While last weekend, I recovered from the incredible party celebrating my 29th bday and house purchasing powers, this weekend I made up for it by cramming it full of ...a little bit of everything.
Friday - Barbecue Fest
Although I'm a native Memphian, I've never been to this international pork celebration because I've always heard you have to know somebody to party. And even though we had VIP passes, it's true. You gotta know a somebody, be somebody or lie like you know somebody.
But, who's to let a beautiful Friday night in downtown Memphis go to waste? So Joey, Loryn and I feasted on Blues City Cafe ribs and tamales. And while we feasted, I introduced myself to the four gentlemen at the table next to us who were here for some kind of dorky older guy convention. The star of their party was Blaine from Iowa. Blaine's 50, has hair implants and fake teeth. He shared all of this with us with more bravado than you'd think possible and all to the chagrin of his tablemates.
Just before leaving, we stopped in at the restroom, where I met Jeff from Arizona. Jeff was here with the Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Joey was quite impressed that I could meet someone in line to the restroom, but when you got it, you got it. Jeff bought me a beer which meant I owed him a decent conversation. He wanted to meet up later, but like most of them, he didn't get his wish.
Oh, and then, I met Joe from St. Louis, who we were all convinced was gay, but still alleged he liked my dancing. We chatted it up with Joe, here with a bachelor party, and his friends for a few before heading back to B-town for a long nights sleep.
Saturday - Slumber Party
Saturday was filled with preparations for my first overnight guests, Mr. Austin and Miss Aubrey. I picked them up about 4:45, we had dinner at Burger King. Well, I had dinner and they took bites of their happy meals in between running, screaming and sliding. Then we came home, played frisbee, ring toss, danced, visited with my parents, made fudge and watched movies. I'm not sure about them, but I was exhausted by 9:30. Aubrey stayed up until midnight and Austin, bless his heart, didn't make it to sleep until after 4 a.m. when the benedryl finally kicked in. Aubrey woke up at 7:20 a.m. and I slept between Austin falling asleep and Aubrey waking up. I swear, I don't know how you parents do it. And at this point, I may never find out.
Sunday - Recover/Softball double header
After my guests departed with their mama, I headed to church to witness one of my dearest friends get engaged in front of the whole congregation. Congrats to Rebekah and Adam! Then I trudged home for a three-hour nap. I forced myself out of bed for an afternoon of softball. Fortunately, I got to sub, which means I kept score and called people a ho. Now, before you go judging, it wasn't my fault. The second person to bat after the person at bat is "In the hole," and when you run it all together it sounds like they are, in fact, a ho. So I just went straight to the name calling and we all had a blast. Not to mention, we won both games.
And now, I'm headed to my fabulous new bed for some MUCH needed rest.
Worn out from fun,