Brunchy Weekend

Oh, Monday. We meet again. For a pretty lazy weekend, this one flew by!

Saturday morning was spent doing the three things I love most: spending time with Cory, working out, and eating.

Emily and I headed to BodyPUMP Saturday morning and I struggled through the new release. I had done it already, but maybe my body knew it was Saturday and was going on strike for being worked out ๐Ÿ˜‰

After the ‘PUMP Cory and I walked over to LuLu’s for brunch.

My omelette was tasty, but the service was subpar and I feel like the menu was a little pricy for what we were getting.

The rest of the day was spent lounging around the apartment not doing much of anything. It was glorious. Campbell even picked up on our desire to do nothing and was just as lounge-y as we were. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday was yet another brunch – but this time is was with bloggers! Liz and Sarah set up an amazing brunch at Stella’s. The food was out of this world. I’ll be dreaming of that crab omelette for days…

The rest of my rainy Sunday was spent reading this.

I’m only 127 pages in, and I can’t stop reading. And I hate myself for it. The writing is horrendous – horrendous! – but I keep turning the pages.

If you haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey, it’s about a (virgin!) girl who meets this outrageously wealthy entrepreneur – who happens to be into all kinds of whips and chains.

And she’s like – Cool. I can get down with that.ย 


The graphic detail ย of this book could leave even the most “experienced” ladies blushing, and the writing could make a 10th grade literature teacher throw the book across the room in fit of rage.

For the first time ever, I’m reading a book simply so I can be in on the discussion. (I chose to ignore such popular works as Harry Potter and Twilight.)

Let’s chat:ย 

  • Are you a brunch-y person? This weekend was the first time I’ve ever been out to brunch!ย 
  • Have you read 50 Shades? What did you think? (Without giving too much away!)


  1. LK says

    Hahaha guiltiest pleasure everrr. I support you joining our dirty book club. Don’t worry, we hate it as much as you do but CAN’T. STOP. :)

  2. Elena says

    i HATE how much i LOVED it! i was actually sad when it was over. by book 3, you will want to rock Christian in your arms like a little peanut cause he just makes you love him.

  3. says

    haha NO! But I keep hearing about it and feel I need to read it too.
    I am actually going to read hunger games soon, just so I can join in on the hype too (first time ive done that)
    and im not going to lie, I might read 50 shades of grey too… just cuz a little dirty never hurt anyone right haha

  4. Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free says

    I think I Ned to read 50 shades of grey simply based on your description at brunch on Sunday.

  5. Paige says

    Oh gosh, I also read Fifty Shades so I could get in on the discussion…and then I read the rest of the trilogy too. For, uh, good measure.

    But yeah, it’s so bad…and so good.

  6. says

    1) I effing love brunch and I’m really sad I couldn’t make the brunch down in Rich-what! because it looked amazing!
    2) I am super pumped about reading Fifty Shades of Gray but I’m a slow-as-shit reader and I’m way behind on the “cool books” train and I’m just now finishing Hunger Games…I will get there though damnit.
    3) I know Harry Potter is like all over the effing place and what not buuuut if you haven’t read any of the books and DEF if you haven’t seen any of the movies you really gotta read them. They are SO WELL WRITTEN and J.K. seriously makes you fall in love with the characters. Ju

  7. char says

    I have just finished the second one! I agree, the writing is horrible but like you, I kept turning the pages. I’ll read the third one to see how it all ends but the first book was definitely better in my opinion. I was kind of surprised how the author would be really graphic about some things and then more conservative about others (i.e. calling it her “sex”). I’d like to see what you think at the end of the book!
    Now that we’re close, maybe we can meet up sometime!

  8. says

    It was so fun getting to sit next to you yesterday! I’m also glad Stellas provided much better service than Lulus! Also, I think youve inspired me to go back to the classes at golds :) hopefully we can go together soon!!

  9. says

    I think 50 Shades is actually fantastic writing with complex character development. I had much lower expectations when I started the series. I’m almost done with the last book. The second one is my favorite and the sex gets less frequent and less important as it goes on. At least finish book one before you pass a final opinion because the second half of the first book is way better.

  10. says

    1) I love love love brunch! D-hall is great, but Ruby Tuesday has the best brunch!
    2) I have not yet joined the conversation, but it’s funny you should mention it because I was just talking with someone about this book!!!! LOL It’s on my to-read list.

  11. says

    Brunch is one of my favorite things about living in NYC. Every restaurant (breakfast place or not) has a weekend brunch menu. Love it oh so much.
    I haven’t heard of that book, but I’m a sucker for things like that. Harry Potter and the Hunger Games make my heart flutter. Perhaps I will wait for your final review when you are done to see if I should give 50 Shades a try.

  12. says

    AIADHAKHJALHJKALDFLJAIR THANK YOU. I’m so, so, so tired of the same exact verbs, phrases, and descriptions. My breath hitches. I bite my lip. His long fingers. His eyes go dark. Holy moly, woman. THERE’S OTHER WAYS TO SAY THESE THINGS.

    …just sayin’.

  13. says

    Had to comment on this one. I had the SAME reaction to the book, from hating myself for continuing to read such a poorly written work, to the fact that this was the FIRST time I followed one of the Harry Potter/Twilightesque crazes! Yet, I read the whole thing.

  14. says

    Usually ‘brunch’ is just weekend/summer/day off breakfast time for my family :) all that matters though is that it’s always a delicious time, and not as sleepy as breakfast!

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