Hello there! I hope you’ve got some marvelous in your Monday morning
Of course, it’s time for the most positive linkup I know. Thank you to the wonderful Diva herself for hosting!
So, I don’t have classes anymore. Which means that I didn’t have to get up to an alarm this morning. That in itself is pretty wonderful
But for today’s #MIMM, I wanted to discuss my day last Friday, which included a visit from my best friend, a trip in a limo, a nice dinner, and a dance party. Pretty awesome.
But first, this new-to-me breakfast I made Friday morning.
I decided to try one of those ‘paleo’ pancake recipes out of sheer curiosity. So this was 2 eggs, a mashed banana, and a tablespoon of almond flour turned into a pancake, topped with peanut butter (see? I couldn’t do paleo even if I wanted to) and blueberry jam.
Eh. It was ok. It tasted really ‘eggy’ to me – probably not something I’ll be making again anytime soon.
But I digress…
Friday night was the Graduate Students’ Association Year End Banquet, held at my university’s main campus in Waterloo, Ontario (I attend a satellite about 45 minutes away). The GSA graciously offered to send a limo for those of us who wanted to attend, which was awesome.
Eric would be working and wouldn’t be able to make the limo pick-up, so I extended the invitation to Laura. She’s been my best friend since high school, which we figured out has been almost 10 years. Which then made us feel old. She was able to come up, which was fabulous! Plus she brought her boyfriend up to keep Eric company when he got home from work, so it was an ‘everbody-wins’ sort of situation
We got ourselves prettied up and headed downtown to meet the…limo?
So…that’s a short bus. But it’s a limo. I had to laugh when I saw it! Of course, the inside was done up like a regular limo (lights, leather seats, tables, wine glasses, etc.) but the outside was kind of funny. It got us there in one piece, which I suppose was the important thing
We arrived at the Waterloo just in time for awards and a champagne toast. Of course, my immediate attention went here:
I kind of live for chocolate fountains. They’re just so pretty! Especially when I can dip marshmallows in them
After the toast we made our way upstairs to the reception, where the theme was “tulips”. So cute for Spring!
My lovely date and myself!
Of course, we stopped at the bar.
Apparently, I enjoyed my Tom Collins the week before so much that I wanted another one. The only issue was that they didn’t add simple syrup, so it was so sour! Apparently, it didn’t bug me too much because I had two throughout the night (between that and the wine, don’t be surprised that the pictures got kinda blurry…)
- cocktail shrimp on a prettily-sliced cucumber. That is freakin’ cute.
- Some sort of chicken alfredo flatbread and a crab cake.
- Bruschetta. Forever, it will be my favourite bread-based appetizer.
And of course, I enjoyed the company!
Ok, going to sidetrack for a moment. I was really freakin’ bright that night! My original plan was to stick to a simple black dress since my shoes were so attention-grabbing, but I decided to go big.
Or in this case, go blue. For someone who normally dresses almost entirely in neutrals, I’m pretty proud of myself
Dinner time! We were asked ahead of time whether we wanted the chicken, the roast or the vegetarian option – I went with chicken.
I asked for “one small extra scoop of veggies” and the server gave me a massive helping. Can’t go wrong with extra greens, right? I was actually really happy with this meal – the chicken had a nice flavour, and the mashed potatoes were awesome.
We happened to choose a table at the back, which meant I had this 2 feet away from me all night:
Which made it entirely too easy to reach behind me and snag desserts and bits of candy all night
A macaroon with a bit of crushed mint on top. Umm, whoever came up with that idea is absolutely brilliant.
So…this thing was shiny. And purple. But it was entirely edible – in fact, it tasted like a Lindt milk chocolate truffle. I had a couple of these throughout the night, despite the fact that they left me covered in sparkles.
After chatting for a bit, the dance floor opened up. And that was literally the last two hours of the evening: dancing for a while, getting tired and sitting down for a few minutes, and then getting back up to dance again.
I love me a good dance party
Thanks again to my beautiful date!
We piled back in the limo for the ride home, where the driver was nice enough to drop us off right at my front door. I was in the door at 12:30 and passed out by 12:45. My nineteen year old self would be a tad ashamed
Definitely a great way to celebrate the end of classes. Although, I still have papers to work on. Basically, what my plan is today.
Have a good one!
<— If you wear colourful or bright shoes, do you try to keep everything else neutral?
<— What’s a ‘late night’ for you? If I make it all the way to midnight, I’m usually pretty impressed with myself.