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Anniversaries, Tears, and BBQ {Weekend Recap}

If you’ve seen some of my other daily life posts, such as Tacos, Ice Cream, and Massages or Tornados, Meal Planning, and My Last Night at the Clinic, you know that I am not exactly creative when it comes to the post titles. I’m just lazy. I like to be descriptive, but still have an air of mystery. You may ask yourself, what anniversary? Who’s crying? Why didn’t I eat barbeque this weekend?? All of your questions will be answered. (Except the one about barbeque. Why didn’t you eat barbeque this weekend??? It’s delicious.)

Friday, June 6th, was my parents 33rd wedding anniversary. I had fun putting our wedding photos side by side. It’s cool to see how much I look like my mom.  I’m blessed to have parents that have been married for more than 3 decades, and they are a great example of marriage for Derek and me. Even though they’ve been together for most of their lives now they still go out on dates and try new things together. Their relationship shows that love takes work, but it is absolutely worth it with the right person. Here’s to 33 more years!

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My mom and dad are on the left. They were 21 when they got married!

After I got home from my first week of work on Friday, I parked it on the couch. I’m definitely readjusting to waking up so early again. I drank wine, ate Milk Duds, and watched a few episodes from the new season of Orange is the New Black. Nothing says, “I’m an adult with a real job,” like cheap wine and candy. Oh well, I thoroughly enjoyed it. 🙂

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Friday nights are wild and crazy at my house.

I cleaned up the house a bit on Saturday, but mostly spent time relaxing. I went to see the movie The Fault In Our Stars, which is based on a book of the same title, with my friend Caroline. The movie was great, but the tissues were a necessity. If you don’t already know, the movie is a love story about two teenagers who meet in a cancer support group. Though it is predictably sad, the message is surprisingly uplifting.

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Pro Tip: Mascara is a no-no for this movie.

On Saturday evening, Derek and I finally started watching House of Cards. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all, but we both love it already.

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Frank Underwood is up to no good.

On Sunday, we went out for lunch. I was having an intense craving for barbeque. It’s definitely not the healthiest food, but everything in moderation, right? We went to The Original Q Shack in Durham, which is actually right next door to NANATACO. It was delicious. Derek and I were both especially impressed by the hushpuppies. I’m not normally a huge fan because they are sometimes dry, but these were crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Delish!

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Smoked pork butt plate from The Original Q Shack with macaroni ‘n’ cheese, green beans, and hush puppies.

I spent the rest of the day grocery shopping and getting ready for the week while Derek took a much deserved break from studying. (Only 8 more days until his big exam!!) I made maple glazed salmon for dinner, and some of our friends came over to watch Game of Thrones. All in all, it was the perfect relaxed weekend to have after my first week of work.

An Alternative Ending {Fun Friday}

Happy Friday! As you may already know, Fridays at Brown is the New Pink are all about smiles and laughter. Below are few funny things I saw this week.

I’m definitely a dog person, and I can’t wait to have one of my own. Derek and I frequently come up with names for our future dog. Stark, Charles, Shadowfax, Winston, and Reginald are some of our more recent picks. (Apparently we like rich, old white-dude names for dogs. Weird.)  I can only hope that little Shadowfax will be half as funny and adorable as this border collie at the bowling alley.

I think all of the athletes out there will appreciate these pictures. A woman posted two pictures from a Spartan Race: one of her and one of her boyfriend. The comparison is hilarious. I’ve definitely been there with awkward racing pictures. I couldn’t find any of my terrible race photos to share; they somehow “got lost.” I will, however, share the awkward outtakes from our engagement pictures last year. Enjoy!

For those of you fancy people out there with the iPhone 5, have you ever used the slow motion camera feature? Derek has one, and we’ve messed around with it a few times. While we were at the beach this week, Derek decided it was a good time to put the camera and the strong wind to good use. Obviously, I was really psyched to flip my hair around; please excuse the cheesy, bordering on creepy, smiling. Also take note of Derek’s crazy-sounding slow mo voice.

My final entry this week is for all of the Game of Thrones fans. (Don’t watch this if you haven’t seen the most recent episode on 5/11!) I present the alternative ending to Tyrion’s speech in the most recent episode:

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

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