Good morning guys!!! How was your weekend? Mine was so much fun, but way too short as always. Why can’t we all have a 4-day workweek? 🙂
Yesterday’s breakfast was on the road from Starbucks, but when I got home I decided to make these mini pizzas out of a sandwich thin, a little alfredo sauce, a lot of frozen spinach, and topped with mozzarella and parmesan:
Honestly they were just OK…I didn’t toast the thins first, which would have prevented them from getting soggy like they did. Regardless, the flavor was good, and I took a nap immediately after eating until Nate got home. We decided that we wanted to go hiking, so we drove into Boulder’s Chautauqua Park and hiked up the 3rd Flatiron until we ran into trail closures (something about raptors nesting…?) Anyway, here is Boulder:
I really do love that town…and it cracks me up that I do because it’s so far from what I grew up around in Texas!
I told Nate to be pensive here. Good job baby!
So you might be wondering what the heck a Flatiron is, right? It’s basically a sheer jutting piece of rock, which looks like the flat side of an iron, and in Chautauqua there are three of them. I prefer hiking the first one because you get these really gorgeous panoramic views off the back side, but yesterday’s hike was a bit shorter. Here’s one view of a flatiron:
People rock climb and boulder on them all the time. Here’s a few rope-less climbers on the second one yesterday:
Kind of scary, right? I don’t think I’ll be making any trips up the side of that any time soon…I much prefer the solid ground version of climbing 🙂
After hiking we went to REI in Boulder so I could try on some Vibram 5 Fingers, and they were OUT. Completely. Totally. Out. The sales person said that they haven’t been able to keep a full size run in stock for more than 4 days at a time! Guess that means I’ll have to find them elsewhere or try to order them online 🙁 After that we met up with our friends Murphy and Lauren at Applebee’s. They have a really good happy hour where, if you order a drink, then you get a half-price appetizer too. We all got Cokes (more on that later) and split the Won-Ton Tacos (sorry abut the sub-par photos…these were all with my point and shoot that I took hiking):
All of that, plus drinks, came out to $24 for four people. Really. Not that it’s the healthiest place in the world, but you just can’t beat that for a good time with friends! After dinner we rented Book of Eli and just relaxed on the couch the rest of the night. In my opinion nothing beats a good, restful Sunday evening! 🙂
As I was driving to my friend Rebecca’s house the other day to get my hair done, I was thinking that there are some phrases that I used to say in Texas that I just don’t say anymore, and that makes me kind of sad! One of my favorites (mainly because it would drive my English-professor Daddy insane) was “fixin’ to.” As in,
“Hey, Nate, I’m fixin’ to go blow our life savings at Whole Foods”
“I’m fixin’ to fix chopped beef sandwiches for dinner.”
You get the gist 🙂 Another one that I still use is calling every sort of carbonated beverage (minus beer and champagne) a “Coke.” So, for dinner last night I said we all ordered Cokes, right? Murphy got Dr. Pepper, Lauren got root beer, Nate got Sprite, and I had a Diet Pepsi. But they’re all Cokes. Just go with it 🙂
Do you have any phrases or sayings that you only hear where you grew up? What do you call soft drinks? Have you moved to a new place and learned that the things you say don’t make sense to the people there? I was teased about “fixin’ to” growing up, but for some reason I just don’t say it anymore because no one in Colorado says it. I still say “y’all” “’bout to” and “Cokes” all the time though 🙂
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