Sunday, April 20, 2014

Movies & Good Eats


Am I cute? Noodle likes to lie on the floor and get his belly rubbed! Maybe he thinks he’s a dog?  He cracks me up, so cute and funny!

On Monday a bunch of us girls at work went to lunch at Chef Chins. It was (yet) another celebration for us March birthday girls. Yes, I know it’s April now, but the original March birthday lunch got postponed.  Kim & Donyale enjoying lunch.

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Patsy (the other March birthday girl besides me) and Roxanne.

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And my friend Erecca. We used to work in the same department.

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It was so fun to hang out with my women friends at work. So blessed to have a job where I can socialize and make friends.

On Tuesday after work, Todd and I drove down to Hillcrest to have dinner at Chocolat and to see the documentary movie “Jodorowsky’s Dune”.  Todd had seen good reviews of Chocolat on Yelp and wanted to try it out. When I heard they had crepes and gelato, who was I to say no?  :p

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Todd had the fennel sausage pizza and he loved it!

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Yum yum!

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I had spinach ricotta manicotti. The sauce was delicious.  I was in carb heaven.

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We shared a chocolate ganache with hazelnut gelato for dessert.

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After dinner we walked over to the movie theater to see the “Jodorowsky’s Dune” documentary.


Todd had seen the movie review in Entertainment Weekly magazine and was really curious about it.

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The movie is a documentary about genius-madman Alejandro Jodorowsky’s big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune, which was never made.  The movie was going to star Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, and Salvador Dali! We’re always interested in strange and fascinating documentaries, so this was quite enjoyable.

On Wednesday night Todd cooked one of my favorite dishes that we hadn’t had in a long while, “Spring Vegetable Pasta” from America’s Test Kitchen.  I love this dish so much!  It doesn’t have meat but is SO good!


So I was completely SHOCKED when I went to My Fitness Pal the next day to input my dinner and found out that this dish was a little over 800 calories PER SERVING!  I didn’t believe it, so I put the recipe in myself at the website, and sure enough, it was 800 calories per serving. I am SO sad!  :(  This will have to be an occasional treat and not a regular meal.  Sniff. 

On the other hand, tonight we cooked broccoli tofu stir fry and this one is much lower in calories.  Still yummy though.


I’ve been experimenting with printing 3x4 polaroids from the Collect App.  They are automatically dated and I type in the journaling for the photo inside the app.  I will be writing a blog post soon about printing these, and also digital journal cards. I’m so in love with printing at home!

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I spent a few hours yesterday (Saturday) totally cleaning up my craft room. I purged some supplies to give away, plus I re-organized my Raskog cart again.  I had to get my craft room super-clean so that Peppermint and I can scrapbook together when she comes to visit!  Yay!

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Oh yea, last night for dinner, Todd and I went to our local Vietnamese restaurant. I had this shrimp with vermicelli noodles, except I always ask for “no noodles” and just veggies.  It was so good!  A refreshing meal after my carb-fest this week.

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Todd and I went to see “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” today.  I thought it was very entertaining, but I think I liked the first Captain America movie better. 

I always like the origin story the best, although I did like “Star Trek Into Darkness” even more than the reboot of Star Trek. 

Parting shot.  Another one of Noodle.  It’s like he makes me get my camera out every day so I can capture his funny and cute moments!


1 comment:

  1. Yes, you are, Noodle. You are cute. . . very cute. :)


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