Well we're back, lovely readers. I don't know about you, but this blogger girl is T-I-R-E-D. I woke up very unwillingly this morning and thought about calling in to work dead, but decided to be a responsible adult instead and managed to get my butt in gear and get in to the station. It may have been difficult to explain later how I miraculously came back to life anyway. Luckily it is a short week so I think I'll be able to manage to hold myself together.
Last week was another one that started out relatively slowly. I met up with my older sister and four-year-old nephew at Carl's Jr on the Northside for dinner one evening. The Teriyaki burger was superb but the service was a bit below average. I also met up with TheGramma for lunch at The Chalet, because she is old and old people do so love to eat there. I think their "Seafood Spectacular" has been going on for years now, or at least I don't remember a time when the banner proclaiming the event wasn't attached to the front of the building. I enjoy The Chalet because the wait staff always remembers us, the pie is excellent, and I have yet to find more than two pieces of lettuce in the salad (SO MANY TOPPINGS). I also managed to convince my tiny/tall Fox28 gal pal that sushi needed to be a regular thing and so we headed over to Sushi I for lunch again (in my mind regular = weekly so we'll see how that goes).
On Wednesday evening I was called on to help my friends at Spokast Podcast out with some mobile podcasting. Happy to oblige, first we had dinner at The Elk (their big name sponsor) and then headed over to their guest's house to record from his basement. They made some awesome podcasting history while I sculpted people out of Play-doh, drank beer, and tried not to make too many obnoxiously loud comments in the background. As someone who has listened to just about every single episode, I think I can feel secure in saying last week's shortcast was the funniest show they've done yet.
Saturday saw me trying something new and exciting - eating at The Satellite during daylight hours! Normally I'm hitting them up after a night on the town (and boy howdy do those appetizer sampler platters taste excellent after a few drinks!) but this time I was giving them a try first thing in the morning (okay it was probably more like noon but let's not squabble over exact time frames). A friend and I shared a ham and cheese omelet as well as O'Brien potatoes and it was all excellent. Splitting the dishes in half gave us each the perfect amount so that we were full but not about ready to burst if we ate just one more wafer thin mint (that's a Monty Python reference just for you).
That evening I got all dressed up and headed over to Club 412 with the Spoko-local Modified Dolls for a bake sale at the Pasties and Paddles Burlesque show: Cabaret Royale. We set up our delicious confections in the vendor area, right across from a steampunk jewelry table and right next to an adult novelty table. Before, during, and after the main show we smiled, chatted, and flirted our way into selling treats all in the name of a great cause - The March of Dimes. Especially once the bar opened and the drinking began it seemed like attendees couldn't get enough of our maple bacon cupcakes, peanut butter and jelly cookies, dark chocolate cupcakes, mini pies, and salty munchy snacks.
Though a bit tuckered out from Saturday night's fun and games, on Sunday I managed to pull myself out of bed and headed off to Rosauers to stock up on some very special snacks and drinks for a very special celebration - Arrested Development was back on television (almost kind of - really it is on Netflix but WHO CARES ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT YIPEE!!!)! Yep I was going to an Arrested Development viewing party that evening and needed to grab necessary items such as Mommy Juice boxes (that's boxed wine for all of you not in the know), macaroni salad, banana nut bread, and vodka. The festivities were held at my tiny/tall gal pal's apartment, where she provided hot wings, more vodka, and ice cream sandwiches (which I'll admit I totally forgot about through the course of the evening - lame). It was an excellent evening, even if we were staying in. Good food, great friends, and brand-spanking-new episodes of a brilliant show.
So while I didn't seem to go out as much last week as I have in the past, it was still a busy busy time and I was still ready to take a break by Monday. Now I'm off to see what kind of trouble I can manage to get into this week. I'll be back (Monday if I'm feeling industrious or Tuesday if I'm being lazy) to talk about things like comic book conventions, white trash birthday parties, and epic season premieres of animated awesome.
Why don't you head out for some adventures of your own while I'm gone? If you're lucky you just might see me bouncing around town while you're out there.
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