What I’ve realized this week

9 Aug

*I don’t like how the price of Dunkin Donuts coffee is increasing. At first, I thought I was going crazy because the iced coffee seemed to more expensive here than in Charlotte. But then I did a little research and turns out the price of their iced coffee and breakfast sandwiches at certain locations has gone up and may still go up. And of course, I think Dunkin has rockin iced coffee but not really a fan of their hot coffee. And vice versa for Starbucks.

*I have an unusual obsession with Mob Week

Mind you, they play movies that I’ve seen a hundred times. However, something about that it’s on for hours on end really excites me. I didn’t want Mob Week to end but of course, all good things must come to an end. Perhaps they should create a mob station? I would totally subscribe!

*I miss Lost. A lot.

‘Nuff said.

*As much as I complain about how hot is it outside and how I can’t wait for winter to be here, I’m going to miss salads come fall and winter. I’ve been chomping down on them a lot lately and eating a salad in the fall or winter just doesn’t do it for me.

*Bonding with mom isn’t so bad. My mom and I are close but not like Gilmore Girls close. I don’t tell her my secrets, indulge her with information about who I’m dating and admit, I can be pretty secretive with her. She is unemployed at the moment and wanted to go shopping to get out of the house and do something with someone instead of sitting at home alone. We  went shopping, had coffee and it was nice to hang out. I think I can definitely do it in small increments like three or four hours. Otherwise, we will likely kill each other.

*Once again, I need to cut myself off from all things Groupon. South Florida not only has one or two Groupon options, they have three! I get the emails for Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach daily and while that’s nice for saving money and trying out new businesses, I need to stop buying. I bought this Groupon awhile back when I lived in Charlotte for my parents to use and my dad insisted on my mom and I going for lunch the other day.

I don’t know how I have the ability to pick out places that are dead but we were the only table in there

It was a bit creepy but way better than being surrounded by noisy people. Our server told us that it picks up at nighttime and I can see why. Hello drink specials! And I noticed that they are all day drink specials so I guess if I have nothing to do and feel like a good day drinking session is in order, I know where to go.

Not only are the lunch items cheap, you get a salad with any lunch item

I got the chicken franchese and the chicken took up half of the plate

That’s what I’m talking about! More bang for my buck!

To top it off,  you get dessert with any lunch entrée!

It’s been too long since I’ve had a decent cannoli. The ones I had in Charlotte were pretty crappy but this here was the real deal.

*I love to spoil my dog

Lincoln isn’t having a dog party anytime soon since A) that’s ridiculous and B) momma has student loans to pay before throwing her non existent money towards a dog party. But that doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy a fun treat right? I got him a martini doggie treat and he scarfed it down, like momma like dog.

*I love riding my bike again! I usually scoff when I hear people say that once they find something they truly enjoy, it doesn’t feel like exercise anymore but I kind of know what they mean. I love going out there without a plan and seeing where I’m going to end up. I felt ambitious on Sunday and went for a four mile ride in the afternoon. I felt like I could have kept going but I underestimated how much water I would need. I rested for a bit then went out again that night for another four miles.

And that’s it…..for now at least. I’ve realized a whole lot more but I am just about dead to the world with a headache from hell. My sister has been in town so we have been going around non stop. She is getting married in October and lives three hours away so when she comes to town, she wants to get as much done as possible. Plus, on a happier financial note, I am going to work tomorrow! My friend is a recruiter and hooked me up with a week and a half long gig doing reception work. The girl is going on vacation next week and is going to train me the next three days and then I will be on my own next week. Get out of the house and get some extra cash? Sign me up!

What have you realized lately?

Tell me something fun going on with you! I am so behind with reading blogs, checking Facebook, etc.!

20 Responses to “What I’ve realized this week”

  1. Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy August 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    ❤ mob week. Goodfellas is one of those movies that I always watch when i see it's on. "Get your shine box."
    And I realized that giving up alcohol for 2 weeks is SUPER HARD! (its only day two…whomp whomp)

    • simplyshaka August 10, 2011 at 8:41 am #

      Oh Billy Batts! Why are you giving up the hooch?

  2. twobooswhoeat August 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Good Fellas is one of my all-time favorite movies. I am semi-obsessed. I’ve seen it dozens of times too.

    Way to go with the extra cash! I need, need to find some temp work like that before school starts.

    • simplyshaka August 10, 2011 at 8:40 am #

      Goodfellas is my fave, partially because I’ve always been crazy about Ray Liotta.

      So I’m sitting here and the phone hasn’t rang once, I wonder when it will start?

  3. Amy @ Second City Randomness August 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Because of Mob Week, I think I’ve watched Scar Face three or four times in the last week… seriously.

    And I have a similar relationship wtih my mom. I love her, but I’m not to the point of sharing everything with her. There are some things she’s just best off not knowing…

    • simplyshaka August 10, 2011 at 8:38 am #

      How did I miss Scarface but caught Goodfellas twice?

  4. leashieloo August 10, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Yes, why is good coffee so pricy? I’ve even been buying my iced coffees in bulk at the grocery store to save money. I spent like $5 on four cans of Seattle’s Best, only to stumble upon the $2.99 version at TJ’s! Grrrrrr.

    • simplyshaka August 10, 2011 at 8:38 am #

      You need to try the tj’s and let me know how it is! I saw it at the one in DC and didnt pick one up but was interested.

  5. diana@mymarblerye August 10, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    most groupons are for places that are dead! do you look up their reviews before you buy them? I always do…but then I get all gutsy and still buy ’em!! Anyways good for you for enjoying your family! And good for you to coming to COLORADO SOON.

  6. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss August 10, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    you are such a Groupon champ! teach me your ways.

  7. Caitlin @ The Caitie Experiment August 10, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    You’re totally going to be the next Jen Lancaster. The temp reception gig, the travel, the affinity for cute and fluffy animals, the Mob Week obsession… I love it!

    • simplyshaka August 10, 2011 at 11:05 am #

      That’s one of the sweetest things someone has said to me! I totally had Jen Lancaster thoughts when my friend told me about this job.

  8. Vix @ LittleMissEverything August 10, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Ok now I want to watch Gilmore Girls 🙂

  9. Carly August 10, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Dunkin donuts iced coffee is my jam. I really hope the price doesn’t go up too much!

    • simplyshaka August 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

      I really need to learn how to make good iced coffee at home. I would be rich!

  10. Jen@jensdaily August 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Man, i hate that prices keep going up on freaking everything!!!

  11. Ashleigh August 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    I love anywhere that gives you a free salad! Those happy hour prices are awesome.. I am so jealous of everywhere that has happy hour!

  12. Rach @ This Italian Family August 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    Aww, I love spoiling Oreo too! 🙂 I bet Lincoln loved that doggie treat!

  13. The T August 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    You live in such a foodie kinda place! I love “roosters restaurant, and the King’s table, and oh my, the boiled peanuts at The Liberty were amazing with some handcrafted beer….not to forget all of the food at The liberty seems to be so comfort based!… I can’t wait to come back to Charlotte…

    I so loved it there the last time i visted…



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