The Friday Five, 3/24/23: 5 things I've been up to this week

This week has seemed very, very long so I'm extremely glad it's Friday.

Charminar Biryani House Ramadan buffet, Troy
Charminar Biryani House Ramadan buffet, Troy

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Dining out / getting takeout. Last Friday, I was invited to try the Charminar Biryani House buffet, in Troy, as an influencer—they'll be doing a buffet, starting this week, for Ramadan (see my reel here—unfortunately, IG did something weird with the colors/transitions). Everything was very good but my favorites were the (fried veggie fritters? Not sure the official name) and their butter chicken, which is always my favorite. The naan was good also, as pictured above. 
    On Sunday, my parents and I used a T-Mobile Little Caesars deal, where we got one of their Hot-N-Ready pizzas for $3.15—side note, I thought those were still $5, but they went up in price to $6, and now are $6.49—and we also threw in some of their Italian cheesy bread, which is always tasty.
  2. Cooking. So much cooking this week, because I got four EveryPlate meals, so I ended up cooking Monday/Tuesday with my boyfriend; cooking for the both of us, on Wednesday, because he wasn't feeling well; and cooking for myself, yesterday, a pineapple pork bowl, which I have portion #2 saved for today, for my lunch. Last week I got Marley Spoon, as well (also four meals, it's only $2-3 more to throw in a 4th meal when it's discounted like I do), and next week is Blue Apron. 
  3. Attending a child's birthday party. I have only been to a few legit birthday "parties" (aka at someone's house) during the pandemic, and this time it was the 2nd birthday party of a friend's child. I know her from college and a lot of our other mutual friends were there with their children, too, which was fun, as I hadn't seen some of them in a while.
  4. Seeing "The Simon & Garfunkel Story" at Music Hall, Detroit. I knew this wasn't a musical per say, but it was more of a retelling of their story, with music to boot, and I really enjoyed it. We also had fabulous seats—it was row B, with the rows going AA/BB/A/B, so we were in the FOURTH ROW, which was awesome. 
  5. Buying Lindsey Stirling tickets! She just released her tour details this week; the presale started a few days ago, I believe, and the general sale starts today. Her ONLY Michigan date is 8/11 at Interlochen, which is a good 4 to 4.5 hour drive from the Metro Detroit area, so we are actually going 8/4 to see her in Sylvania, OH (Toledo area), which is a 1 hour & 10 minute drive. It's at the Centennial Terrace, which I've never been to, but fun fact: I have seen her four times before in concert, and one of them was in Toledo, at the Stranahan Theater, which apparently also owns Centennial. I did some research on Centennial and apparently if you purchase one of the more expensive "reserved" tickets, you're basically either getting a foldout chair or a bench, so we decided to purchase general admission and bring our own chair—it's like lawn seats except more like concrete, b/c they don't have a lawn, I think (or if they do, it's a very small grassy area). Regardless, I'm excited, because I love her concerts—she always puts on a spectacular show (see my reel from Freedom Hill, summer 2021 here!). 
Little Caesars Italian Cheesy Bread, always delicious
Little Caesars Italian Cheesy Bread, always delicious

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