Monday, June 29, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

Wow, had quite the busy weekend. But as much fun as that is, it leaves me feeling like I need one extra day on a Monday morning. Hey, at least it wasn't nearly as cold this morning as it was last week!

So what all did I get up to? Went out for a girly-dinner with J9-double0blonde on Friday night, to a little place in Craighall called the Cnr Cafe. I was torn between a soup starter and what I ended up having: Sweet Potato chips with a humous dip - very yummy. J9 had courgette strips in batter that were also good. For mains we both had sage-battered chicken breasts with parma ham on top. It was nice. Good that they have a giant specials board which I hope changes regularly cause their actual menu is not too large.

On Saturday morning I was up early for gym and then Varen & I had a relaxing breakfast at home before heading out. First we invested in our travel insurance (glad that's done) and then headed off to Mellisoo's for our June bloggirls event. It turned out to be a lovely afternoon eating far too much, catching up and watching the rugby with Mellisoo, Cybersass, Angel & Glugs and Sweets :) I will admit I was close to canceling the whole thing on Thursday because a) so few people have been signing up and b) so many people seem to cancel at the last minute. I've always enjoyed my one afternoon a month with these lovely ladies, but lately it feels like no one else can be bothered (aside from Angel, who is always enthusiastic and the only other person besides me, I think, who has only missed one). So yeah, I dunno how much longer it'll be running. But I have been thinking that for the last few months and every time I attend another one I enjoy it so much I decide to do "at least one more" :) So who knows what'll happen. I guess it's just another nail in the coffin of my general attitude towards people (the post I didn't end up writing after my birthday picnic) and how unreliable they tend to be. But I don't want to go into that further now, there's a post boiling under the surface, there has been for absolute ages ... probably since before I started blogging actually ;) But now is not the time.

On Saturday evening Varen & I decided to go and watch The Hangover.

Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three friends drive to Las Vegas for a blow-out bachelor party they'll never forget. But, in fact, when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning, they can't remember a thing. For some reason, they find a tiger in the bathroom and a six-month-old baby in the closet of their suite at Caesar's Palace. The one thing they can't find is Doug. With no clue as to what transpired and little time to spare, the trio must retrace their hazy steps and all their bad decisions in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time to walk down the aisle.

Wahahahaha. The trailer was funny. When that happens I'm always nervous that the movie won't actually be anything more that what they've already shown us. this was not one of those times. It's very funny. On the flip side, it's everything that makes me terrified of the boy's heading off for a weekend alone. To clarify when Bean & I were dating and he headed off for a bachelor party, I went out with my friends and focused on the likelyhood that they'd all survive the night and it'd all be fine. I was woken the following morning by a phone call from Bean's mom saying he was in hospital with stitches in the back of his head after picking a drunken fight with a bouncer. Nice. So yes, fears come true. He was fine, he survived and no doubt the boys all think it's a great story and prove that it must've been an amazing bachelors party. Me, it means I have mild panic attacks about what could go wrong when I hear about an upcoming drunken debauched boys event. I could still laugh at this movie, hoping against hope that I wasn't dating one of those guys ;)

Sunday morning started with a disappointing breakfast at Doppio Zero. Varen's favourite breakfast's portion size had shrunk and he was far from amused. My favourite meal was removed entirely. Not an ideal start to the day, but we pushed on. We went and did the grocery shopping and cleaned the bunny hutch (see photo above of them relaxing in their nice newly cleaned hutch). And then J9 came over and the two of us headed off to the Go Organic expo. It wasn't much of what I expected. It was half an expo, the other half was The Women's Show, which didn't really interest me at all. To be fair, none of the expo's I've ever been to have really wowed me. The thing I was really hoping to see, which I've mentioned before and am still avidly waiting to appear in South Africa, wasn't there either :(

After that, the three of us headed off to The Attic for dinner. Oh. My. Word. It was even better than the first time. I didn't really know what I was in the mood for but when I sat down and started looking thru their menu I was preparing to be disappointed, nothing really appealed. So I was all set to have two starters instead (there were at least 4 starts that piqued my fancy!). After we'd ordered our starters, a different waiter came round and told us about 2 other specials they had that evening. One was a beef stew with horseradish mash that was absolutely divine and *exactly* what I had wanted. In fact it's exactly what I thought I was ordering when I'd chosen Goulash at Werner's Bistro and ended up so disappointed! Absolutely divine. Although sadly I had *no* space left for their divine Hot Chocolate pudding :( Another time!


ExMi said...

i would have loved to have come - but the bf has been working weekends lately.

once i have my licence, it will be much easier.

am bummed i keep having to miss bloggirls - i miss everyone!!

The Jackson Files said..., don't cancel it. it's just been bad timing for me the last couple of months plus i'm trying to juggle life AND a new boyfriend. but i'll be back. PROMISE.

Also...lions tickets, COME ON, it only happens every 12 years. you HAVE to forgive me that.

Unknown said...

Oooh I luuurve the Attic, glad it was good again.
Sounds like the bloggirls thing was good again :)

Anonymous said...

i'm glad i could make it. nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah to those who weren't there! ;-)

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