Monday, 16 March 2009

Weekend happenings

In bullet-points, here they are:
  • Went to the Fashion TV Cafe in the Irene Village Mall in Pretoria for supper on Friday night. We asked for a table in the non-smoking area. The people on both sides of us started smoking. We called the manager and asked for a solution. None was forthcoming. We left. I don't mind if people smoke - many of my friends do. But I don't like to taste secondhand smoke while I eat, and as far as I'm concerned, if I'm sitting in the specifically non-smoking area, there shouldn't be people smoking in it. But I have had this fallout with a few restaurants over the past year. And I am always regarded as the villain in the situation, by the restaurant manager and the smokers. That pisses on my battery.
  • Went to the Irene Country Market on Saturday with my mom. Spent too much money, but had great fun. Came back with various home and garden things and my mom bought me a cute bird feeder to hang in the tree. Will try to remember to take pics of my market loot.
  • Had a housewarming / birthday party that was quite random. Met up with a few old friends there and after we'd hung around for a couple of hours, we all left together and the boys watched rugby while the girls had a LONG chat. Fabulous catch-up session! The only not so awesome bit was all the pregnancy chatter (one of the girls is 6 months pregnant). I can't escape it ;-)
  • Watched Juno again with TSC and cuddled on the couch. I heart that movie. So odd and so awesome.
  • Ate Oatso-Easy porridge for supper. Just because.
  • Ruby came to church with us. Our pastor has been away for a few weeks and had been desperately wanting to get back and deliver last night's sermon, which was... fiery. He is passionate about Christian men standing up and being real men, not pansy wannabe men. It was an awesome message from Ruth about Boaz - the businessman, believer and Romeo - and it was so cool to have Ruby visit. I'm loving getting to know her better IRL. She's a legend.
  • Made a card from everyone at the company for the new girl who's starting today. She is going to work part-time while she finished studying, so on Monday and Friday she will only come in at 1pm. As such, I have yet to meet her.

What did you get up to this weekend?

15 comments:

Thomas said...

Someone has been a busy little bee, glad your weekend was cool:)

She got a card? That's awesome:)

Being Brazen said...

sounds like a good weekend. I heart Juno too.

31337 said...

smoking in designated non smoking areas is a bee up my bonnet, strangely a lot of managers are apathetic about it entirely and do take you as the agressor [????!!!]

the weekend? nothing to write home about. lazy was the operative word, worked my way through desperate housewives season 4 i think...

Paula said...

um well, yes. I think your weekend was way better than mine. :D Glad it was good. I have a friend who is addicted to Juno (it's love really); even named her beatle Juno (protector of the woman).

boldly benny said...

Sounds like a great weekend.

My boyfriend bought the Juno DVD and soundtrack for me - I just love that movie.

dizzblnd said...

What an awesome weekend. I had a great one too! Hopefully, this means it will be a good week

Slyde said...

i totally heart juno too...

mostly because i just love michael cera (not in a gay way..)

ever since he was on arrested development, i thought he just just awesome...

Laura said...

Isnt the Irene Market the BEST place ever!! I LOVE their antique section!!!

Miss T said...

hear you about the smoking . In Turkey EVERYONE smoked. it was killing me. I felt like I was in a permanent haze

Hayley said...

Being catching up on all your posts.... I am way behind.

The one thing I cannot wait to get back to is the Irene market, I LOVE IT!

po said...

I love Juno too. Wait a movie about pregnancy, we really cannot escape!

I went to North Wales for the weekend, I love that pleace, with the mountains and the space and the sheep.

phillygirl said...

Aargh, I hate smoking & smokers ... generally. Well, when it's inflicted on me :) Especially in a closed up space like a restaurant. My worst is the places that have the smoking section (outdoors for example) and the non-smoking section (might be indoors / under cover but there's no wall in between) right next to each other (Doppio Zero, Rosebank ... for example)! I mean hello, talk about defeating the purpose!

I heart the Irene Country Market too!

The Jackson Files said...

Ugggggggggg...smoking is so gross and it totally pisses me off that they put the smoking section outside. NEWSFLASH OUTSIDE IS THE BEST AREA.

I <3 Ruby IRL too.

Wenchy said...

Irene Country Market - I have never been there and would like to go!

angel said...

Yoir weekend was entertaining to say the least!