Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving

This evening Andrew and I went to Anthony’s for a Friendsgiving. This was my first ever Friend’sgiving. I brought two pies, pumpkin and dutch apple. Everyone brought a dish to share. There was so much food. Anthony had a cute spread and tried to create a long table for us all to sit around. I met Anthony’s boyfriend, Justin for the first time. He is so sweet and they look so cute together!

After dinner at one point, Dylan and I were sitting on the couch and Anthony came over to sit with us. He sat in the middle. The three of us had a glass a wine. I said to them, “Look at how far we come.” It hit me right then and there. We are all adults now. We have been friends since RMU days. I love the two of them dearly.
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Every year, Andrew and I try to get a picture by Anthony’s tree. It was a pretty successful Friendsgiving.

Stephanie’s Birthday Dinner

Stephanie’s Birthday Dinner

This evening, We went out for Stephanie’s Birthday dinner. She is such an amazing friend. We went to Saga. We haimage.pngven’t been to saga in so long. It was so good to see her kids. I sat with her and Emma. Emma and Stephen call me Daniel Tiger. I am hoping I can work with Tracy and do something for them soon. I know Emma would love it. Tracy also has superheroes. Sometimes it is princess overload.
Stephen, Drew, and Mike sat at the other end of the table.

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At one point in the dinner, the hibachi chief offered us saki shots. I couldn’t resist. It has been so long since I had saki!

After dinner, we said goodbye to Stephanie, Mike, Emma, and Stephen. Drew and I stopped at Primanti’s for one more drink, then went home.

 

Phantom Fright Nights

Phantom Fright Nights

Every year, Andrew and my best friends Anthony and Dylan try to attend a haunted house together or several. Anthony is all about roller coasters. I could take ’em or leave ’em, but Kennywood has this event called Phantom Fright Nights. At night, they have people dressed in costumes, who walk around and try to scare you, there are haunted houses, haze everywhere, and everything is lit up, and accompanied by spooky music.

The very first thing we did, when we arrived was ride the Steel Curtain. It is Kennywood’s new coaster. Anthony was so excited to ride it with me. He has been on it several times, but he wanted to ride with me since it was my first time. The Steel Coaster was pretty awesome. I am glad we did it when we first entered the park, because the lines were going to be long to ride it later on at night.

After the steel curtain, we grabbed something to eat at the End Zone cafe, then we took a flight on the skycoaster. Last time we all attended Phantom Fright Nights, Anthony and I were the only ones who did the Skycoaster. This time it was Me, Anthony, and Dylan.  Dylan had to pull the rope. I did not want to pull the rope, but I love soaring through the air. Andrew took a video of us. We are the three best friends that anyone could have.

After the Skycoaster, we walked through a haunted house, and then rode the Phantom’s Revenge.  I rode with Drew this time. Anthony and Dylan rode together.  We walked through one more haunted house, and then we left. It was time to go home. I had so much fun. Anthony and I planned the next events which is a Friendsgiving at his house and a Friends Christmas Dinner at mine.

 

Heading Home

Heading Home

After CMU today, I went back to my parents and got packed up. I laid on my old bed with my dogs for a minute. I was so tired. I feel asleep for a second and got some last minute cuddles in before I said goodbye to my mom and left for Leanne’s.

When I arrived at Leanne’s, she was in Maci’s room, they were watching Fuller House. I hung out with them until Patrice came over with her two kids, then we left the bedroom, so Maci could play with her friends.

Leanne, Patrice, and I all hung out in the living room and chatted. Dan, Leanne’s husband came home from work, and joined in our conversation. It was good to spend time with them. I ate dinner with Dan, Leanne, and Maci then went home. I was anxious to come home to my husband.

When I arrived home, the house was empty. He was still at the gym, so I got changed and sat outside on the back porch.  I could really feel the seasonal change. The wind is picking up and fall is on the way. I love this time of year, but it is a little creepy how quickly it seems to be happening over night it is going to drop and Friday will be in the 60s! I love fall.

Wednesday

Wednesday

Around 3:30pm, I met with the football player in the Russian room at the Cathedral of learning. We mapped out a plan of attack for his first paper for politics and history. I showed him how to research, and what exactly she will be looking for on his paper. I think this meeting went better than the last one. I think he is feeling more confident.

After tutoring, I went to Leanne’s to get ready to watch American Horror Story. I was so excited! She made dinner, and I got to spend time with Maci and play games with her like old times. She is growing up so fast.

 

 

IT Chapter 2

IT Chapter 2

It has been so long since I saw my best friend Anthony. We both have been so busy. Thankfully, he understands what it is like to go to graduate school. He had two tickets to see the movie IT Chapter 2. I was hesitant. I don’t do clowns.

Prior to the movie, I stopped at the Goodwill and picked up 6 things for $12; a couple tops, and a dress from Old Navy. I love the Goodwill. I always seem to find something. After the Goodwill, I met Anthony for dinner at PF Changs.

At dinner, we got caught up on lives. We talked about work, CMU, RMU, grad school, his love life, and hanged house season, which we are both excited about. I ordered the honey shrimp, and he got a chicken dish. We split dynamite shrimp lettuce wraps. Dinner was yummy.

When we arrived to the movie, they were giving away IT posters to the people who were seeing the movie that night, I passed on one, but Anthony got one.  I don’t do clowns. The movie was good, and had some parts where I jumped.

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One thing to note, is I was able to follow the plot without having to watch the first one. Being familiar enough with the concept of IT is enough to get you through the movie which I like when it comes to sequels, especially ones like IT.

At the end, Pennywise, could have been a bit scarier. I wasn’t satisfied with his ability to turn into what he did at the end, and how they defeated him could have been more majestic. I don’t know maybe that is just me. Please let me know what you think the comments below.

Lunch with Friends

For lunch, Wynn, Gene and I all went to Noodlehead. Wynn offered to drive us there. It was in Shadyside. I have never been to Noodlehead before, but it is an awesome Thai restaurant. I was excited to try it out. On the way to the restaurant, Wynn and I talked about the After book series that I got her hooked on.

When we arrived at the restaurant, her sister-in-law Maria was our waitress. I wasn’t sure what to order. She sat us at the best booth in the restaurant. It was in the back and the lightning and there were plants all around it was very zen and relaxing. Wynn knew exactly what she wanted. She wanted the Loveboat. It is her favorite. Gene ordered the Chiang Mai Curry. I read the description and was going to get street noodles, but I decided to go with the Chiang Mai Curry as well. I am so glad I did it was so yummy. The presentation was so cute too.
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The price wasn’t too bad. It was $9.50.

After lunch, we drove back to campus and parked under our building. We all work in the same building. We walked around outside for a bit, then we went back to our desks. We are going to go again, next month before classes start up again. I am so excited!