Perfect Weekend.

by agirlandhermutt on July 20, 2011

First of all…THANK YOU SO MUCH for the great response on yesterday’s post. I got some great comments and emails. I felt all warm and squishy!

Now on to the good stuff. My weekend recap! The good times actually started on Thursday. I felt like I was in college going out on Thursday, Friday, AND Saturday. Lets get nuts!


I won a pair of tickets from a local bookstore, Brookline Booksmith, for a screening of The Help, Q&A with the Director, and cocktail reception. The Help happens to be one of my favorite books so I was psyched to check it out.

Has anyone read this book? Don’t you just love it?!

A group of ladies watched the movie then hung out with the Director while he and one of the stars answered questions. One of the big things I took from the discussion was the author of The Help submitted the book to 60 people. Finally on the 61st try it was accepted. It has now been on the Best Sellers list for 100+ weeks. How about that for perseverance?!

I really enjoyed the movie. It didn’t knock my socks off, but it was cute and I laughed several times. Hopefully if you see it you will not have to deal with a woman talking back to the screen the ENTIRE MOVIE. Thanks to Megan for holding me back from “sssshhhing” her. Winking smile

The cocktail reception was at Burton’s (whose chef was just on Chopped!) and the food was delish. I sipped on some seltzer and a glass of complimentary wine. I love free.

As we were leaving we were able to snag a picture with one of the stars, Octavia Jackson, who plays Minny in the movie. Do you recognize her? She was the woman who ends up stalking Betty’s dad in Ugly Betty! Unfortunately Megan and I didn’t end up with the best shot, but you get the idea. Winking smile Hello…two celebrity sightings in one week!


Friday night was a bittersweet night for me. I saw the final Harry Potter.  I have no words for how great the movie was. We saw it in IMAX 3D. I could take or leave the 3D part, but the movie was fantastic. *Tear, Tear, Tear*


Saturday I participated in a surprise party. I’ve never actually been to a surprise party and it was just as fun as I imagined!

My wonderful friend Jeanne (possibly one of the nicest people on the planet) hit important digits this year and I’m so glad I was able there to celebrate. Her family threw a wonderful party/dinner!

The food was killer. No seriously. I almost killed myself on my friend, Christie’s, potato salad. I’ll be posting soon with her recipe and my own take on it.

Everything else was fantastic too. And very pretty!


Is there anything more perfect than celebrating a wonderful person?! I think not.


On Sunday my blog world and real world collided when Tiffany of Simply Shaka came to town.

For some reason it took someone from another town to get myself together with some other Boston Bloggers. It was so nice to put some faces to blogs!

We met up for lunch at The OtherSide Café, which has some great veggie and vegan options. The music was a little loud for my tastes (old lady ears FTW!), but the food is always solid.

I went for the Hummus Egg Salad Sandwich. There was a little drizzle of honey over the toasted bread that brought the whole meal together. TAAASSSTY!

We chatted, ate and had a wonderful time. It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I love that the blog has brought me to meet so wonderful people!


Phew. I’m exhausted just writing it all down! I managed to see The Scientist and The Mutt a few times in there too. The weekend just flew by. Really great weekends always make it sad to go back to work on Monday, doesn’t it?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

What is your favorite book/movie combo? Do you have to read the book before you see the movie?

I have to read the book first. Also, if I read a book that has been made into a movie I CAN NOT read the one with the cover that has pictures from the movie on it. No way Jose.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

suki July 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I’m going to Boston in October, but hadn’t thought in advance to do a blogger meet up. 🙂


agirlandhermutt July 21, 2011 at 10:37 am

Put a tweet out! There are a few of us out here and would love to meet up!


Caitlin @ The Caitie Experiment July 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Honestly, when I saw Octavia Jackson in the preview for The Help, I screamed, “IGNACIO’S LAWYER!” so loudly that my boyfriend ran into the living room thinking I was being attacked or something.

I had so much fun on Sunday, despite our fashionably-challenged waiter and his less-than-stellar photography skillz! So happy I wasn’t the only one who had already seen HP, even though we didn’t really get a chance to discuss it. My inner nerd was stoked, though! We shall have to do it again soon 🙂


agirlandhermutt July 21, 2011 at 10:37 am

Yay! Someone else got the Ugly Betty reference! 🙂

So good to meet you Sunday!


Tiffany @ Simply Shaka July 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

SOOOOO GREAT to meet you 🙂 I had such an awesome time and love love love you Boston bloggers. Don’t get me started on our server! And good, I’m happy to know that I wasn’t the only one who thought that the music was loud.

I need to read the Help, all my friends keep telling me what a great book it is and the girl across from me on the train was into it the entire ride back. I always read the book first and am usually disappointed by the movie.


Andrea @ Vegvacious July 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm

You have some of the most fun weekends!!! I rarely read the book to a movie I have seen or want to see. My experience has been that the book is always better resulting in a major movie letdown. I’m a movie kinda gal, so I usually stick to that.


agirlandhermutt July 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

I definitely agree that the movies can be big letdowns. I’m glad I’m not a comic book fan or all the movies that are coming out now would depress me!


Kristina @ spabettie July 21, 2011 at 11:11 am

I was wondering if you were going to meet up with Tiffany – YAY! looks like a great weekend overall – I have one of those coming up (starting tonight!) and I’m almost exhausted thinking about it! 😀


Neyal @ Looking Up While Slimming Down July 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm

LOVED The Help. When I was reading it I kept thinking to myself it would make a great movie! Also glad you guys all fun fun with your blogger meeting up. Tiffany told me she had a great time!!


Mary @ Fervent Foodie July 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

Is that a whoopie pie on your plate at Burtons? It looks delicious! Something about whoopie pies just bring a smile to my face. Maybe it’s the name, maybe it’s the cream filled center of goodness 🙂


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