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LET’S SKATE?

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So for the first time since 1997, my friend Jamie and I went rollerskating over the long weekend. We were definitely the oldest people there without kids, at the skating rink. That didn’t stop us! Neither of us fell, which was awesome. I actually was able to skate, I remembered it quite quickly. I don’t think I would have been as successful if I had attempted roller blades instead. After skating, we went to a cute shop where I got a couple pairs of sunglasses and some jewelry. 

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After burning calories gliding around on skates, we had a delicious meal. It was at a flatbread pizza place. We had to wait for a table, as it was a happening spot. The food was really good, so I understand why there was a wait. I felt bad though, I barely made a dent in my giant hunks of fried chicken and I couldn’t take it home with me since we were heading out for drinks after dinner. 

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After dinner, we went out for nitrogen ice cream. It was delicious! I got the cake batter flavor. As if the ice cream place wasn’t awesome enough, they have a speakeasy in the back!!

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I did the honor of turning on the light, for delight! A window swung open, and we were greeted with a bartender. He checked our ID’s, and showed us to an empty spot at the bar. It’s not a place where you can just stand around, you have to have a seat. It was very cool! I think next time we’ll eat there instead of the pizza place, so we can sample their cheese platters and such. 

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To complete our adventure, we went to a brewery. I actually really liked it. Unlike tons of other breweries out there, the beer wasn’t hoppy (unless you selected the beer in the “Hoppy” section). I was very happy with our brews. We listened to some live music before closing our adventure. 

 

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LET’S SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

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Yesterday I went to Coolidge Corner Theater to see Drop Dead Gorgeous with my friends Ginny and Fiona. I’m glad Ginny found out that the theater was playing it on their throwback/rewind night. I love this freaking movie, it’s hilarious. It’s a mockumentary-style movie about  beauty pageant contestants in a tiny Minnesota town.

Before the show, the theater held a small talent show using members of the audience for prizes. The girl that could bleet like a goat, won. It was awesome! After the show, we had tickets to the after party at a local sushi/hibachi restaurant. They only had a limited amount of free sushi and beer. The beer guys took forever to arrive. When he turned up, I helped myself to some beers before the bartenders had a chance to take it out. Gotta be aggressive!

Anyway, I was feeling all calm and shit about wedding-planning until today. I am starting to get anxiety. We’re about 8 days away now, and I knew the anxiety would surface soon. I’m not really nervous about the wedding itself, or the life-long commitment of marriage. Nah, not really my style to freak out about big things, I like to sweat the small stuff. For example, I’m not a fan of being the center of attention. So the whole “walking down the aisle” moment, along with the first dance, and father/daughter dance are freaking me the fuck out. I dunno why. It’s such a short part of the day, but I like to dwell on it. The day will come and go quickly, so I’m hoping once the moments arrive, I’ll be okay. 

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IT’S LIKE WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S, BUT WITH ACTUAL BEARS

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We encountered a real bear on Saturday morning, as he ran into the woods!

This post is about my awesome bachelorette party weekend. There were tons of penis decorations, which I was fine with. I just didn’t want a REAL stripper, and thankfully there wasn’t one! The house we rented in the White Mountains of New Hampshire was awesome! It has 5 bedrooms and fire pit area outside. We did a lot of fun things. One of my favorites was decorating our sashes for a night in the town. 

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We spent the first day by the pool and did some light shopping. After I got back, my friends decorated the house and it looked awesome! We stayed by the fire that night, and we named our inflatable man Bernie. Thus began weekend at Bernie’s! 

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On Saturday, we were supposed to go do the ropes course and zip-lining. But a lot of us were feeling a bit under the weather, so we decorated our sashes and decided to the sky gondola ride at the ski resort. The ride involved getting into these pods that brought us up the mountain. Once we got to the top, there were a bunch of things to check out. Apparently there was a wedding happening at the ampitheater area, which looked seriously awesome! The only draw back to getting married up there, is your guests would need to take a 15 minute gondola ride up each way. My relatives would freak out. Anyway, the only thing I didn’t like was the caves. They looked more like rock formations, not caves. Also, too many freaking stairs. No thanks!

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That night, we went out to dinner and annoyed the guests at a local Mexican restaurant. We got all decked out in our bachelorette swag and hit the mountain town. We brought Bernie along to the restaurant. He was a hoot! A kid at a neighboring table was fascinated with Bern-Man, they were the same height. When we told his parents his name is Bernie, they definitely picked up on the movie reference. SCORE! 

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After scaring away all the patrons at the restaurant, we went to a brewery/inn/bar. It was a happening place with an 80s cover band and good brews. I made some friends, and I may need a restraining order from this woman that was fine at first, but then wouldn’t leave me alone. But that’s a tale for another time. It was such a great weekend, and I love my friends for making this the best weekend ever. Now I’m aboard the struggle bus from being tired. 

