The Friday Five, 6/17/22: 5 things I've been up to this week

If you are reading this in the morning or midday on Friday or later, I am probably on my way to Holland—I go to the West Coast of Michigan yearly, and I like to visit Holland, Grand Haven, Saugatuck, and usually Fennville (Crane's for pie flights!). We are staying in Holland this year but ironically don't have any plans to stop by downtown—this year we are fitting in Grand Rapids for some good eats and drinks too.

Mean Girls at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit
Mean Girls at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Seeing Mean Girls at the Fisher Theatre. I was supposed to see this last Tuesday, if you recall, but because the performance was canceled that day due to technical problems, my mom and I were able to reschedule it for the Sunday night performance. The show was a lot of fun—I still prefer the movie version but there were definitely some songs that were bangers that I have been listening to over and over this week on Spotify, too. It's playing at the Fisher through the 19th, so check it out if you get a chance. 
  2. Seeing The Masked Singer at the Fox Theatre. On Friday night, I went to the always-tasty Frita Batidos for dinner with my boyfriend, a friend, and her daughter, and afterwards we went to see The Masked Singer live tour at the Fox. I have only seen two episodes of the show, so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, but it ended up being really quirky and fun—they had one "masked singer," who ended up being a local celebrity (Rob Stone, who is a country music DJ and also sings on the side, I believe), and Natasha Bedingfield was the hostess. I used to LOVE her music in the mid-2000s (2005/06-ish) and half the concert was basically a Bedingfield concert, so I had a good time. 
  3. Seeing friends. On Saturday, my boyfriend and I went to South Lyon to see two of his friends and meet their new pup, who was super cute. We watched a bit of Stranger Things season 3—season 4 is now out but he hasn't finished season 3 yet—and one friend made Korean pork belly tacos for dinner, which was very tasty. We also stopped by the Witch's Hat afterwards, right down the road, to pick up some cans of beer to-go. 
  4. Cooking and delivery. I had a mix of Dinnerly from last week, Dinnerly from this week, and one EveryPlate meal that my boyfriend had ordered. The best meal this week was definitely the Kung Pao Chicken from Dinnerly; it was very tasty and tasted like takeout Chinese food. Next week I am getting Marley Spoon, and I figured out I can get three meals with four portions (or, six meals with two portions, but that's a LOT of cooking) for $38 with the discount, so that is what we will do (great deal—that would normally be like $110 or more).
    We also got Popeye's delivery last weekend, and then I tried out a new delivery service, MI Meal Time, for sushi delivery on Sunday before Mean Girls. We ordered from Sushi & Rolls in Livonia and everything was very good. You can read more about that here.
  5. Picking up a new desk. I'm officially a work from home employee now, as of a few weeks ago, and the desk I bought in April 2020 is too small for extra monitors—it was fine for just my laptop and a mouse and some Post-It notes but now I need more room. Thankfully, a friend is moving and was selling a lot of things, including a super nice IKEA desk which is almost 1.5x-2x the size of my old one, and I was able to stop by her house on Sunday, pick up the desk with my boyfriend, and we then transported it to my house. I'm looking forward to having a nice big workspace now for my monitors, laptop, Post-It notes, perhaps my usual cup of water, and anything else I'd like to put on there.
Dinner from Sushi & Rolls, Livonia, via MI Meal Time
Dinner from Sushi & Rolls, Livonia, via MI Meal Time

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