Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I had a great weekend, you guys. I hope you all did, too.  Matt was away, visiting a friend of his in Maryland, so I had a girls' weekend.  On Friday night, I stayed in and had a night to myself.  It was the first time in a really long time, and it was quite lovely.  I love my husband, but every now and then, a girl needs to have a couple glasses of white wine and watch some chick flicks.  First I caught up on 2 weeks' worth of Nurse Jackie and The United States of Tara.  Do you watch those shows?  They're absolutely fantastic.  Toni Collette, as Tara, is phenomenal.  Seriously.  You should watch it.  Then I watched Easy A.  Emma Stone was cute enough, but for me, Stanley Tucci stole the show.  He played the father and he was hysterical.  After that, I watched Once.  What a beautiful film.  If you like music, especially organic, raw, beautiful, acoustic guitar music, you must watch this movie.  It actually made me cry.

Anyway, on Saturday, my friend Nicole came down.  We had a lovely day.  We spent a few hours at my house, just catching up and gossipping.  We also went to get our nails done.  I had hoped we'd have time for mani-pedis, but we chitchatted at home for too long, and only had the time to get manicures.  I chose a color that was way out of the ordinary for me:
Purple with a Purpose
Yeah, it's bright.  But I kind of love it.  I went in wanting a dark grey, but I'm glad I went with this.

After our manicures, we went to see Bridesmaids.  Really funny.  You guys should go see it.  At one point, I laughed so hard I was in tears.  Kristin Wiig is adorable and I just love Maya Rudolph,  And what's not to love about a movie about a bridal party gone horribly, hysterically awry?  I really enjoyed this and give it "two very enthusiastic thumbs up, fine holiday fun!"  [name that movie]

Wanna know something funny?  Half of this stuff wasn't in the actual movie.  Anyway, the movie was over and we were starving.  Initially I'd planned for us to go into Center City for some dinner and drinks, but it was raining and neither one of us felt like walking around the city in the rain.  So we opted to stick around where I live and ended up at the Melting Pot.  YUM-O.  Did you know that even if you don't have a reservation, you can eat right at the bar?  Yup, they have fondue pots right at the bar.  Awesome!!!

Sunday rolled around and I ran a few errands and then got dinner going in the crock pot while waiting for Matt to get home.  Sunday night we watched The King's Speech, which totally lived up to the hype, in my opinion.  If you haven't seen it, see it. 

Yeah, this was a movie-fest weekend for me, but I really needed it.  Work has been crazy, and I feel like I've been going at 180% for weeks.  My body was really craving this down-time, so it came at a perfect time.  What do you do with your "me-time?"

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a terrific weekend! Love your new nail color, kind of inspired me to do mine soon again. Purple of course. :)