So this morning I got thinkin’…Gossip Girl..Glee…Movies. The laptop screens are just not cutting it. We definitely don’t need a TV but I do kind of want one.
The reason we don’t have one is because we gave away our jumbo tube TV (which we got for free from friends 3 years ago) upon moving.
Plus, our living room just isn’t styled for a TV:
So my brain started cranking and soon the living room looked like this:
I think I like it better anyways!
So I’m thinking the TV could go on this wall (possibly moving that taller shelf to another space)
So Karen is moving in 10 days and has a really nice 6′ long TV stand that she doesn’t have space for in her new place, so she offered to give it to us.
The cable issue is still debatable. I priced it at $75/month. I actually think we’re NOT going to get cable and just use the TV for movies and connect a laptop for online watching of only the best shows. We really just wanted the big screen – not all the TV.
But we’ll see!
This morning we said goodbye to Karen and Matt, Andrew and I headed out for a bike ride. It was refreshing and tiring on the legs. If biking in Charlotte was a leisurely event, biking in Charlottesville is an interval workout!! Up a hill, out of breath, back down, back up!
We biked for about an hour and headed back home for showers.
And decided going out to lunch would be fun.
I had my heart set on Butternut Squash Bisque and a Spinach + Goat Cheese salad from Revolutionary Soup. And I was STARVING.
By the time we biked BACK to Rev Soup we discovered it was CLOSED!!
Instead of looking for another healthy salad opportunity, our hunger demanded we settle for Baja Bean next door
The setting was very nice, and we had a huge menu to peruse.
I knew I wanted a salad with as many veggies as possible.
Matt knew he wanted nachos ASAP!
These were actually awesome. I put a pile on my plate as an appetizer
Little did we know that chips and salsa were also served! I skipped those guys sans one chip to try out the salsa
My big salad!!
This was a huge bowl of lettuce and tomato topped with a fajita. Pepper, cheese, rice, beans, quac, sour cream and shrimp. Guess how much it cost?
Only $6.25. INCLUDING the shrimp! It was fabbbbulous. Very fresh tasting.
I tried to push away some of the heavier ingredients and focused on the veggies and shrimps – I was not in the mood for feeling stuffed. I made a good sized dent in it though, and ate almost everything but the refried beans and sour cream and none of the shell. I will definitely back for another one of these!
Matt had a veggie quesadilla that he shared and it was out of this world good – filled with squash and corn and peppers!
We were very impressed with the service, prices, and flavors of Baja Bean! And all draft beers are $2 for happy hour – everyday. They have several we’re interested in going back to try. Just not until the 100 beers I tried yesterday are out of my system!!
I am so looking forward to a week or normal eating. I just want to FEEL back in my jive again.
Now for some reading on the couch!