Archives for category: Weekend

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?

Friday ended up being pretty low key – I didn’t do much other than laundry.

Banana Bread February 23 2013 (8)

Saturday afternoon I made some banana bread for the boyfriend as part of his Christmas gift. I HATE bananas – the smell, the taste, and the texture, it’s just all so gross, so he’s pretty lucky I made it for him.

Saturday night I headed out to go bowling with some friends that I hadn’t seen in awhile. The first game I only scored 88 points, but the second I managed to get 100. I was pretty excited, as I’m a pretty horrible bowler.

Roll Up the Rim to Win February 23 2013

After we decided to go to Tim Horton’s. I got my usual hot chocolate. I even managed to win a coffee with my Roll Up the Rim cup. It was great to be able to hang out and talk with some friends that I haven’t seen in over a year.

While we were talking somehow the subject of Snoop Dogg came up. One of my friends said he’d changed his name from to Snoop Lion. No one else had heard about that, so we were pretty sceptical until someone got out their phone and confirmed it. Snoop Lion also thinks he’s the reincarnation of Bob Marley according to my friend. Apparently I’m not current on the latest hip hop gossip.

Sunday afternoon I spent with the boyfriend. After doing some errands we got lunch at a great sushi place near his house. I got some California rolls and my usual veggie roll. I’ll have to remember to take a picture of it next time cause the veggie roll is always so pretty with avocado and strawberry on top of it.

Pocky February 25 2013

They give out Pocky, and I always pick strawberry. Every. Single. Time. Has anyone tried the chocolate? Which do you like better?


Date night on Friday involved dinner and a movie.


My fortune from lunch on Saturday. Perfect cause I love to travel.


The boyfriend managed to get Flames tickets last week for tonight’s game. I’m beyond excited. These are the best seats I’ve ever had – usually I have to walk up (and up and up and up) to get to the ones I can afford.

Chinatown February 10 2013 (1)

Chinese New Year at the Chinese Cultural Centre.

Chinatown February 10 2013 (2)

There were tons of people there, but it was definitely fun to check out.

Mucho Burrito January 25 2013

Friday I went to Mucho Burrito for lunch. I decided to get a chicken burrito – usually I get quesadillas when I’m there. I’m glad I decided to get something different, cause the burrito was delicious!


Friday night the boyfriend and I went out for sushi at Sho for date night. The gyoza were especially tasty. Afterwards we ended up watching The Recruit with Al Pacino.

Me in Flames Jersey January 26 2013

Saturday night I was invited to the Flames/Oilers game with a friend’s dad. Of course I had to wear my jersey to the Saddledome.

Flames Oilers Game January 26 2013 (2)

The game was being broadcast on Hockey Night in Canada, so Don Cherry was at the game, in one of his signature colourful suits. Apparently HNIC has been on TV for 60 years. I had no idea it was that old.

Flames Oilers Game January 26 2013 (3)

There’s a huge rivalry between the Flames and the Oilers, so I knew it was going to be a great game. The Flames won their first game of the season (finally), 4 – 3 over Edmonton.

Bag of Bones January 28 2012

Sunday morning the boyfriend and I went out for brunch. I got pancakes (very tasty but really filling). I spent the rest of the day cleaning and reading. I got pulled in for the second half of this book, and I’m just a hundred pages from the end. I can’t wait to find out what happens to all the characters.

What did you do this weekend?

1. Last night I got an awesome text. I got invited to the Flames/Oilers game tomorrow night. Whenever we play the Oilers it’s always an extra intense game cause the rivalry is so big. I’m pretty excited.

2. I have also going to see the Flames play the Avalanche on Thursday. That’s right, two games in under a week. I’m one pretty happy person right now.

Broken Dresser January 25 2013

3. This week my dresser fell apart. The middle shelf literally fell out in my hands. It had been having problems for awhile – I couldn’t open the bottom drawer unless I was very careful – so I guess I can’t complain. I knew it was coming.

Putting Together New Dresser January 25 2013

4. I ended up at Ikea to look for another one – which I found for a pretty decent price. Wednesday night I bribed my brother to help me put it together. He thought I was weird for wanting to count all the little pieces to make sure we had them all before we started. Really though, what’s the point of building half of it if there’s pieces missing?

