Weekend Recap: Sushi and Babies

This isn’t really part of the weekend recap, but I wanted to share it here.  My grad school adviser is so great, and she keeps working on my graduate thesis and getting parts of it published.  This is my third publication, and I couldn’t be more excited!  This is our chapter in “Produsing Theory in a Digital World” (it was published by a UK publisher, hence the spelling). Our chapter is Chapter 11, called “The Identity, Content, Community (ICC) Model of Blog Participation: A Test and Modification”  It is my own original theory on blog communities that I test in my thesis.
Now for the weekend recap!  I started with my usual ritual of swimming and relaxing at the gym.  There was a crazy talkative older lady that was in the hot tub with me for a bit, and I was never so glad when she left so I could finally relax!
I got ready and we tried Sake Sushi and Martini Bar for dinner.  It is a new sushi place in downtown Fort Smith.  Not a huge menu, like most sushi places, but it was good.  It was mostly just sushi and wraps, so I don’t think I would take friends there who didn’t like sushi.  But the sushi was good.  We enjoyed ourselves.
We got three rolls.  The one on the left is a rainbow roll, which is a California roll topped with raw fish.  The second one was a surf and turf.  It had a fried shrimp and some other good stuff inside, and was topped with some seared filet steak.  The one on the right was a fried sushi roll, that had yummy stuff inside (I don’t remember).  Then the whole roll is battered and fried.  Really healthy, I’m sure.
Then we stopped at Ed Walkers to get pie.  They have the best pie in town (not great for the diet, but a girl’s gotta live, ya know!).  Then we came home and watched Water for Elephants.  I LOVED the book, and the movie was so good!  Tyler liked it too.
At 10:30, we headed back into town for the Hunger Games release.  Our local Walmart had advertised a release party with games, trivia, and fun.  Well, it wasn’t a party.  They just had cupcakes for you while you waited in line.  Oh well, it was a memory to make our own fun in line.  I pulled up Hunger Games trivia and played with the little girl in line behind me.
Me with the display, the HG cupcakes, the movie display that took them 30 minutes to set up, and playing with a bow and arrow while we waited for the “party” to start.
Tyler was the best sport.  He had never seen HG, but he knew how much I loved it.  He pretty much made me go after I mentioned the “party” (which made me feel bad that there was NOTHING going on).  But he did eat 3 cupcakes while we waited, so it wasn’t all bad for him. 🙂
I was excited to get our copy!
Saturday, I had a pretty chill day.  I helped Tyler at the shop for a bit, then I went to one of my favorite boutiques (but I didn’t find anything I liked), and then I stopped by my friend CeCe’s Zumba Toning class.  It was good! I also went to Sam’s and bought stuff to cook dinner for our friends Brooke and Warren.  They just had a baby this week and I wanted to take them some food.  Cooking for people is my love language!
It rained Saturday, so Tyler couldn’t race his RC car, so he came home. We had dinner at the Chinese buffet, and then we went to see Brooke and Warren and meet Parker!
He was a little fussy because it was his meal time, so I didn’t hold him because I think he would have had a melt down.  But he is the longest, lankiest baby!  So sweet!  He was only 4 days old!
Sunday, we did church, lunch, and came home to nap.  I’ve done some sleeping and some cleaning, and I am about to do some quilting.  Good day!
How was your weekend?  Do you like sushi?  What is your favorite roll?


  1. I’m not brave enough to try sushi! Aargh! But it looks delish!

    Lovin your Hunger Games poses! Looks like you brought the party, girl!

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