Another weekend update…Tuesday, September 07, 2010
There won’t be any fun videos here today because this blogger is one. tired. lady. We didn’t head out of town for the Labor Day weekend, but we hosted some friends for the weekend and we….are….exhausted. (Well, maybe TGrass isn’t, but I speak for myself…I am tired. Period.)
We had our friends Chris and Alison (yes, the ones we’re desperately trying to convince not to leave DC…) over for an end of summer LCB (Low Country Boil—Duh) on Friday night. Alison brought the LCB fixin’s and we tackled the appetizers and desserts. My southern self was a bit skeptical if this Ohio girl was going to cook a seafood boil up to my standards, but she passed with flying colors. I don’t have any pictures to prove it, but we had a great night sitting on our back patio picking shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes from a giant pot and eating with our fingers. It was all smothered in Old Bay, boiled in beer, and dipped in cocktail sauce. Homegirl did it up right.
On Saturday, we welcomed the return of college football with open arms and spent the day squarely planted in front of the television (All the while I kept saying, “I have GOT to exercise…”). Our friends Mandy & Clay drove up from Charlotte and arrived later that afternoon, and then we headed to a friend’s house to catch the Nebraska game. Adrienne, our host, had a platter of aged meats and cheeses waiting on us. (Like she could see straight into my heart or something…) We relished the Bulldawgs’ & the Huskers’ victories, but plum forgot about the dance party tradition we instated last year: if the ‘Dawgs and the ‘Skers both win on a Saturday, the Grassmeyers have a dance party. We’ll just have to have a double dance party next weekend when we win out again. (Uh, no cameras allowed this time.) Instead, we played Presidents & A**holes into the wee hours of the morning (Pardon my French…it’s just the name of the game. I was rarely the President.)
Sunday went something like this: Hang out. Eat lunch. Hang out. Pool. Showers. Meet new friends of friends for dinner. Polite introductions. “This restaurant is disgusting.” Walk out of said restaurant. I’m embarrassed. Walk 10 blocks with a guy with a stress fracture in his foot. Feel bad. More small talk with new friends. Hank’s Oyster Bar. Perfect. Wait forever for a table until the hostess flat out gives our table to another party… Walk out of said restaurant. Not embarrassed this time. Restaurant #3. Great waitress, great food. Really liking these new friends. Return home. Drinks. Music. Eat a pie straight from the dish with Mandy and Clay. “I have GOT to exercise…”
Monday was game day. (Our friends were in town for the Virginia Tech/Boise State football game at FedEx field…I think I forgot to mention that.) The morning included lots tailgating prep, filling coolers, making dips, grocery store runs and the like. By 2:00 we were loaded up, by 4:00 we were in the parking lot having a great time with more friends of our friends, by 7:00 we heading for the stadium. By 8:00 the game started. Cue lots of screaming and cheering, jumping, and nervously watching our Virginia Tech friends react to the game… I didn’t have much emotionally invested in the game, but I sorely didn’t want the Broncos to win. Don’t even get me started on these BCS busters who think they deserve a spot in the National Championship game for winning one real game…
ANYWAY. We didn’t get home until 2am and I have been well aware of my need for sleep all day long.
This weekend was a lot of fun, but mega exhausting and I have a trillion things to get done this week. Throw in some stress about my Boards exam hanging over my head, my license to practice STILL not being here, and the lack of a routine and schedule in my life right now and you have a really tired girl who can’t sleep.
But I will count my blessings, praise God for good friends and new friends, and bull through the tasks that lay ahead…
Side note: Thank you so much for the great response to the Blooper Reel. It was really fun to put together and it’s always exciting to see what Animoto spits out after you upload things on your end (I swear, I’m not as good as y’all think I am…). It is a really cool program and it only costs $3 to make your own video—so get crackin! I would love to see all the fun pictures of your summer festivities.
Hope y’all had a great Labor Day and had as much fun as we did…with maybe more sleep.