I had a very busy weekend. On Saturday I went to my sister’s graduation, which turned out to be a pretty interesting ceremony. The commencement speaker had a really inspiring speech and though it was a little long, I enjoyed what he had to share. It turned out to be a pretty nice day. After we all headed back to sister’s condo for a small gathering with lots of food. My sister is an amazing and ambitious cook, I aspire to like her one day. She made a curried egg salad, wild rice salad, chicken salad, an antipasto plate and homemade frozen yogurt. It was exceptional. I brought over some Alton Brown Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Black Bean Brownies. They came out quite well…pictures soon to come. I ate SO much!
Food, Guns, and Star Trek
May 12, 2009 by Stephanie
Sunday of course was Mother’s Day. Derek and I headed over to my parents house where my Dad was also grilling up a storm. He made smoked pork, grilled chicken, hot dogs and home made baked beans. I absolutely love how my whole family is based around good food! I definitely don’t take it for granted. I love cooking and eating and experiencing different food. I really hope I can own my own diner one day. Anyway, we ate a ton of good food at my parents house and then headed over to Derek’s Aunts house to see his family. We didn’t stay very long because we had plans to go to the shooting range with our friend Laura and Shawn.
The shooting range was pretty sweet. It was the first time Derek and I had ever gone. I am proud to say that the first gun I have ever fired in my life was a shot gun! It was pretty fricken powerful and quite intimidating, but definitely exciting. I didn’t do too well overall, but that leaves room for improvement for next time. Derek did pretty well, I was quite impressed. We fired a shot gun, a 9mm and a Glock. The Glock was my favorite because it fit the best inside my hands. I definitely was a lot more comfortable with it all by the time I left. I was really nervous and scared at first. By the time we left I felt comfortable loading, firing, and unloading the empty clip all on my own. I can’t wait to go back!
If that wasn’t enough for one day, we then headed to the Airport diner for some MORE food! I got french toast and it was absolutely delicious. I ate it all! We had to kind of rush out of there though because we were headed off to see Star Trek.
Star Trek was surprisingly amazing! I didn’t think it was going to be bad, but because I am not a Star Trek fan in general, I was kind of wary of what to expect. The movie was a little over two hours and I thought it flew by! I couldn’t believe it was over, that is how I know a movie is good. It had a solid story, good acting, and non stop action. Really this film was excellent. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Everything flowed well and I really couldn’t have asked for anything more out of it.
Go see Star Trek!