WOW! What a busy weekend it has been. On Friday I got off work a little bit early and went out for drinks with friends from work. We hit up the Carlton, which at first glance seemed great but in the end, the service was pretty lousy. We got there early and so obviously were served immediately and taken care of throughout the time we were there, until it got a little busier and it was as if they forgot about us. It took almost an hour to get our bill when we finally decided that we would rather go to the good ole' Economy Shoe Shop for a bite to eat and some friendly staff. That aside, it was a great time and we had a lot of good laughs. At about 10, we left Economy and I headed up to the Park Lame (I mean lane) theatre to see Zombieland. The movie was great! I was really surprised to be honest, as those kinds of movies usually don't interest me, but it had good moments and the music was alright too. Either way, it was nice to see a movie with friends and then head home for a good sleep.
I haven't been feeling super great the last week, I think I am fighting off the dreaded colds of the fall that everyone is passing around, so I had to lie a little low this weekend, but that never hurt anyone. It did however mean that I missed Scratch Bastid at the Paragon, but hopefully if he comes again I'll be able to make it out.
On Saturday morning, I met up with Amanda for a morning at the Farmer's Market. We had vegan cinnabuns and organic sweet cider for breakfast and sampled a lot of other delicious things along the way. I managed to pick up loads of veggies for the week before we pumped into our most delightful friend Blake! Since we were almost all finished we headed up to Stevo-renos for a coffee by the library. Saturday mornings at the market is one of those experiences that really makes you feel in tune with the city. You are connecting with locals and buying stuff that they make or grow and for the most part it is cheaper and better quality than going to the grocery store.
Saturday afternoon was eventful between carrying dog food for Amanda's dog back from Bayer's lake on the bus to learning how to make peanut butter fudge! I was still feeling pretty gross though despite all that.
Sunday was going to be a super lazy day until Andrew showed up and told me I was coming going with him and Clark for a wander. I liked the idea, so I grabbed my hula hoop, which I needed for my class later, and walked downtown with them. We popped into a couple of second hand shops and then hit up American Apparel. Next we went over to Paper Chase so I could get some lunch. I had a delightful Apple cheese melt on a bagel, you really should go and try it for yourself.
On Sunday night I went to my hula hoop class, as per usual, where we had a couple of people away sick, but it was still great. We learned to do the grape vine while hooping AND to twirl the hoop above our heads and then get it to twirl down around our bodies. I sill need to work on it, it didn't come instantly but I was getting it near the end of the class.
To complete a perfect day, I went to dinner with Andrew and Tori, my Sunday craft night buddies at our new friend, Meghan's place. The food was delicious and we had a great time!
This blog post spilled over into Monday so I have my DJ class tonight and we will be working on more baby scratching and mixing. I can't wait! I'll talk to you all soon!