Surprises, New Hair, and SOWA!

by agirlandhermutt on May 7, 2012

Hello friends! I had a busy weekend so lets skip all the shenanigans and get right into it, shall we?!


Friday Night
The Scientist said he has a surprise for me and asked me to meet him at Rock Bottom in the Theater District for dinner. We had dinner and as we were leaving I looked up and saw a sign on a local theater that said “The Shins” were coming to play. I got so excited and told The Scientist that we had to get tickets to see them. Then I looked back and realized that they were playing that same night. I looked back and The Scientist and he had two tickets for us! I was surprised with concert tickets!

The concert took place in the Wang Theater which is just gorgeous on the inside.


Such a fun night and a total surprise!

Fun Fact: Rock Bottom was the first restaurant that The Scientist and I ate at together just by ourselves and The Shins was one of the first things we talked about the night we met. 🙂


I woke up bright and early to hit the salon and get my hair all changed up for the summer.

Before & After

I love my dark hair, but it is fun to try something different for the summer.

Since it was Cinco de Mayo I met up with The Scientist a little later in the day to grab a margarita and celebrate. Having a plethora of Mexican restaurants in the neighborhood is a nice bonus on May 5th!

We finished up our drinks and headed out to the most exciting part of the day…to see The Avengers! I love all of those super hero type movies (although Thor was not my fave) and was just as excited to see this movie as my nerdy comic book loving Scientist.

I loved the movie! The change of Mark Ruffalo as hulk was perfect and I didn’t hate ScarJo like I had thought I would. Oh, and who doesn’t love a good Robert Downey Jr moment?!

Fun Fact: To see this movie 3D digital cost $35 for 2 tickets through Fandango. SERIOUSLY! I kept my glasses. That was the least they could do for me.


Sunday=Shopping! It was the return of the SOWA market for the season and I could not have been more excited.

My pal, Meg, and I enjoyed a day of outdoor shopping and dog watching. Come on…how cute is that pup?! I wanted to sneak up and steal him.


Lunch was from the BonMe food truck. Mmm…

While I was gobbling up my sandwich I couldn’t help but laugh when I caught this sign out of the corner of my eye on a rib food truck next door. Technically…they are right! 😉

 Final Results of Shopping…

Pickled Grapes from Grillos Pickles.

Nothing but goodness in these bad boys!

Myer Lemon and Sea Salt Popcorn from Quinn Popcorn.


LOVE tshirt in Sign Language & Hindi from Zamforia. Love the cute potato chip bag packaging!



Reusable Snack Bags from Edie & Fin


The rest of the night was spent with this guy just hanging out and looking out the window.

No grapes for you buddy!

Fun Fact: The SOWA Market is a MUST visit if you are in town throughout the summer!


The whole weekend was just what I needed after a busy work week! I hope you all had a good few days.

Check back tomorrow for a fun new giveaway!

Did you see The Avengers? What did you think? Who is your favorite character?

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea @ Vegvacious May 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Love your new ‘do! Your dark hair always looks great, but the lighter locks also really suit you! Ialso really love the looks of those snack bags — I’m ashamed to say we do use quite a few Ziplocs for work lunches….I have a bad tendency of losing my Tupperware so we also resort back to plastic baggies!


agirlandhermutt May 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Thanks! I’m a ziploc user to the extreme. I’m really trying to get away from them, but boy are those things easy to use. I tend to wash out and use twice though.


Tiffany May 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Aww Korky, you make my heart smile 🙂

Looks like you had a fantastic wknd. I am jealous that you got to see the Shins, they are one of my favorites. That theater is absolutely gorgeous!

And girlfriend, the highlights are looking awesome on you!!


agirlandhermutt May 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Thank you so much! I knew I liked you…good taste in music!


suki May 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Fun to catch a glimpse of SOWA. We almost went during our visit to Boston in the fall, but just never got around to it. So much to do – so little time! 🙂

Love the summer hair!


agirlandhermutt May 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Next visit, right?!


Noelle Reese May 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Fun weekend! your hair looks BEAUTIFUL! 🙂


agirlandhermutt May 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Thank you! 🙂


Shannon May 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Alright, so I think we must plan a meet-up at some point! Not only do we share a love for craft beer, but our boyfriends are both comic book nerds? Though I’m not sure The Scientist is AS big of a nerd as my boyfriend, there are literally stacks of comic books EVERY WHERE in his apartment, I’m sure you can sympathize with me ;). I definitely DO enjoy the movies though – he saw The Avengers on opening night and we are planning on going back and seeing it together. He also recently introduced me to The Walking Dead graphic novels… I thought I enjoyed the show but the books?! AWESOME! Anyway, I know we both lead busy busy lives but let’s make it happen!


agirlandhermutt May 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Absolutely! We can make it happen!


Renee {Eat.Live.Blog} May 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

LOVE the summer hair? Where do you go?


agirlandhermutt May 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

MiAlisa on Mt. Auburn. My stylist is Sylvia and I love her!


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