Yesterday I went to Inspired By You for a 30 minute relaxation massage and pedicure. A few months ago, boyfriend bought me a round of services from the place from a promotion they had going. This past Wednesday I got a haircut as part of the package and this coming Wednesday I’m getting a facial, which I’ve never had before.
After coming home and cleaning the house, I painted my own nails. I attempted the moon manicure with OPI Bling Dynasty (gold) as the base and Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Flirt for the top coat, but decided it looked stupid. I did away with all the polish and just went with the Flirt.
Definitely not professionally done. I like dark nails, though, so it’s a win. Following the paint job, boyfriend and I finally made it over to the new-ish Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema and saw 50/50. Since the Alehouse is touted as being able to eat and drink (real food and beer) inside, I thought they’d have tables. I’ve heard much about the Alamo Drafthouses in Texas and I thought it would be styled the same way. Nope. Stadium seating, but you get to balance your meal and beverage on your lap. I hadn’t eaten dinner so I got a Cider Vinegar Slaw Beef Brisket sandwich with house-made chips. So delicious! Especially the chips: they were a garlic parmesan flavor explosion.
50/50 was funny, smart, moving and made us cry. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a babe, Seth Rogen is an amazing best friend, and Anna Kendrick is just amazing. Her hardly says anything throughout the course of the film, but Serge Houde is both humourous and heartbreaking in his role as JLG’s dad suffering from Alzheimer’s. We truthfully only went to see it because I had a Groupon to the theater for free tickets, but we were very glad we did.
Today has been spent with more cleaning, watching my Eagles fail again and attempting to learn Arabic. I download Pimsleur Arabic and have thus far listened to the first lesson. In my job of International Sales and Export Compliance, I almost daily am working with customers in the Middle East. I still need to seriously brush up on my French, but it seems very useful to attempt Arabic. I imagine I’ll only learn to speak/listen to it instead of try reading and writing – one step at a time. xoxo