Thank you to those of you who have stuck with me through my crappy blogging month of February! Who knew that the hard part of this New Years Resolution would not be actually doing a new thing everyday, but writing about it! Lucky for me I never said in my resolution that I had to blog every day! So needless to say Jaryl and I are having a good year trying new foods, inventing new games, and learning a lot. I am excited for the summer months to come so we can do more outdoor activities!
Tonight we got a rare opportunity to have dinner with our friends Chris and Rena. Sadly this was the first time we have entertained all year. (Unless you count our best friend Brandy sleeping on our floor! Which is…..not really entertaining, just our life Hi Brandy!). Firstly we were very excited to get to use the 4 person pasta serving set that we got as a wedding present almost 3 (wow!) years ago. It seems we always have more than 4 people over. Not only that but in this particular circle of friends we have someone allergic to dairy, fruit and of course me! (a strict vegetarian.) So we had delicious spaghetti and I even sprung for some dairy free mozzarella.
- Trans Fat free
- Dairy free
- Free of all animal products (Vegan)
- Free of common allergens including: Dairy (casein and lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts (excluding coconut)
- Free of Artificial Ingredients
- Free of Preservatives
- Free of Hormones & Antibiotics
So you may be wondering could something like that actually taste good?? The answer is yes. Although it had an oily feel due to the coconut oil, it has great flavor and texture!
We loved seeing our friends and their beautiful baby. It was long over due.
We ended the night by playing Mario Kart on the Wii and Jaryl placed first on Rainbow Road for the first time ever!!
Thanks for a fun night!
Tonight as I was about to spend another night working on stuff in Starbucks and going to the gym, I got a last minute invite from my friend Jordi to go to J’ADORE!: A Burlesque Valentine at the Triple Door in Seattle. Of course I said yes! I had neither been to the Triple Door OR a Burlesque show (Unless you count Cher and Christina….) so this would be 2 firsts in one. Luckily always prepared for an outing, I found my cute hat and make up in the car and we were off. (So much for the gym).
We had a FABULOUS time. There were all types of acts! A beautiful Hula Dance, Our favorite act was a girl dressed in roses and she came out in the audience and slowly gave them all away… The people right next to us got one and I was jealous. (I told Jordi we had to get one….but we did not). You will see Jordi and I pictured with her below! (Unfortunately not in her roses) And THEN who wouldn’t want to see A girl come out of an oyster!
The act was full of dancing, and some very funny dances too! Including one where a girl was dressed up in a box of chocolates and as she did a cute dance and found out there was actually candy in them she got distracted and kept eating.
The Triple Door itself was beautiful and the food was great. We enjoyed a great virgin drink called a Scamp and the green beans were delicious.So sorry Jaryl is in Tech for another show and could not be here! I will definitely bring him!
Here’s A little bit more about the show!
Seattle’s reigning Burlesque super-troupe delivers a gorgeous and glittering VALENTINE featuring some of the Bombshells’ most exhilarating acts to date. J’Adore! promises to celebrate l’amour with good humor, style, and a healthy dose of dazzle! Bring a friend, a lover, a family member, or a secret crush, and celebrate with the Valentine’s Burlesque spectacular that will leave you shouting: “J’ADORE……The Atomic Bombshells!” The incomparable Jasper McCann emcees with high style and charm.
During this past week our friend Sarah passed away. She was a beautiful friend, human and spirit. She was with me in my first big play in college and always making me laugh. Always a supporting, loving friend and Jaryl and I regrettably could not attend her memorial service because of our show. Sarah, this performance was for you. Below is a picture of her seat we reserved for her (in a almost full house ). You will be missed by all.
A full month has gone by now and Jaryl and I have kept strong on our goal of one new activity everyday. So today we took a moment to take some pictures of some of our friend’s beautiful smiles and ask “What makes you happy?”. A smile is a universal language they say. And what better way to celebrate a month of new things than to talk about happiness? So in addition to sharing their smiles, and list of answers we would love to hear WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY??
Here is what our friends said:
Hundred Grand Candy Bar
Ass and Thighs
You, Cause you hugged me.
Peanut butter m &m’s
Having fun with my wife
Bring on the smiles! (And one sketch smile I found in the bathroom! Coincidence? I think not.)