Sep 5, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

Shall we rewind to Thursday? Yes. Thursday evening Margaret and I picked up pizza from Whole Foods and the song "Champagne Life" by Ne-Yo came on the radio. The line "Welcome to the champagne life - where trouble is a bubble in a champagne glass" really spoke to us. So much that we felt it okay to drink our troubles away...with 2 champagne bottles. YIKES!

Needless to say, Friday night we were hurting. We decided it would be best for our bodies to recover and cook an easy meal. Paul Newman was the star of the evening:
Let me remind you how much I love sauce. I LOVE SAUCE. I could put ketchup and tomato sauce on anything and everything. When Margaret said, "Sometimes I just want to eat a lot of sauce with a little pasta," it was music to my hungover ears! So we made some ravioli and broccoli...for our sauce.
It was good, clean eating. And as if I couldn't get enough lycopene, I drank this with dinner:
SOO YUMMY! These little cans are a whole serving of vegetables for only 30 calories. 

Would you believe I went to a college that doesn't have a football team? Yep, the College of Charleston claims they are "undefeated" because they have no football team. On Saturday I went to the Citadel vs. Chowan football game... 
 ...and then met up with Margaret after to watch the Auburn vs. Arkansas game.
Going to a football game and then watching another in the same day? Who am I? I barely understand anything about football, but I did learn what "first down" means. Thanks Louie. Maybe by the time Margaret and I go to the Auburn vs. Clemson game I'll have learned some more football terminology. Or maybe not.

We watched the Auburn game until half time, then headed out for dinner at Bowen's Island Restaurant. This shack of a restaurant opened in the 1940s and is very popular with locals. It has also been featured on Man vs. Food so we were pretty excited to try it out. I ordered the seafood platter with fish, shrimp, and crab cake. 
Do not get excited. This was not good. The crab cake was extremely over cooked and the shrimp and fish had no flavor whatsoever.  I drenched everything in ketchup and only because I was super hungry. Despite the bland seafood, we had a good time. 
We couldn't help but notice that Margaret's dad's glasses were pretty crooked. How does he wear these?
When we were leaving the restaurant, I noticed this:
I think someone wrote that for me. Haha. 
Bowen's Island Restaurant on Urbanspoon
Sunday was another Sunday Funday on a yacht. Yay for spending the day doing this:
Say hello to Julius:
I took some really pretty pictures of the sunset, too.
Charleston is so pretty. Hope everyone is having a fun Labor Day weekend! :)

37 comments:

  1. Uuuuhhh... To this day, I swear my worst hangover came from a bottle of champagne that I downed all by myself. I feel sympathetic towards your pain... :)

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  2. I'm hoping to make it to the lake with friends tomorrow. my fav thing about pasta is the sauce!! I actually had veggie spaghetti & a slice of pizza tonight.

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  3. I had pasta tonight and agree that the best part is the sauce :) Yum!
    Your pictures get me excited to go to the beach! I'm leaving on Friday!!

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  4. Pasta sauce! Yum. I have been craving so much Italian lately. I keep giving in but keep want more. Lol. Also, isn't it kind of early for a weekend wrap up? I mean there's still the holiday tomorrow to prolong any shenanigans!

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  5. Haha, NYU doesn't have a football team either!! We have an NYU Football t-shirt that's just a joke...of course, NYU doesn't really have ANY good sports teams :)

    Those boat pictures look so fun and pretty!! You're definitely enjoying your holiday weekend the right way. Hope you enjoy today as well!! xoxo

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  6. Haha I don't understand a thing about football either. But it's still fun to go to the games and just hang out in the stands. And then I just stand up and cheer when everyone else does. :P

    So jealous of your day on the boat! It looks like a blast!

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  7. I love Newmans sauce...ALL his products are great! You look super adorable in that bikini, gal :-)

    Sorry you had a bad meal...but looks like you had so much fun on the boat!!

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  8. You are super gorgeous, just fyi. Rock that bikini girl! And I adore your necklace. Glad you had a great weekend filled with loved ones aaand water - boats, food (minus the nasty stuff) and football too...yeah I don't understand football either, no worries. We're ladies, we don't have to.

