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IF YOU LIKE CORONORITA’S AND GETTING STUCK IN THE RAIN…

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We had a fun weekend. On Saturday, we met up with some friends for a local dinner. We then made our way down the street to visit a townie bar in my city. Andy keeps calling me a townie to get a rise out of me. It was working. I don’t have a problem with living back in my hometown, I prefer it over where I was living before. I just have a certain definition of a townie in my mind, and I’m not it. I always picture a townie as someone who has never left their city/town, frequents the local bars, probably has a beer gut, possibly a mullet, drives an I-ROC, and always speaks highly of their “glory days” in high school. I only live here and I do hang out at the local bars at times. But it will be a cold day in hell I ever grow a mullet! 

When we got to the other bar to watch the game, I immediately spotted 5 people I graduated with. I wasn’t popular, or unpopular in high school. I pretty much swam the waves of mediocrity, haha. So I don’t expect  many people to remember me from high school, unless we were friends or acquaintances. So I was a bit surprised when someone remembered me. He and I chatted for a bit and it was good to catch up! Too bad the Celtics lost though.

On Sunday, I stopped by my parents house to wish my dad a happy birthday. I also owed my mom a ride in my new Jeep. So we went for a cruise around the block.  Andy and I caught a late afternoon showing of Deadpool 2 but we got soaked by a passing rain storm on the way in, but the movie was hilarious! I definitely recommend it. 

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JUST CALL ME VIOLET

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Over the weekend, we celebrated Andy’s birthday. We went to Abe & Louie’s, and had a great steak dinner. We went with Ginny, Derek, and Brian. We ordered a TON of sides, and they were all delicious. We had some calamari, lobster mac and cheese, mushrooms, creamed spinach, and their bread rolls. I opted to get the Delmonico cut steak with cheddar cheese add on. It was delicious! I usually get filet, but I wanted to branch out. I ate too much, and blew up like Violet Beauregarde. Thankfully, Ginny is a hero and carries pepto in her purse, it really made me feel better. 

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After dinner, we went to Bond for drinks. It was surprisingly quiet there. Last time we went was right after my friends wedding, and the place was hoppin’. We saw a lot of hookers at the bar. There were none around this time, bummer! It’s always good people-watching. 

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A SUITE TIME

We got randomly invited to attend a Celtics game in a suite. The only drawback, I couldn’t go to my friends birthday paint night. I wanted to show up for a little bit, but I guess they open up the suite area early and they wanted us to arrive together. Andy was none too pleased that he couldn’t attend, as he is a much bigger Celtic’s fan than I’ll ever be. But it was people from work, so I could not get a plus one.

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I haven’t gone to a suite in the Garden before, only the Red Sox. It was pretty similar experience. Each one has a private bathroom, free (to us) food (even sushi!), and booze. There is also seating in the front to watch the game, and some TV’s as well. Although, I don’t know if anyone actually watches the TV’s. Pretty awesome experience!

I stuffed myself with food and drinks while watching the game. A couple of us did end up leaving a little early, since it was a weeknight. I guess we probably should have stayed till the bitter end (and paid a ton in Uber surge fees, and sit in traffic on the pike for over an hour), since they ended up winning at the last second. Also, Andy was annoyed to see that I left before the game ended. I guess I’m not that good of a sports fan, hahaha!!

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CALM DOWN, WILFORD BRIMLEY!

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My friend and I took our annual casino trip over the weekend. It was also an inaugural trip with my fancy new Jeep. We wanted to get some pizza from Mystic Pizza, but it was not in the cards (so to speak). We usually plan these trips in April. Apparently in May is when all the people come crawling out of the woodwork, and take all of the parking spots in Mystic. RUDE. I’m sure even if we did find a spot, the wait for pizza would have been very long anyway. So we gave up and made our way to Mohegan. We were planning on going there anyway, but now were going for food as well. 

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The good news, I finally got to try Hash House a Go Go. I’ve been meaning to try them for years, as there are two on the Vegas strip. But now I got to try them at a closer locale! The food was really good, but also huge. To the point where some of the dishes look like a puzzle you have to figure out how to eat. 

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After Mohegan, we made our way to the hotel to unwind and get ready for dinner and shopping at Foxwoods. It was Cinco de Mayo weekend, so festivities were in full swing. When we got to the hotel, we had to stand in line to check in. This is where a very cranky Willford Brimley-like man in the lobby. He complained about the traffic. We sat in it as well, but don’t hear us complaining about it to people who don’t give a damn about your life story in line. He (of course) held up one of the desk attendants, with his various room requests. Buddy, it’s a fucking DAYS INN, save your laundry list of room requirements for the Ritz-Carlton! He was very adamant about having a non-smoking room, didn’t even want the room near the smoking rooms. This detail is key. The poor attendant even LEFT THE DESK to check the room was clean and didn’t smell like smoke. 

