Jennifer Blake: Over the Weekend.

Over the Weekend.

April 30, 2012

This weekend was a whirlwind and I can't believe that it's over.

We spent the afternoon walking around the Boston Public Library, and a visit to the Prudential to try and find Scrabble. Finding Scrabble was a success! After walking around in the sunshine we hopped on the train to head home, we decided to stop at Shaw's to find a movie at Redbox, but didn't have much luck. We ended up grabbing two different kinds of Ben & Jerry's and headed back to our apartment. We decided it would be a good night to stay in, play some Scrabble, eat ice cream, and watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I am in the processes of re-reading the books and I just finished the fourth so I really wanted to watch the movie again. I do not remember being so disappointed in the movie when it came out, but man they left SO much out.

I'm not even sure where Saturday went. One minute we decided we were going to study a bit for finals and get some homework done, and then I looked at the clock again and it was already 4! We decided it would be a good time for a walk into Brookline just to get some fresh air. We went to our favorite bookstore where I found a book I have been looking for forever in the dollar section, total steal! Then we decided to pop in Trader Joes to pick up a few groceries. We came across a bottle of wine that sounded good and it was only $3.99, another steal. We made our way back to our apartment and decided to play another round of Scrabble before we studied some more. After that we decided to pop in a movie, The Bourne Identity, Aaron just finished the first book and is in the process of reading the second one so we thought it would be good to watch the movie, which was very different from the book. Aaron studied while we watched and I caught up on some blog reading, it was the perfect relaxing night!

We woke up with the intention of going to grab some donuts and then hitting the books, but friends were in town so we went to meet them at Panera for a late breakfast/early lunch. We spent some time catching up with them and walking around. We got back in the early afternoon and decided we had to study, so we popped in a season of Friends and did some work for a while. Of course I got side tracked and thought it was be fun to change the header on my blog, which led to me wanting to change everything else. Hope you like the new design! It was fun teaching myself some new tricks on photoshop, it was certainly a trial and error process. We decided around 9 that we wanted french fries, so we got some fresh air and walked to McDonald's to get some, I know I know so gross...I felt pretty bad after eating them, but their salty goodness hit the spot. When we got back we finished up studying, decided we wanted to battle in Mario Kart, and Aaron ended up beating me so he won a three minute back massage. We decided it was time to give up studying, so we got into bed, and read until we fell asleep.

It was a weekend of studying and relaxing, perfect before the start of finals. 

What did you do this weekend? See any good movies? Start any good books? 


  1. I stopped watching the HP movies after the fourth!! I was soo disappointed by it. I loved the 7th's, but still haven't seen the fifth and sixth.

    I have been working non-stop on ONE of my many final assignments.

    1. I can't even grasp the fact that there was nothing on house elves in the movie!! I don't know how I didn't pick up on this last time I read the book and saw the movie!
      The semester is SO close to being over, hang in there!

  2. While movies and books are two completely different entities, I absolutely agree with you that G.O.F. was by far the worst adaptation of the series. I still like the movies though :). I saw where you said you didn't have any luck with Redbox, and was wondering if you had heard of the new Blockbuster @ Home package from Dish. I started working for Dish 2 years ago, and since BB was purchased, Dish has been constantly beefing up its video library. You can get 3 months free of the BB @ Home, and have access to over 100,000 titles by mail, in-store exchange or streaming live. You actually get an extra 20 HD movie channels for your lineup included. Either way, it costs less than Netflix and you don't have to worry about Redbox kiosks that have been picked clean! Anyway, I saw your blog and thought it was cool! I love Boston and this makes me want to take another trip to see the North end, lol. Have fun!

  3. The library is soooo stunning! It's almost as impressive as your Saturday steals. Sounds like you guys had a killer weekend with a perfect combo of work and play!

    {I'm in love with your new blog design. Nicely done, lady.}


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