HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!
omg, everyone should see my apartment right now. It’s a disaster area. Seriously. My new roommate had to move out of his old apartment by July 1 so we have boxes and boxes and boxes of his stuff everywhere. It’s insane. In da membrane. Insane in da Brain! lol. Does anyone else remember that Cypress Hill song?
Anyway, I finally saw Finding Nemo. ð That is the cutest movie. Ever. I am so going to head over to the Disney Store to buy myself a Nemo stuffed toy to add to my collection. Because I am 6. Hee.
I am craving McDonald’s breakfast food right now. I know it’s not *good* by any stretch of the imagination but there is just something about the sausage mcmuffin and hash browns that is so yummy. Oh, and pancakes. Mmmm.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGIE!
Doing the Friday Five because I have absolutely nothing to blog about —
What did you have for breakfast this morning? If you didn’t have breakfast, why not? I had McDonald’s for breakfast! I’m such a sucker for their breakfast menu. I had a sausage mcmuffin, hash browns, and coffee with lots of cream and sugar. ð Yuuummm… I love breakfast. I can eat breakfast foods at all times of the day and I would be happy. Mmmm.
What’s your favorite cereal? Well, my favorite sugary-y cereals are Corn Pops and Apple Jacks but if I also really love Special K with red berries even though it’s one of the more “healthy” cereals.
How often do you eat out? Do you want that to change? Rob and I eat out for dinner about 1-2 times a week. And I buy lunch a few times during the week while I’m at work. I’m trying my hardest to bring my lunch because all the food expenses really add up. But I get so lazy and forget to prepare it. Eh.
What do you plan on having for dinner tonight? Got a recipe for that? I don’t even want to think about it.
What’s your favorite restaurant? Why? Probably Macaroni Grill… I loooove pasta dishes, specifically the Pasta Milano that they serve. It’s heavenly. ð
Am doing another list thing because it makes me blog without actually talking about anything, you know? hee.
Seven on Sunday
Seven Favorite Foods
2. pistachio almond ice cream
3. chocolate covered strawberries
5. barbecue ribs
6. fried chicken
7. strawberry banana pie
Gawd, it’s 1am and thinking of that list just made me hungry! Damn.
So I had a pretty fun weekend — I was out and about for most of it. ð On Friday night after work, Rob and I ate at this really great barbecue place in Oakland called Everett and Jones — sooo good. Then we decided to have a Blockbuster night so we rented Don’t Say A Word. You know, the one with Brittany Murphy and her now-famous I’ll never te-ell” line. It was… okay. Nothing special — just your basic thriller. Jennifer Esposito played this really annoying detective — grrr. Plus, she was a completely useless character.
Then on Saturday, we woke up early to go to the city (San Francisco). Through my occasional work at KGO Radio, I get lots of tickets to amusement parks, museums, etc. Anyway, I had free passes for the Bay Cruise and the Aquarium of the Bay so Rob and I decided to spend the day in the city and do the “tourist” thing. We took the BART (it’s like a subway/commuter train) to downtown SF and then rode a cable car down to Fisherman’s Wharf. The cable car ride was really cool — it’s just like in the movies where you can stand on the side and feel the breeze. ::sigh::
After we had gotten our fill of calamari and clam chowder (yum!), we went to the SONY Metreon and saw Men in Black II. I thought it was really funny — Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones have this weird chemistry going. But I really loved Frank the Pug. Waahh — I miss having a dog! *sniff*
And finally, on Sunday, Rob and I went to see Road to Perdition — that was one of the most amazing movies I’ve ever seen — seeing powerful men of the mob bow to the pressure of relationships, loyalty, business and profit — wow. There was one thing that distracted a bit from the movie — and that was knowing that this was Sam Mendes’s follow-up to American Beauty. So of course, I kept noticing things that were similar in both movies, even down to the music. But it was really refreshing to see Tom Hanks in a role where he’s not the typical “good guy” — I think people needed to see him portray someone who’s not a “hero.” Plus, I was really grateful that the violence wasn’t gratuitous because I have a hard time with violence on screen — it disturbs me. ::shivers:: But I definitely recommend the movie — it’s well worth the time and money.
Countdown to Hawaii: 1 month ð
I had a great weekend with my best friend Robyn — I hadn’t seen her since Christmas (!) so I was really excited when she called me 2 weeks ago and said that she was going to drive up to Northern CA and visit me. Whee! I left work early on Friday afternoon (any excuse, right? ha) cause I knew she was arriving roughly at about 4pm. It was so good to see her again — with us, even if we don’t see each other or talk on the phone for months at a time, it still feels the same — like I can tell her anything and she’ll understand. Maybe that’s a product of having grown up together. Anyway, when she got here, I showed her my apartment and then we were lounging on the couch watching Moulin Rouge cause she’s never seen it before (the horror!). ð Then we went to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco cause we just felt like doing the tourist-y thing — you know, eating clam chowder and looking out at the beauty of the bay. After walking along the pier, we went back home and Robyn made a really yummy dip (cream cheese, sour cream, brown sugar, vanilla extract) that we ate with strawberries. SO good.
On Saturday, we woke up really early for our full day of SHOPPING (our mission was to buy shoes!) I can’t believe I woke up at 9am on a weekend — I’m usually in bed til like noon. heh. Anyway, we headed out to Haight and Ashbury — a quirky little neighborhood in San Francisco that has lots of cool shops, it’s very much like Melrose Ave., if you’ve ever been to L.A or Telegraph Avenue, if you’ve been to Berkeley. We got started at 10:30am and we were pretty much going inside every store — there were so many great clothes and shoes but I gave myself a rule to follow so I wouldn’t spend too much — I couldn’t buy it unless I could wear it to work (I hate the totally strict dress code we have — we don’t even have casual Fridays. grr). I managed to buy a really simple khaki skirt — I’ve been wanting one for awhile, I just never found one that fit quite right. Around 1pm, we had lunch at a really popular tapas restuarant called Cha Cha Cha. Their fried calamari and warm spinach salad are positively yummy. After lunch, we walked around until 3:30pm, but we still hadn’t had our fill of shopping so we decided to head downtown to Union Square and the SF Shopping Center. By the time we got back to the East Bay, it was 7 pm (!). For dinner, we met up with an old high school friend Mikey and had some really great Japanese food at a restaurant in Oakland called The Drunken Fish. If you’re ever there, go check it out.
And of course, all things must come to an end and Robyn left early this morning — now I’m back in my vegging mode. Watching TV, checking out my dailies, and trying to find pictures for a new layout (could it be?). I really should be doing laundry — hmmm.
Just doing the Friday Five cause I can’t sleep…
What is your favorite restaurant and why? I’d have to say Macaroni Grill — I’m a sucker for pasta. Yum.
What fast food restaurant are you partial to? Jack in the Box or Kentucky Fried Chicken.
What are your standards and rules for tipping? I usually tip whatever the tax is times 2. That roughly comes to 15%.
Do you usually order an appetizer and/or dessert? I’ll usually get an appetizer but rarely a dessert — the only place I get a dessert at is the Cheesecake Factory. You just have to.
What do you usually order to drink at a restaurant? Either a Shirley Temple or a Coke.