Miscellany Monday Eh?

hello monday!  this weekend can pretty much be summed up with food and travel.  i wish it could have involved more sewing, crafting, and relaxing though… maybe next weekend!  i’ll be linking up to miscellany monday again this week, thanks carissa!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

{1} i’m in ottawa, canada this week meeting a new client.  the trip here was a bit of a nightmare, i brought my old expired passport with me to the airport, oops!  luckily my original flight was delayed and we got rerouted on a flight that left 1.5 hours later.  i had enough time to catch a taxi home to get my correct passport and made it back to the airport as my flight was boarding, phew!  my friend suggested i try poutine, a canadian dish that is basically fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, that was pretty much the first thing i ate when i got here – it takes sort of like french onion soup!

{2} my husband thinks that 4/5 car tailgaters are female.  he thinks it’s because our spatial reasoning skills are not as strong.  we drove quite a bit this weekend and found that his 4/5 statistic was pretty true.  do you tailgate?

{3} went garage and estate sale shopping on saturday, i came out with a mason jar, spool of pink yarn (that i plan on using for packaging), and a chair to go with my sewing table (i’ll be painting it white and reupholstering it hopefully someday…)

{4} i love groupon!  each day they feature something cool at an unbeatable price, if enough people buy it, then the deal is on!  i’ve gotten half off to chinese, indian, japanese, burger restaurants, spa mani/pedi, organic grocery delivery, and even boutique clothing stores!  i totally think you need to join in on the fun deals happening in your city!  πŸ™‚

{5}speaking of groupons, every time i go to an indian restaurant, i order chicken tikka masala and garlic naan, no fail.  last friday was no exception!  my husband was more of the adventurous one and  got this huge crepe like dish that was three times the size of his head – it was yums (the crepe, not his head)!

how was your weekend?  hope it was fab!


  1. August 16, 2010 / 5:56 am

    I’m so addicted to groupon. I religiously check that site — and several cities — each morning. My favorite to date has been the groupon for Shabby Apple. That was a real score. But all the restaurant ones…it’s a foodie’s dream. Hope you’re having a wonderful time in Canada!

  2. August 16, 2010 / 6:27 am

    At least you made it back on time. I just can’t get over how much you travel!! It’s insane!

    Sounds like you picked up some great items πŸ™‚ Your sewing table will be awesome!

    I think I always have chicken tikka masala too. And I love naan bread. It’s one of the best bits for sure. xx

  3. August 16, 2010 / 7:08 am

    Hmm I like late-night dinner cheese fries with gravy, but I have never had it with cheese curd. The chair sounds like a great estate sale find! Hope you do before and after pictures!

  4. August 16, 2010 / 9:24 am

    oh i LOVE poutine. i have relatives who live in canada. that dish is sooo yummy! so not healthy but so yummy!! enjoy your flight, friend.

    p.s. i pulled a sandy yesterday. i wrote up 3 blog posts ahead of time because i knew itd be a busy weekend ahead. thanks for the inspiration. love you, friend. πŸ™‚

  5. August 16, 2010 / 9:49 am

    Hi Sandy. Got your package. Thank you soooo much. They’re beautiful! I’ve got a pic of them at small burst today. Have fun in Canada.

  6. August 16, 2010 / 10:15 am

    mmm. I am craving a poutine now!

  7. August 16, 2010 / 10:26 am

    Hehehe, the crepe dish is a dosa no? Was it filled with a potato/pea curry mix? or something similar? Yum yum!

  8. August 16, 2010 / 11:05 am

    phew…thankfully you had time to get your passport!! what a great weekend – i’m obsessed with indian and thai food so now i’m craving it!! πŸ™‚ and i’m not familiar with groupon….sounds like i need to check this out!

  9. August 16, 2010 / 11:40 am

    hi sandy! hope you’re having a great time in canada! whew is right about your passport!! i love indian food. is that the naan on that big plate? it’s huuge! got a lil new ink job over the weekend. πŸ˜‰

  10. August 16, 2010 / 1:12 pm

    I order the exact same thing at Indian spots. Just love those buttery flavors! This weekend, I went sailing w/some friends on our boat and ran all over a luxury wedding expo in San Fran–loved it there!


  11. August 16, 2010 / 2:42 pm

    Oo my that looks delish yum my weekend was fun I saw 2 movies =)

  12. August 16, 2010 / 3:50 pm

    Have fun in Canada while you can!

    I don’t drive yet, but I really hate that. If you don’t have a little space for security, you’ll end eating the others! I can’t understand why people don’t get it..


  13. August 16, 2010 / 4:28 pm

    groupon rocks! πŸ˜€

    is that the masala dosa? those are quite delish!!!

  14. August 16, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    mmmm indian… i have a huge craving now!

  15. Sonia
    August 16, 2010 / 5:59 pm

    Just so you know, that “crepe dish” is called a dosa! They ARE delicious, especially spicy and served with a cooling mango lassi.

  16. alely
    August 16, 2010 / 6:16 pm

    i really need to try masala. hubby found an indian buffet place and he said it was really good so i will have to meet him for lunch one of these days.

  17. Becky
    August 16, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    whoa that is a big crepe. I never get up early enough to do garage sales regularly. I drag my self out of bed everyone once in awhile for the big flea markets though!

  18. August 17, 2010 / 10:55 am

    so cool! i’ve never heard of groupons but it is really a cool site! i’m totally addicted πŸ˜‰ your weekend sounds fabulous! xo.

  19. August 17, 2010 / 11:46 am

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend filled with good food and good finds! Have you had ethiopian food before? Your husband’s crepe looks similar to what they serve at ethiopian restaurants!

    Hehe, sadly, about the tailgating, I am completely guilty of it. My boyfriend always teases me about it (and I really try not to do it), but I guess I don’t have a really good gauge of what’s too close, close, and a good distance. :[

  20. August 17, 2010 / 12:06 pm

    I’m from ‘almost’ Canada and poutine is definitely a MUST while you’re there.

    If we go to an Indian restaurant, the only thing I ever order is Chicken Tikka Masala too! I need to try to make it at home too.

    Have a good time!

  21. August 17, 2010 / 2:10 pm

    Oh how fun Sandy! I am seriously missing good restaurant choices around here..
    Have a fantastic week!

  22. August 17, 2010 / 2:19 pm

    I’ve never used Groupon, but it sounds neat. I should try it sometime! Thanks for the tip. That crepe IS huge!!

  23. August 17, 2010 / 4:46 pm

    I’m from Canada and agree, poutine is pretty heavenly. Next time you should also try a Beaver Tail, especailly if you’re in Ottawa. cheers!

  24. August 17, 2010 / 7:34 pm

    Poutine is sooo good! Haha. I never used to like it(bad Canadian. I don’t like bacon either! Ew.), but now I looooooooooove it. I have to cover it in ketchup though… I don’t like the taste of gravy too much. So, I guess I just like melted cheese and ketchup on fries, haha! I’m going to be in Ottawa at the end of the month! Haha. We keep going to the same places! That crepe is enormous! WHOA. I thought the crepes they served at Cora’s were huge…

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