Monday, April 30, 2012

John and I took this weekend to prepare for the coming week–seven days from today, our parents will have met for the first time and celebrated John's 26th birthday, he'll have performed his Master's recital and with the help of lots of terrific people, Identified will be moved into swanky new office space in China Basin. Just thinking about it makes me want to curl back into bed this morning and take a nap!

We spent Friday devouring our customary Indian feast and episodes of AMC's The Killing–Rhi of Hey Gorgeous Events suggested the show last weekend and John and I are completely hooked! We fell asleep early and I slept in until 10; when I woke up, John was toasting pain au levain for our beautiful breakfast spread. We curled up together to take in a few more episodes of our new favorite show, then settled in with our computers and to-do lists. After an afternoon stroll to our local coop for fresh basil and Valencia oranges, we sipped Campari and sodas with the windows thrown open before making up a beautiful pasta pomodoro. We finished the most recent episodes of The Killing that night (I'm telling you, if you haven't seen it, avoid it so you won't be consumed by it like we obviously have!) and fell fast asleep before any of our neighbors had turned out their lights.

John woke me up early with another beautiful breakfast on Sunday morning, and we worked on one of his final papers while sipping our tea. A few hours of musical analysis later, the two of us pulled on jeans and headed out in the gorgeous weather to run a few errands–a booze superstore for Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve bourbon, Corralejo's reposado tequila and Fever Tree club soda (John's favorite), then Andronico's for fish taco fixings and plenty of avocados. We devoured a shared sandwich and some peanut butter-filled pretzels even before we got home, and then took to our respective desks (I actually work from the kitchen table) to cross a few more tasks off the list. Late that afternoon, I pulled my hair back for a little yoga before settling down for John's delicious tacos–and a few more hours of brainstorming and editing his paper on Francis Poulenc.

Now that I've shared our latest TV obsession, I'm dying to know–what's the show you can't stop watching? Are you delighted to be reunited with Mad Men, furtively watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey, or are you hooked on something else altogether?

Image by Katie Pietrowski


  1. Ok, so I'm officially addicted to your weekend posts. It's like reading bits and pieces of a book. I always look forward to the nest weekend! - Also, I've been thinking of stocking a small bar. Do you have any suggestions as to what to buy for guests? Would love to hear! Happy week, friend!

  2. OBSESSED with The Killing and Oh so delighted to be reunited with Mr. Sterling...he makes me giggle so...

  3. I'm tired just reading about your upcoming week! I hope you make it through unscathed, my dear.

  4. That ring shot has got to be one of my!!
    John and I have been watching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix together--perfect way to laugh during our respective finals weeks!

  5. Crazy times ahead! Whew- you will do great though! And I agree with Ana- I just love reading about your weekends!

  6. As a Jersey girl, I somehow can't stop watching the train wreck that is RHONJ! But The Killing is a true favorite of mine, I really look forward to it every week.

  7. I'm so sad that I just don't even have the time for TV anymore. :( I do record Modern Family, 30 Rock and The Daily Show, so those are my go-tos! :)

  8. I love The Killing. I really want to watch a season of the Dutch version! I wonder if I can find it with subtitles...

    There are so many good shows out there it's getting hard to keep up with them! I need to catch up on The Good Wife (which I think is the best show on tv, period) and Once Upon a Time.

    p.s. my boyfriend and I are going to be in San Francisco in October and I'm so excited. I'll probably be using your blog for research for things to do while we're there!

  9. Can John come over and make us breakfast this Sunday? He is magical!

  10. Ooooh, I haven't seen that one. But I am hopelessly addicted to New Girl. It's the funniest show! And the only one that I won't record because I have to watch it at its usual time. And my inner emo-fangirl loves Vampire Diaries!

  11. The Killing is WAY addicting. My husband and I are hooked and have been watching old episodes on netflix. Its so good!

  12. I love reading of J and you, Lena!!!
    And I miss you so much!
    I actually am the worst follower ever..sorry!
    Hope you to pass by me to have a sneek peak!

  13. Can I just say your weekends sound heavenly!

    Jealous jealous girl over here :)

    Hmmm show I am obsessed with...I am a big fan of Castle but for guilty pleasure Bethenny ever after and GCB get me every time!

    Take care lovely!

  14. LOL...yes my obsession is Mad Men. I actually do not like watching it on Sunday. I save it for a treat after I've gotten through most of my "To Do" list on Monday or if I'm home for lunch, it's my dessert. Glad you had an amazing weekend. XO

  15. whoa. lots of excitement ahead! and I'm with naomi..... mad men is my monday night treat too. :)

  16. "breaking bad" on netflix is amazing. I will add "the killing" to my list now! :)

  17. I love how you balance all the wonderful things in life (food, couple time, and yoga) with the work that must be done. Also, I love that you;re a Campari and soda girl. It's definitely an acquired taste!

  18. Desperately counting down to the next season of True Blood! :)

    Sounds like a lovely weekend, Lena! And I LOVE that shot!

  19. 26? What a baby! You two seem wise beyond your years and make my weekends look so trashy. Of course I did go to a white trash birthday party so I that's probably why ;)

  20. At the moment we're hooked on:
    New Girl
    Once Upon a Time (although some episodes can be a little too corny)
    Boardwalk Empire
    The Ricky Gervais Show

    Just to name a few ;-)

    ~ Clare x



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