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Monday, December 8, 2008

~Hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.... full of fun, family and friends, and of course catching up on some sleep~

 

*Being part of a family is a privilege and certainly rewarding, but it can also be a little difficult, even when things are going well, learn to be patient and to not let the little things drive you crazy*

 

-Catch a little Monday night football, Tampa Bay at Carolina, at Hotel Indigo's Divine lounge and enjoy grilled food specials and $3 dollar beers during the game!

 

Sports Corner

*Suns break their losing streak by beating the Utah Jazz 106-104!  GO SUNS!  Great game and fantastic job to Amare Stoudemire who had 22 points and 20 rebounds.

*Arizona State VS University of Arizona game ended in a win for Arizona...ending ASU's chance at a bowl game for the 5th time... sad for us ASU fans, but congrats to Arizona fans 31-10.

 

Popular Scottsdale Bars on Mondays....

-The Rogue Bar; dance floor is always packed featuring rock/indie/retro tunes

-TT Roadhouse; causal neighborhood bar in Scottsdale, happy hour M-F until 7

-Sugar Daddy's; New Orleans style and check it out on Mondays for Battle of the Bands

-Mickey's Hangover; restaurant, bar, and lounge has a great happy hour offering half-off all food, well drinks, wine, and beer

-Drift is a combination of hip and causal with a Polynesian/Tiki bar style offering happy hour from 4-7 Monday - Friday great price on cocktails, beers, wine, and appetizers

 

My favorite spots.....

~Olive and Ivy offering a casual and beautiful atmosphere with drop lights and a lush green patio that offers a view of the canal; great for dinner, but my favorite spot for drinks and dessert

~The Estate House upstairs lounge; roof-top lounge offering a fantastic view of downtown Scottsdale and a comfortable environment along with a piano bar inside.  This is a casual/dressy environment, but perfect for drinks before or after dinner and dinner downstairs if you are in the mood to splurge.  

                -Great happy hour on drinks and appetizers 

~Zipps Sports Grill, many valley locations, offers appreciable drink and food specials every night and has a casual sporty scene

 

^^Stressing about what to get your loved ones for the holiday?  Check out Amazon.com, I have found some really great deals on there lately, but then we all have to worry about getting someone the wrong present... here is an article about the 15 worst holiday gift ideas... made me laugh 

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/Advice/15worstHolidayGiftIdeas.aspx