Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring is in the air :)

The weather is getting more and more beautiful! I'm currently sitting in my living room with the windows open because it's 70 degrees outside (don't worry, I went outside already!) and I'm watching "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" (famous people in the food industry talking about their favorite foods and where to get them). This episode is about best foods in New Orleans - I've never been super drawn to visiting New Orleans, but after seeing this episode it's now on the list! To get information about this show (and start your own list of places to visit just for the food) go here. Ok, on to this week's photos!

Madeline discovered these adorable mugs at Anthropologie (you can buy them here) and had gotten me one for I had to go back and get one for home too! While there, I came across my absolute *favorite* candle, which I had first discovered on my first ever trip to Anthropologie while on senior year spring break in L.A. Every time I light it or see it, it takes me back to that trip. The scent is French Cade and Lavender and reminds me of a neutral men's cologne. They rotate the scents so you can't always count on walking in and being able to buy it, but you can find it on Amazon.

These coasters remind me of Chessa - she bought them when we were on our spring break trip.

My 'home' mug. I also got a new perfume, Oiseau - Woman in Yellow. An old roommate of mine had had it and I always liked the scent, and remembered to smell it again while I was at Anthropologie. It's light and floral and makes me feel really pretty :)

The weather is getting steadily nicer and the lines to the food trucks are getting steadily longer...

I came across this sketch while using, one of my favorite time-wasting/procrastinating sites. Picture = so true. ;-)

I get to have a phone date with Sheila tonight! She was so excited about our date she sent me a picture of herself jumping for joy. I reciprocated, of course :)

Oh. NO. CJ (one of the execs at work) recently discovered a milkshake machine in the building. There's a freezer with these cups with different milkshake flavors. You select your favorite flavor, insert in the milkshake machine, and select your milkshake thickness (thin, regular, or thick). Push the 'go' button and VOILA - you have a milkshake for $3.87. Located 15 floors below me. Anytime I want. Oh no....

I met up with CJ, Lisa, Tara, and Hilary for dinner at King and I on Charles Street. I'd never been there but had heard good things. I opted for 2 appetizers over an entree (so I could try more) and was quite pleased with my decision. This app: 

Golden Crowns
Crispy rice cups, filled with chicken and shrimp, served with cucumber salad.

With flash...

Both were DELICIOUS. This app:

Roti with Curried Chicken:
Thai Pancake and a bowl of chicken in curry sauce. 

After dinner, we went to the movies to see 21 Jump Street. The trailer looked reeeeeeeeally stupid and my expectations weren't high at all, but I was quite pleasantly surprised! I laughed the *entire* movie - I don't think 10 minutes went by without a good belly laugh. You can watch the trailer below, but don't be fooled at how stupid it looks - this is a really funny movie.

Ze trailer

I LOVE SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!! Seeing crocuses makes me oh so happy :)

They're just so darn cheerful!

I steered clear of downtown yesterday (on St. Patty's day) but had to head out for the infamous St. Patty's Parade. There were hordes of people in green...

Darth Vader and the Emperor made an appearance (surrounded by storm troopers, not pictured)

No parade is complete without horses...and these were doing that weird prancey thing where they walk really fast and pick their hooves up high. Looks cool, must be super uncomfortable for the poor horses.

St. Patrick!

Weeeeeeeird (but cool looking) carriage

Poor little kids on it look beat and could barely wave anymore.

Who ya gonna call?!

All decked out in full gear.

Who knew there was a huge society of Ghost Busters?

This lady looked like she was about 5' nothing and 80 years old...but she was marching right along keeping everyone in time!

After reading all the atrocious articles about 'pink slime' I'm officially convince I need to do the bulk of my shopping at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. More expensive? Yes. Peace of mind knowing you're not eating goo drenched in ammonia and produce covered in pesticides? Worth it.

I've recently rediscovered my love of bagpipes. It's even gone so far as me making a Spotify playlist of bagpipe music. Ashamed? Not a bit!

All-in-all, it's been a great weekend! The weather was beautiful, I got to go outside and enjoy it and meet up with friends... Today was super awesome - I started it out with a mocha and everything bagel with chive cream cheese from Diesel Cafe (my *favorite*), got out in the sunshine and saw the parade and met up with my friend Loren, went grocery shopping and treated myself to dinner from the Whole Foods buffet (kimchee chicken, garlic green beans, couscous salad, and creamy red potato salad), aaaaaaand cooked breakfast and lunch for 4 days of work! (BIG THANK YOU TO MOM AND DAD for making and sending me homemade spaghetti sauce!!!!!!!!! I'm salivating as I think of the four days of spaghetti lunches I get this week.) I'm making progress at work, have a bunch of social plans this week, and have been getting back into working out (I went 3 times last week, woo-hoo!). I think I'm going to buy a bike and start cycling now that the weather is nice. Sunshine and warm weather makes everything better!

Ok, now to go clean my room (which is a wreck) and finish up the last little tidbits before the workweek. :)

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  1. How could you think you wouldn't have enough pictures for a post? Ever? I think your camera is an extension of your hand sometimes. I, on the other hand, have more often been forgetting that I OWN a camera! So I take a leisurely scroll through yours.......