Q: Where to not take pictures so there is no proof later?
I’m on a roll, friends. A Birthday Month, no holds barred, maybe more events than I can handle roll.
This group of 6 consultants that I hang out with occasionally (and have over for dinner and Wii dancing) found out about “Ladies 80’s” night at a local bar. It is exactly what it sounds like – a ladies night with all 80’s music for dancing the night away. They invited the whole program team, and since I enjoy the group and have a tiny, little, innocent crush on one of them, I was sure to go. I invited my favorite co-worker, three or four other project team members showed up and we had an absolute blast last Thursday night. I drank a tad too much vodka (read: much too much. Luckily, the worst thing I did that night is lose my glasses. I’m sure I was a dance floor maniac, but no one seems to care. We had a super fun time.
So much fun that I missed my flight the next morning… I was headed to Florida for a bachelorette weekend. I had a 7:10am flight. I got home at 3am from Ladies 80’s night. One could probably see this coming. I had two alarms set for that morning, was all packed…to no avail. I bolted up in bed at 7am, looked at the clock, texted the bride telling her I’d be on a later flight due to “flight issues” (I told her the truth once I was there in person) and called the airline to see what my options were. Luckily, Southwest Airlines rules all and as long as I got to the airport within 2 hours of my original departure time they would put me on standby flights to get there. I missed the beautiful non-stop from Columbus to Orlando, so I don’t land in Florida until 2pm. But, the only thing I missed out on was going to the new Harry Potter World which will be there next time. And, it might have been worth it to party the night before with the gang.
We had a big beach house in New Smyrna, FL for the weekend and had a really nice weekend. Again, I have no pictures of this. 10 girls, so many bottles of liquor, wine and beer, dance parties, laying on the beach, Cards Against Humanity, dancing at a townie bar and ice cream sundaes. There is the weekend in a nutshell. I got home late Sunday evening and charged into the week ahead. I had a happy hour with a woman I’m becoming friendly with Monday night. She and her husband are some of my new favorite Columbus-ites and it was nice to hang out with her for a while. It was beautiful Monday night here so I went for a walk in the Short North neighborhood after that. (Amazing how functional I am after an actual happy “hour” with one drink.)
This afternoon I got home a little early (I start early on Tuesday mornings because of my calls with India. Yup – I’m international.) I went for a run and then whipped up a new Sweet Potato recipe for a Pinterest Party! I have gotten into Meetup.com lately and joined a home cooks/bakers group. Tonight was my first event with them and the theme was to bring a dish that you’ve had pinned but have never made. It was such a good idea! I thought I’d take the opportunity to test out a potential Thanksgiving Side dish recipe – Mashed sweet potatoes with kale and boursin cheese.
This is the best potluck in town!
There were about 18 people and everyone was super nice. It was a really nice evening.
Non stop fun continues this week with an alumni event on Thursday, the Craft Beer Festival on Friday night, my friend Kristy coming to visit Saturday for this vintage flea market and an early birthday dinner, and a Soup Cooking Class/demo on Sunday!