Friday, April 22, 2011

“I like beer, man. . . rattlesnakes.”

(today's blog post title is borrowed from Brad via Happy Endings.  i wasn't a HUGE fan of the first episode, but the second episode this week had me in stitches.  again.  i think i'm becoming a fan.  AND...still trying to figure out how to upload my "shout out".  maybe next week i'll figure it out!)

Wednesday night's birthday celebration was a blast, and I truly enjoyed catching up with some of the guys I haven't hung out with in a while. The cajun themed restaurant was fabulous, and the food was AMAZING!  I had the jambalaya and some fried pickles :) 



We may have had one (or seven) Baby Guinness shooters :-o



I'm still not sure if these are REAL crocs, or if they are just made to look very much as if they are?


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Thursday at work I tried Lean Cuisine's *NEW* Fajita-Style Chicken Spring Rolls.  YUMMY! 



I would definitely recommend you pick some of these up the next time you are at the store.  A fantastic 200 calorie snack, and they are actually crispy and delish when cooked in the microwave.  Who would have thought?!?!?!

AND THEN......Marilyn Monroe came home Thursday afternoon!!!  She was recouping from her surgery at her parent's, and a bunch of the girls went by to welcome her back!  Our wine group made a HUGE basket of goodies to keep her entertained while she continues healing.  Such a lovely evening, and so very glad to have Marilyn Monroe back in Smalltown, VA!
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Today the girls are meeting for lunch, and my office closes at 1:00pm for Good Friday & the Easter holiday.  I'm off to get a mani/pedi after lunch with The Voice of Reason so I will look pretty for Date Night tonight :)

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Do you use Restaurant.com?  I wasn't really a fan, but now I am.  Honestly, I eat out quite a bit.  And I end up spending a TON of money doing so.  And these gift certificates DON'T EXPIRE.  So, how in the world could I pass up the 80% off coupon code EASTER through 4/24/11??

Tonight we are going to Surf-n-Turf for dinner :)



And we will indulge on a little bit of this:


Or, perhaps a bit of this:



And then perhaps we will finally get around to seeing this:



We don't want to stay up too late though, because on Saturday morning we will be going to visit this little princess:



Here:


And planting a few new vines!  How exciting is that??





We also have the opportunity to "sponsor" some of the new vines that we plant, and each year we receive TWO bottles of wine that is yielded from the section of grapes that your vines are in :)  I think I want to do that!

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Then it's time for Easter Sunday!!!!!  Easter is one of my absolute favorite holidays.  I think it's because of what we do every Easter, and how we make it so very special.

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend, and if you celebrate Easter...HAPPY EASTER TO YOU!

T

11 comments:

Twenty Something Blonde said...

OHHHHH your weekend sounds fabulous. I'm curious about this planting of vines and sponsoring of vines...I don't think you can go wrong with sponsoring some future wine haha, I've just never heard of it!

Enjoy your date tonight! :)

MCW said...

I have the next two episodes of Happy Endings on my DVR. Have to watch! Have a Happy Easter!

MLD said...

I tried those spring rolls too not the fajita style though. They were yummy!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Have a great date night tonight!

Dee Stephens said...

Sounds like a good time! Who's dog? We saw the Lincoln Lawyer last weekend and I loved it! Happy Easter!

Molly said...

What a great weekend you have planned! Enjoy and Happy Easter :)

Bink said...

I am afraid that for the sake of my christian soul, I must stop reading and following your blog.

It incites far too much envy and dare i say, outright lust. Perhaps even gluttony.

As I sat down to read your post today (because really, who wants to read it standing up?), I was content, full from my lunch and my thirst was well-sated.

I quickly became starving after seeing the divine food, envious of your weekend and the vines and seeing a princess dog, your savvy money ways and my throat became dry thinking of the wine.

I'm DYING at the thought of having a stake in a vineyard and sponsoring vines. How cool is that?

You temptress, I'm off to google for such treasures and discover the awesomeness of restaurant.com.

Tote said...

Yes, those pictures are making me want to eat right now!
It sounds like you have a full weekend planned. Have a wonderful Easter!
I watched Happy endings the other night and I thought it was very funny, pretty well written. I give it 2 thumbs up!

Susan

Annie said...

Good gracious you have a lot going on.

Soooo never heard of guiness shooters but yum! I'm gonna try those lean cuisine snacks - those look yum!

Happy Easter!!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I have been all about lean cuisines lately. I will have to try that kind. Have a wonderful Easter Weekend T :)

JLN said...

Happy Easter, T!!! I hope your weekend is wonderful :) I LOVE restaurant.com and always get coupons on there!! Do you check out Groupon, too?? They always have great deals!!

xoxo
Jess