Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Perfect Saturday


It's not often that I do recap posts about my day anymore, although it's something that I will try to do every once in awhile.  This Saturday, though, was so perfect, that I thought I would share it with you.

Josh and I got up around 7:30 in the morning, got cleaned up and dressed, and headed out.  He headed down to the Arkansas Innovation Hub to spend the morning building battle bots, and I headed to the Embassy Suites to participate in Light Up Your Heart.

Photo from Light Up Your Heart
It was a great event with a big turnout.  We did an hour of yoga, and I was one of the student to volunteer to demo their practice, which basically meant if you were new to yoga, there were several of us in the crowd you could watch.  My friend Erin B. came with me as well, and we decided to grab lunch afterwards at Kobe.




We both got salads and veggie rolls.  I had never been before, and there are places I like in town more, but if I'm in the area and need Japanese food, I would go back.


After lunch, I went home to change and met Josh over at the Launch Pad for Beer, Brats & 'Bots.  Teams of three spent all morning working on their bots, then they opened the doors to the public at noon and had a battle!  It was $10 dollar admission, which got you pure joy and entertainment, plus beer.  It was the most fun I've had in an afternoon in quite a long time.





There was a huge crowd, and everyone looked like they were having a blast.  The innovation center is such a cool space, and it's continuing to grow.  Josh and I want to look into a membership when they get their wood and metal shop finished.  They already had several laser cutters that I was itching to use.

Sadly, Josh's team got knocked out in the first round.  He still had a good time, though, and will be back for more competitions.




All the robotics and nerdiness gave us an appetite, so we headed to Senor Tequila in our neighborhood for dinner.  We hadn't had a good ol' Mexican food date in a long time, so we lingered over chips and local papers.




I love their veggie fajitas, although their spicy salsa was particularly hot and gave Josh and I a stomach ache.  We consoled ourselves by watching Harry Potter movies and building a new lego set.  Yes, we are 10 year olds, and it's awesome.





Basil supervised the Hobbit house construction, and in the end, she didn't try to steal away any of the pieces.


So yeah, that's my perfect, nerdy Saturday.  I can't wait to go to more events at the AR Innovation Hub.  What's your perfect Saturday?

3 comments:

  1. Hey! What a great day! We heard about the Innovation Hub event a little too late, but I hope we can make the next one. Drew was really wanting to go, but our Saturday was filled with holiday errands before heading to Hot Springs that night. And man, the holiday lights display was amazing!!! There was a super long line, but it was worth the wait. Glad you guys had a good weekend!

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    1. I didn't know about the bot thing until Friday, but I'm so glad that we went. You guys will definitely have to come next time! Glad you had fun at the lights. It's such a cool thing.

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  2. Ahhh...seaweed salad! I just love it; haven't had it in awhile, and this post makes me think I need to remedy that situation. :)

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