Karen commissioned me to assemble her new entertainment center at the new house this afternoon. For an IKEA assembly, it went rather well! Didn’t take more than about an hour.
Overnight [and day] oats!
Post IKEA installation, it was snack time. I made overnight oats for Karen to taste this morning. She says she cannot do cold things except cereal for breakfast. No yogurt, no smoothies, no cottage cheese. She’s just too “gaggy” when she wakes up. So I made her a tiny taste test portion – one with just milk + chia and one with cottage cheese (she vetoed the yogurt altogether). She did not after all want to taste them at breakfast, but she tried it for a snack and said “I enjoyed it today but not enough that I’d ever make it for myself.” My mouth cannot comprehend! [I also put chopped almonds in there at her request]. I ate the cottage cheese one for a snack!
Which wasn’t enough so I also had a little yogurt + cereal to follow
We juuuuuust missed a huge performance of a song from Hairspray on the mall when we arrived downtown tonight! Bummer! I really want to see the show!
Matt and I breezed through McGuffy to check out the latest art
Fellini’s opened the 9 1/2 Speakeasy above their restaurant and we had yet to check it out (because, um, cocktails aren’t on my to-do list so much anymore ) But we were in the mood to get a drink so we found ourselves at the door ready to knock!
Inside was cozy and well decorated – just like the 20s!
We are friends with the bartender, who served Matt a Manhattan and me a delicious non-alcoholic martini that featured an array of citrus, bitters, tonic and simple syrup. It was fantastic because it wasn’t too sweet!
When our glasses were empty, we headed back out into the heat for a casual dinner.
Not wanting anything heavy or expensive, we stumbled into Christian’s Pizza for a hot slice!
We shared a tomato + basil, a Mexican, and a pesto + tomato. Matt ate about 2/3 worth. The black bean + avocado slice was awesome!
Music + Friends
And finally, our night ended with some grass sitting with Seamane and Rob, who we can always count on to brave the heat and celebrate Fridays with us! We chatted until the sun had set and then walked on home.