Let me first say I love this summer so far and not working on Sundays. It's a-m-a-z-i-n-g and I'm having such a blast.
On Thursday, the BF and I celebrated my online friend's (yes, that's how Alexa and I met) birthday with a few of her closest friends. Click here for a full recap complete with pictures of the night. We all had delicious meals courtesy and the Greenhouse Tavern and the most chocolicious cake I've had in awhile, and, quite possibly ever.
With the birthday girl
On Friday, the BF and I visited with my parents and brother, finishing off another fantastic meal. We then headed out to Lakewood bars to cause trouble and party with the rest of the west side of Cleveland.
On Saturday (yay for the actual holiday), we attended another cookout with friends. Now, it had all the makings of just a normal cookout - chicken, desserts, wine and beer. It was missing one of the most important elements and that was a fire pit.
My friend Lia to her husband - "Jesse, I told we should've bought a chiminea."
Jesse - "I can go get one now."
Another genius friend - "Don't go buy one, let's just to steal Critty's."
And, that's exactly what we did to roast marshmallows - we "borrowed" our friend's chiminea from his backyard. After we stole it and had a fire going, he showed up and we didn't tell him into a good two hours later.
He kept making references to how "it looked just like his" and "where did you get it at because it looks like mine." The girls (me included) thought it was more funny than the boys did, but we also were drinking a lot more wine and vodka than they were. Yes, we decided to flavor our wine with a little cranberry vodka.