Monday, April 7, 2014

Things I Learned This Weekend

I am all over the place today. I was having a really difficult time with this post because I have so much to talk about. 

You see, the reason I don't often do a weekend recap is because true to last week's post, I'm pretty much a stay in and do nothing girl by nature. But then this miraculous weekend, I have so much to talk about that I even can split it up into the lifestyle things here on JumpingJE and all of the fitness recaps on Not the Average Bear (my new fitness blog for those of you who are new to the party). 

So last week Brooke introduced me to Katie and her awesome weekend recap style called "things I learned this weekend" I'm going to borrow that style today because otherwise I'm going to be all over the place and you readers won't know what to pinpoint to comment on. Are we cool?


1. If you take a nap on Friday night when you get home from work you will not feel well when you wake up and you will not end up going to that birthday party you promised that you'd go to. 

2. If you stay in on Friday night, as a result you'll have an intense blog-brainstorming party and when you're done with that you'll reorganize your chrome bookmark tabs. It's disgusting, really. 

3. The best type of girl hang-out / catch up is done over a workout and brunch, not happy hour. Do you want to know why?

-You don't have to do your hair or try to "look cute".
-You share protein shake secrets, workout habits and invite friends to dance class.
-You finish it off with a brunch spot that has bottomless mimosas.



Yes, that says 1 mimosa and 6 refills for only $5.00. Laurel already learned that she gets good tips this way.

If you want to see more about the workout click here and I swear I'll stop linking you to my workout blog once I figure out how to balance two.

4. The public library is a pretty awesome place.

5. The Balanced Bites podcast told me that I can't chew gum. When will I ever quit?

6. Champagne brunch makes me want more champagne.

7. Champagne at a Cirque du Soleil show is only $2 more per glass than the coors light (what, how?!)

8. Spotify doesn't automatically put you on a private session, so my spotify friends saw how many times I played #Selfie during the 10k.

9. Post-Race at a beer party if you're in a group that looks like they're having fun, random strangers will walk up to you and give you their unused drink tickets. Is this like having a guy buy you a beer?

10. Doing things all weekend is hard to recap and this way of sharing is amazing.

What did you guys do this weekend? Want to join me in Portland for bottomless mimosas? I'll buy!

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29 comments

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i dozed on/off in the 1.5hrs of my massage and then had the worst time sleeping last night! also, i was making weird noises as i was in/out of sleep and the RMT kept on saying "yes?". and then once time i came so close to farting but luckily caught myself before the bomb went off.

the end.

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

P!nky said...

Giiiiiiiiiiirl i'm all about champagne!!! Workout and brunches are truly the best.

Love the recap style! have a great one.

BLovedBoston said...

I cant even believe you had a bottomless mimosa brunch for $5.00...that's seriously unheard of!! I totally agree that brunch is way better than drinks at night to catch up with friends!! Perfect weekend dear!

Tracey said...

Bottomless mimosas??! Ummm yes please. Although after my bachelorette this weekend, the thought of any alcohol repulses me.

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I love this recap and definitely may put this in the back of my mind for a future post. Girrrrl I just about died when I saw the refill x6. I mean honestly they should stop counting after 5. Also I am notorious for passing out and then not making my nighttime commitments its awful but at least you were productive!

Kristen said...

this is a fabulous blog post (might steal one day if i have as awesome a weekend as you), and sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! bottomless mimosas? Portland is on our list of places we want to visit, so... guess we are staying at your place ;)

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

I love i when waiters do stuff like that Score!!!

I might have to make a trip to Portland now! :) Happy Monday!

brooke lyn said...

where is my invite to bottomless mimosas?

MakeMeUpMia said...

Brunch with girls and bottomless mimosas are my FAVE.

Helene in Between said...

i need some bottomless mimosas for this monday. is that possible?

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Bahahaahah... #8! That song is the WORST. I'd be embarrassed it people say that I played it too. ;P

Anna said...

I'm in Portland. I like mimosas. Just sayin.

Meg {henninglove} said...

this post is awesome! yah bottomless mimosas, just as bad as bottomless french fries at red robin.

Alex[andra] said...

Canada, you suck. We'd never have bottomless mimosas here. Not cool. Not cool at all.

But I'm cool with happy hour and trying to look cute. It doesn't come as naturally to the rest of us as it does to you! Pfft.

Kim Wanders said...

I was really proud of myself for not takin a nap on Friday afternoon bc even though I love them, it makes it impossible for me to sleep at night!!

I agree about workout + brunch > going out!! So much fun and then no hangover the next day!

Brittany said...

Bottomless Mimosas!? I'm on my way!

Myra said...
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Myra said...

Definitely made myself look like a moron (and maybe possibly almost knocked someone over) while playing/dancing to #Selfie at the track the other day. #SorryNotSorry

his little lady said...

Love the public library! And yes, Friday naps are never a good idea!
xo TJ

http://www.hislittlelady.com

Christina said...

i'm obsessed with the library and go all the time. now that i'm in boston i cannot WAIT to get to theirs. i want to have my wedding there. no seriously, people do that!

lil desiqua said...

Brunch with bottomless mimosas are awesome! Which reminds me,... I need to go again soon! And yay for the public library- one of my favorite places!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Brunch is my favorite part of the weekend! I can never decide if its a bloody mary or champagne day though!

Kasey Lynne said...

I wish we could workout and do brunch together.

wahhhhh

Katie Qué said...

Oh snap! Can I use that image from now on? Did you make it? I'm terrible at the internets.

Also, what is it like to live in an affordable city?!? Bottomless mimosas - wtf?!

Becky M said...

Love that you got the free refills for $5!! That would make my day - I love your blog and am your newest follower!

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Melissa Suggitt said...

WE ARE GETTING OUR MIMOSA ON!

also, i love my library so much!

Melissa Suggitt said...

WE ARE GETTING OUR MIMOSA ON!

also, i love my library so much!

Kayla Moothart said...

RAE'S is my favorite! LOVE IT!

Kenzie Smith said...

If I wasn't so busy this weekend I would drive down to Portland!! I was just telling my friend I wanted to go down there soon so that I could hopefully meet up with some bloggers. She thought I was weird ha ha. Whatever.
Hope you have an awesome weekend!!