A Productive Saturday

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I had a very nice day at work yesterday and then went to happy hour over at Alivia’s. I love the patio and I have a feeling I’ll be spending a lot of time there. I had a magarita and then asked Matt if he wanted to get a sandwich at Parker and Otis (I can’t stay away!). They had live music on the patio and $3 bottles of beer and it was just a perfect dinner.

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Loved this beer!

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I ordered a special sandwich with sliced chicken, white cheddar, herb spread, and hot pepper jelly on foccaccia and it was FABULOUS. I’m sad that it’s a special because that means it might go away.

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After dinner, we walked over to American Tobacco and stayed out late drinking beer with friends at Tyler’s Tap room.

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I’ve been to Tyler’s a couple of times already, but I was still shocked by the beer selection. I mean, I remember it being huge, but I didn’t remember that it was so interesting. The seasonal list had a million things that I have never heard of!! I had Brooklyn Brewery’s ‘the Concoction,” which was made with scotch, lemon, and honey. While it was very strong and quite unique, I did not care for it! I drank half and gave the rest to Matt.

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A very productive Saturday here in Durham. Today was the first Saturday since we moved that I didn’t have errands to run or things to buy, so I got a ton of cleaning and blog stuff done (I think the new theme is finally how I want it!), and did a little lazy ellipticaling. I decided since I have a job and since prices are cheaper in Durham that I might be able to shop in boutiques now. I walked to two right near my apartment, just to check them out. Nope. Even with income, I just don’t believe in spending $100 on a tee shirt. A beautiful dress, maybe, but a piece of cotton? I left and went to the grocery store, where I can afford to shop:)

Now I’m headed to dinner with my parents.

Thanks for the fun comments yesterday!

  • Jess
    August 14, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Laura, I love those white pants (jeans?). Where are they from?

    • Laura
      August 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks, they are Gap skinny jeans

  • Kat
    August 14, 2011 at 2:50 am

    1. So glad that you too embrace signature jewelry (a la the key)
    2. Everyone needs a weekend with some downtime to get life in order. Hope it was relaxing!

  • Dee
    August 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I really like the new look!

  • Kath
    August 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I read this post and thought you were in Boston!! Love the theme too!

    • Laura
      August 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      Because of something in the post or because you just forgot?

  • Cait's Plate
    August 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Love the new layout! 🙂 Parker and Otis looks like such a cool place – nice and chill. I wouldn’t be able to stay away either!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    August 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

    so fun! we don’t go to downtown durham enough…we live near southpoint so we end up going out in chapel hill mostly. Have you been to milltown in chapel hill? talk about a LONG beer menu!

    • Laura
      August 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      I’ll check it out!