Sunday, February 08, 2009

A Weekend in the Life of a Winnipeg Princess

AKA: This is what I did this weekend:

Friday: So I went to this fight that my friend was in. I waver a quite a bit on what's more important in a situation like this- not going to the fight because I am extremely morally opposed to it, or going (like I did) to support my friend and her husband (the fighter). I don't want to be one of those high maintenance people who won't be supportive because of my supposed moral high ground. But I also don't want my friends to think that I secretly like it and just don't want to admit it. I really do disagree with the concept of people beating on each other. I don't understand why a person can't challenge themselves in another way. I would love it if someone could explain to me the appeal of it in a way that I can understand. Cause right now? I just think it's barbaric.

Saturday: Shopping for my blog Valentine. Then a late lunch and a movie. On the review side of things: the movie was "Push" and it was OK. They set it up for the potential for a sequel since they left some things unfinished at the end, and implied that the main characters still had some developing to do with their powers. It was a little bit hard to follow at times, and sometimes a touch predictable. But on the whole I didn't mind it. I liked seeing Dakota Fanning playing someone less kid-like.

Sunday: Administrative Day. I am recruiting volunteers for a couple of events for the Alumni Association, so I sent out a zillion and one emails today. I threw a lovely temper tantrum today too. Slamming things and swearing. (I yelled out the F-word!) As angry as I was, I was a little amused at the time as well. I mean I just don't slam things and swear. It was not terribly satisfying, so I don't really know why people bother. I just needed to sit down, stew for a few minutes and get over it. (I mean the provocation was pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things, so it was pretty easy to get over).

Sunday2: I made turkey enchiladas today! My person was kind enough to show me how to make them last weekend, and they were a fabulous success. It's good to know that there really are super easy, yet impressive meals out there in the world. I thought that was just a rumour. I mean curries are supposed to be easy too, but they're still way more work than these enchiladas were... it's bedtime.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend my dears!


Curious Curandera said...

Sounds like you stay very active. Best wishes.

the frog princess said...

I used to feel the same way about boxing and the like--still do, to some extent... it is unarguably barbaric--but I also came to the conclusion that these men are *choosing* to beat the shit out of one another (as opposed to one of them being a victim), so if they're enjoying themselves, well... to each his own.

I came to this conclusion when striking television-bargains with an old roommate that resulted in my watching boxing. It's kinda fun if you just pick someone to cheer for and let yourself get caught up in it. And also get very drunk.

And I've got some super-easy curry recipes if you're interested. I LOVE curry!! :)

Chief Rock Chef said...

You shouted the f-word?

I blame Ali - I am sure you never said it before you met her!

Enchiladas - Mmmmm!

Boxing? Barbaric and extremely dangerous from where I sit! I have a rule of thumb:

If it was invented right now, would it be allowed?

If the answer is NO then it must be bad, be it boxing, smoking, domestic bombs (ie fireworks), etc.

Chief Rock Chef said...

To comment on what the Frog Princess said - a lot of low end boxers DO seem to be the victims of their managers...

Jen said...

I used to kickbox and box. I took lessons. Kickboxing was more for personal safety and to gain martial art knowledge. Boxing, well, I love boxing and had always wanted to learn how to do it. It's a tough, tough sport. Physically challenging as well. Though, I have to say, I never ever wanted to compete - I didn't want to beat the crap out of someone or they me. I like my face. All in all, I loved it! I had such a great time during my workouts!

delmer said...

I saw Push on Sunday.

It was fine, but not a must-see.

I felt bad for some of the Asian guys -- their parts were they ripped off their glasses, got a wild look in their eyes, and opened their mouths wide. How will that look on a resume?

Alice said...

Sounds like a fun weekend...also my mom always told me fighting was bad so I don't do it....I love Dakota Fanning....and chicken anything is good...xoxo

Becky said...

I'm not into fighting. I don't understand the appeal of it.

My weekend was uninteresting. I was (and still am) dealing with a sick 4yr old.

Those turkey enchiladas sound absolutely yummy.

Hope this week is tantrum free for both of us:)

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