Having the past five days off form work has been less than relaxing to say the least. I started off with some Thanksgiving Eve drinks in my BF’s hometown. Our friend came back to visit from AZ, so it was nice to see him. I had fun except at the last bar we went to. It was too crowded and I got crammed into a corner right next to the entrance. This annoyed me to the point where I actually left the bar alone, and walked down the street to a less crowded Mexican place. I enjoyed a water and a margarita in that sparsely populated bar. It was so nice and relaxing! Then I psyched myself up to return to the bar I dubbed the “7th circle,” as we all thought it was like hell (or Burma). I had to go back before my boyfriend noticed I had been gone wandering alone, for close to an hour. Ooops!
Andy doesn’t like his picture taken.
My camera is “too fancy” for Andy to operate correctly. He took a sequence of 20 photos before I told him to stop.
I passed by a manger on my walk to the Mexican Pub. Someone already stole the baby Jesus!
I had a great Thanksgiving with my family. Thankfully, my nephews didn’t return festering with ticks this year. When I got home, I wasted no time putting up my Christmas decorations. We don’t have many ornaments, but were going next week for some.
Our “freeunion” HS reunion went very well. So well in fact, some have requested another meet up! It was great to catch up with people at a hometown bar without having to buy $75 tickets!
Last night, Andy and I celebrated our nine year (NINE) anniversary. We tried this new Brazilian style steakhouse in Boston called, Fogo de Chao. I think the nine year anniversary should be the steak anniversary. It was delicious! You start at the unlimited salad bar. Then you get double-sided steak cards for when you’re ready for steak. When you flip them to green, waiters each toting different steaks, begin to appear at your table. They will slice you cuts of what you want. It was nuts! I tried about seven different kinds of steak. I finally had to flip my card to red so I could start trying some. My favorite was probably the bacon-wrapped filet mignon. It was a great night, it’s always fun to get dressed up!
New shoes and tights!
I love this new bag!
This picture sux because my “MySpace self-portrait” skillz are rusty.
Yummy martini and caramelized bananas!
I hope you all had a fab Thanksgiving. Mine was quite entertaining, to put it mildly. My teenage nephews thought it would be a good idea to go hiking in the woods outside my brothers house with his slingshot. Yes, my 35-yr-old brother owns a slingshot. Once they came back, we all spread out around 3 rooms stuffing our faces with turkey and various sides. Side note: I totes made pumpkin crescent rolls!
Awhile later, my nephews were teasing each other about ticks. They were jokingly trying to psych themselves out. Unfortunately for them, there was more than just a grain of truth to their jokes. They must have gone through a tick nest because one of my nephews began freaking out after spotting several ticks on the inside of his shirt. He bolted upstairs and was flailing around in his boxers like he caught fire. Once the tick infestation was discovered, my other two nephews began to follow suit (or suit-less, as it were). So yeah, my brother got up from his turkey dinner once he heard all the commotion upstairs. We had to put their clothes into garbage bags and toss them on the front lawn. They had to shower and change into my brothers clothes, which were too short (my nephews are skyscrapers).
My brother-in-law and I began scouring the downstairs for ticks. I hate bugs! They should know better than to invade my personal space (ie the great indoors!). I have sharp eyes, and was able to spot 5 or so spread across several rooms. My brother-in-law and I went on a tick hunt. I was the bloodhound, and he was the hunter. We carried around a box of tissues to squish those fuckers! Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that my sister-in-laws baby nephew, got sick and vomited near the dinner table. We are quite the party animals!
Thus far, I haven’t spotted any ticks on me yet, but it still freaks me the fuck out!
[EDIT] I forgot to mention that we also gave eachother mustaches, thanks to the Stachematic. Happy #Movember [/EDIT]