Five on Friday

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Monday was such a fun night. We decided to go to the Clippers last home game on a whim a few weeks ago and I'm so glad we did.
  We had so much fun on a random weekday date and it was just a nice break in the normal routine of having dinner and then spending the rest of the night on the couch. Plus, having a pretzel for dinner was pretty fantastic too.

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I was so excited for my Bumpnest pillow to arrive. I had read countless blog reviews that it was the miracle worker for sleep but as soon as I unzipped it from its giant package, I knew it wasn't going to work for me.

If you know me well, you know that fabrics are VERY important to me. For example, I will just about throw up if you were to rub velvet on me. I hate the feeling of a lot of fabrics - silk, polyester, wool, bad cashmere, dry-fit.....the list is long. Finding sheets is like a gooddamn marathon.

So, needless to say, I hated the fabric of this pillow. The best way for me to describe it would be saying its similar to a dry-fit workout shirt. It's plasticy, not soft or cozy, and there was no chance I could sleep with it, so it went back.

Also, word to the wise, Bumpnest does not cover your return shipping and it cost me $17 bucks to send it back.

::: 3 :::
I am over-dosing on this happy hour concoction. I don't know why but the cold green apple, my La Corix mocktail and extra extra sharp cheddar is making 4:30 my favorite time of day.

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I bought these bamboo chairs about six months ago and I just love them. I paid fifty dollars for both of them but they are just absolutely beautiful great chairs....

Well, without going into graphic details, there was an enormous spider climbing on our wall and as I was sitting on the couch I freaked the eff out, took a running jump on top of the chair and went right through the wicker seat.

Not pretty, not cute, and probably very funny....but I was determined to fix them. I called like 10 furniture repair stores and was getting quotes for like $300 bucks to replace the chair until one of the stores told me what I actually needed was to go to a Cane Chair repair shop. I didn't even know that's what this type of wicker (?) was called, but I found the coolest shop who was able to repair my chair for fifty dollars, so I was am a happy, happy camper to have my sweet chair fixed.

::: 5 ::: 
We have a pretty slammed weekend coming up. I'm spending some time with my cousins today, tomorrow we have a memorial for a friends father-in-law, and then we are going out to dinner with my cousins at Baltaire, a new restaurant in Brentwood. Sunday will be spent getting a massage with a friend and a little shopping in the afternoon which should be nice. I'm summoned to jury duty all next week so I'm crossing my fingers they don't need me, but there's a pretty good chance I'll be reporting all week next week. May as well enjoy my freedom this weekend while I still have it ;) 

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  1. Random date nights really are the best. I am DYING at your spider store because that is totally something I would do.

  2. I am laughing at the chair story, mostly because it ends well and the chair can be repaired! There was a bug in the shower yesterday and.... I totally played it cool. #not

  3. Nommm that pretzel! And your afternoon snack time looks perfect. Too funny about the chair but don't blame you for jumping out of pure terror - and can't wait to see how the chair looks post-fix. Enjoy your weekend :)