One of my friends was there that I hadn't seen in awhile (OK, it was my ex boyfriend who used to appear on the blog from time to time) but I didn't find it weird. I hope he didn't think it was awkward, because though we probably won't see one another very soon it was still nice to catch up.Anyway, that was the weekend! Did you do anything fun? Link me to your blog of you wrote about it!
09 August 2011
The busy weekend
This past weekend was so busy I barely had time to take my camera out to capture any of it. Friday night we celebrated LK's starting classes at a local college so that she can start a new career. Its so full of possibility and I'm so excited for her. The occasion called for a bottle of Merlot from Cupcake Vineyards (its one of my favorites). My camera stayed at home because we were going to a new bar that recently opened and we weren't sure what to expect. Its called Rooftop 32, and the crowd would have been better suited to our parents. They almost didn't let me in because I'm not 25 yet. Luckily, its only a block away from one of our favorite pubs where we met up with Rich and some other friends for the rest of the evening.Early Saturday morning I went to cheer my mom on at a race. She's a competitive distance runner when she isn't teaching elementary school art. The race was so exciting, and I was just so proud of her that I almost forgot to snap pictures.Saturday night Rich's friend from college had a birthday party in the Bronx. I've never really spent time in that borough, and I also hadn't met many of the people that would be there. His friends, who are married, have the sweetest apartment. Its very spacious and the walls are covered in his artwork. There is even a tiny courtyard in the front and a backyard! Mostly we sat in the back under a tarp listening to the rain and music. The party's theme was a beer tasting and everyone brought something to try. We brought our local favorite, Barrier Brewing's Ruthless Rye IPA (which is currently being renamed!). Could the Bronx be the new Brooklyn? On Sunday we drove home from the Bronx and saw on Facebook that our friend's cover band was playing all afternoon at a bar on the water. It was a bit spur of the moment, but we biked over to check it out. This is one of the cooler venues they play at sometimes because the stage is actually on a boat that is docked up alongside the bar. At one point some swans came over to see what all the noise was. Maybe the weirdest thing going on was that there was a swimsuit model doing all kinds of weird poses on a boat across the water. I wasn't sure what she was doing until I realized she was having her picture taken, for a minute I was like, "Is she serious? how uncomfortable is is to be leaning like that for so long?" Rich even ordered some fresh clams which I won't eat because they look gross, but there was teenytiny tabasco sauce! Our friend Colleen loves tiny things and asked if she could have a tiny-tabasco too, so they gave her a whole handful.