Hey guys! How are you all on this fine, Monday afternoon? Yeah, yeah, Mondays suck. I’m with ya. But at least I had a good weekend! Let’s recap, shall we?
[Rewind to Friday night]
After work on Friday, Fabio and I took Jack to the dog park. As you might remember, the dog park that we used to go to closed (which was really sad, since we used to run there after work and were able to get in a nice little workout) so now we have to drive to one that’s further away. Boo.
This dog park is pretty good though and it even has two child-size swimming pools for the dogs to romp around in. Jack had a blast!
However, between rolling around in the dirt with another black lab puppy…
After we got home from the dog park on Friday evening, Fabio and I decided to go on a little date out to dinner. I had won a $25 gift card from my office’s bowling party (first strike in my lane! Woo!) so we headed over to a place we have been eyeing for a while now called Cafe Asia.
We started off with a spicy tuna roll and “Chinese raviolis” which I thought would be kind of like dumplings.
The tuna rolls were excellent (albeit spicy!) but neither of us were a fan of the “raviolis.” They were supposed to come with a dipping sauce but instead they were just completed submerged in the sauce. It was a little too oily for my taste.
Next we split an order of chicken teriyaki and chicken lo mein (creative, huh?)
Everything was delicious! I don’t usually order chicken lo mein (I actually hardly ever order any Chinese food…I’d rather make my own!) but this was delicious! I loved all the green onions and sprouts that were thrown in for some crunch. Yum!
The rest of Friday night involved falling asleep on the couch watching the Olympics. This is an exciting life I live, I tell ya.
On Saturday morning I took Jack for a nice long walk around the neighborhood before coming back to make some healthified French toast. It was great! I’ll share the recipe soon
Then we quickly headed over to Baltimore to help Fabio’s sister move. It wasn’t very glamorous (lots of box-moving, wall-sanding, furniture-assembling, etc.) so I didn’t take too many pictures. I did manage to snap a picture of me on the balcony of the old apartment to show you the view of the
lovely disgusting city of Baltimore. Although I am a Maryland girl at heart, Baltimore is not my favorite city. Check out that view though!
We planned on seeing the new Batman movie, but we found out at the last minute it was sold out. We wound up walking around the Ballston mall, where we had planned to watch the movie, and soon we found ourselves in the As Seen on TV store. That place cracks me up every time. Check out these gems:
Pajamas you live in. Jeans you sleep in. Natch.
How about this one?
Luckily we managed to escape without buying anything, although some of the dog de-shedders and cooking appliances almost got me. Phew! A narrow escape.
Later that night we wound up at a party at our friend’s apartment and then headed out to the bar with my former coworker, Ellen. She’ll be moving to Kentucky this week for law school and I’m going to miss her so much. Gah! At least we had a fun night together barhopping around Arlington. It was a great last hoorah!
On Sunday Fabio and I
conquered our hangovers headed over to his coworker’s house to pick up two dogs that we will be dog-sitting throughout the week.
At first I thought she would be fine, until she started growling at me every time I looked at her. Then when we got home and tried to take her out of the car, she hid under the seat and proceeded to growl/bark/snap at us if we got our hands anywhere near her.
She even bit Fabio when he tried to put her leash on…
It’s a small wound, but still. That dog is NOT nice. Her owners must have thought they were really clever when they named her Angel. Finally (after about 45 mins, mind you) we got her out by covering her with Fabio’s shirt so she couldn’t see what was happening and carried her out of the car. Seriously, Rat Dog?
The other dog we are watching, Cash, is a sweet heart.
We finally got them inside, introduced them to Jack (who, BTW, is thrilled to have “friends” over) and then headed to my dad’s house for a pool day.
Here are the highlights:
- My sister is baby-sitting a guinea pig
- Jack discovered a frog in the pool
- I sat by the pool all day (unpictured, because, well, you don’t really need a picture of that)
- And we had a BBQ with plenty of watermelon for dessert!
Phew! What a weekend. So tell me, how did your weekend go? Did you encounter and devilish dogs, guinea pigs, or frogs?