Superbowl Weekend

Hey all, Happy Monday!

I am a total lame-o lazy butt today because I took the day off of work after our Superbowl Sunday activities. BUT, I'll explain more as to why this is slightly acceptable, later on in the post!

This weekend was actually quite full of activities. On Friday MG's couple friend invited us over to their aunt's house who they were house sitting for in DC. You guys, this house was SICK....soooo nice. We had a little dinner party there, and got to spend some time just chatting it up, eating yummy food, drinking yummy wine and relaxing. Totally perfect Friday!

Saturday was kind of overcast and gloomy here, so MG and I decided to go see Chronicle:
It was only an hour and 24 minutes, and I think that was good enough. The movie itself was entertaining but both MG and I thought that they could have done more with the story line. It felt as if, all of a sudden things just got coo-coo. I'd recommend the movie, but maybe better as a rental or netflix. Not sure I'd spend $10+ to see this.

After we went to the movie, we stopped by Best Buy because I have been searching endlessly for a new tv for my room. I had a 19" DVD/TV combo and it served my purposes just fine. However, any guy who I have dated, has disagreed with it, and all of them have told me how small my tv is. So, after I upgraded our DVR's to HD boxes, I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to a 32". After a bunch of research I found this Dynex model for $229...right in my price range! And the reviews on it were really good, so that put to rest my fears about buying an "off-brand" tv. I'm totally happy with it! Look at the old versus new tv in terms of size:
It has a really good picture and the sound is good too! If you're looking for a basic tv, this is totally a good buy! Highly recommend!
Yes, I am watching the Today show--one of my guilty pleasures on days home from work!

MG apparently caught the tv bug also, and somehow ended up getting a 51" 3D Samsung tv that came with a DVD player (I'll get his old one--woohoo!) and 4 pairs of 3D glasses, along with a whole bunch of other guy-stuff for like $1500. Luckily Best Buy has the 0% financing for 36 months (insane!) so he got suckered it. It arrive tomorrow and I'm excited to watch movies and tv over there. 
I made sure to let him know that he totally stole my thunder when buying my new tv. Nothing puts your 32" tv to shame like a sick 51" I'm still happy with mine--esp the pricetag!

Sunday was a SUPER busy day for me. I had made plans to get mani/pedi's done with MG's friend's wife. His friend is out of town at training for a few months so I thought it'd be nice to go out and do some girly stuff. We found this place that does manis and pedis AND you get bottomless mimosas while you are there. Amazing, right??? Guess how much mani/peni cost? $! We were shocked. And they did a great job, see?

I cant believe I'm posting a pic of my foot...if the pedi wasn't
so good, I wouldn't have, I promise
They did an awesome job and the mimosas were yummy! What a great business idea! Totally going back there in the future :)

Then it was off to hang with the girls before the Superbowl and then we met up with the guys right before the game started. I made this yummy Skinny Taco Dip that I saw on Pinterest here, and this is how mine turned out:

This is the recipe, taken from the website:
Skinny Taco Dip
Servings: 24 • Serving Size: 1/24th of dip  Old Points: 1.5 pts  Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 59.2 • Fat: 3.6 g  Protein: 2.2 g  Carb: 4.7 g  Fiber: 0.6 g  

  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced   (the tomatoes at the store looked nasty so I went with 1 3/4 cans of rotel instead which added a nice kick)
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz black olives
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning andmix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish.Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

I also added sliced jalapenos on top which was also really delish! Overall, the dip was a hit, and I didnt feel AS bad eating a ton of it haha.

And then we come to why Im home today. All game I was not feeling like going to work today, and then the end of the game came, and my decision was solidified. MG had cabbed to the friend's house for the game and my friend had driven us. But, she had planned on leaving her car there since we had been drinking. MG apparently thought that it wouldnt be hard to get a cab (I thought otherwise, but went along with it). No cabs were coming for a while....and it was already 11. So, eventually we got a ride home from our friend who was sober (and we were all fine, not anywhere close to drunk, but did not want to risk driving since we HAD been drinking). We did not get home until almost 12. And at that point I said, screw it....I'm staying home. There's no point starting off the week in the hole sleep-wise, especially since I really didnt wanna go anyway haha.

So, today is errand day for me. Groceries, UPS store for a drop-off, setting up my tv (which is already done), and working out. I'll be productive today even tho I'm not at work. And I actually do have some work to get done anyway.

So, that was my weekend. Did you guys do anything fun this weekend or for the superbowl?
Hope you have a great Monday!!


  1. SO JELLY!!!! I wanna skip work today!

    Next blate....mani/pedi done and done!

  2. Yum I HAVE to try that skinny taco dip - looks DELICIOUS! I love to try anything I can dip a tostito in:) Looks like you had a great weekend!!

  3. Ugh, so jealous of your day off! haha

  4. Sounds like a great weekend, and that's an awesome deal for the mani-pedis! I love super bowl food, and taco dip rocks :) Glad you're enjoying your day off!

  5. Holy crapoli! I pay like $100+ for a mani/pedi and get lemonade if I'm lucky! What the heck?!!?!

  6. Wait....WHERE in this area do you get that Mani Pedi deal with mimosas?!?!

  7. I made this same recipe for the superbowl - turned out great!! love your blog dear, just became your newest follower :) keep in touch!
    xoxo Pam


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