06 September 2010

Weekend recap: Movies, food and some productivity

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Food, Movies, Random

Happy Monday everyone! It was a lovely long weekend in Chicago with stunning weather and a to do list a mile long on my kitchen table.

Seriously, I use these long weekends to get a lot done and check things off my list so I don’t have to worry about it during the week when things are crazy.

Yeah…turns out I only got about half of the things I wanted to done because I was too busy…relaxin’ or hanging out with friends.


But it wasn’t a total wash, I got the following things done: dust, clean the bathroom, pay bills, balance the checkbook, upgrade to iLife ’09, contemplate getting the new iPhone 4, buy Oberon, shop with TC (who is a bad influence in the best way), return items to the Gap and…BREAK IN THE ROOMBA. OMG, I can’t wait to tell you all more about that later this week.

I also saw two movies, Going the Distance (review is up!) and The Other Guys (review forthcoming). I love being back at the movies :)

What didn’t get done: Plan my trip to Denver which is NEXT WEEK OMG, actually upgrade to iPhone 4, clean the kitchen, recycle old magazines, start reading my new book, “My Hollywood.”

So…I’ll say it’s a partial win for this weekend.

I also dined out a few nights this weekend too as a little treat and of course, I have some photos to share :)

Tableside presentation of Peking duck at Sun Wah BBQ (yes, I went back for more, I’m obsessed and it was amazing)

Kamikaze roll at Sushi Toro (I LOVE sushi)

Pork belly with potato chips and sesame spinach at Chilam Balam (a new-ish Mexican restaurant that I’m in love with)

So yes, I didn’t get everything productive done that I wanted to, but it felt good to have a few days off, and well, isn’t Labor Day supposed to be a bit more relaxing? Maybe?

How about everyone else? Did you have a lazy or productive weekend? Did you get everything done you wanted to?


  1. Grace says:

    I love how productive you are even when you “don’t get that much done”. haha! You get way more done than most. I want to go to Chicago to try all of these wonderful restaurants!

  2. Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

    My husband was in Boston so I was on my own … and lovin’ it!

  3. Jaime says:

    That sushi looks yummy! How was Going the Distance? I really want to see it!

  4. Kate says:

    I turned 33 on Friday and I had a great weekend! Dinner at an amazing Italian place (that included two desserts!), sushi, a gathering with friends, time spent with my family and even more friends … I couldn’t have asked for much more. :)

  5. Nora says:

    I had two goals for the weekend: Exercise twice and finish a book. I did both. I consider this a win.

    I could (as always) use more time off, but alas that won’t happen for awhile. That’s ok though!

    I didn’t realize you are headed to Denver soon. How exciting!

  6. Allison says:

    holy sushi roll – i want that now.

  7. Hey, I think that sounds like a pretty successful weekend! I’m all about the rest and relaxation though, so any weekend that includes it is a success to me ;)

  8. Lil' Woman says:

    We saw Going the Distance and I couldn’t agree with your review more. It’s a sweet story but gives a little bit of reality of it and yes I too would love to have someone (esp. Charlie) DJ my hookups…lol :)

  9. We had lunch out three times this weekend–twice at our favorite Indian restaurant. We go there so often that they know what we get.

  10. it also was a super lazy weekend, but that’s how i kinda feel about life right now. can’t wait to hear about the roomba, which i LOVED your tweets about!

  11. Erin says:

    Lazy weekends are the best! I accomplished absolutely nothing this weekend…largely because I’m not allowed to. :)

  12. mandy says:

    I fully support lazy, relaxing weekends. The entire month of August I was off to a different place every weekend. While I loved it, at my core I am a total homebody. So I made a point to make virtually no plans and with the exception of celebrating a friends birthday Saturday evening, I didnt really leave the house. I plan on keeping most of my weekends in September for me. To be lazy and relax. =)