I’m almost on the home stretch in my 30 days of 30. Here’s how week 3 played out:
Monday– Drinks at Boltini with Scott, Kurt & Charlie. I was drinking Pear Gimlets, which I fully intent to re-create at home with the Pear vodka I got as a gift.
Scott got me a book of T.S. Eliot poems to help me with my resolution to appreciate poetry. Kurt photocopied a poem for me later in the week, too. Books are some of the most thoughtful/personal gifts you can give someone, especially if it’s something you enjoy. I’ve been reading the poems before I go to bed and I’ve certainly gained a better appreciation for the craft.
Food Note: I highly recommend the goat cheese crostini and the pretzel “fondue.” Not your average bar food, but oh-s0-good!
Tuesday– Dinner with Kelli D. at Olive Garden. Kelli is a childhood friend of mine. We recently re-connected and through the magic of facebook we stay in pretty close contact. But it was nice to see her in prson for a change and to get an update on her kids, work, etc. It was her first day going back to working nights after being off for a long time, so I’m glad we were able to hang out, even for a little bit.
Wednesday– Dinner and drinks at Flat Top with Bridget. She got me the coolest Juno card. It speaks the line about being cool w/o even trying when you open it. Awesome! We then went back to her house for the LOST premiere. We’re both huge fans and it was nice to watch with someone as crazy, er, dedicated as me! I also got the opportunity to meet her super-cool boyfriend and their dog Oscar. Fun night (once we figured out how to open the wine bottle. lol.)
Food note: We didn’t have dessert at Flat Top, but the guys next to us had some sort of molten chocolate/ice cream concoction. It looked soooooo good. I never have room for dessert when I go there, but it might be worth a try.
Thursday– This was officially Erin’s day since we missed our date earlier this month. I had lunch with my besties– Steph, Erin, Kim at Houlihan’s. Including me, this represented half of the email circle, so I guess you could say we had a quarum. It’s never a dull moment with those girls and I love them dearly.
Friday– Bobbi and I had planned on going to see The Dark Knight because it was allegedly going to be re-released in the theaters this weekend.I even held off watching it on DVD because I was excited to see it on the big screen. But apparently it’s not playing here. So Bobbi, Cory, and I did our usual Friday night happy hour at Bunny’s. I met their friend Jamie, who was super nice. It was fun and low-key and just what the doctor ordered!
Saturday– Because of the (relatively) early Friday night, I was uber-productive Saturday during the day. Then I went to Fat City to celebrate Kristin and Muffy’s birthdays. It was good to see everyone, but I think I might (gasp!) be getting a little sick of the bar scene. Shocking, I know!
Sunday– No one had signed up for today, and I was okay with that. Cory and I talked about maybe going bowling, but decided to wait for another day when more people could come.
I stayed in bed reading until noon. My mom came up to deliver my computer desk (a Christmas present that was still at her house!), we went to lunch and I’ve been reading, writing, and messing around online ever since. So, I’m officially marking this day on my 30 days of 30 calendar as Cari day!