Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekend Windup - Blogger Brunch and 2 Surprise Parties

Let's get this out of the way - I was a bad blogger and took very few pictures this weekend.

Friday was a big fat nothing night. We didn't even eat dinner. But we did book a long weekend in Jamaica! We leave next Friday. I'm not even kidding. I'm so ready to escape winter. We also watched part of the Olympics opening ceremony (mostly just the parade of nations). Aaron and I both went to bed early, which was a good thing because...

Saturday Aaron woke up around 4 am and decided to do some work. I was definitely not interested in getting up that early but I never fell back asleep and finally got out of bed at 6:30. I went to Explorers Club for brunch with about 25 other Columbus bloggers. Talk about a group blate! This was my first blogger meetup and it was such fun to meet more bloggers and now I have lots more blogs to stalk follow. Explorers Club took great care of us (so much food!). Thanks to Amanda and Courtney for putting it all together! 

I was very glad to finally meet Holly! I've been reading her blog for over a year and we came close to meeting last spring. Here's where I made sure to get a picture:

That night we went to Strongwater for a surprise 50th birthday party. We hadn't been there before - it's a cool space and while we didn't have any of their food, it sure looked and smelled yummy.

Sunday we did the church thing and then went to a surprise 50th birthday brunch with a completely different group of people! This one was at Starliner Diner, which is one of our favorite brunch destinations. Both surprises went off perfectly - neither birthday boy suspected a thing. I took a lovely afternoon nap and later watched the Beatles tribute. I thought everyone did a great job; I love seeing different artists collaborate (Pharrell and Brad Paisley) and reunite (Eurythmics and of course Paul and Ringo). I enjoyed the interviews with David Letterman in the Ed Sullivan Theater and the short bios on each Beatle.

We got a bit more snow yesterday morning but fortunately it didn't last. Meanwhile, Columbus streets are still crap from last Tuesday night's storm. I'm normally one to give the benefit of the doubt but seriously? I feel like I'm riding the antique cars at an amusement park but instead of a rail there's a line of snow and ice that I'm trying to avoid. And I'm not just talking about alleys or side streets. I'm hoping that today's sunshine helps before tomorrow's "high of 18" bullshit.


  1. what a fun weekend!! i want to go to a blogger brunch! that sounds awesome!

  2. Our streets also still blow and we also got more snow. Over it.

    I'm glad you guys are jetting off next weekend!

    Very cool about the meetup.

  3. How funny we each had blates this weekend, but unfortunately not together :( Next time for sure :) Glad to see it went well!

  4. I am incredibly jealous about the long weekend. One of the sucky things about working at a university is that I can't just take off days in the middle of the semester. I NEED to get away from this weather!

    How fun with the blogger meetup. I only know of a few other bloggers in my area.

  5. Wait, you and Aaron were like "hhmmmmm, nothing on the calendar for next week, let's go to Jamaica!" I am so very jealous! I would love that kind of spontaneity in my life! Also, a 25 peope blogger meetup sounds like a huge party! Glad you had a great time!

  6. Sounds like you had a great weekend! If you were enjoying yourself enough to forget about pics, that's a good sign.


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