Yay for the weekend!
This weekend has already been kind of crazy- it all started with happy hour yesterday @ sally's....
Two of my single girl friends & I decided it would be fun to go to grad school speed dating on campus last night. If nothing else, maybe we would meet some fun new people to hang out with & not to mention it would be some good memories and a topic of conversation. BUT if a cute grad boy wants to go on a date with me, who am I to deny him that? So, turns out, I don't really like speed dating- it's one of those things that I'm glad I did so I never have to do it again. There were lots of "What's your major?" and "So, what do you do besides school?" Both necessary and valid conversation starters, but it just gets old fast.
It was totally happening on campus last night, though. There was also a GAPSA open house thing going on at the Campus Club upstairs from the speed dating in the Union. Free food, prizes being raffled, plus it's a pretty nice place to hang out, even though I don't - it's a little pricey. Then, after speed dating we went back to Sally's & hung out there for a while then headed to dinkytown, which i generally don't go to b/c there usually is an overabundance of drunk undergrads, but it's the closest place to go by campus. So we went to a few places in dinkytown to meet some friends. And, I think I actually had a lot of fun last night- I don't even go to Sally's often, and the waitress doesn't need to card me. Double score is that somehow I've worked it into my life to get free beer at the Local, downtown. Gotta love the bartenders, but not date them. First rule of life is 'Don't date your bartender'. It's like 'Don't date your best friend' or 'Don't date your coworker'. Ladies, I think there are enough boys in the world that we can actually start a conversation with a guy that doesn't include a drink order.
That brings us to this morning. My favorite volunteer event of the year! We raked leaves at a few people's homes in S Minneapolis who are unable to rake their own lawns. Another thing I greatly enjoy is shoveling snow- great workout!! After that we went to brunch at Birchwood Cafe, yummy! local, organic, wonderful food. I think my favorite thing to get there is any of their mixed cold salads paired with some crunchy nachos. In a week or two they are having a 5 course beer meal, that pairs a different beer with a different course. It's only $45, which is not much considering you get drinks & food. Oohh, maybe a speed dating boy will go with me :) haha