Sunday, October 07, 2012

Weekend Update: V Edition

Good Evening, Kittens.

Well, we are on Day 3 of my 4-day weekend (*w00t*), so I thought I would bring you up-to-date on all the excitement in my life.

So, on Friday, I mostly ran errands.  I also ran a few miles.  I went to the Giant and bought some necessary supplies, like kitty litter and paper towels.  Then, I did a little grocery shopping at the Whole Foods.  And, I may (or may not) have had a slightly boozy lunch at Adega.

Three guesses where I am and the first two don't count.

Once home, I took a long nap.  Then, I cleaned the bathroom. Yay clean bathroom! 

As I was doing all this housework, I was reminded that my iron had died.  I also remembered that I had a Target giftcard.  SO, I went to and did a little shopping.  I bought a new iron (yay!), a new rug for the bathroom, a shoe rack, and some Halloween novelty lights. YAY!

And I spent the rest of the evening watching Downton Abbey, Season 2.  LOVE!

On Saturday, I journeyed out to Wheaton to talk to the people who are designing my kitchen.  AND, I totally LOVE LOVE LOVE the design.  However, it is a bit more expensive than I had budgeted.  I'm trying to see how I can make do. 

I do have one major decision to make: the floor.

The cabinets are wood with a brushed aluminum veneer.  And the countertops are this ice-stone-like recycled materials red.  With the floor, I can't decide between white cork and red linoleum.  Here are the options.  What do you think:

UntitledWhite cork flooring

UntitledRed linoleum flooring

I am leaning towards the red flooring.

After meeting with the kitchen people, I met my friend, V, for brunch.  We went to Eggspectations.  Yum.  Then, we went back to my place and "watched a movie."  (*wink wink nudge nudge*).

He left.  I got cleaned up and headed into DC to meet my friend, V from Philly, who was here for the Red Dress Run.  V from Philly is a hasher, and those people?  They are a little cray-cray.  But the after-run party was fun (even though it was at McFadden's in Georgetown). We got a little durnk.  And, then, we took a taxi back to Silver Spring.  We walked down to Pacci's for a late night pizza.  YUM.

And, then, we came home and went to bed.

This morning, we slept in.  Had some coffee.  Eventually (after a little "movie-watching"), we walked over to El Golfo for brunch.  On the way there, we met another V, the woman who was the front-desk receptionist at the company I used to work for in Silver Spring.  She lives across the street from me.  Such a nice woman :-) ... Brunch at El Golfo was delicious.

We came back home and took a long nap on the sofa.  Then, he had to drive back to Philly (*sad face*).  And, after we found his car, I went on a 7 mile run.

Now, I am home, about to have dinner, crack open a bottle of champagne and watch the last episode of Downton Abbey, Season 2.

I'm so glad I'm off tomorrow, too!

Have a great night and a Happy Monday (especially if you are off!).


P.S. the fabulous Earl Cootie is celebrating 101 Days of October.  And, I'm a guest poster.  Check out my October photo here (and send him some of your Fall pix too)!


  1. The iron looks like something Betty from Mad Men would use. Or, rather, something that she would make some poor other woman use in her place.

    Red on red is always a winner. . .

  2. I prefer the white. I would worry that might be too much red going on.

    Is that cheese ruining those fries? boo!

    Congrats on your new iron, I guess.

    Hurray Downton Abbey! I wanted to be O'Brien for Halloween (complete with evil soap) and have Harry be Thomas (with bag of flour). But only the cool people would get it.

  3. You always have such exciting weekends. mine usually consist of my fat ass on the sofa watching tv. *SIGH*

    I like the red, but if you're already having red countertops, that may be too much. Too much like a murder scene or something. I think I'd go with the white, but it's your kitchen, and the red words too. :)


  4. I would also go with the white floor. Too much red for my taste, but then, it's not my kitchen.

  5. Anonymous, too10:06 PM

    You definitely had a much more fun weekend than I did. Mine was spent trying to get a wireless router to recognize the existence of my cable modem, to no avail. It didn't help that the user's manual is essentially useless to anyone not involved in designing the router. . .:-(!

    Anyway, my fave color is red, so voting on your flooring is a no-brainer. That said, my avid reading of Consumer Reports indicates the linoleum may last longer than the cork flooring. Even if you don't go with red lino, white or pale gray lino may give you a longer lasting floor for your money.

  6. Yay for you. Too bad about the whole distance thing. Like that you posted a shot of you guys kissing. Awwww.