Monday, May 30, 2011

$$$$$

In case you didn't quite know what to make of the title, we spent a lot of cash this weekend.

Only one more week of classes for us, so we're starting to get ready for and look forward to summer. We began our Saturday with a delicious meal at Portage Bay, courtesy of Maximum. Sara got chai oatmeal with lots of strawberries (yay for the toppings bar!), and Katey ordered the eggs benedict with salmon. Yum. Then we took a trip to the new, three-story tower of glory, also known as the downtown Forever 21. It's brand new, super huge, and kind of overwhelming (think the Louvre, as Sara put it). We spent a considerable amount of time trying on different clothes (summer outfits for Sara, business attire for Katey). Katey even found a cute professional-looking pencil skirt and blazer for her new job! But they wouldn't let her take off the sales tax and said you could do it online - LIE. It's really hard to figure out, and anyone with advice on this subject should come forward (that tax could become a latte!). We had some trouble finding the bus to the Seattle Center, but eventually we made it to Folklife (or Folklore as Sara likes to say). It was much bigger than we expected, as in the entire Seattle Center. It was full of delicious-smelling food and a plethora of options. We saw many many booths full of fun and unique items, and Sara bought a skull bracelet for protection (according to the saleswoman). 
Katey got her face painted with a lovely flower, and we received free Lara bars and cereal.  There's always an abundance of interesting people at these kinds of events, and we even got to ride the bus there with clipboard people!
 After we finished perusing Folklife, we couldn't quite find our bus stop so we made our way back to Westlake (downtown by Pike Place) and took the bus from there. 
Sunday started off with yoga and Starbucks, of course. Big thumbs up for our teacher this week (from a studio called Sassy Fit!), who reminded us to take a break and be proud of our accomplishments and also gave a super great class. We walked to Counterbalance Bicycles to get Katey a helmet to go with her new bike and then walked to Trader Joe's for some groceries. We watched a couple of episodes of the Hills until splitting up to work on homework, or in Sara's case to film an Italian video. We reunited for dinner at Pam's Kitchen, which specializes in food from Trinidad and has been featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives."
Delicious. and spicy. After that we watched a little bit more of the Hills before calling it a night.
Today we took a trip to the sculpture garden!

We've been meaning to go for a while and decided today was the day. The sun even came out just in time. Then we walked down a path along the water, and we're not sure where we went exactly.

We decided to turn around before we ended up in Kent (or somewhere else unknown to us). We walked up the many hills and over to Macrina bakery where we purchased an apricot oatmeal pecan cookie.
We carried it over to the nearest Starbucks and refreshed ourselves after our long walking endeavors. That's where we are now (thank you to Starbucks for the free wi-fi!), and after this we're headed to UVillage for a bit.

We hope everyone had a swell Memorial Day weekend whether you were scaling hills like us or relaxing in the sun! Have a great last week if you're in a quarter school and good luck on finals!

Katey & Sara

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