Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weekend Recap

Happy Sunday! I am in a great mood today and I think it is because I have had a really amazing weekend. This is a pretty long recap, so bear with me!

Friday night we met up for margaritas with Miss Mindless before heading down to Barracks Row. We ate at Jordan's 8 and I finally tried sushi! We ordered Shrimp Tempura and Lava Rolls and I liked them both. I am already looking forward to my next sushi experience. We came home after dinner and watched Monsters vs. Aliens in front of a fire. I fell asleep shortly after the movie started, but AJ tells me it was pretty funny.

I'm not sure where all our energy and enthusiasm came from, but we were up and at 'em bright and early yesterday morning.

I had seen and heard about the $1 scarf sale at Old Navy and really wanted to stock up on some Christmas gifts. We showed up right at 9 am and hit the jackpot.

I bought 10 scarves total...6 women's and 4 men's. I also bought AJ a sweater and plaid flannel shirt. There was another promotion going on where you received an extra 30% off when you used your ON/Gap/BR card, so I ended up spending only $40 total!

We then headed over to Barnes & Noble to get some coffee and I finally tried a decaf pumpkin spice latte. It tasted just as good as the real thing. I had a $15 B&N gift card left over from Christmas 2007 so I gave it to AJ so he could buy the latest book in his favorite series (The Wheel of Time). There are a few books I wanted to buy, but I hate buying books unless I know I am going to love them. Anyone else with me on this one?

Next on our list was Pet Smart. We bought training treats and a clicker in hopes that Kona can learn some manners. She knows how to sit, but other than that is pretty much a lost cause. Has anyone used clicker training? Any tips?

Then we hit up AT&T. I was eligible for an upgrade back in July, but my BlackBerry was still working and I wanted to get a few real paychecks under my belt before I splurged on a new phone. Well the day finally came....I bought an iPhone! It is just as amazing as everyone said it would be and I'm in love! What apps should I download? So far I have Nike + iPod, Facebook, UrbanSpoon, Shazam, Pandra, To Do's, Twitterrific (Yes, I'm baaaack), ESPN ScoreCenter, NYTimes, and Google.

Our early morning shopping made us super hungry so we stopped for a quick breakfast at a diner in Virginia. The food was pretty good, but still pales in comparison to may favorite diner at home. I think I've mentioned this before, but the two things I miss most about NY are diners and Italian restaurants. Sigh.

Once we made it back into DC it was almost noon and by this time people were out in swarms. Our final stop was the hardware store where we could barely maneuver the aisles....partly because the aisles are SO NARROW, but mostly because there were 30 people in a teeny tiny store. This is exactly why I like shopping early on Saturday mornings.

The rest of the day was spent finishing up cleaning the house (I helped this time) and drinking tea, eating cinnamon crumb cake, and chatting with PP&MS. It was a really fun and relaxing afternoon.

Last night we went to 5 o'clock mass followed by a wine and cheese party in the church rectory. We then went to Sonoma, a wine bar on the hill. The food was less than stellar, but the atmosphere was nice. We lounged on a couch and drank some red wine. Senator Al Franken was also dining at Sonoma last night. I wanted to get a picture, but it would have been so obvious and I didn't want to disturb his meal. I was definitely star struck though. I mean c'mon, he used to be Stuart Smalley!

Because our food wasn't that great and we weren't full, we decided to head over to Good Stuff Eatery, the burger restaurant owned by Spike from Top Chef. We split a burger, but we probably could have each eaten the whole thing because it was so yummy! I saw Spike walking through the restaurant as we were eating and wanted to say hey and/or take a picture, but I was too chicken. Lucky for me, after we left the restaurant we were standing at the corner waiting to cross the street when he suddenly ran right in front of us while trying to hail a cab. AJ said "Spike" and he turned around and said hey guys and to have a good night. Squeal! I immediately called my mom to brag. Haha.

Today we went grocery shopping and are now watching football. It is another beautiful fall day here in DC so we are planning to take Kona on a nice long walk later. I might sit outside for a while and read too. We've got to enjoy the nice weather while it is still here!

So that is our weekend in a pretty big nutshell. I hope everyone else had a great weekend too!

20 comments:

  1. wow that sounds like a perfect weekend - i'm glad you had so much fun and you even had a few "celeb" sightings! :)

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  2. Fun weekend! We did basic training with Junebug through PetSmart and it really really helped. My brother (working on his certification for dog training) is also going to take her for a week to do more training with her (she's pretty people food aggressive). Hopefully that will further her along. We have to keep on top of her b/c she's SO big and she has to have good manners :)

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  3. My boyfriend has the iPhone too. I am still stuck on my blackberry but I am secretly soo jealous of him (and you now too!! haha)

    He has an app that gives you wine recommendations if you tell it what you're eating, things like that. I think it's called Wine PhD? You could try that. Also, the Koi Pond application is totally useless but fun.

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend. Nice scarves, esp for $40!! :) LOVE bulk purchases on sale

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  4. What a fun weekend! I also just tried sushi for the first time not long ago, and it's crazy to me that now I want more! I never thought I'd like it.

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  5. Definitely a fun weekend! I HIGHGLY recommend the click/treat method. Once she learns that, you can teach her TONS of things. My advice, start small. As soon as you click, give her a treat. Do this a gazillion times and she'll associated the click with "good." Then you can back off and only give treats with every few clicks. It really works! Its how Barkley got house trained.

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  6. Wish I would have known about the $1 scarf sale - love them! Glad you had a great weekend.

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  7. Sounds like a great weekend! If you like puzzle games definitely download blocked. It's a really fun puzzle game. I don't have the iphone but my boyfriend does and the games are great. There's also a paper toss one that's a lot of fun, but not nearly as great as blocked!

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  8. Oh I'm so jealous of the scarf sale! I was at Old Navy today and I guess the sale was over. Damn! They had some cute ones. Oh well. Glad you had such a fun weekend!!!!

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  9. Oh and PacMan is REALLY fun on iPhone (on "swipe" mode).

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  10. What a wonderful weekend and I love the scarves!

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  11. Ahhh I LLLOVE stuart smalley! It would have been so hard for me to resist the picture. It was very sophisticated and discrete of you not to bother him. had fun with you this weekend! :)

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  12. Wow, what a weekend! I'm so proud that you tried sushi for the first time...sushi is my most favorite food ON EARTH. For reals. :)

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  13. Sounds like a very full and fun weekend. We have used click training with Charlie and it is amazing how quickly he catches on. I think the most important thing they said was that you aren't supposed to say anything, just click when they do the behavior, freeze, then give them a treat. We also get Charlie really excited before we start. We jump around and say "ARE YOU READY!?!!?" and he knows what is coming. Good luck!!

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  14. Grocery IQ is one of my favorite apps. It's a grocery list maker that lets you create a favorites list and enter things by barcode. I use it ALL the time (it's on my home screen).

    Sounds like a great weekend!

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  15. Wow what a productive weekend!! So glad you finally tried the pumpkin latte, so yummy! Great scarf finds, too!

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  16. Oh my gosh, totally forgot about the scarf sale! So bummed!

    I love my iPhone! The Starbucks app is convenient when you are looking for a caffeine fix!

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  17. Wow! I wish that I had known about the one dollar scarf sale!

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  18. You guys jammed like two weeks of stuff into a weekend - I'm totally impressed! I love it when I have productive weekends like that, but it has been a while - LOL!

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  19. Wow sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! Love all of the scarfs and I can't believe that they were a dollar...what a great find.

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