Hello and good morning! How was everyone’s weekend?
So I had a busy weekend and took a few days to unplug a bit, but nonetheless I have to start off this post by wishing a happy belated Father’s Day to my dad!
Fortunately, I had plans to come home this past weekend so I got to spend some time with him yesterday. Love you dad!
So I had a pretty awesome father’s day…
And the rest of my weekend was pretty fabulous as well! Definitely deserving of the ‘marvelous’ descriptive. Thanks to Katie for hosting!
Eric works in an elementary school, and for the last little while some of his students have been telling him about Wingmaster, a local restaurant known for their insane amount of wing flavours – over 200 varieties. Eric requested that we head there for dinner Friday night.
So literally, all this restaurant has is wings. They have a few fried appetizers and sides (onion rings, fries, mozzarella sticks) and the celery sticks that come with the wings, but that basically covers it.
So…that didn’t phase me. We went for wings, I realized that quite literally, all I was going to get was wings, and I was fine with that. Even six months ago I would have been unsettled and probably pretty anxious and that thought, but now? Nothing. I was excited to see what different flavours we could get! We decided to get three pounds of wings so that we could try three different flavours.
This was the list we had to work with:
Ummm….yea. Holy wing flavours, batman.
We finally came to our decision:
- Top left: Medium Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese. A really creamy, bacon-bit filled sauce with a bit of heat to it. Really good!
- Bottom right: Carolina Gold. A sticky, sweet mix of carolina and honey garlic sauce. I think this was Eric’s top pick – he prefers a sweet sauce.
- Top left: My pick of the day: peanut butter and jam. Yup…on wings. Strange but good much? It was actually one of the best wing sauces I think I’ve ever had!
I downed about 6 wings and munched on all the celery sticks it came with. And left guilt-free…I don’t eat this way all the time (in fact, I can’t tell you the last time I had wings for dinner…maybe half a decade ago?) so why should I feel guilty about it? If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last couple of years is that one meal (or one weekend) is not going to cause me to suddenly gain five pounds overnight. As long as most of my choices are healthy (which they generally are), then I’m fine.
Although the unhealthy choices continued a little bit into Saturday because I was at a bachelorette party! The bestie’s older sister is getting married in Mexico next month (unfortunately, lack of funds + saving for HLS means I can’t afford to go) so we were celebrating Saturday night. The bride isn’t a huge ‘go-clubbing’, sort of person, so it was more of a girls night in…after we went to a pole dancing class!
First thing though, I had some girl time of my own with my mom when we went for pedicures and a polish change on my nails:
Whenever I get a pedicure, I absolutely must have high-lighter bright toes. And the butterfly was just a nice touch
Afterwards, my mom dropped me off at the bride’s house where we surprised her with a limo!
Have to roll around your bachelorette party is style, don’t you? We went to the hostess’ (one of the bride’s friends from childhood) house, where we were promptly greeted with this:
Those would be jello shooters…a lot of jello shooters. Some of which were in the shape of starfish. They were the drink choice of the evening
Unfortunately, pictures from the pole dancing/the rest of the evening in general are pretty limited for the internet. The bride and another guest are elementary school teachers, so I’m keeping pictures of them stripping/drinking/with penis paraphernalia (it was a bachelorette…of course there was penis paraphernalia everywhere) to a minimum. Don’t need any parents stumbling over that!
I can assure you that the class was awesome though:
It was at Aradia Fitness in London (Ontario) and included dancing, pole and lap dance components. It was also BYOB (they had a little bar at the back), so we brought along some of the jello shooters for a bit of liquid (jiggly?) courage. I enjoyed all the components of the class, even though the lap dance portion was a tad awkward. You want to get familiar with someone you just met a few hours beforehand? Just give them a mock lap-dance
Obviously the pole dancing part was my favourite. It was actually a lot of fun to swing and hang around on those things!
And it’s actually a really good workout. The instructor had more muscles in her legs than a lot of fitness competitors that I’ve seen! It gave me a bit of a newfound respect for the athletic abilities that go into pole dancing….but I don’t think I’ll make it my backup career
Overall, it was a great experience and something that I would love to do again! They actually offer a six-week TRX class, which I think would be amazing to try.
After the class, we took the limo back to the hostess’ place for dinner, drinking and a slumber-party esque movie night.
Just some of the dinner spread. We had rolls with turkey, ham and all the fillings, hot apps (some of those came out before we headed to the class…I love me some pugs in a blanket), chips with pico de gallo and guacamole, meatballs, baguette slices, a cheese and cracker plate. bread with spinach dip….so much good food.
Clearly I kept nibbling on the chips and guac/pico. Sooo good. And then a latecomer arrived with a watermelon, mint and feta salad, which of course I had to dive into. Watermelon and feta is a pretty ideal combination.
The rest of the night was an old-school movie night. We watched Now and Then (which I’ve never seen in full before. It was so cute!) and All I Wanna Do ( released under the title of Strike in the US and The Hairy Bird in Australia). Both were awesome, girl-party appropriate 90’s movies. I can’t even remember the last time I had a movie night like that, so I thoroughly enjoyed it!
I also had one of the cupcakes that I had brought with me as my contribution to the party…which I apparently didn’t take any pictures of. #bloggerfail. Basically, I made dark chocolate cupcakes (this cupcake recipe), filled them with the strawberry filling from this recipe, and topped them with a chocolate buttercream frosting and strawberry slices. Dark chocolate covered strawberries, anyone?
It was an awesome bachelorette party and a lot of fun – different that the clubbing sort of bachelorette party you usually see, but it was a great night.
Sunday, I was able to spend the day just lazing around at my parent’s house, which I haven’t done for ages. I’ve been in some pretty desperate need of some relaxation time, so it was great to get some of that in. Of course, ending with an awesome dinner that my mom made:
Roasted chicken with BBQ buffalo sauce, a baked potato with a bit of light sour cream, and roasted asparagus. I love mom-cooked meals.
Before heading back to my boy and my puppy. A busy, but definitely marvelous weekend!
Hope you have a great start to the week!
<— Food guilt: do you ever experience it?
<— Fan of chicken wings? What’s your flavour? Sweeter or spicy?
<— Ever done a pole dancing class? Would you want to?
<— Married ladies: what did you do for your bachelorette party? Single/not-yet-marrieds: What would you want to do? I imagine mine is going to be of the going-clubbing variety