Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Weekender :: Vol. 5

This weekend was actually pretty eventful, sort of.


Stayed all sorts of indoors and caught up on our DVR.  We are currently obsessed with "Mystery Diners" on Food Network.  It's this amazing show where managers/owners of restaurants and bars hire this company to come in and target certain problem employees as customers, trainees, etc.  Seriously, I can't believe the stuff people think they can get away with!


Went for a brief run in the afternoon that turned into more of a walk 3/4 of the way through because I ran into the Houston Art Car Parade along my route!  Here is a fun pic of a "bee hive car"/golf cart that I saw.  Some of them were awesome that I saw from my brief peek.

There was also a Harry Potter marathon on ABC Family all weekend, so I also spent the better part of the late afternoon watching these, which I was psyched over because I hadn't seen them in a long time. Yeah, I said it...psyched.  

Then something totally amazing happened...all of a sudden, on twitter, Adriana at Dog Hair Is An Accessory, direct messaged me and said, "I think we need to take this to a text level." Or *something* like that, whatever.

What unfolded was nothing short of greatness and magical friendship.  Within about 20 minutes, several selfies had been exchanged, including this gem of me waiting to buy popcorn for The Great Gatsby.  Double chin, all the way!   Also, makeup that looks like it's falling down my face but was not.

Basically all of it was ridiculous and hilarious and included a lot of emoticons about wine, happiness, and party horns.  Let's just say that the texting paused while I was at the movie and then continued until like 2 am eastern when I finally passed out of exhaustion.  I don't want any of you to worry that it DEF continued into Sunday.

Sidenote:  I think we all knowing that I was pretty excited to see the GG.  I liked the book in high school, and since then when I've read it, I liked it more and more.  I also loved the 1974 film, and so I was really ready to love this one.  And I guess I did.  It was good, but there was just something that was "off" for me.  I wish I could explain it better, but I've tried, and if you ask the people who I've tried explaining it to, they will describe my explanation as a "rambling mess" probably.


The girl love between Adriana and I continued as we sent more sad selfies of our tired selves.  It's always nice to have a person who let's you send unlimited selfies to without judgment or fear, and I'm not lying, I have found that person.  I know she is reading this, so shoutout to us for being great at selfies! Please go read her blog and follow along on the fun--she has a crazy great pit bull mix, gives great puppy tips, and is hilarious and awesome.

I got to see my mom Sunday! Well sort of, my family was together to celebrate Mother's Day and my niece's fifth birthday, so we got to FaceTime and watch my niece open presents and also see my Mom, which felt really good.  Hopefully next weekend when I'm at home, I will get a chance to put a webcam on their computer for them so we can Skype more often.  It feels so much better to *see* people you love.  I am really excited that in a short six days I will get to spend a couple of nights at my parent's house visiting them!  It turns out there are perks to being unemployed, and this is definitely one of them.

We also spent the afternoon at our friend's house for a bbq, lawn games, and of course, lots of quality friend time!

Also, if anyone reading out there would like to guest post for me the 20th, 21st, or 22nd, I'd love to hear from you!  It can be anything--introduce your blog, tell us your workout routine, share a recipe, tip or just a fun post!  Email me at saraintexasblog<at>gmail<dot>com if you're interested!

Linking with BreSami, and of course, the best blog around that I'm sponsoring this month, Lisette at Northern Belle Diaries! Go check the link-up she sponsors with Rachel and help make the switch to Bloglovin' from GFC.



    Also I talk about you a bunch in my post. DUH.

  2. A text level! hehe. Love it!

    I should have watched the Harry Potter marathon this weekend. #fail

  3. Hi!! Found you through the I Heart Bloglovin Link up!! Love it!! A text level! thats funny!!! :)

  4. What a great post. Your funny :).

    New follower of yours via bloglovin'- met you through the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop! Thanks for linking up I am so happy we are connected! Hope you can follow back:).



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