I wanted to give a quick weekend recap before I jump into today’s post. Several of you wanted to know how the butter chicken poutine was on Friday night. I’m sorry to say, I never had it My friend and I dropped by the restaurant at 7pm and were told it was an hour and a half wait! That was incredibly disappointing. I was a complete starvin’ marvin’ and there was no way I was going to be able to last that long. It was college graduation in the city on Friday, from what I hear it was incredibly tough to get into a lot of restaurants. We ended up a cafe that was very good, though. I had been there a few times before, and I knew it wouldn’t disappoint.
I have still have my sights set on that butter chicken poutine though! I must have it.
After dinner on Friday, I was busy cleaning my apartment … I even scrubbed the inside of my shower!! Who says I don’t know how to party on the weekends? I love showering in a freshly cleaned tub. I know I’m not alone there.
I had a serious workout Saturday morning. A hilly 10 mile bike ride, biceps/triceps/shoulders, and then headed home to do Bob Harper’s 15 Minute Yoga Abs (which I have a very strong love/hate relationship with … huuuuuuuurts). It felt good to get a big sweat session in. Then after spending some time working on Saturday afternoon, I stopped by a friend’s house to help him organize his freshly moved furniture and clothing. Remember the pickle challenge? It didn’t happen. But I still feel like I could have made Snooki proud. After helping him hang up his clothing (apparently he wears nothing but blue or brown), a girlfriend of mine and I camped out on my balcony armed with sangria, wings, hummus, sangria, cheese, pita chips, sangria, and more sangria. After knocking back a fair amount of that, we got all prettied up and headed to the nearest club to dance our butts off. My legs were actually sore yesterday.
….which meant I spent a lot of the day listening to Bethany Joy Lenz/napping/watching The Parent Trap (of which I know every line).
I think it’s pretty clear that I’m a big TV watcher. Actually, my coworkers have mentioned several times how astounding it is that I watch the amount of shows I do, maintain a healthy lifestyle, have a social life, and get 8 hours of sleep every night. To be honest, I’m not quite sure how I do it either.
In addition to being a televisionaholic, I’m a pretty big bookworm. This is my nightstand:
For today’s post, I’ve decided to share my latest book/TV/music loves. Then I’m going to want to hear what your current loves are, too. I love trying out new music genres and watching new episodes of stuff online. So, please share
Latest book obsession:
I’m definitely a Nora Roberts fan, and this is her newest book. Funny story – I gave it to my mom for Christmas and my parents also gave it to me for Christmas. The story involves the Montgomery brothers, who are refurbishing a historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland. This particular novel (book one of a trilogy) focuses on Beckett Montgomery. There’s a romance involved. There’s a ghost living in the hotel. There’s more cheesy romantic references (each room in the inn is named after a famous couple). I’m loving it so far! I enjoy the way Nora Roberts builds her stories. I know that the other two books will be based on the other brothers, just like in the Bride Quarter (I LOVED that series).
Latest music obsession:
I’m going to be honest, I fell in love with Gavin DeGraw’s newest album after seeing him perform on the One Tree Hill series finale. Listen to “Soldier”. You won’t be disappointed. Where I work, we take turns playing songs on YouTube all day long (we’re pretty fun, I know), and my coworker and I joke that 20, 000 of the 1.1 million views of “Solider” came from us. That’s probably not far from the truth
Latest TV obsession:
Funny. Smart. Inappropriate. Funny (again). I love 2 Broke Girls. Have you been watching? It’s really nice to see a show on TV that features smart (and HILARIOUS) women. It’s amazing. Kat Dennings does a fabulous job (can you say sassy?!), and Whitney Cummings is a creator. That spells winning right there. I highly recommend it. It’s great for a Monday night
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What are you reading? Watching? Listening to? Share your current faves