The Weekend & a Possible Venue
After my mini what-does-it-all-mean phase on Saturday, we were thinking about the parties we turned down for Halloween. We’ve never really been a Halloween couple. We got dressed up one Halloween, our first together, and never gave it another go since.
We’ve always played the too-cool-for-school angle, but really it’s more of a do-we-really-want-to-spend-that-much-on-a-costume thing. This year, we turned down party after party claiming we didn’t have costumes before Saturday around noon I was sick of being indoors.
Our weeks are so full that by the time the weekend gets here…we work on freelance projects, writing gigs and the blog (and sometimes homework) inside for the majority of the weekend. I wasn’t having it this week.
We got up and showered and dressed like we tried and hit the mall. Malls are generally a no-no when both halves of your couple are unemployed, but I had an idea. We would split up with a $15 budget and buy each other some delightful surprise, followed by cheap shared lunch in the food court and a $2 movie.
It went marvelously. I completely recommend it. Isaiah bought me the coolest scarf I’ve ever owned — and I’m a scarf girl. I got Isaiah a replacement pair of his glasses that were stolen recently. We went to see Despicable Me in the late-theater (which was hysterical).
We were trying to pick somewhere to eat when a sad looking older woman asked us to try her homemade egg rolls. How could we turn that down? Wait — she was behind a counter at a semi-legitimate looking establishment, before you judge us. It was the most delicious Chinese food I have ever eaten, and I don’t say that lightly. She piled us a plate sky-high because we were her first customer of the day at 4pm. We made such a stink about how delicious it was from the free sample that a line formed behind us. It was damn good.
Anyways, we finally sucked it up and decided to check out Costume World to see what they had and ended up leaving with $2 mustaches that we can use again for the mustache party coming up soon. We went as the unabomber and the unabomber’s protégé…and we had a blast.
Yesterday, we had a similar situation, where around 9:30 last night we were upset that we hadn’t been out of the house but to run an errand…We wanted some outdoor air. We decided to last-minute meet a friend halfway between us and Dallas and wound up on the most charming street, in the most f*cking delightful outdoor patio I have ever seen. They just did their first wedding and there’s no venue rental cost, just the cost of dirt-cheap-delicious-food.
What do you think about asking our family and friends to come down to Texas for the wedding? We have made so many great friends since living here as well…but my great-grandma is turning 91 in a month, and I know she won’t take the trip (I wouldn’t either if I were her). Three couple-friends of ours were married this summer in Chicago and we couldn’t make it…how can we expect them?