Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Epic Weekend with Anemone, Part One

Where do I begin? I had a fantastic extra-long weekend away with Anemone, I got to see my best friends, and I ate several pizzas. I took Anemone to visit her top choice for graduate school this past weekend, and it happens to be in the city where my two best friends from college ended up. It was great to get to catch up with people, it was great to do something special with Anemone for her birthday weekend, and it was nice to just get away for a few days.


 We drove out Friday and didn't get to my friends' house until pretty late. Saturday was the only day Anemone didn't have stuff at the university, so we went to Ikea in the morning, had amazing pizza for lunch, and we bummed around a couple of neighborhoods before heading back to the house. Saturday night was for Mexican food and margaritas, then watching Game of Thrones until some vague hour Sunday morning.

(Funny story about lunch on Saturday: we went there because they have great gluten-free food, and I ordered my own pizza. Food comes out, we dig in, and I'm halfway through my first slice when the waitress comes by the table and says, "I'm so sorry, but I brought you the wrong pizza." If you have any dietary limitations at all, you can understand the level of sheer panic that I felt for half a second before she continued, "This one is still gluten-free, absolutely for sure, so would you like me to bring the other one out in a box for you?" So I ended up with two pizzas. Now, how do I order a sausage and garlic pizza and then happily start eating a pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, olive, and green pepper pizza without questioning it? I must have been really tired, and I really lucked out that it was still a gluten-free pizza.)


Sunday we bummed around all morning until Anemone had a university tour, and I visited another friend in the area. Monday she was busy all day, so I'd planned from the beginning to use that as my yarn store exploration day, and boy was I not disappointed. But I'll save those goodies for Friday.

(Oh, and for the curious, I ended up bringing my Cinema Socks and Come Along, Pond as my travel knitting, and they worked out very nicely.)

8 comments:

  1. what a fabulous weekend. I'm sort of looking forward to something a bit similar---some of our best friends from high school are visiting this weekend. old friends are the BEST!!! (well, new friends are the best, too, but I know you know what I mean!)
    And how could you? Just how could you end with that yarn 'teaser'!!? Can't wait to see what you bought!

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    1. All friends are the best! And as far as the yarn teaser...I am an evil, evil person. Muahahaha.

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  2. Oh I can only imagine that horrible feeling when she told you it was the wrong pizza...ahhh! Good thing it was still gluten free!

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    1. Oh my gosh, my heart dropped into my stomach...I was so relieved to hear it was still gluten free!

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  3. Yum, pizza! Your weekend does sound fantastic :) I love the travelling knitting!

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    1. I'm pretty sure I ate three entire pizzas in two days...oh well! It really was a fun weekend.

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  4. yay for lots of Pizza!! And good call on that awesome striped sock, it looks fantastic.

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    1. Thanks! I can't get over the stripes in it, I love how the colors are working up so much.

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