We finally got checked in, by the other guy manning the desk. Since the first guy was busy making sure Wilford Crankyass, was all set with his fucking budget room. We got unpacked and ready for dinner at the other casino. I am feeble-minded and accidentally set the Uber to send us to the wrong casino. Thankfully my friend was paying attention, and I was able to change the destination. Ooops! Once we got there, we put our name in for dinner. But the guy wanted us to check back in a few minutes with him, when he had his iPad back. This was fine, except 30 seconds later, a huge swarm of people descended upon the host station like some biblical locust shit. We had to yell at people that tried to cut in front of us when confirming our reservation was set in the official iPad. Some people even had to be reminded, TWICE.  Yes, we are in fact, in front you in line so shut your pie hole! Casino people are so rude. Thankfully after that, we didn’t encounter any more line-cutters. We enjoyed some shopping, food, sombreros, and drinks.

Let’s cut to the next day. We both didn’t sleep great, so we opted to get the free breakfast at the hotel. All was fine, until Wilford Crankyass (surprisingly) still cranky, made his appearance. He cut off a few people waiting for the waffle-maker. Nobody said a word. Like what?! To add insult to injury, he also proceeded to make THREE WAFFLES.  What is this guys deal? Incredibly rude and self-centered. I can only assume he isn’t married, as I can’t imagine a person that could possibly tolerate him. Or maybe he ate his wife long ago, when she got too close to the waffle maker? Jury is still out on that. After breakfast, we packed up and headed home. However, we noticed ol’ Wilford in the parking lot, smoking a cigarette. I kid you not, the man who was bitching about a non-smoking room. 

 

 

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THE ICE CASTLE

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I came back on Sunday from a fun weekend in New Hampshire. It was an adventure! My friend Erin and I even stopped by an outlet mall on the way up. We met up with her cousin for dinner, the food at Gordi’s restaurant was good! I (of course) got scallops. After dinner, her cousin took us to the Ice Castles on his day off. It was nice of him to let us in for free and basically be a tour guide. He explained how they created the ice castle. Very cool stuff (literally).

When we first got there, everyone was watching the fire show. We were too far back to see anything, so we used this as a chance to go down the ice slides. The line wasn’t bad at the time. It was so much fun, I even made a video! We wandered around for a bit and took tons of pictures. We made our way back to the area the performers were going to be. We got there nice and early to get a front spot. I was able to get some really good pictures and video of the show. I can’t wait to go back next year, the company bought a huge lot of land in a neighboring town and will move the operation next year. They will have much more space.

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IT’S MYSTICAL!

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I am no stranger to the pizza establishment that is Mystic Pizza in Mystic Connecticut. I usually go there about once a year (or so), as I love the area. Plus it is pretty close to a couple of casinos. A couple of weeks ago, my mother-in-law brought up Mystic Pizza in a conversation. I told her about the actual pizza place in Mystic and how good the food is. Later that week, someone at work randomly brought up Mystic Pizza and the neighboring aquarium, unprompted by me.

I went to trivia night after a friends birthday dinner. Of course one of the final round questions worth 10 whole points was about the movie, Mystic Pizza. Needless to say we got that question right! Also, one of my friends on IG went there over the weekend and took loads of pictures. I think the universe is telling me I’m long overdue for a trip there. Don’t worry, universe I have listened! I have since planned a trip in May. 

 

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COOL AS ICE

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Happy #tbt to the last time I visited the ice castles in NH

My eye is twitching, so I’m ready for this short week to be over. Bring on the weekend! I am heading up to NH this weekend with my friend Erin. We’re going to visit the ice castles, before they close next week for the season. I went once a few years ago. The line SUCKED. We were stuck next to an annoying girl who wouldn’t stop complaining about how cold it was. It got the point where a mother and child in line offered up the child’s gloves and scarf in an attempt to shut her up. Unfortunately, she declined. So we all had to hang out in line for an hour and a half listening to Debbie Downer. FUN!

Thankfully, they have improved the ice castles since (so I’ve heard). They now offer timed tickets and only offer limited ticket sales on site. They also moved the castles off site of the ski resort. This will make it much easier because we were standing in line waiting to buy tickets, which is where the cluster fuck was. PLUS, we’ll be VIP. My friends cousin works there, and will be letting us in! I’m very excited to get away for the weekend. We’re probably going to be doing some exploring and finish the weekend off with pancakes at Sugar Shack. I think we’ll also be doing some outlet shopping as well. Can’t wait!

 

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