Monday, February 11, 2013

A weekend to change it all

Everything about this past weekend was exactly how I once imagined the whole semester would be. It was a perfect 2 1/2 days of relaxation and productivity. If that weekend is any indication of how the rest of the semester will go, I'm in for a real treat.

Friday started off at the gorgeous winter temperature of 42 degrees. I was stoked to finally go running that afternoon once my class ended at 3. But alas, it snowed instead. It was coming down pretty hard and my pants and shoes got nearly soaked just walking home. I put off my run till this week which was a bit of a shame at the time but the rest of the afternoon was still plenty lovely. Peter and I made plans earlier in the week to watch Community together since I'm the one that got him into the show back in December. I have late class Thursday nights so we figured watching it the next afternoon would be perfect. It's only a half hour long but we ended up sitting on his couch talking for another 2 1/2 hours after the show was over. It's now our Friday thing to watch Community together. (Is it just me or is it really nice to have "a thing" you share with someone else? It's one of my favorite concepts, sharing a TV show with someone else.)

Once I left his house there was a slightly frantic rush to get people together to go to the gymnastics meet. I loved going to the meets when I wrote for the Universe last January-April and I hadn't been to any this season. It ended up being Becca, Stacy, Lorraine, Steve, Ben, Trent and myself. It was kind of strange to be considered the expert on the sport among my group of friends that night. The meet was as fun as ever, though. I did find it weird to be sitting up in the stands instead of down on the floor.

Saturday was spent doing laundry and studying. I got a lot done, so that was great. I also watched the new episode of The Office. The best part of Saturday was my pseudo-date. My friend Austin, who I've known since my freshman year, and I have been trying to set up a time to hang out and get Chick-Fil-A for a long while now. We ended up getting our beloved chicken dinner and then went to the BYU/San Francisco basketball game. The Cougars ended up losing pretty big but it was still great to spend time with Austin. I call it a pseudo-date since neither of us really thought about whether it was a date before we went. We went back to my apartment after the game and my roommates were like, "What did you guys do on your date?" and we both looked at each other for a second and asked, "Wait, was this a date?" We decided it was since it was planned, paired off and though technically not paid for by either of us two out of the three isn't bad.

Austin ended up sticking around a while and the apartment turned into an exciting place. Besides my roommates, Badger was there and eventually Trent, Ryan, Nathan and Erica showed up as well. Our apartment is hardly ever that filled, especially on weekends. We get visitors fairly often but they usually don't all stick around. It's always interesting to let different groups of friends interact and Austin fit in perfectly with the Lava Lounge boys.

Sunday was just as great as the other days. Church was awesome and once again I was quite productive in grading papers and doing my own work. Becca and I explored cooking tilapia in this random garlic and herb marinade we found in the refrigerator. Along with that we had a spinach salad with some kind of cheese dressing and we added some grated Parmesan cheese for good measure. It turned out delicious, much to Becca's surprise. The rest of the night was incredibly relaxing and the perfect way to prepare for a tough week of school.

This next weekend should also be fantastic since my birthday is in SIX DAYS. I'll be 22 on the 17th. The plan right now is to enjoy the three day weekend camping in Moab so basically I'll be spending my birthday in a tent. The next weekend I'll probably have a birthday party to spend some time with all my lovely Provo friends. It's going to be a breakfast for dinner birthday, meaning cake waffles, Reese's Puffs, breakfast corn dogs and basically any other delicious birthday treat you could think of. Yes, I love breakfast foods that much.

1 comment:

Bronwyn Elise said...

One of these days you're going to blog about me. And it's going to be glorious.