    Love!
    Meg

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  9. I am a total sauce fanatic too--everyone always says I should work for Heinz so I get free ketchup haha! And spending all day on a boat? Yes, please!! :-)

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  10. I want to be on that yacht right now!!! So peaceful! Sounds like a great weekend, Christina!

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  11. Can I adopt your life?! Haha and for the record I think those glasses are hilarious :)

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  12. Looks like a fun weekend! I'm the opposite with sauce: I love pasta more than sauce! hehe
    PS - cute bikini!

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  13. Sounds like a fun weekend! I love marinara too....I just picked some of that up at Publix (bogo!). And the boat looks like tons of fun- cute suit!!! Hooray for labor day

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  14. Glad you are having fun!! Happy Labor Day!

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  15. I love football for "the rest of it" too... the crowd, the tailgating ... :)

    looks like a fun weekend, and the broccoli + pasta + SAUCE looks like a perfect dinner! :)

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  16. Love your bathing suit!!!! So cute!!!

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  17. I love sauce too! See, it even makes nasty seafood taste good! Looks like you are enjoying your weekend! I hope the rest of the day treats you well! Enjoy it!

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  18. Sounds like your weekend was a blast! I love boats. My dad is Auburn alumni!

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  19. awww, i love the last picture! it's so pretty and peaceful. also, i can't express how PROUD of you i am regarding all the football you watched on saturday...and it was all by choice?! omg, i love it. if you need any more help with the rules, you know i'm here for you. haha. xo!

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  20. Sounds like a pretty good weekend. No rooting for Clemson this year?

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  21. I'm a sauce girl too, I'm pretty sure I'd put more sauce than pasta on my plate every single time. And I love Newman's Own, have you tried his "sockarooni" tomato sauce? That's my favorite :)

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  22. I love Paul Newman products! I'm glad you were able to satisfy your sauce craving...I'm definitely a "sauce girl" too--In fact, I've always thought it would be fun to open a restaurant called Sauce. Think of how much fun you could have with that concept!

    The university I attended doesn't have a football team either, and enjoys boasting the "undefeated" status. I'm actually a huge football fan--it's one of my favorite parts of fall!

    The views from the yacht are gorgeous!

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  23. I am definitely a sauce girl, too! Too bad about that seafood... it sure looked good!

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  24. i am disappointed for you that the seafood platter didn't turn out good. major bummer. because it sure looks awesome.

    the yacht looks like a GREAT time. and i adore your suit.

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  25. I feel your pain on being hung over! and girl you are so stinking tiny! You look great in your bathing suit :)

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  26. looks like you had an absolutely fabulous weekend! I want to go out and get some ravioli now lol.

    xo

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  27. I totally enjoy a "little pasta" with my sauce, too- LOVE sauce!!

    and YAY for spending Labor Day on the water! Sunday on a yacht?... looks like you're big pimpin' :)

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  28. Officially jealous. Charleston, and a yacht? Doesn't get better!

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  29. I ate at Bowen's over the summer. The shrimp was good but everything else was just "eeehhh".

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  30. I wanted to point out that you said "chickfila" instead of "chick flick" when you commented on my blog...and I laughed out loud..hard. You are obsessed!!!

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  31. I love tomato and basil sauce! I haven't tried the Newman's Own version, but I love the Bertolli brand!! :)

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  32. Hello, muscles! Julius has certainly seen his way around the gym a time or two! You look fab as well :) And wow, I am SO impressed that your hangover meal was so healthy!

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  33. Too much Champagne gives a very distinct hangover, wouldn't you say?!

    How fun does that yacht look and what a great bikini (and bikini bod!)

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  34. OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have finally found someone that enjoys tomato sauce as much as me! I LOVE it & I could seriously eat it on anything too! :) My fiance always laughs at me because whenever I have anything with tomato sauce, I have to make sure I get every drop of it- I usually soak it up with bread. Don't wanna waste any ;)

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  35. Is your friend Margaret an Auburn Alum?? Maybe she knows Brice or his friends!

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