Bits & Bobs and a Burger

“What fun plans do you have this weekend?”

It was a simple question my sister asked and I, for the first time in a long time, didn't have an answer.  Originally this weekend was supposed to be one of travel for my full-time job.  The plans got squashed, and I didn't feel the need to fill up my time.  And it was glorious!

So what did I do?  Bits and bobs.  And a burger got involved.

Board on a Friday Night

You want to party WPC-style on a Friday night?!  Yeah…it was wild and crazy in the Lady Parlor!!!  Jared installed my new chalkboard, and dry erase calendar in my office for me.  And as soon as I got home, all I wanted to do was write out my thoughts in chalk, and dry erase markers.

Seriously, though, I am looking forward to using these boards for schedules and brainstorms related to the blog.  I am a very, very, very visual person.  Having the calendar and chalkboard in my line of sight from my office chair is super, duper awesome (and functional, I hope!)

Communication Center
Can you see my glee?  And my need for sleep?

Binging on Nostalgia

Saturday was the ultimate “Slug Day”.  I spent the entire day in my pajamas, and a shower wasn't even remotely in the cards (gross but true.)  The morning was filled with coffee drinking.  The afternoon was filled with…

Growing Pains.  When did Amazon Prime add one of my favorite childhood shows to their line-up?  Featuring Jason and Maggie Seaver as the cool, fun parents to Mike, Carol, and Ben.  The show is still the right kind of terrible.  Kind of like a Pop-Tart.  Looks good.  Tastes meh.  But you still want it in your life.

So…that was my Saturday.  Binging on an 80's television show.  What's your nostalgic TV show of choice?

The Exclamation Point

My writing whether for business or personal is riddled with exclamation points.  I am an excited talker…and writer!!  But when the “!” in a triangle shows up on your car's dashboard…your tires are trying to tell you something.  In my case, the car said, “Take thou to the dealership to check me out and wash me.  Thanks!”  And I obliged.

Wagyu and Wine

So while the car got serviced, Jared and I went out for Wagyu and Wine at The Capital Grille.  In the fall,  the restaurant has a special $25 menu in their lounge – a selection of cheeseburgers and robust wines.  I went for the first time last year and was so excited when I got the email that it was coming back this year.  Does the menu below entice you?

A trifecta of food and wine goodness.  I need to make three visits.  Maybe more.

My wine of choice?  The Col Solare Cabernet Sauvignon.  It was a full-bodied red according to our attentive server.  To me?  It was rooted in berry flavor, smooth, and delicious. I wish I had sommelier capabilities.  I am more caveman-like in my assessments.  Is “me like” acceptable?

Check out the legs of the wine but be respectful.

Jared and I went twinsies on the wine but decided to get different burgers.  I chose caramelized onion with gruyère cheese.  OH MY GOD.  Imagine the flavors of French Onion Soup commingling with a burger.  Just imagine.  Did you swoon?  I just did.

I want to go back.  And do it all over.  I can go back.  I know.

After a heavy lunch, Jared and I walked around the mall to kill some time and get some needed (and some not so needed) items for the house.  We are days away from Halloween.  The photos below aren't a trick.  The mall is full-on getting ready for the holidays.

Christmas Tree
A partially decorated tree.
Christmas 1
No Santa sighting…yet.

Thankfully we weren't at the mall too long (for both of our sakes) as my car was ready.  The dashboard no longer had an exclamation point.  End of story.  Period.

See what I did there?

Cheese Pokers
I purchased cheese “pokers” at Anthropologie.  Pugsley thinks we need to have a cheese party soon.  He likes anything that is stinky.

My weekend was filled with bits and bobs (and the best burger).  Not anything of significant note but relaxing and enjoyable.  I needed that.

What were you all up to this weekend?  Did you do anything fun?  Did you hang out in your pajamas for an entire day?  High five if you did!

Work Hard.  Play  Hard.  Drink Chard.



19 thoughts on “Bits & Bobs and a Burger

    1. What if we split the difference and made Skittle smoothies? Topped with Fruity Pebbles.

      I do have chalk markers! They look so much better and…no dust!!!

      1. Oh no…the smoothie would be like a vaccination (a very, very controversial candy topic).

    1. I just started Season 2 last night! I remember watching the show every Tuesday night on the floor of the living room. Mike Seaver was dreamy. It’s too bad Kirk Cameron went super weird in real life.

      1. Have you ever watched Cheers? I LOVED that show!! 80’s nostalgia is the best. 🙂

  1. Looks like you had a great weekend. I love myself a good glass of Cab. It is too soon for the Christmas set up at the malls. I did all things Halloween this weekend.

    1. I am usually a white wine girl but that Cab was super fab! It was kind of shocking to see all of the Christmas decorations so soon but at least they were pretty!!!

    1. That burger was so good! I brought half of it home with me. They kindly packed the burger with freshly made potato chips. Sooo good.

      I’m hungry now, too!

  2. I’m down for the wagyu and wine. That sound like my kind of place. Like you I spent all Saturday wasting away in Pj’s and drinking lots of coffee.

  3. Your Saturday ‘Slug Day’ sounded awesome! And then that restaurant…It looked devine. Maybe this weekend isn’t in the cards, but I’m definitely doing a ‘copy cat’ of your weekend very soon. I love your writing style by the way! Thanks for the article!

  4. I didn’t know that Growing Pains was on Prime!!! This is great news! Our kids just went trick-or-treating so I skipped the shower and painted my face like a vampire and walked 10,000 steps. You know, trick-or-treating just isn’t the same when it’s not on Halloween. The burger looks amazing!

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