* Eating incredibly healthy foods in reasonable portions. I have lost 1.6 pounds since I implemented my hard core no-b.s. plan on Monday. Only 27.3 more to go!
* Friday Happy Hours at home. Okay, I love
them at Anthony's, too. Swing is also great...so is Water Street, and
Ramblin' Jack's has those $3 appetizers...but showing up at Happy Hour
hungry at the end of a long week is never as friendly on my bank account
as the name suggests. A cool alternative is to buy some wine and snacks
at Trader Joe's and invite some friends over and have all the fun
without having to deal with parking, waiting for a table, tracking down a
waiter in time for one more drink before HH ends, and driving home
afterward (at least for the hostess, bwahahaha!). I really love
Anthony's Happy Hours, actually...but I digress! I'm very excited to
have a couple cool girls over for wine & munchies (homemade pesto,
salami, artichoke dip-stuffed mushrooms, shrimp cocktails, and TJ's
surprisingly delightful $9.99 box shiraz!) after work today.
* Traditions. Ryan and I just made plans to spend the 4th of July in
Ocean Shores, since we had such a great time doing that last year. We
have only been together just over a year, so we haven't had a lot of
recurring events yet and I am excited about establishing "things we do".
We have plenty of daily habits and trends we subscribe to, but this
will be the first official holiday we get to celebrate for the second
time as a couple. 25 more days 'til our romantic beach getaway!
* Hollywood Kill Krew shows. They are always a blast. You should
definitely come to one. Tonight will be the first one I've missed since I
went to my very first, 2010's Hip Hop for the Homeless benefit. The
guys (& gal) are taking their show on the road, and this old groupie
is better suited for drinking wine than driving to Onalaska for an
outdoor show. I will be there in spirit, though!
* Instagram. Snap a somewhat decent photo, crop it into a square,
apply a kitschy filter, and suddenly you're so hipsterrific you could
puke on your one stars. Sign me up!