The Friday Five, 9/8/17: 5 things I've been up to this week

It was nice to have a day off work for Labor Day this week, though I probably still need to get more sleep. I get about 7-8 hours of sleep on average, but I think I need like 9 ... in college, a friend of mine told me about the "even" and "odd" theories of sleep, that some people do better on "even" numbers (6, 8, 10 hours of sleep) and some on "odd" (7, 9 hours of sleep), and I think I'm definitely an "odd" person (ha). Sometimes I feel better with 7 hours instead of 8.

Greek lemon chicken

What I've been up to this week:

  1. Celebrating things. On Saturday, I tried out the Clawson Steak House for the first time, for my one-year anniversary with my boyfriend—it's an interesting place, though not as swanky as more "modern" steakhouses such as Ruth's Chris. It has a live band on the weekends and also a dance floor, which was kinda cool/different. I also had Monday off work, due to Labor Day, which was nice. 
  2. Seeing movies. If you're a longtime reader of this blog, you know that I'm definitely a movie fan (the blog used to be called Yes/No Films, before I rebranded to Yes/No Detroit a few months ago). I just signed up for MoviePass, too, which at $9.99/month is a crazy deal. I saw The Big Sick on Sunday and then Logan Lucky on Monday—I liked both, although I liked The Big Sick a little more. I'm also planning on seeing IT next week, even though I'm not normally big on horror movies (we'll see how that goes...). I also watched the IT miniseries, from 1990 (you can rent it for $2.99 from Google Play) last weekend and I actually really liked it. Tim Curry was fantastic as Pennywise, the clown and "bad guy" in the miniseries. 
  3. Cooking things. I usually like to cook on Sunday nights, and this week we made Greek lemon chicken—it's a recipe I've made before, but a while ago, and it came out really tasty. 
  4. Mentally freaking out about all of the stuff coming up in September and October. Maybe "freaking out" is too strong of a phrase, but pretty much every weekend in both of these months is now booked, plans-wise, for me. I'm visiting a friend in Kalamazoo in a few weeks, I have some friend events coming up, I'm going to D.C. to visit another friend in early October, and the weekend after that, a college friend is getting married. Thank goodness for Google Calendar, is all I have to say. 
  5. Trying to be good but not really succeeding. In the past year I've gained about 15 pounds or so—the hazards of A. having a significant other who likes to eat as much as you do and B. my day job, at where I sometimes receive yummy samples in the mail—and I've been trying to exercise more (and eat less) to try and shed some of those pounds. My goal this week was to stop eating later at night, which in essence is easy, but in practice is not, as I hate going to bed hungry (#firstworldproblems, for sure, as I *have* enough food to eat, but still). 
If you've seen IT, you'll know why this ad made me laugh ... 

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