beer, friends, a comedian, and an emmy award winner…

6 Nov

…were all involved in my Saturday night!

Last night some of my friends and I headed to the Universal City Walk area for dinner on Cahuenga at Henry’s Hat. Since we’re not in Spain and people eat dinner here at a “normal” time – we got to take advantage of Happy Hour prices! That meant 2 apps for $15 and 2 for 1 beverages!! Pitchers here we come!

the exterior from the interior.

Andrea, AK, and Emily. Also known as "Team Blue Moon." I'll keep my opinions to myself.

bryan, me, matt. I guess you could call us "Arrogant Bastards"?

I’m sort of a beer snob. I don’t like really foamy, light, “girly” beers like Blondes or Belgian Whites (#sorryimnotsorry) and prefer IPAs, Hefs, and Ambers. This works out for me perfectly because normally people take my suggestions beer-wise and I can con my guy-friends into going in on pitchers of the dark stuff for fear of feeling inferior. Win.

i heart happy hour.

Enough about my obsessive beer antics. Round two involved a Green Flash and something with the word “Delirium” in it. It was floral – good but not my scene. Anyway. We also consumed a mushroom pizetta (good but not great) and chips con queso (bomb). I forgot to take pictures of those, probably because I was ravenous (thank you, 14 miler!!)

The main event for me was the Steak Salad – it was delicious, although not super inventive: steak, arugula, and radishes.

my first thought: why is this bowl so weird? no points for presentation, Henry's Hat.

The most random part of the night? Spotting Melissa McCarthy a table over! She was super down-to-earth when Emily tapped her on the shoulder and said we were all fans. She was HILARIOUS on SNL, but I still have yet to see Bridesmaids. Whoops!

Next up on the agenda was hustling over to CityWalk to see Bill Maher at the Gibson Amphitheater.

my fav landmark on citywalk.

Bill was hilarious – he did a 90 minute set running the gamut from how stupid religion is to how dumb the tea party is (as he lovingly refers to as “tea-baggers.”) I loved his movie Religulous that came out a few years ago, so I was happy he was as funny and pointed in person.

my buddies.

After the show I had to satisfy the sweet tooth at the touristy, over-priced classic of Ben & Jerry’s. I tried two new-to-me-flavors: 7-Layer Coconut Bar and Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz. Both were excellent.

i know, i need a manicure.

After that, I came home and fell asleep exactly 8 minutes after I got home.

I woke up at 8 (heck yes, Daylight Savings Time!!) and used up my last day of free membership at my local 24 Hour Fitness. Tomorrow I will be mourning my loss, and quickly trying to find a new gym. I took a yoga class and jumped on the treadmill for a few miles (gotta log those miles for Pile on the Miles!) I watched NBC’s coverage of the NYC ING Marathon and tracked some of the athletes/bloggers/celebs I was following when I got home.

I was hoping SR would beat Apollo Ohno. Drat.

I am anxious to do a marathon…I know I have a long way to go, but I’m excited for the upcoming experience.

In other news – I hit the library for a bit today (#rage) and then studied a bit at home. In an effort to save a little bit of money, I drove past the ‘Bux and instead attempted to recreate a Mocha at home!

look at that steam!

In the mug: 1 cup of blue bottle coffee, one tablespoon hot cocoa powder, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a tiny drop of vanilla extract, and a dash of milk!

Not quite Howard Schultz approved, but pretty good for basically free!

Hope everyone has a great week!

What was the highlight of your weekend?

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