Go Big or Go Homecoming
Buongiorno! This has been a completely insane, fantastic and exhausting weekend. Get ready for Homecoming 2009.
Friday started off with a pure luxury: breakfast in bed. I awoke at 10am, put on some coffee, made breakfast and hopped right back into bed with this gem:
I then skipped to choir, where I had an audition for a solo. I may not get it, but I’ve made a little promise to myself to try out for solos. I normally wuss out, but no more!
After that I went to the gym and ellipticalled for 50 minutes. I ran home immediately after because my dear friend A.Lip was nearing mi casa!
I showered and put on my face, and then we walked to Casa Nueva for a brew and dinner (or lunch?). I ordered a local wheat beer, chips with salsa and guacamole and a salad of mixed greens, roasted apples, leeks and walnuts, topped with a pawpaw maple dressing:
I hadn’t spent quality time with my high school best friend for far too long. We stayed at Casa for hours, even ordering another round of chips…among rounds of other things, and loving our time together:
We eventually decided to change locations and found a new home at The Pub. While I ordered a normal-sized Oktoberfest, A.Lip upped the game and went for an “Aquarium” of it:
Dancing, laughing and meeting cute men happened somewhere in-between that photo and going home to rest up.
Because on Saturday, at 8am, the games started all over again:
Broney’s was bumping! I was shocked that students voluntarily get out of bed earlier than they ever would for a class to go to bars. Wait, nevermind. I’m not that shocked.
We stayed there for only a few minutes, though, because we realized we’d rather eat. To Court Street Diner we went! I ordered coffee, water and veggie hash browns, sans cheese:
Soon after breakfast, A.Lip had to head back to Cinci. The party in Athens, however, only grew:
The streets were packed with students, alumni and, well, people who had been partying since Friday night and never stopped. But back to the parade:
When the parade died down, we headed into the dungeonous bars:
I called MamaJ at this point to share the insanity and hilarity of the situation. I’m not sure I ever need to go to a bar that early again, but I am glad I experienced it this year. Muffin was unimpressed:
It was fabulously entertaining to hop from bar to bar to check the scenes. Naturally, they were all very similar: crowded, beer-coated, loud. This made for fantastic dance floors and rapping (on my part). Such scenery reminded me of the summer, so I had to call my shawtie and express how much I missed her.
At one point, I took my stunna shades out of my purse and LOST them. I’m distraught over this still. I’m sad that I’ve lost a pair of shades that have been through a killa summer, and I’m sad that I have to squint in the sun.
This didn’t stop the fun Saturday, but Muffin and I needed a break at 2pm. I was starving again, so we headed to O’Betty’s for a tofu dog loaded with pickled peppers and served with a side of fresh, hot fries:
The fries were so good that I ordered another round for us. I couldn’t help it!
With full tummies, Muffin and I headed back to her place for a nap. I was out like a light for a couple hours. My bod needed it as much as it needed the fries, I swear. For dinner later, I had two pieces of bread with hummus and chips with salsa. It wasn’t the most balanced day of eats, but I loved everything I ate.
Eventually, we mustered up the energy to go out again. This was extremely short-lived. I tried my best to stay out and dance, downing cups and cups of water to make me feel better, but at one point I gave up. My poor freakum’ dress barely got to play. I went home at midnight and fell right asleep. I’m not as young and resilient as I thought!
Sunday started in a more traditional, civilized manner:
In the bowl: 1/3 C oats, 1/3 C pumpkin, 1 C water, cinnamon, scoop vegetable protein powder and peanut butter drizzle. It felt amazing to eat normally again.
I showered and cleaned for a while after breakfast. Then I did something new to me: hung out with an ex-boyfriend. For those of you who’ve been reading for a while, you may remember MisterMan. We were together for the last half of my Junior year, and then parted ways when I went to San Fran for the summer. It was a natural split, and we are nothing but friendly to each other now.
Anyway, he was in town for Homecoming, and we decided to see each other this fine Sunday. Like old times, he accompanied me on my Walmart grocery run, and then we had lunch at Casa. I started with a delicious garlic-tomato-peanut butter soup that my camera ate. For a second course, I enjoyed the Autumn Rice Salad:
This also had roasted apples, leeks, walnuts and pawpaw maple dressing. Lovely, but not the most filling.
MisterMan then dropped me off at Muffin’s office, where I filmed and then wrote a blog post for College Green Tooth. Muffin is amazing for helping me!
We hung out in the office for a couple hours, and then walked to her house to reflect upon the weekend’s festivities and happenings that I wish I could share with everyone. Privacy’s a beezy sometimes.
Anyway, she drove me home around 7-ish and I immediately made dinner:
In the mix: spinach, baby spinach, broccoli slaw, cherry toms, shrooms and balsamic vinaigrette. The other half of dinner, which I’m somewhat embarrassed to show you, looked a lil’ something like this:
Smart Dogs are a little…odd. They are rubbery and anything but “real,” but I also think I may kinda like them. I’ve been a bottemless pit today, so I’m eating cereal mixed with pumpkin, almond milk and carob chips in hopes of feeling full soon.
The week ahead is going to be a doozie! I have major assignments due Tuesday and Thursday, but I’ll make it through! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend–I’m off to read about them now!
Ciao for now,
Question: What was the most delicious thing you ate this weekend?
I’m all about those fries. Seriously, they were the best.
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