The Great Gatsby Ballet

The Great Gatsby Ballet

Drew and I met up with my friend Jenna from work, and her husband Mattaeo at the Speakeasy in the Omni William Penn Hotel. It was so cool. The atmosphere was dimly lit and it was red and gold decor. It definitely reminded me of prohibition. The drink menus were leatherbound and made to look secretive.

When Jenna and Mattaeo arrived, we placed our order. I had a mint julep. Andrew had a John Collins. Jenna had prosecco, and Mattaeo had soda water. They are not big drinkers. We chatted about the ballet and how excited were to see it. We talked about how Drew and I started dating and how Jenna and Mattaeo met and started dating. It was cute their love story. They met while she was studying aboard in Italy.

After drinks, we cashed out and got ready to make the walk to the Benedum. It was so cold outside, and we both were in dresses and heels.  I couldn’t wait for this ballet. Once inside we said our goodbyes to Jenna and Mattaeo they were sitting in a different section.

Once we found our seats, which were much better than the seats we had for the Nutcracker. The lights dimmed and the curtain opened. The ballet had it’s moments where it differenced from the novel and the movie. I was able to follow, but if you didn’t know the story of The Great Gatsby, but then I can see how one may have found it difficult to follow.

At intermission, we met up with Jenna and Mattaeo. Jenna was loving it, but Mattaeo wasn’t sure how he felt about it. We didn’t see them after the ballet was over, but I was going to see Jenna at work on Monday. I couldn’t wait to recap with her.

After the ballet was over, and we made it home I went straight to bed. I was so tired. It has been a weekend!

Personal Day

Today, I took a personal day. I needed some me time and time to get some homework done with this weekend with all that we have planned. I also had a couple errands to run. In the morning we went to breakfast at a French and American Cafe, Cafe De Amis. I am Boujee (as you know) and I am a bit of snob, but Drew and I went to Paris and we went to England. We have been to great restaurants and not so great restaurants. The food at Cafe De Amis is awesome, but the staff and service is a C- it can be so much better and should be so much better.
When you walk in, you got to the counter, place your order, pay for your meal and then seat yourself. You have to get your coffee yourself, it is self serve as well as the bottle water, and bottled drinks. I hate that. If I am going out to eat I want to be waited on. The least they did was bring you the food once it was ready.
IMG_0947.jpegI ordered the French toast and it was served on a baguette. It was amazing. The food was so good. Drew got a bacon and avocado omelette. I won’t hurry back to the restaurant at all, but the food was so good.

 

 

I don’t know what do you guys think of having to serve yourself pretty much at cafes? Does it bother you?

After breakfast, I went home and started to work on my homework and he went to his annual PCP appointment. I worked on homework until about 11:15am. Then I got ready to meet one of my old colleagues from the radio station where I used to work. He was hooking me up with lunch and Disturbed tickets. I was not hungry at all but he treated me to lunch. I had a small grilled chicken salad. It was good to catch up with him, so much has changed there since I left.

After lunch, I stopped to see my old boss from Fastest Labs, Chris and then I talked to Earl the maintenance man, who also does the maintenance for the radio station where I used to work. The buildings are in the same office complex.

After visiting with my old friends, I went to get my oil change then to the goodwill. At the goodwill, I snagged a blue Calvin Klein dress for $6 dollars and a top that had the tags on it still. The top was $58.00 and never worn. If that is not Boujee on a budget then I don’t know what is. I have become such a good goodwill shopper. I have always found a few things when I go.  I think I am going to wear the blue dress to the ballet tomorrow. I will be sure to post some pictures.

Also, I was able to set up my interviews for my project for Student Development Theory. All-in-all it was a nice and relaxing day.

 

 

Valentines Day

Valentines Day was a little different this year. I received my flowers on Sunday. Drew surprised me with a bouquet of pink roses. He knows I like any color rose, but red. I am not a red rose girl. I never have been. I am more of a pink roses girl, or any color rose, but red. IMG_0912.jpeg

On actual Valentines which was Thursday, I had class at night. However, we had plans over the weekend and my flowers came early.  🙂

I got Drew a valentines day card, as well. We were keeping it simple this year.

 

Great Gatsby Nails

I got my nails filled in Oakland on my lunch break. They were in such bad shape. I had an appt for Friday, but I already had so much planned, and homework that I didn’t want to wait. Drew was off on Friday, as well.

On my lunch break, I went to S & T nails in Oakland. I went for an Art Deco design on my ring finger, since we are going to The Great Gatsby ballet on Saturday. They look pretty good! I have been to that salon before.IMG_0953.jpg

After my nail appointment, I was 15 mins late coming back from lunch, but I made it up that day. I was stuck on the phone in my office until 5pm. I was so ready for Friday to get here!

After work, Drew texted me and asked if I could meet him in Hogwarts (the 1st floor of the Cathedral). He said, he had something to give me. 🙂 I love it when he surprises me.

When I arrived to the Cathedral, he handed me a Pitt University store shopping bag. I looked at him and said, “what is it?!” I took the bag from him and opened it. It was a great Gatsby tote!

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I was so surprised. He knows The Great Gatsby is my favorite book! My absolute favorite book! He said, “I saw this and I thought of you. They only had one left. They also had a wristlet too, but I figured you would want the tote more.” I was so touched by it. It is the little things.

Also, today, is my parents 37 year marriage anniversary!

 

 

Superbowl 2019

The Super Bowl is on tonight. Who are you rooting for? or are you just tuning to watch the halftime performances? or maybe you want to catch some of the commercials? I will be watching it for a little. I am rooting for Tom Brady and the Patriots. I have been in love with him for awhile. I just think he is cute.image.png I know that there are people out there, who will say he is a cheater and that he played with deflated balls etc. I am not a die hard fan, and don’t care if he “cheated” he is just nice to look at in my opinion.

The half time performance this year is Maroon 5, Cardi B, and I can’t think who else at the moment, but I want to go back to 2001 when the most epic half time performance happened.  Please take me be back to when Britney Spears, Nelly, Aerosmith, NSYNC, and Mary J Blige collaborated on one stage.
super-bowl-moments_80310356.jpgPlease bring me back to those days. There will never be another more amazing half time performance.

After this performance of Super Bowl 2001, the half time shows went down hill.

So no matter the reason you are planning to watch the Super Bowl tonight, enjoy the game and party safely!

Dinner and Corgis

Dinner and Corgis

This morning I had a nail appt at Sun Rays. I was getting my acrylic nails back on. I can’t take it anymore. My friend Leanne who does nails has been my nail tech off and on for years. She does everything by hand(no drills, only file).
We went for an ombré look.  I like It for the most part. I am not too crazy about it. I would rather have something more simple and plan, but it is worth a shot.

After my nail appt, I went to lunch at Hanlon’s with my parents, then it was home to get ready to go to my in-laws for dinner and the Pitt game. My in-laws were babysitting Waffles and Butters, their fur grandchildren, who are also our nephews. We couldn’t pass up a chance to get some corgi loving in!
cN+xeWVSQQKhVWlA2xnZdQWaffles (in the featured image) is so affectionate and sweet. Butters (pictured to the left) is the athlete. All he wants you to do is throw the tennis ball. I was holding the tennis ball in one hand and taking the picture with the other hand.

Andrew and I had an awesome dinner. His dad made us a steak, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and green beans. We always eat so well.

After dinner, we watched the Pitt game. They lost unfortunately, and so did RMU.

We are going to hang out here a little longer, and spend time with our sweet nephews!