The Friday Five, 3/29/24: 5 things I've been up to this week

Welcome to the last Friday Five of March—it felt like this month passed by very quickly. April will be fairly calm, although I technically have two trips (going to Indiana with my fiance to see the eclipse + his family, and Dallas for work) but May is going to be insane (three weddings + a work trip), so I'll enjoy the relative calmness while I can.

Doordash from Namaste Flavours, Farmington
Doordash from Namaste Flavours, Farmington

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Getting takeout. Last Friday or Saturday, I believe it was, my fiance and I got Doordash from Namaste Flavours, in Farmington, which we hadn't tried before (see pic above) and it was very good. Gobi 65, a cauliflower dish, is one of his favorites, and this place had it. In the picture above we also got chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, a spicy paneer dish (for him, not me), and garlic naan. We also ordered lassi's (yogurt drink), but unfortunately I much prefer a mango lassi; these were sweet, but not really flavored. 
    On Sunday, I saw my parents, and we had Hungry Howie's pizza, which is always good. And last night, I got Korean fried chicken from Noori, in Clawson, which I've been to two or three times now, I believe, since I was craving it—their chicken is HUGE, and the combo box is a decent deal (I believe it was $11.99 for bone-in or $12.99 for boneless wings, and +$1 if you want their "magic fries," which are delicious, or potstickers, plus it comes with a drink of your choice—I chose a can of root beer). I meant to save some for lunch today but it was so delicious that I ate it all, oops.
  2. Seeing movies in the theater. Last Thursday I saw Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire—more on that below—and last night I saw Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which I'd give 3.5/5. I saw it in 3D, which was insane in the best way (Kong flying everywhere!), and I did feel like Kong got a lot more screen time than Godzilla did, which I'm fine with (he's the more interesting of the two to me). I believe the cast was similar to the Kong: Skull Island movie, but I'm not sure if it's a direct follow-up to that film or not. Definitely worth seeing on a big screen, though. Tonight I am seeing the new Mark Wahlberg movie, as well. 
  3. Seeing all of the Ghostbusters film in one weekend. This was not something I intended on doing, but rather ended up doing; I saw Frozen Empire, the newest, last week, and my fiance and I watched Afterlife right after it. He and I also watched the original Ghostbusters on Hulu, and then Ghostbusters II right after. I did a Facebook post with my ratings and for some reason it's taken off—as of this morning, it has 190 likes and 88 comments (some of which are me replying to the commenters). There have been some nice comments and some not so nice ones, LOL, which I suppose will happen with people on the internet ... 
    Regardless, I stand by my ratings. We also watched the 2016 Ghostbusters remake a few days later, which I gave 4/5 to in my initial review in 2016, but I'd give 3/5 to it now. It's still fun but definitely not as good as the others in the series, IMO.
  4. Picking up some free cat treats and toys. Yelp had a pickup event at Premier Pet Supply—there were a few locations offered, including Troy, but I opted for West Bloomfield, since it's closer to my fiance's house (and our cats!)—and the bag was very nice. One of the cats went crazy for one of the scratching toys, mostly because you fill it up with treats and then she has to figure out how to get the treats out. There are a few other toys too, plus they included some cat treats, and even a $10 gift card (which is smart, because it'll get us to return), too. 
  5. Trying to find a wedding dress. Not for my wedding, but for one we are attending as a guest! We have THREE weddings to attend in May—back-to-back weekends—which is kind of insane, but at least that means we can go to all of them. I also have a work trip to Indianapolis between weddings #1 and #2. For wedding #2, it's a black tie event, which means for ladies, I need a floor length or close to floor length dress. I ordered dresses from David's Bridal (more bridesmaids-type dresses) since I knew I could return in-store if needed;, which has a great return policy; Target; and Amazon. Out of like ... ten dresses so far, I have kept TWO: a cute knee-length purple one from Target, and a green dress from Amazon, which is fun because it's knee-length in front and floor-length in back. Next up: shoes (which I need for my own wedding as well ...).
Korean fried chicken from Noori (Clawson) and potstickers (left)
Korean fried chicken from Noori (Clawson) and potstickers (left)

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