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JUST WHAT DR. ME ORDERED!

I’m not a doctor, I just play one on TV. Never mind, I don’t even do that. Anyway, for the past couple of months, I’ve been extremely tired. I switched up my diet, because I definitely wasn’t eating enough healthy foods. I am also on week 4 or 5 of this new exercise program I started. But still, it didn’t help. I’m sure it doesn’t help that I haven’t been able to get as much sleep as I would like. I tried to go to bed earlier, when I could. That didn’t seem to shake me out of the tired-funk. 

So now I’m getting a little annoyed at this nonsense. This weekend wasn’t quite as jam-packed as it usually is, so I was able to sleep in Saturday and Sunday. It was a Christmas miracle that I didn’t have to get up early to do some kind of bullshit activity. Let me tell you, it was glorious! It’s Monday and I don’t feel like Zombie Flanders, so I’m a happy camper. I still had time to have fun this weekend, and do some painting at my condo. So I wasn’t a complete waste of sleepy space! I need to do this “sleeping in” thing more often. 

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RICK ROLLED IRL

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Saturday was an interesting night. Andy and I wanted to grab some burgers and booze for dinner. We had plans to see a friends cover band play in the area. We didn’t intend to stay for the whole set. The cover band was playing in the Foundation Room of the House of Blues. Meanwhile, down in the actual concert venue, Rick Astley was having a concert. I guess it was the last night of his tour for a while. We watched him on the TV’s upstairs, and they piped in the concert audio for us.

I give Rick a lot of credit. He played a 45 minute encore! Once his show was done, the cover band started to play. They were good, loads of Step Brothers references thrown in, they won me over just on that alone. About an hour into their set, none other than Rick Astley himself shows up. He asked to play with the band (Mr. Doubtfire) for a bit. This was a huge surprise, and we weren’t being Rick Rolled. I figured he would play a few songs, and be on his way. His tour manager told us they had to leave back to England early in the morning, so he was trying to keep Rick on a tight schedule.

It was quite the spectacle to see Rick Astley basically have a private concert for us. There was probably only about 40 or 50 people at the Foundation Room. I have to give him serious props, he played various cover songs with Mr. Doubtfire for a good hour and a half before calling it quits. So much for trying to leave early! We stayed until almost closing time. Which means there was a huge line for hot dogs when we left, so we couldn’t get any food from Sausage Guy. Bummer! But hey, we got a free private concert from Rick Astley, so I can’t complain. 

 

 

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SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER

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I just realized I forgot to post my fabulous outfit from the weekend. I got it a while back, and totally forgot about it. I actually got it in the wrong size. The reviews said the skirt runs small, so I should have gone up a size. No matter, it’s nothing that an opaque pair of tights or leggings can’t solve. So I finally wore my fabulous feather skirt to my friends birthday party. It was a fun time. My gift of a glowing cat lamp, and a book titled “How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety” were big hits. But Andy stole my gift idea, and shipped a copy of the book to his friend too. His friend got a kick out of it. 

We all enjoyed a yummy dinner at Golden Temple. Then we made our way to the Mos  Eisley cantina (that’s what I call it anyway). It’s the bar area with a dance floor. The DJ was a friend of one of the party-goers so he played all our requests, which was good. The kitty lamp also made an appearance on the dance floor. The moral of this blog post is to not wear a feather skirt to a bar. People will pat your bottom! 😉

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I’M SORRY, GOOD CHARLOTTE

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So apparently I never gave Good Charlotte enough credit back in the day. I never really listened to much of their songs. But I rediscovered “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” song a few weeks back, and I can’t stop listening to it. Now I feel bad for thinking they were just another lame pop/punk band from the early 2000’s. Touché, Good Charlotte. 

The Superbowl (Super Bowl?) is this weekend. I’ve been calling it the Superb Owl, just to be a smart ass. I’m super nervous about it and I’m not even playing. When the Patriots won in Superbowl 49, I was an anxious mess in my living room. I was jumping around like a mad woman. I was so happy the Patriots pulled off the win. I have no idea if they will win this time around. I mean, I hope they do! I just don’t trust my instincts anymore, especially after the election results. So I’m making no assumptions or predictions at this time. We’re venturing out to watch it. I personally don’t think it’s a good idea, but I’ll play along. 

Busy weekend ahead though. Andy and I doing our food tasting for the wedding, so we can lock down the menu. I also have my friends birthday party. This year, I will not try to be “healthy” and get the seaweed salad. I happened to get sick from it TWICE. I will be sure to order the most unhealthy items on the menu, and hope I won’t get sick. That is how it works, right?! On Sunday we’re going to watch the game at a pub, and I plan on using my Patriots nail wraps. I took Monday off, so I can partake in the iHop all you can eat pancakes deal. I just don’t know if I’ll be eating pancakes, or using them as a pillow to cry in. TBD on that. 

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