Friends, this post comes to you from my cozy, comfy couch, where I am ensconced with my canine companion and my laptop, both of which are emitting a soothing, relaxing warmth. After the crazy and hectic week I had, the three-day holiday weekend could not have come at a more perfect time. I managed to spend oodles of time with my friends and let the stress of summer school dissipate, at least for a while.
Friday night a bunch of us helped Golightly move out of her apartment — she’ll be away for the rest of the summer and fall, so it was also our last night to hang out with her for a while.
We all cooled off after the heavy lifting by floating in the pool and sipping adult beverages. I know I say this all the time, but seriously: floating around in a swimming pool after sunset with an icy-cold cocktail in one hand is one of summer’s most perfect activities.
Saturday involved a lunch composed entirely of beer, consumed while watching the less-than-thrilling Spain-Paraguay soccer match. Afterward, the guy and I went to see Eclipse (his choice!) followed by sushi and a trip to Target to look at grills. Eclipse, sushi, and Target? Perfect night, in my opinion.
Sunday, Independence Day, we broke in the new grill — isn’t it shiny?
There was a Field Roast vegan sausage (my favorite) and an actual steak. On the side, the delicious corn you see here as well as a multitude of other grilled veggies not pictured, salads, fruit, and wine.
The phrase “food baby” might have been invoked after the meal. I also made up a new drink (sadly not pictured): vodka and Fresca with chunks of cantaloupe. It’s as refreshing as it sounds! Unless, of course, you like to refer to cantaloupe as “muskmelon,” which someone does and I am not naming names but that someone is not me.
So what did I do today, to cap off this perfect holiday weekend? Why I went to see Eclipse again, with my friend Brunbec! Oh, yes, people. I saw it twice. I thought it was much better than the first two installments. The action seemed really well done and that nice young whippersnapper who plays Jacob was just as charming as ever. Once again, although I am very much Team Edward when reading the novels, I find myself switching over to Team Jacob in the cinema. The kid is cute, I am saying.
Finally, I made the perhaps ill-considered purchase of a denim mini-skirt from the Old Navy clearance racks. I’m not sure how great it will look now in summer, but come fall and tights-weather, I’m sure I will figure out how to rock it.
And now, I am trying to just relish the last few hours of the weekend before I have to return to teaching life in the morning. How about you guys? Did you have today off? How did you spend the weekend?