Monday, June 2, 2014

Weekend Review: 11

I stayed in town this weekend because of the lovely weather we had. Since we were going to be rained out most of the weekend, some friends and I took advantage of the amazing Summer weather on Friday and hit up some patios in UpTown. No one could decide where we should go for dinner so we walked along Hennepin Ave stopping in to restaurants to see what their wait was and eventually decided on Coup D'etat since we saw some open tables. While we waited for our table we got a drink at the bar. I tried the Lagoon 75 which was so delicious and I'm not usually a gin lover.
A rendition of the classic cocktail French 75, this cocktail is bright and refreshing with subtle hints of stone fruits and flowers topped with cava. 
After dinner we tried going to Moto-i, but apparently they have new rooftop rules where everyone needs to be sitting. Since there was an insane wait to be on the roof we just wandered next door to The Herkimer and enjoyed some drinks on the patio. I bailed earlier than the rest of the group and walked back to my car, it really makes me look forward to the days of moving back towards the city and being able to walk home when I know it's time to call it a night.

Saturday morning Miley woke me up at 5:00 am so she could go run around the yard and eat some grass. It's funny, because that's exactly what I like to do on a Saturday morning with no plans for the day too. When I finally got her back inside we accidentally went back to bed until noon. Oops. The rest of the day was spent waiting for the rain to lighten up enough that I could run out and get some wine and food for the rest of the day.

I made a Trader Joe's run because I wanted to make it a one stop shop and TJ's is the only place really where you can get wine and food in the same place. Stupid MN laws... Clearly I had no menu in mind, I just picked up whatever sounded good and comforting on a stormy Saturday.

I've really become a fan of prosecco's lately and the Seccola Sparkling Wine is definitely a top contender for me. It's sweet but not too sweet like an Asti and is nice and crisp. I guess it's not technically a Prosecco, but who wants to get technical on a Monday?

The remainder of the day was spent watching any Chick Flick that was on TV including Sweet Home Alabama, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Love and Other Drugs.

Sunday, I would like my morning back. Did you know that when there is a weather emergency your phone will set off an alarm from the National Weather Service that will have you literally jump out of bed trembling in fear that 1) your house is on fire 2) a tornado is coming and it's knocking on your door 3) a serial-murder-rapist is in your room and decided to paralyze you in fear by setting off the most horrible, ear bleeding alarm ever? Turns out it was just a flash flood warning. So there I lay, in my upstairs bedroom in a three story walk out house just waiting for the floods to seep in to my room.

Since going back to sleep was no longer an option, I turned on my Netflix and started my day at 4:00 am. Super neat-o. Thanks for the wake up call...the best part was, it rained for all of 10 minutes the whole day on Sunday so that warning was pretty crucial. I did have plans, but with it being Sunday and no stores open before 11:00, the morning felt like a day in itself but, I had some shoes to return so off I went. After my little shopping trip the rest of the day flew by.

I spent some time outside with the dogs since the sun was finally shining.
No, those are not dogs. It's a Swan family!
I went on a lovely date to Eat Shop in Plymouth. This was my second time there, but it's totally different from the first time when they just opened. They remodeled the inside and the menu is more burgers and sandwiches, however, a burger is just what I needed and their Cowboy Burger was really tasty. I was secretly hoping that by going to dinner it would be a longer date than our past ones, but it only lasted about an hour. Guess that's what you get when you go to a nearly empty restaurant.

I did get home just in time to watch most of The Bachelorette though. As if dating isn't complicated enough with Online dating or dating just one guy and trying to figure out where you stand, who's still going on dates with other people, and the oh so awkward first kiss, to do it with 25 different men in front of cameras would just be horrifying for me.

1 comment:

  1. I HATE that stupid alarm so so much. I just called verizon today and they were like "Just an FYI - you still will be getting that absolutely terrible weather alarms we send out"