There are basically 3 reasons I went to visit my cousin Linnea for the day on Friday:
- I didn’t have a final until Saturday afternoon (which, today, took me approximately TEN minutes to finish…TEN.)
CreepingPeering out my apartment window, watching everybody leave campus for break, was getting to be rather depressing.
- I missed LINNEA like crazy.
That being said, Friday morning I got up bright and early (hello, 7 am!…hey, it’s early for a college student :)) to grab the school’s shuttle to take me downtown. There, I hopped on the 151 bus to Union Station, and was able to make the 9:30 train out to the ‘burbs. Yay for an impromptu visit!
Since my other 2 cousins had school and my aunt and uncle both were at work, Linnea & I had the day to ourselves — to do absolutely nothing but watch Glee episodes, lay in her insanely comfortable bed, and belt out Glee‘s version of Last Christmas probably around 20 times. (I woke up this morning with it still in my head…surprised I didn’t dream about it!) On the way back from picking up It’s Complicated (if you haven’t watched this, please rent this RIGHT NOW. Stop reading this and go rent it…Alec Baldwin may just be the funniest person on the planet. Just sayin’…), we may or may not have sat in the driveway putting Last Christmas on repeat – maybe…
But in the midst of our lazy day (much deserved lazy day, may I add…ha!), we did venture out for lunch at Savoury, a cute, family-friendly “restaurant and pancake cafe.”
Linnea loveeesss spinach-artichoke dip (and I can’t argue with that!), so we ordered some as an appetizer…
Though they are known for their breakfast menu, I was totally feelin’ a thick, grilled panini, so I went with the Panini Italiano (perhaps to prepare for next month? :)).
2 slices of sourdough bread grilled to perfection and stuffed with layers of prosciutto, provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, and tomato…drizzled with italian vinaigrette.
I was lovin’ the pickle, too 🙂 Did I mention I like pickles? Plus, I always find ketchup (catsup/katsup) more classy when it’s in a silver cup. So classy, I tell ya.
The rest of the day, like I said, was filled with a lot of laughing and good ol’ family love! My aunt makes a mean German Chocolate Cake (and usually I don’t like chocolate cake…so that’s sayin’ something!), and I happily obliged to having a slice last night. Hey, what can you do?
Now I’m back at school, packing up my things and getting ready to leave (after my last final on Monday). So happy I got to see them, though — Now I’m going to go listen to Last Christmas (the Glee version, duh, as if you didn’t already know that) on repeat and hope my neighbors have all moved out…
And I ask you: What’s your favorite, tops-all-the-others Christmas song?