The Friday Five, 9/28/18: 5 things I've been up to this week

I kind of feel like I didn't do much this week, but looking back at my Google Calendar I suppose I did ... last weekend was busy, anyways, and this one will be too.

Lights at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit
Lights at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit

What I've been up to this week:

  1. Seeing a musical. On Wednesday, my mom and I went to the Fisher Theatre (Detroit) to see Something Rotten!, which was actually quite hilarious. I wasn't sure what to expect from the musical going in, as I didn't know much about it, but it had a lot of humor and also a few raunchy parts. 
  2. Cooking and eating out. I had a Hello Fresh delivery last week, and on Sunday, my boyfriend and I made its cracked peppercorn steak, with kale and potatoes, and that was very good. On Monday I made a HF Yakisoba noodles meal, which was also good but a bit different—more of an "umami" flavor.
    On Saturday, we also went to Shake Shack before a party, and that was tasty—I'm technically supposed to avoid dairy but their milkshakes are amazing. On Wednesday, my parents and I went to Noodles & Co. before the musical; I also went to MOD Pizza on Sunday to taste their new October pizzas, and you can read about that here.
  3. Being sick. I have like 5 different things going on at once which hasn't been fun. I had an allergist appointment this week so hopefully that will (maybe??? finally???) clear up my stuffy nose. I've also had a slight cough and stomach problems ... on one hand, I haven't really had an appetite this week, which showed when I weighed myself today, but on the other, it would be nice to be able to eat ... when I went out for dinner (everywhere listed in #2 here) I mostly only ate half my meal or less, and took the rest home.
  4. Watching the Kavanaugh hearings on and off yesterday. I don't talk about politics on this blog and that's not going to change, but I will say they were very hard to watch. They also lasted for a long time: from like 10am (EST) to 6:45pm. 
  5. Attending a DSO Community Concert and a murder-mystery party. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra does these a few times a year, and they're great because they're usually very short (about an hour) and at least one of the locations is closet to me. This time, one was at Sterling Heights High School, a 20-minute drive, and as a bonus, one of my Michigan Pops Orchestra conductors was the conductor, which was fun to see. They played The Imperial March from Star Wars, The Firebird, Orpheus in the Underworld, and a few other songs that I like.
    The murder-mystery party is something that some friends usually put on a few times a year, and it's always fun. This time I was "staff" meaning I helped run the game, rather than have to be extroverted and talk to lots of people (aka "suspects") the whole time. Everyone always dresses up, too, and it's a good time.
Vanilla Cookies 'n Cream shake at Shake Shack ... so delicious

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