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 ;)

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. ;)

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. 


The graphic detail  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: 

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

  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. I’ve never heard of this book, but now I’m kinda intrigued! It sounds like a good airplane book. Maybe I’ll read it this summer when I’m flying to Hawaii!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. LOVE brunch…easily one of my favorite meals. Reading about your relaxing, fun weekends with Cory makes me excited about life after marriage! Can’t wait. :)

  6. This was one of my most relaxing weekends to date, and it still flew by. WTF? Anyway… I’m not a big brunch fan. I like breakfast and lunch too much to combine both of them into one meal. :)

  7. 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.

  8. Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free says:

    *need . Apparently I also need more coffee.

  9. Brynne says:

    AH how have you never been to brunch before?? It is only the best meal ever! Completed only with a mimosa!

  10. I’m so excited to read that! My best friend is almost done with the book and she can’t stop raving about it…. I heard it is quite graphic!!

  11. I keep hearing about this book – I’m intrigued… The description on Amazon doesn’t look too bad.. Maybe I’ll have to find out for myself!

  12. 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.

  13. I actually just ordered “Fifty Shades of Grey” from Amazon today. I did not want to request it at the Library and have people there looking at me funny. lol. I am looking forward to reading it…

  14. 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

  15. 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!

  16. 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!!

  17. Aimee R. says:

    I LOVE brunch and anything breakfasty. Sounds like you had a great weekend :) )

  18. Living in NYC, brunch is super popular. I just went yesterday! I am kind of curious to read this book… I have heard SO much about it.

  19. 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.

  20. Ahh just started reading it too. At first it’s like, this must be written for a 5th grade reading level… and then you get to the point where you’re like WOAH this is x-rated.

  21. Tara 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 50 Shades is so good. Christian makes me want to hate him sometimes but then some of the things he does make me want him to be my boyfriend. lol.

  24. 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’.

  25. I love love love love brunch! We went to brunch this weekend too!

  26. It was so fun to meet you this weekend! And after that book description I kind of feel the need to read this illicit book now…

  27. Lindsey says:

    Love brunch! We make brunch at home every Sunday together after our morning gym trip :)

  28. 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.

  29. Caitlin 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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