The Friday Five, 2/14/20: 5 things I've been up to this week

This post is a little late today—I had a really bad case of food poisoning yesterday and was completely out of commission, and I didn't really feel like blogging this morning. Today I am feeling about 75-80% better, at least, but am still trying to eat bland foods ... we cancelled our Valentine's Day dinner plans as well, or at least postponed them until next Friday.

Avocado egg rolls at The Cheesecake Factory
Avocado egg rolls at The Cheesecake Factory

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Getting food poisoning. Or at least what I think was food poisoning. I went to a Yelp dining event on Wednesday night and then went to a deli in Detroit that night as well, so if it WAS food poisoning, it was either one of those or a combo ... but I woke up at 5:30am on Thursday vomiting, and then the rest of the morning passed in a blur of vomiting and, let's say, other stuff. Ugh. Thank goodness for Postmates: I was able to get some Gatorade and Sprite delivered to me, since the roads were bad too. I am feeling better today but still need to catch up on sleep. 
  2. Eating out. Last Friday, my boyfriend and I went to Applebee's for happy hour, and on Saturday I took him to Fogo de Chao for his Valentine's Day present. On Saturday, my parents and I went to Cheesecake Factory for our Valentine's Day celebration, and on Tuesday, a friend and I went to Mr. B's Gastropub for their unlimited Taco Tuesday deal; the fine print is that you have to buy one of their cocktails, so it was still about $20 ($5 for the tacos, $15 for a cocktail) for unlimited tacos. And on Wednesday, I went to YumVillage for a Yelp Elite event, in Detroit, and then stopped by Rocco's for one of their sandwiches after.
  3. Getting back to zumba. Last week was my first week back at zumba, and the usual Monday night teacher is now out for six weeks, so our sub, Justin, was the teacher this week. Great workout but I was definitely sore after. 
  4. Seeing movies. We saw Birds of Prey last Friday, which has since been retitled as Harley Quinn, and it was great; I'd give it 4.5/5 stars. We are going to see Sonic the Hedgehog tomorrow, as well. 
  5. Watching the Oscars. On Sunday night, my parents and I watched the Oscars, and I was so pleased to see Parasite sweep up four of the six awards that it was nominated for ... including Best Foreign Picture AND Best Picture! It was probably my favorite movie of 2019, and its awards were well-deserved.
Carnitas tacos at Mr. B's, Royal Oak
Carnitas tacos at Mr. B's, Royal Oak

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