I think my crazy busy weekend caught up to me in the worst way: I’m sick! I have the scratchiest throat right now, sucking on Ricola lozenges like they’re candy. But the weekend was definitely worth it!
On Friday evening, Erik and I went to Jax Cafe, which is in our neighborhood of NE Minneapolis, to see the husband of one of my coworker’s play in his band. They were really good! They played just covers but they did a really great job. Most of the songs for the majority of the two hours we were there were all older songs, and most I didn’t recognize. But then as the night progressed, they started playing some contemporary songs, including Uptown Funk!
One of my other coworkers and her husband were there to watch the band too, and we had a nice time chatting. Jax Cafe had a small prix fixe menu as well, which was Szechuan green beans and a roast beef slider plus two beers or two glasses of wine for $20. I also managed to convince the waitress to let us order of the dessert menu, even though we weren’t supposed to. The chocolate cake I ordered was delicious! Being persistent really paid off!
We slept in a bit on Saturday and then I had to go to work for a couple of hours, but it was slow so they sent me home early. Erik was out on a long run (he’s training for Grandma’s Marathon which is at the end of June), so I went out for a run of my own. It was so hot and humid, so it was pretty miserable but I managed to get it done!
After I came home and showered, we met up with my friend Sarah to walk around a bit of Art-A-Whirl. Art-A-Whirl is basically a weekend long open gallery tour around NE Minneapolis, hosted by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. Basically, NE Minneapolis is like the Williamsburg of Minneapolis. Many of the old warehouses in the neighborhood have been turned into artists lofts and Art-A-Whirl gives locals the opportunity to visit and see their work.
Brickmania created these images of Minnesota made out of Legos!
Erik and I both had plans to see movies that night, just not with each other! I met up with a local women’s meet-up to see Pitch Perfect 2 and have dinner! I don’t know if the movie is better than the first, but it was still pretty good. Sequels are always a bit tricky, but I think they did a good job at keeping it fresh without being overly hokey.
On Sunday morning we made waffles and then I went to work for a few hours. When I got home, I needed to get my long run in, but the weather was very ominous. I wasn’t sure if I could get all 8 miles done, so I decided to do a two mile loop around my house 4 times, so that if it did start raining, I wouldn’t have too far to go. Well, right at about 5 miles, it started sprinkling, and after another quarter mile, the skies opened and I was soaked! I ran as fast as I could home and was completely drenched when I got there. So I only managed 5.67 miles out of 8, but ya know what? You do what you can do.
Throughout Sunday evening I started feeling really terrible, and I ended up tossing and turning so much during the night that Erik ended up sleeping in the guest bedroom! Poor guy. I called in sick to work and now I’m just hanging low, hoping that this doesn’t turn into anything serious or lingering. I hate being sick!
Hope you’re having a good Monday!