My Birmingham Weekend

Everyone can get a little tired of spending his or her weekends the same way. It’s good to shake things up a bit sometimes. So, this past weekend I took a trip down to Birmingham, Alabama to visit some of my friends from college. Friday after work I loaded the dogs up and headed out. Some of my plans were to watch an episode of the new Netflix series, Jessica Jones (more on that later) and take the dogs to a dog park since we don’t have any in my area.

I chose a dog park in Hoover, Loch Haven Dog Park, and it was the perfect place for Jazzy to roam. I was glad to see that the park was divided into two sections for small and large dogs. I ended up holding Gadget the whole time, and he was just as happy to watch from my shoulder. Everyone was so nice and all of the dogs were friendly and fun to watch. I ended up having a great conversation about my little pups with another family. It was a great time for all.

Sunday after church, I got to try one of the best brunch spots in all of Birmingham, FIVE. It had a definite “hipster” vibe and everyone there seemed super cool and interesting. The menu was short, but packed a lot of variety and attitude. I got my usual chicken and waffles, while Po got a breakfast burrito with hash-browns. My dish was definitely in the top 5 breakfasts I’ve ever had. The chicken was bone-in and had an amazing battery outside. The waffles were the perfect texture and they had added pecans on top. I tried a bite of Po’s and it was phenomenal. I plan to order his dish the next time I eat there.

Tip: If you plan to eat here, arrive between 11 & 11:15. Any time after that results in a long wait.

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And now, Jessica Jones. Po and I planned to watch an episode of the new Netflix show Friday night. What we didn’t plan was to binge-watch the entire season in three days. Here’s my overall opinion of the new series: Stop what you’re doing right NOW and watch this! Everything about Jessica Jones is amazing. Even with her powers, her character is gritty and real. The main villain, Kilgrave, is genuinely terrifying and evil, yet a part of you wants to (and can) sympathize with him. Netflix has always been able to make you love and hate the bad guys, and this show is no different. From the very first five minutes, you’ll definitely be hooked. Have you seen the show yet? What are your thoughts about it?

 

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