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I Like My Movies Fancy

Easter morning, eh make that afternoon, I got up and ran 7.25 miles of hills around my mom’s house. Not that I had a choice. Because that’s all they have here. Lots and lots of hills. It was a hard run (somewhere around a 9:50 pace?), but the weather was so perfect that I had to get out and enjoy it one more time before I leave. I love you California weather. I love you so hard.

After the run, my mom and I went to Cinepolis to see 21 Jump Street.

We tried to see Mirror Mirror there a couple days ago, but when we found out the matinee for both of us (with a senior discount) was $33, we walked away and paid $18 somewhere else. Guess we missed the “luxury cinemas” part of the sign.

When I told my brother about the theatre, he said it was worth the price and we should check it out. So mom and I made it our Easter treat to ourselves. Check out the inside of this place.


When I bought our tickets, I got to choose our seats like buying tickets on Ticketmaster. Assigned seating? That’s crazy talk. I would so pay the extra money to see shows like Hunger Games on opening day here.

Why yes, we do dress alike. I like how the natural lighting really enhances my roots.

The theatre had a full menu with flatbreads, sushi, salads, wraps, specialty popcorn, specialty coffees, milkshakes, regular theatre candy and popcorn, and a full bar. We got there early, so I had a Watermelon Candy Martini to ensure I thought the movie was funny.

Our theatre was 21 and up only, so once the theatre opened, I got IDed at the door. THAT’S right, bitches!

When we got inside, we saw why the tickets are so expensive. ALL the seats are recliners.

I thought the movie was really funny. There were lots of inside jokes, so I’ll probably see it again to catch more stuff. My mom didn’t like it but she didn’t even care. She wanted to stay in those seats forever. Seriously, it was the most comfortable movie ever.

I tried to will myself to find Channing Tatum hot since the rest of the world does, but I just can’t do it. He does nothing for me. He has a gigantic head and I think he needs braces. Whew! That felt good to say. And now you will all hate me.

I did find the other guy in the movie ridiculously good looking.

I had to look him up. Turns out, he’s James Franco’s brother, Dave. Oh yeah. There’s TWO of them. *eyebrow waggle*


By the time you read this, I’ll be heading back to Orlando. So go ahead and get it out of your system and tell me how much you love Channing Tatum and I’ll disagree with you all once I land in Dallas.



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10 Reasons I Might Avoid the Scale this Week

You know, it all started so innocently. I was going to spin classes, I was watching what I ate. Then Thursday night at Calypso happened in downtown Encinitas. And Friday night at Miyabi (which I didn’t get pictures of because all Japanese Steakhouses are the same). And Saturday brunch at The Tractor Room. Thanks to those 3 places, I give you the 10 (pictured) reasons I might avoid the scale this week:

1.  Brie in a puff pastry with caramelized apples, candied pecans, and  a marsala sauce. The sauce was really sweet and probably created from puppy tears. It tasted like a dessert.

2.  Crab salad with ahi tuna. The ahi tuna punk’d me because I thought it was tomatoes when I took a bite. I don’t like raw anything but ate everything I put on my plate so I didn’t look like a wimp.

3.  Blue fin tuna. (Here we go with raw food again. My brother ordered this and made me try it because he’s a bully. And it was probably one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.)

Side note: My brother asked the waitress what the difference between the blue fin and ahi tuna was and she said, “they are two different kinds of tuna.” < —– helpful

4. Thai Chicken Salad with a peanut salad dressing on the side. This was my attempt to eat healthy but salads aren’t healthy when you eat off other people’s plates, 2 appetizers, and a dessert with them.

5.  Carrot cake. Easily in the top 5 most delicious carrot cakes ever, and I have had a lot of carrot cake.

On Sunday, my brother went to LA with my niece for her volleyball tournament, so I went to brunch with his friend/business partner/brother from another mother, Oran, his girlfriend, and some of their co-workers at The Tractor Room at Hillside.

No one ever likes dishonest meat.

6. Most of their specialty drinks had bourbon. I can’t do bourbon but there was one drink that looked good. After they told me they didn’t have all the ingredients for it, I ended up with this bourbon/cinnamon/whatever else was in it concoction. It was strong. Really strong.

Still drank it. Still don’t like bourbon.

7.  Bloody Mary’s with freakin’ steak in them. Notice that drink comes with 5 “sides” and is served on a platter.

8.  Lamb scramble with sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and potatoes.

9.  Peach brown sugar giant pancake. (This one was so good that now I want to know how their banana chocolate pancake compares.)

This is how far we got with 5 of us sharing it.

10.  Drinks at Bully’s after brunch that matched our shirts. (That’s Oran’s girlfriend, Denise.)

Brunch was at 11:30 and I still wasn’t hungry by 9:00pm. The food was so delicious and the portions were so gigantic. I had to look online to see if Man vs. Food had been there (he hadn’t) after seeing the BLT that Sarah ordered.

How do girls stay so skinny here? I need to get back to the same old boring food I eat every day in Orlando before my pants revolt.


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