An Empty Plate, Dog Buddies and Delicious Drinks

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice weekend 🙂

Jon is going back to a crazy work schedule so we tried to pack as much fun and relaxation into the weekend as we could.

We had a doggie house guest this weekend. Sadie is our neighbor’s dog. Unfortunately, she was our house guest because our neighbor’s wife is unexpectedly in the hospital. Everything seems to be going ok though and she should be home soon.


Friday night, Jon and I went to see An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf at freeFall Theater. I’m reviewing it for Articulate, so look out for it later this week 🙂

We had our own version of happy hour before we left.


Whiskey sours with orange marmalade. Quite yummy! And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t like whiskey. Inspiration came from this Saveur video that our friend Andy edited. They make the drink look SO good.

An Empty Plate was wonderful. Probably the best show I’ve seen in the 2012/2013 season. I laughed, I cried…the actors were perfect and the play itself very well written. If you live in the area I highly recommend seeing it.

freefall theater

Saturday we tried going to the Saturday Morning Market, but it is clearly season as it was VERY crowded at 10 a.m. We took the pups to the dog park and for a walk through Vinoy instead.



Then stopped for lunch at The Burg, where I full enjoyed some pulled pork sliders and fries. They have THE best fries.


Later that night, after a delicious pizza from Cappy’s, we met up with Lora for a drink at Mandarin Hide.

I had a French 75 which was gin, lemon, simple syrup and sparkling wine. It tasted like lemonade and was so delicious and refreshing!


We then headed to World of Beer for a friends birthday. Has anyone tried Zombie Killer? It’s a bit pricey, but it sooo good. We had fun chatting with friends and I even tried my hand at this life sized Jenga.


Ya, I didn’t last 3 rounds.

Jon and I called it an early night since we both had an early wake up call on Sunday.

I had a glorious 6 mile run Sunday morning. Although I like to sleep in, I love starting my mornings early, especially with a run on a nice, brisk day. I feel like I didn’t waste a day!

On par for Sunday was getting Maddie’s picture taken!


I happened upon Jaylin Photography’s facebook page, where I saw she was working on a pet project and looking for dog participants. I’ve been wanting to get professional photos of Maddie so I jumped on the opportunity.

Marilyn, the photographer, met us at Vinoy Park and was as nice as could be. Maddie was the perfect model. She “sat” and “stay”ed very well and I swear she knew she was getting her photo taken the way she looked at the camera.

Here’s a few of my favorite shots from Marilyn’s sneak peak on facebook.

Jaylin Photography

Jaylin Photography

Jaylin Photography

Love them!

Jon and I are not big football fans so we are probably one of the very few that did not watch the Super Bowl last night. I turned it on just for a few minutes when I heard about the power outage, but that was it. Anyone catch the Puppy Bowl? That’s my kind of Bowl 🙂

Jon and I had planned to go out for a nice dinner, but all the places we wanted to go were closed for the game 🙁 Finally, we ended up with homemade Cubans.



Enjoyed with Horrible Bosses. I fell asleep at the end, but I thought it was pretty funny.

Check back later for a recap of my first week on the CrossFit Clean 30 Challenge.

Have you gotten professional photos taken of your pet?

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  1. That life sized Jenga at WOB is VERY hard! I’ve never made homemade Cuban’s before, but for some reason I don’t think they’d be as good as getting them from a shop (although yours look delicious). Those photos are amazing, what a beautiful dog!
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    1. You should try homemade! They are so good…where do you like to get Cubans in the area? The best I’ve had is The Floridian. Haven’t ventured to Ybor for any, where I hear there’s many a Cuban sandwich.

      Thank you 🙂

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