beer with my brother and a few of his friends. When our server asked if I wanted my Grasshopper green I said yes. While we were there in addition to green beer, I also saw some green wine.

Did you do anything special for St Patrick’s Day?

Friday night was spent with my boyfriend and his roommates, celebrating one of their birthdays. We went to Limerick’s cause it’s only a few blocks away from their place. There was beer, a birthday hat, and lots of laughing involved.

The Wise Woman March 11 2013

Saturday morning I spent reading. I wasn’t drawn into the storyline until about halfway through, but now I’m having a hard time putting it down.


For the first time in a long time I watched a movie by myself. I have a hard time sitting still for 2 hours, so I can usually only do it if I’m watching a movie with someone, but Munich managed to keep me interested.

Sunday the boyfriend and I went out for breakfast (I had French toast and fruit) and then we did some running around, including a stop at the farmer’s market.

Last night I enjoyed watching The Amazing Race and The Good Wife. I only started watching The Good Wife a few months ago, so I’m trying to fight the temptation to watch the previous seasons.

Smartie Brittle March 11 2013

My brother went snowboarding at Lake Louise yesterday, and he stopped and got the rest of the family a little something. He got me some white chocolate Smartie brittle. I’ve had it before, and it was delicious! I can pretty much guarantee that it won’t last very long.

What did you do this weekend? Do you know who you’d do The Amazing Race with?

Besides laundry and shovelling this weekend, I really only did anything interesting on Saturday night.

Lucky Buddha Beer


For date night we ended up at a Chinese buffet. The boyfriend saw a special for Lucky Buddha Beer, so he thought he’d try it. He said it tasted like Kokanee. Who would have thought that those two brands would be similar?

Sunday I spent a good hour shovelling most of the driveway. I couldn’t finish cause I was so tired. There was so much snow, and cause of the wind it kept getting blown around.

I was supposed to go see Jack the Giant Slayer Sunday afternoon, but I ended up cancelling. After doing the driveway I realized how bad the conditions were. Oh well, maybe next weekend.

I hope your weekend was less snowy than mine. What’s the last kind of beer you drank?

White Chocolate Smartie Brittle

1. My brother brought me back white chocolate Smartie bark from Banff. Does a more delicious thing exist on earth? It’s now gone. Every bite was amazing.

2. My workouts the last two days have been shovelling the driveway. We got a pretty good dump of snow, and I’m hoping it’s over now. I’m definitely feeling it in my arms.

3. I’ve stayed up late the last two nights, and I’m definitely feeling it today. Lack of sleep didn’t use to effect me like this. I feel old.

4. Last night I saw This Is 40 with a friend (the reason why I was up late last night). It’s so funny. If you’re thinking of seeing it, go! After the movie we went to get a beer. I got blueberry beer. It was pretty good.

Pride and Prejudice DVD January 11 2013

5. I got Pride and Prejudice from a friend for Christmas! I haven’t watched it yet, so I’m planning in spending my Friday night with Mr Darcy.

6. It’s short and sweet today. Enjoy your weekend!

Weekend Review May 25 2012

It started on Friday night with a quiet dinner at home with the family. We ended up having barbequed steaks on with roasted veggies and some delicious wine. I’m not a big red meat eater (I only have steak once or maybe twice a year), so I only ended up eating half a piece. The wine was amazing though!

Weekend Review 3 May 25 2012

Lunch on Saturday ended up being a Greek salad with half a pita. I’ve taken Greek salads to work for lunch a few times in the last couple weeks. I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t get enough of the combination of spinach, bell peppers, and feta cheese.

Weekend Review 2 May 25 2012

Friday afternoon I went to the grocery store to get the ingredients to make some chocolate chip cookies. The cookies got made Saturday. The recipe I use is for the chewy, barely cooked enough kind. They’re so so good. In our house they disappear pretty quick. Here’s a post about these cookies, and here’s the recipe from Martha Stewart.

I was supposed to go for a walk with a couple friends Saturday afternoon, but it ended up not happening. One friend forgot she had a charity walk, and the other friend texted me saying one of her little ones was sick. Hopefully we’ll be able to re-schedule for sometime this week.

Weekend Review 4 May 25 2012

Saturday night I ended up getting some beer. I discovered Grasshopper earlier this year while I was at a pub with my brother watching a Flames game. I tried a sip of a Grasshopper that he had ordered and I really liked it. I’ve ordered a few times since at restaurants, but this was my first time buying some to bring home.

Weekend Review 5 May 28 2012


Sunday afternoon I ended up watching The Help. I saw it in theatres with a friend and really liked it. I remember there being a couple funny parts, plus I think it has a great message, so I thought I’d watch it again. If you haven’t seen it yet, I would definitely recommend it!

Weekend in Review 6 May 28 2012

After the movie I ended up going for a walk by the river. It was the perfect temperature for a walk – with a hoodie and jeans I wasn’t too hot or too cold.

Weekend in review 7 May 28 2012

The second half of the walk was in some tall fir trees with lots of steps going both up and down. I’m so lucky to have so many beautiful parks within a five or ten minute drive of where I live.

Weekend in Review 8 May 28 2012

After the walk I figured a Starbucks trip was in order. I got my usual warm weather drink – a passion tea lemonade.

Weekend Review 1 May 25 2012

I’ve been reading this book over the last few days. The Other Queen is the last book in the Tudors series by Philippa Gregory. I love her writing, so I’m kind of sad that this is the last book about the Tudor family. Luckily she’s written quite a few other books though, so I still have more to read by her. I spent part of the summer of 2006 in Europe, so it’s pretty cool to read about places that I’ve been to.

To all of you in the US who have a long weekend today, I hope you’re enjoying it. Here in Canada we had a long weekend last weekend. I have a feeling this week is going to feel extra long cause I’m back to a five day work week.

Where was I last night? At the Kings of Leon concert of course!

I ended up with a beer before the concert started, which came with a lid (such a good idea when you’re trying to navigate your way to your seats), so the only way to drink it was with a straw. Something that my brother thought was funny, hence the photo of me drinking my beer with a straw. I’ll admit I don’t think I’ve ever drank a beer with a straw before, but it still tasted just as good as usual.

All in all I had an awesome time. Kings of Leon put on an amazing show. If you have the chance to see them, I could recommend it, it was definitely worth the money.

I’ll leave you with the song that made me think “Hey, these guys are awesome, who are they?” Enjoy Use Somebody!