Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekend Snapshots {10.2}

Well hello there, October. So nice to see you again.
October is my absolute favorite month of the year. It brings crisp air, apple cider, falling leaves and more football. This weekend felt like the perfect Fall weather weekend- cold, but sunny. Can I live somewhere that it stays like this all year round? I don't think such a place actually exists. It would be too perfect. For now, I'll take beautiful Ohio in the Autumn.

Friday, I couldn't decide what I was going to do with my night. When I finally decided to just run out and grab a quick bite with my Mom, my brother, who lives 30 minutes up north in Michigan, called to say he was about to stop by and grab dinner in town before he drove to Kentucky for the weekend. It was serendipitous timing. We met at Chipotle and had a quick bite before he continued on his journey down south with his friends and wifey. My other brother's fiance, Megan, was in town for the weekend, so after dinner she stopped by to hang out. A little girl time, if you will. We watched TV, ate ice cream and acted like bums. But eventually it got late and I got that itch to get out of the house. My dude friends were hitting up a bar down the street so I hopped out to join them.

How do we feel about being the designated driver when we're out with friends? I mean, it's a role I'm totally unfamiliar with. In New York, you could literally crawl your way home, and no one would even look twice at you. Nighttime in New York belongs to the drunks. You can walk home, take the subway, or my favorite- take a cab! Cabs are like a DD, but it's their job not to be drunk. Well, Ohio is quite possibly the opposite. Most of the DDs end up drinking, and it's an unsafe situation for everyone. Paradoxically, the more I drink, the more likely I am to just get into a car with whoever is willing to drive. Yeah, I'm like super safe always. Anyway, I ended up going out around midnight and had pretty much resigned myself to not drinking, and driving my friends home. It worked out pretty well.... Except, it's really hard to wrap your head around having fun when literally everyone around you is wasted. It's funny for the first 15 minutes. But then it gets annoying, and you wonder if you look like that when you drink. I know myself well enough to know that I don't look like that when I drink- I look even dumber. It was just hard to loosen up as much as everyone that's 12 beers deep when the last thing I had to drink was Diet Coke. But whatever. I'm determined to become a semi-regular in the rotation of DDs. I'll have to get over my awkwardness.

Saturday I made a weird decision. Most of the blogs I read don't post on weekends. I've never tried this before, but decided to give it a shot this weekend. Let me tell you- it felt weird. I just felt useless. Like I was skipping out on work or something. Or like someone was going to come yell at me and punish me for not posting. I realize it's not that big of a deal, but I think, at least for the time being, I'm going to try to post on weekends still. I don't like feeling like a delinquent. I got enough of that in high school.
Saturday during the day I went shopping with my Mom down in Perrysburg. I scored some super cute stuff that I'll post later this week. Then I headed to our family friend's house to babysit their baby, Aleena. She's the most adorable little peanut. I had so much fun. Who knew you could actually have fun with a baby? I've had fun with little ones who can walk and talk, obviously, but it's actually a lot of fun to see a baby's personality pop out. We played on the swings, danced to Raffi and she ate some really questionable smelling baby food. Then she had baby's first Nirvana- I played her lullaby versions of my favorite Nirvana songs. Spotify, you come through in the clutch, yet again. After her parents got home, I ran to dinner with my parents and my brother's fiance Megan, who's in town for the weekend, at Sakura, the raddest hibachi spot in town. I ate entirely too much, but it was so yummy. We came home and I fell asleep while watching TV. YEAH- SUPER COOL SATURDAY NIGHT! JEALS, MUCH?!



Sunday, I was supposed to get up and work out... but that didn't happen. I think I pulled a stomach muscle or something last week while working out, but I'm not positive. I didn't want to risk it though, so a walk felt more appropriate. Long walks at Wildwood, the park near my house, are my new favorite thing.



Then my Mom, Megan and I went to see 50/50. DEAR LORD- was that movie a tearjerker. I literally could not stop crying the whole movie. It was so good. Afterwards, we stopped down to see my Grandaddy, and I felt like a good granddaughter.
Last night I tried to do homework, but ended up falling asleep instead. School's tiring, okay?! Then my Mom, Megan and I watched a few episodes of Sister Wives and Long Island Medium... you know, it's not going to watch itself. Someone has to do it. I'm being, like, productive. Then I tried to stay up late studying... To no avail. Sleep, man. It just calls to me.
carmen

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