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Brits + Impromptu Twins Game June 17, 2010

On Thursday, May 6, 2010 we were all set to meet Josh & Robyn at Brit’s for their Thursday night trivia. Well, we were delayed by a broken down light rail train but as it turns out trivia was canceled that night due to a couple private parties going on. We decided to eat anyway and had a nice time chatting. Josh & Robyn ended up leaving right after dinner and since the Twins game had just started we decided to walk over and see if we could scalp tickets. You can read all about the Twins game adventure here.
Right Field
Chris’s Review
We met up with Nikki’s brother and girlfriend and hit up Brit’s for some happy hour deals. We had planned on doing some trivia there, but it turned out that they didn’t have it that night. Since we ended dinner a bit early, Nikki and I headed over to Target field to look for somewhere to watch the game. As we were walking it started to drizzle a bit, and so we decided to head over to the stadium and see if we could grab some cheap tickets. As we got closer we stopped and talked to scalpers on the way. At one point we had a guy chasing after us to try and sell the tickets! Once we got close, we found a guy that sold us 2 $25 seats for $20.

Since it was raining we didn’t actually see our seats, we just hung out on the first level under the deck with the heaters. It was great to get in for cheap and watch most of the game. Also was fun just to be spontaneous and just decide the rest of the night.

Best Part: The spontaniety, and just running around downtown for a while.

RATING: 5/5

Nikki’s Review
I was really looking forward to playing trivia (even though I’m horrible at it usually) but it worked out for the best with Josh & Robyn both having long days so hopefully we can reschedule. The Twins game was SO much fun – I think because we didn’t have any expectations. We just wandered around stopping whenever we felt like it.

Best part: Twins game – the views from the concourse are awesome!

Worst part: Paying for light rail tix and not being able to use them.

RATING: 4/5

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Dinner & a Movie June 14, 2010

Filed under: Inexpensive ($),Just Us,Out & About - Minneapolis/St Paul — Nikki @ 10:23 am

Dinner & a movie. Pretty common date night, we know. BUT…it’s a good one and it can be relatively inexpensive if planned properly! Monday through Thursday at AMC Theaters you can see any movie for just $5! There is an additional charge for 3D & IMAX, but only the same charge that is added if you see those types of movies at regular price.

We had dinner at California Pizza Kitchen (free, thanks to a gift card) and then saw Kick-Ass at the Southdale AMC (also free thanks to a gift card).

Chris’s Review
Nikki and I had a quick, but pretty nice date doing the standard dinner and a movie. We hit California Pizza Kitchen for dinner and split a couple of pizzas with some old gift cards we had, and then used more gift cards to watch a movie. Overall a ‘free’ night for us!

Kick-ass is definitely not a date movie, but I enjoyed it overall. Nikki and I have been watching more and more comic book movies over the last few months, but I think this one was a little over the top for Nikki. Definitely need to find some better summer movies that both of us will enjoy.

Best Part: Dinner and just not having a rushed night.

Worst Part: The movie choice… Next time a better date movie will be picked!

RATING: 3/5

Nikki’s Review
Dinner and a movie is a great combination. We were able to sit and have a nice conversation over dinner and then just relax and watch the movie afterward. Kick-Ass isn’t a movie that I planned on liking, at all. However, I didn’t hate it so I figure that’s a win!

Best part of the night: Dinner – CPK is delicious and having a chance to sit and talk to Chris is always good.

Worst part of the night: The movie. I won’t ever watch it again, but I know Chris liked it and so that’s good.

RATING: 3/5

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