Running Room Magazine January 25 2013

5. I got some weekend reading in the mail the other day.

6. The boyfriend and I are going for sushi for date night tonight. I’ve been craving it for the last little while, so I’m looking forward to it.

7. Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?


Friday night started off with getting together with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a couple months. We decided to go see a movie, and she ended up picking Parental Guidance. I thought it was going to be funnier than it was – there was a lot of kid humour, but not many adult jokes.

Saturday was pretty much housework and reading. Not very exciting, but that stuff has to be done every week.

Jubilations Ghostbusted January 20 2013 (1)

Sunday morning I went to church. Afterwards I went over to the boyfriend’s place to hang out before going to see Ghostbusted at Jubilations with him and some of his friends. I had never been before, but I had a lot of fun. It’s basically a dinner theatre with lots of singing. The food was good, and our server was awesome. I’d definitely go back again.

Did you do anything fun over the weekend?

I honestly didn’t do much this weekend. There was a lot of snow, so I spent most of it inside until Sunday when the boyfriend and I hung out.

Pride and Prejudice DVD January 11 2013

I watched a couple episodes of Pride and Prejudice. I usually have a hard time sitting still for more than an hour, so I love how these are in bite sized pieces – long enough to draw me in, but not too long that I get antsy.

Bag of Bones January 14 2012

I also did a lot of reading. I finished Anne of Ingleside (I’m slowly making my way through the Anne of Green Gables series), and I started Bag of Bones by Stephen King. The last time I read Bag of Bones I had to take all the magnets off my fridge cause they scared me, If you’ve read it you’ll know what I mean.

While I was at the boyfriend’s we ended up making tacos and watching Good Morning Vietnam. He couldn’t believe I’d never seen it before. I had only seen bits and pieces of it previously. Robin Williams was pretty good in it.

What’s one movie you haven’t seen, but it feels like everyone else has?

Christmas Party Outfit January 4 2013

Friday night the boyfriend had a work Christmas party. I wasn’t sure what I should wear, so I decided on the above outfit with jeans. It was pretty casual and I think I hit it spot on.

Christmas Party January 4 2013

The food was pretty good – dry ribs, chicken wings, tortilla chips and salsa, carrot sticks, celery, and broccoli. There was some mini putt and pool playing too as the night went on.

Saturday was pretty laid back, getting some laundry and errands done. One of my priorities was to get a new salad spinner. The handle had broken off the one we had awhile ago. I had to stick the end of a fork into the hole to get it to spin – it was definitely time to get a new one. I’m happy to say the new one works amazingly.

Sunday morning was spent with the boyfriend. We went out for breakfast and I had my very first parfait. It had yogurt, fruit, and granola. It was pretty good – I’d definitely make one at home.

The Lost Symbol January 7 2013


I finished reading The Lost Symbol. It took me longer than I thought it would to get through it, but it was a fun, easy read that I didn’t have to think very hard about.

Did you do anything exciting this weekend?

Christmas Cards December 21 2012

1. I may or may not have sent my Christmas cards out until this morning. I know they won’t get to their destinations in time, but I think they’ll get there by New Years. Better late than never, right?

2. I’m in a book rut. I finished an amazing book this week, and even though the book I’m reading right now is good, it’s not awesome like the last one was. Boo.

3. I’m going over to a friend’s place for tea this afternoon. I get to hang out with her AND her kids. They make me smile, so you can’t go wrong with that.

4. While the kids are around though, it makes it hard to have “adult” conversations. Her three year old is so smart. It’s amazing how much she picks up when you don’t think she’s listening.

5. We’re supposed to be getting more snow this weekend. I’ll forgive the weatherman because that means we’ll have some fresh white snow for Christmas, and not the grey dirty stuff that’s been around for awhile.

6. Stressing about things and not sleeping well isn’t fun. At all. Hopefully tonight I’ll be able to relax and sleep better. Too bad there isn’t a switch to turn off my brain when I go to bed.

7. I’m pretty sure my socks are disappearing. I’m not sure where they’re going, but I think they got mixed into someone else’s laundry, and they haven’t realized it yet. I hope they turn up soon.

8. Have a great weekend!