Friday, September 11, 2009

New Weekend!

So it's been a stressful week again of jobsearching. My interviews have been advancing and currently I'm studying to pass some tests I need to get out of the way before I officially start work. My official start date is estimated to be somewhere in the beginning of November. This is happy news of course but, I really wanted something I could start sooner. BUMMER!! oh well, these things do happen for a reason I'm sure.
My boyfriend and I were visiting our favorite bubble tea place called SHINKA TEA in capitol hill and decided to stick around the area for dinner, so we tried this greek place the owner of SHINKA recommended. The place was called VIOS and it was a friendly medium sized greek cafe. The atmosphere was really lively, wine was being opened every five minutes and the service was good.
My bf ordered Chicken Souvlaki which was really good. I hate sour cream but, the white cream sauce was a mixture of sour cream and something sweet which made this perfect taste. The tomatoes also had a sweet and zesty flavor and needless to say I was munching off his plate most of the time. :)

My order was called Pastisio, which is a meat pasta dish with a cream on top. As pretty as this dish was, it was way too heavy for me. If there was less cream in this dish it would have been good, but the cream got rather sickening so I had to scrape it off and put it to the side.
These are a pair of shoes I've been wanting to buy online. Frye Andrea Mary Janes in Cognac. In my unemployed circumstance I was going to wait until I had a job with a steady income before I purchased these. They were something I could look forward to in the midst of my job search. Yes, I have been working on being more disciplined about my spending. I've gotten into the routine of collecting all my receipts and watching my monthly spending since of course it is my parent's money and I feel guilty for not having a job yet. It's also a good habit to be on top of your finances instead of oblivious to how much you spend and where the bulk of that money is going towards. Anyways, to my surprise, last night at dinner my bf told me that he had just purchased the shoes for me cause he was buying a pair of shoes from the same site as well!!! God, he is the sweetest man seriously. I feel sooo guilty and happy at the same time. I absolutely adore that fact that he bought me the MJ's but, I feel so bad that I am dead poor right now and unable to shower him with gifts in return. :(


Richmond Beach Coffee Company!! Went there for the first time with my bf on a Thursday night and had my usual plain americano with honey & cream while my bf had a zebra mocha with half syrup. It's about a ten minutes drive from our place and I absolutely love that we found this place. Although its a couple minutes drive away from the beach, it has this breezy right on the beach kind of feel. The interior layout gives a summery sun-washed vintage feel, with its mismatched antique-like furniture. From Thursday to Saturday they have live music in the evening and we just happened to stop by just in time for some. The coffee was great and aside from serving just coffee they also have crepes, wine, bubble tea and various other deli treats. In the evening, they had all these string lights set up around their building and trees which made the place look very festive and welcoming. The band of the night played various Hawaiian songs as well as some relaxing American classics. Towards the end of our stay there they played Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." I love Israel's cover of the song so I fell more in love with this place after hearing the band play.
Back when I was going to UW, my bf and I frequenly went to Zoka's because we loved their coffee and to our surprise when we asked the barista at RBCC what kind of coffee beans they use, they told us they used Zoka's! That pretty much sealed the deal and we have now found our new coffee joint!! This morning my bf said "Let's grab some coffee later at RBCC today!" LOL I sense we will be there very often.

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