i took the day off monday (3.26). i don’t normally ask for my day of birth off, but i figured what the hell..you only turn 28 once right?! :]
my weekend started off with a movie. i haven’t been to the movies in a while. well if you count cali’s two movies then it hasn’t been that long….let me rephrase that. i haven’t been to the movies with E in a long time. we prefer sitting at home and not dealing with dumb dumbs who ruin the movie yanno. not to mention we’re smokers and we like our smoke breaks at random moments.
E’s best friend vin’s wife, becca turned 25 on friday (3.23) and he bought four tickets to go seethe hunger games. i’m not sure if they were planning on inviting anyone else or what happened but the tickets were offered to us and of course we said yes! i’ve turned into quite a little bookworm in the last year and finished the first book about two weeks ago or so.
don’t worry i won’t give any spoilers, i know there are a lot of ppl who haven’t seen it yet. unlike many folks haters, i liked every character. i thought they were chosen perfectly and the acting was great. since it’s a movie, i was pretty sure that it wasn’t going to be very accurate and i was okay with that. but i think a lot of good, important parts were left out and i hope they make up for it in the next two movies. i haven’t read the other two yet but i will as soon as i finish miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children, which was recommended to me by xenia. i’m enjoying the oddness of the characters and the story. from what i’ve read, tim burton is planning on directing the movie adaptation of it and i’m pretty damn excited about it.
saturday E, robin- a friend of ours, and i went to the bayou city art festival to check out some art, talk to some cool artists, and meet up with more friends. E & i are pretty obsessed with gabe leonard‘s work. we purchased a couple prints from him last year and we were looking forward to purchasing some more this year. we also bought a couple prints from other artists and i promise once i get frames and put them up that i will take fotos to share with you.
after all the walking we did, it was time to eat. if you know me, you know that i think of food on a regular basis. time to decide what to grub. someone yelled out craw fish and E was all over it! he was not going to let anyone change his mind because he’s in love with craw fish. that man can srsly put down some craw fish. a friend recommended canyon creek which wasn’t too far from where we were. e & i were the only ones who had never heard of it. apparently there’s two in houston and one in austin? so off we went. craw fish was $7 a lbs and you had to buy at least two lbs. E jumped right in and bought 3 lbs for himself. for some odd reason i can’t remember what i ordered…hmm..
sunday we went to the brickhouse as usual and chowed down. we went home and relaxed a bit and after headed to the miller outdoor theater for a free concert. matisyahu preformed for aishel house to collect money for their cause. what aishel house does is provide assistance to those who come to houston for medical reasons. i’ve never seen matisyahu live and knew it would be a great show even if we weren’t sitting up close. the miller outdoor theater always has something going on and the best part is that it’s FREE! who doesn’t like free?! the best part is that you can sit in the provided seating near the stage or up on the grassy hill. lawn chairs are welcome but only on one side of the hill. most folks take blankets, ice coolers, beers, food, and their dogs. here’s some info on the theatre that i found on their site..structure – 64 x 41 foot stage; 54 line sets for hanging lights, curtains and scenery; an orchestra pit which can be raised and lowered; dressing rooms; offices; full complement of theatrical equipment; 110-ton air conditioning system cools the performance area. nifty huh?! allen has a company SUV for a bit since he’s car-less at the moment and we took advantage of all the space to invite a couple people. i have short people syndrome so i asked to drive. allen loves me so of course he said yes, not to mention his gal was coming..that just means he gets to be cuddle with her in the back seat haha! allen invited two friends and off we went. parking wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be and we thought finding our two friends, elizabeth and austin would be hard for sure. thanks to this nifty thing called cell phones, we found them right away lol! we set our blankets down, pulled a couple beers out and got ready for the show. like a dumbass, i forgot my camera at home. i know, i know..so sad! i had it charged and the memory card was ready!! the show started at 7:30 and ended around 10. we left a little bit before the show ended to beat traffic. and that was sunday.
monday was a fantastical day! i did pretty much everything i wanted to do. first stop..I-EFFING-KEA! last year for my birthday E and i attempted to do some shopping there. we failed miserably. we don’t like people much..especially when it’s a full freaking house so we left. i guess it was my fault for asking to go on a weekend. but going on a monday means there’s no excuses haha! he gave me three hours..typical man that doesn’t like shopping lol i do most of my shopping online cause it’s easier for me so of course when i do get out..i have to touch and comment on everything. he thought it was cute to make fun of me the entire time so i made fun of his butt too heh! we had a little snack in the upstairs cafeteria. we halfed a chicken wrap, lays chips, and a chocolate cake slice and headed back for some more shopping. idk what other ikea’s are like, but in houston they have the rooms all set up nicely on the second floor and all the goodies on the first floor. it’s nice to see different layouts of rooms, but i prefer the first floor.
our ikea no longer has regular cashiers. it’s all check yourself out registers. we waited in line until a lady told us to to go to the next register. what are the freakin odds of ending up at register 84 the freaking year i was born!!?! we spent a little under $150 and i was pretty satisfied with our adventure. we made it out alive and E even told me he enjoyed our little trip..and if we must do it again, it can only be on a monday around noon lol! after that we hit the texas art supply store. i’ve never been and was entirely too excited when we went in. an employee asked if we needed help and the only thing i could say was ‘no thanks, but i’m excited to be here. it’s my first visit and also my birthday’. she looked at me funny, said ooohkay and walked away LOL!! two years ago for christmas, the inlaws hooked me up with a $35 gift card and i just so happened to have it in my wallet. my total was $40 and some change. score!
didn’t buy much. a graffiti book for E to color on lol a blue decocolor acrylic paint marker and a small canvas to play on. i also bought a little book of doodles for a friend and i’m sure he’s going to love it. i saw some smash scrapbooking stuffs, but it’s pretty much the same shit i’ve seen at hobby lobby, michaels, and target..just a bit more expensive. smash NEEDS to come out with more shizzle already!!
we were hungry again after the tx art supply store so we headed to my favorite sushi joint,MIYAKO!! i had my usual, s&m maki which is spicy salmon and fried kani tempura topped with avocado, mayo, spicy sauce, and eel sauce. best shit ever!! mr. fat fat had the flaming lobster roll which is kani tempura and avocado topped with spicy craw fish (again, he’s in love with it) and tempura lobster. sounds delish, doesn’t it?! well, it was!!
we hung out at home for a bit after that till about 8:30ish. we headed out to jp hops house with some friends to celebrate my actual birthday! we ‘ve never been there but perry told us that every monday is open spin night. we don’t have many records but one that we do have is mumford & sons. it was a fantstical gift my friend jessica<3 bought us as a wedding gift. perry told us we had to bring it when we first got it, told us the speakers were pretty badass! he didn’t let us down! it sounded glorious!! we also took the thriller album, la bamba album, purple rain album, adele, and a couple others..can’t member. i figure if i’m going to buy vinyl records..these are some of the albums i should have heh we all drank and talked about the most random shit..cause that’s the best part about going to the bar right?! not only do you talk to the folks you know, but you always get into conversations with strangers. strangers always have something entertaining to say. didn’t eat dinner, but hops does have free popcorn and yes i had three bowls of it! :p
my night ended at 2am tuesday morning when i finally got into bed.
what an eventful and exciting birthday weekend..one to remember!