10.08.2007

fun weekend

After another rocky day at school (I'll save the details for when I know what the heck is actually happening with my teaching life), Rob decided that he wanted to do something different...and different it was! We saw HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical in Hollywood at The Met Theatre. It's definitely reinforced that Rob is the perfect hubby for me when he wants to see musicals with me. Wow, it was awesome! When we arrived the actors were roaming around the house area and the stage area, some were dancing while others were meditating (I'm serious). Once the actual show began, we were blown away with the talent! These people could seriously sing! And bonus...they dropped their clothes right before intermission...

Saturday we had a lazy, yet productive, morning planning our New York trip in November - Duran Duran and Legally Blonde here we come (his and her guilty pleasures)...Once we found some motivation, Rob dropped me off at Starbucks so I could get some homework done while he pumped some iron. In the early evening we headed down to Laguna Beach for a "fancy" dinner with one of Rob's former business partner and his new wife. I say "fancy" because it's unusual that we actually dine somewhere that requires a reservation, unless it's a special occasion. The girls had a great time reminiscing about wedding planning and wedding weekend celebrations and the guys enjoyed their tech talk. We ate at this incredible restaurant, 230 Forest Avenue in downtown Laguna. I had filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes and Rob had an ahi salad. They both were really decadent (needless to say I went above and beyond my daily points requirement). On our way down to Laguna, I realized I didn't have an adequate jacket so we made a quick pit stop at Gap where I picked up this tweed jacket (mine is actually a dark heather grey and black). Thank you Marie and Terry for the birthday gift card!

Sunday was the big bloggers brunch at 26 Beach! I was so excited (and nervous) about this event all weekend! Sunday couldn't come fast enough! I had such a great time meeting the authors of some of my favorite blogs! Thank you WeMo for organizing this great event! I took a few pics, but of course, WeMo offers the best recap with tons of pics and very specific details about the food we each selected. Really, next time I'm in the mood for a serious decadent breakfast, I'm heading to 26 Beach where I can order french toast Elvis style (PB and banana) or Reece's French Toast - yes, that's right...french toast stuffed with peanut butter, chopped Reece's and topped with grated Belgium chocolate and served with chocolate sauce...surely this would put me over the monthly allowance of Weight Watcher's points. Seriously though, it was so fun meeting everyone (even though we actually already know everything about everyone) and hearing their actual voices (Jolene and I thought it was weird to hear everyone speak). Like our wonderful brunch organizer said in her blog, I also hope this was just the beginning of some real-life friendships.

We were all a little camera happy
And we got treats too...thank you Ballin_Axehammer!
Lilcee was perhaps the happiest blogger
Leeney and her panties
All of us
After the brunch, I took a quick nap, tried to do more homework (with no luck), ran a few errands (including GS), watched Extreme Makeover Home Edition (and sobbed) and went to bed. So sad that another hectic week is already in full swing...

Rob took this pic last night...we heart the LBC!

8 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

Hair sounds like so much fun!

I am cracking up at the "camera happy" pic. Too funny! It was so great to meet you! :)

amber said...

wow, busy weekend! cute jacket -- love all the new fall fashions out right now.

it was so nice meeting you on sunday -- we're definitely going to have to make these brunches a regular thing!

Jolene said...

haha! That "camera happy" picture is priceless! that is too funny! That jacket is adorable!!! And Hair sounds like so much fun! I knew you'd cry at EMHE. I was crying right along with you. :(

Laura Tucker said...

Wow--way to pack in the arts, homework, new and old friendships, and relaxing!

Nanette said...

CUTE jacket!

Lastly, it was so awesome to finally meet you in person, although I'm sad we didn't get to chat more. And I'm still having visions of your fabulous haircut in my head, which is ironically happening shortly after I just decided to keep growing my hair out again. Funny how that works.

Nanette said...

Oh! And I've seen Hair! I forgot that that was the play where they drop trow, so when they came out, I was like, "Uhhhh...." And our play featured that guy, Steven Weber (I think) from Wings.

Kay said...

it was fun meeting you! we need to get together again =)

Lilcee said...

It was fun meeting you! I had a great time chatting with you.

I love the jacket. It's too cute and stylish.