Monday, July 18, 2016

Scenes from the Weekend

Yes, yes it really is Monday already. Oy. I think I need more 3 day weekends. More and more and more. I'm just trying to stay focused until the end of August when Kev and I have our anniversary trip planned. Just gotta stay focused....

On to the weekend! for weeks I've wanted to see the new Ghostbusters movie. Yes, I'm a child of the 80s and as a kid when the first one came out and like many, I was a little miffed to hear that they were making a new one. But I saw the trailer and it didn't look bad. Kev was absolutely against it. He had NO desire to go. But I wore him down when I saw that it had gotten a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes. We went on Friday and you know what???

IT WAS GOOD! I'm picky about movies and if it was crap, even a little crap, I'd tell you. But it wasn't. It was really good and it made me happy. I don't know why, but it just made me happy and that gives it a thumbs up in my book.

Saturday morning dawned bright and early and I headed off for my weigh in (it went well). A little grocery shopping for fruit and veggies then home for breakfast. After breakfast I went to Body Pump class.

I've mentioned it before that there's a really annoying guy in class who likes to yell at people and talk over the instructor and today, the instructor finally got fed up and totally called him out. 

Annoying Guy - Yelling something at someone across the room while the instructor is talking
Instructor -  You want me to get you a microphone so you won't have to shout over me? 
Annoying Guy - Yea, I need a microphone
Instructor - If we go head to head to see who can be heard, you won't win, believe me, you won't win.

I was DYING and might have laughed out loud. Every week that guy is annoying AF and I'm glad someone called him out.

After I got home and showered, I went for a much needed pedicure. I'd brought my iPad to read a book while I had my toes done but instead this happened.

Sitting in the pedi chair, there were 5 Poke stops, 3 with attractors (apparently my terminology is wrong, these were "lures" but you get the picture) . I sat there and caught pokemon the entire time. #noshamehere.

I was pretty hungry afterwards and I still needed to run to Trader Joe's and the grocery store. I was in Lafayette Village and there's a hot dog shop that opened not that long ago. I have a secret love for hit dogs and all things considered, they aren't that bad of an option.

I knew JoCa's Gourmet Dogs was going to be good when they asked how I wanted my dog cooked. Boiled in water, grilled with a little char or split and grilled with butter on the flat top. 

Char please! With chipped onions, relish and a little bit of mustard (I took off most of the relish). For lunch, it's not that bad of an option. No fires or chips and it kept me full for a while. No veggies with lunch but it was still tasty. 

After I got home from my errands, I sat for a bit before we headed off to dinner. Our reservations were at 715 but we left early and went to Best Buy to look at TVs. We've had ours for a while and it was starting to get these little white spots on the screen. We found out the TV was recalled for this issue several years ago and we didn't know. Since it was WAY too late, we started pricing some newer models and yea, we ended up getting a new one that was bigger, better quality, and a lot less expensive than what we spent on the old one 7 years ago. 

Dinner was at Buku and they;re known for "Global Street Food" it had been a while since we'd been there and I'd been wanting to go back for a while. It was just as good as I remembered. They have a lot of Small Plates, Big Plates and Bowls. 

Kev had a bunch of small plates and I took a few bites. We had the Indian Naan, the Chinese Steamed Buns, which kinda looked like bun tacos with seasoned pork belly inside and they were stupid good, and the Buku Roll

Spicy Tuna on top, avacodo and crab inside.

Kev ate most of the Small plates and I had the Korean Bibimap

Grilled hangar steak, bok choy. roasted carrots, spicy pickled cucumber, kimchi, steamed rice, egg and a spicy BBQ sauce.

The waiter told mt that it was meant to be all mixed up in one big pile. I looked at him in horror. DO YOU SEE THE PERFECTLY SEPARATED PILES OF FOOD??? Mix it all up, have you lost your mind?!?! I finished probably about 1/3 of it and it was fantastic. Really, so good. 

Kev ate some of mine and then he went with the Apple Tart.


It was raining like CRAZY the entire time we were there and it just kept getting worse. When we drove though Downtown Raleigh it wasn't too bad.

Even though Krispy Kreme only had Doug for sale.

When we got off out exit, the flooding by the mall was insane! The stretch we had to drive until we started going uphill was really bad. I'm glad we had Kev's CRV instead of my car.

That's the parking lot at the mall! (Not my picture)

Sunday was a late morning. Sleeping in is glorious. I finally got up and made myself some JC Breakfast Scramble.

Sunday is the usual. Laundry, then I went to the gym and ran 2 miles on the treadmill before going to Body Flow.

On my way home from the gym I stopped at the movie theater to pre-buy our Star Trek tickets. Kev is a huge Trekkie and we were going to the Thursday night advanced screening at 730pm. 

Now a little blogging and more damn laundry. 

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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  1. I'm so glad to hear the movie wasn't crap. I hated people were saying so much bad stuff about it before it was even out!
    DOUG... I love when sign lights are burned out.
    YESSSS on the guy being called out .I hate irritating people in workout classes. how do they not know they are being obnoxious?

    1. There was nothing but bad press about the Ghostbusters movie before it came out and I'm so glad it silenced the haters. It was legitimately good and I'd even see it again.

      I was so happy when the annoying guy was called out. I used to not go to that class because he was so annoying. I deal with him to get in my workout Sat morning, but that was awesome.

  2. I love you but the word is "lure" not "attractor." -xo, your fellow pokemon fan. :)

  3. I definitely want to see the Ghostbusters movie, I loved the original! That's so funny the instructor called out that guy. How annoying?! And that flooding is insane. Glad you guys were safe and didn't get stuck in it! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    1. The instructor calling out the guy was one of the best things I've seen. He's needed it for sooo long.
      Apparently about an hour after we passed the mall, the road was closed for flooding, which is insane! I'm glad we beat it before it got too bad!

  4. Glad you liked the movie! I haven't heard too many reviews of it yet!

    1. Kev was expecting it to stink and I thought it was going to be decent. It exceeded both of our expectations. :)

  5. I really want to see ghostbusters so I am glad you like it!

  6. Ohhh Star Trek!!! Exciting! I'll have to wait a bit for that but hopefully it'll be awesome! That flooding is insane! And I'm with ya girl. I do NOT mix my food. Hello! No. If I could use plates like my kids that have separate areas I would. Forever and ever.

    1. OMG, there was no way Kev wasn't going the first chance he could.

  7. All the food is making my mouth water!! Funny story about the Ghost Busters movie - my husband was an extra in it :) xo, Biana

  8. Mmm sushi and hot dogs is my kind of weekend! I was wondering if the Ghostbusters movie would be good or not. I love the original!

    1. I do love me a good hot dog. :) And yes, the Ghostbusters movie was great!