plum head of the week 4.3.08

Thursday, April 3, 2008

this is going to be a plum head post and some random information thrown into one. so deal with it.

last night i had a very fun dinner with my j-birdie at sushi rock. unfortunately miss wonger's street team van got a flat tire and she had to bail on dinner with us and i got sad, but it was probably for the best because then j-birdie and i could gossip about north canton the whole time, call me caddy - whatev.

two martini's later j-birdie had to go to the indian's game for a work event and i was planning on joining georgia peach's reservation with nameless, dr wild and donkers but it ended up not working out - stupid busy half price sushi night. oh well it was for the best because i would have ended up having two more martini's then i would have been hungover today and i just don't have time for that anymore.

i'll go ahead and say that again, I DON'T HAVE TIME TO BE HUNGOVER ANYMORE.


this is a very big step for me, i think i have grown up!! or maybe i am a bit more career driven now then say when i worked at Scene Magazine and it was my job to party. but that's another post.

so today after work i'm driving to canton to pick up the new car. i'm beyond pumped. i need a name for my new car. any suggestions?

also, yesterday i was a hero. i saved someone from being stuck in an elevator! i was sitting at my desk and i heard someone shouting "HELP! HELP!". i spring into action helping the damsel in distress with my awesome freight elevator operating skills. this is also warrants more light shed on it during another post. looks like i am going to be busy this weekend.

anyways, on to the plum head!!!!

hooray for the georgia peach, this weeks plum. if you read my blog you know that the peach is a recurring character in my blog, not only because she is one of my dear friends but because she has also been my neighbor for over two years and basically we have to be cordial : )

the peach has seriously made my downtown living experience the best it could possibly be. it's like a little family mostly because the majority of our group isn't from cleveland originally so we don't do sunday dinner with the family, we do it with ourselves. sometimes when i'm sitting at her apartment with her and her husband eating dinner like the third wheel i laugh, then i get sad when i think about them having to move in june when nameless gets his residency assignment. i'm pulling for the cleveland clinic obviously.

the georgia peach and i by simply looking at us are such a contrast, she is a tall skinny blonde southern belle, accent and all. and i am a short not so skinny loud greek. but it works and i don't know what i'd do without her in my life. i know it just wouldn't be as fun.

the georgia peach is obviously from georgia and she grew up on a farm, well it's more like a plantation (minus the slaves) - it is a massive beautiful estate. i was lucky enough to visit her home last june for her wedding in georgia, it was breathtaking. i wanna go back!

no i want to give a shout out to georgia peach's mom, who i know reads this blog simply to check up on her daughter. : ) she fell off a horse a few days ago and had to have an emergency surgery and i just want to let her know that we are thinking of her up here in cleveland and wish her a speedy recovery!

georgia peach, i love you and i'm so happy you heard my loud ass voice through the apartment walls and decided that we just had to be friends. i'm very thankful for that! xoxo

Where are you typing from?

On a farm in Georgia for the Georgia Peach of course! - seriously! I think I subconsciously waited to answer these questions until I could write down some place interesting.

Art Teacher at an inner city High School/ Babysitter (at least it seems so...)

Relationship Status:
Old married woman to "Georgia Peach's Husband" aka "Nameless"

How do you know me?
There might as well not be a wall between our two apartments! But since there is we're neighbors.

If you had to sell Cleveland to someone, what would you say?
The same thing I tell everyone who asks me why I moved to Cleveland, "It's really not that bad at all!" It's a mini Chicago, sort of...

What's your favorite part about Cleveland?
Downtown living, and my "downtown Cleveland family"!

If you had a last meal on earth what would it be?
fried chicken, biscuits and ice cream. Everything that's really bad for you.

What's your signature wedding drink?
Peach Martinis of course!

Favorite Book?
"All the Kings Men" - Robert Penn Warren

Would you rather be the celebrity or in the entourage?
Entourage for sure! I'm not that photogenic and I don't want people pointing out in gossip magazines when I neglect to wash my hair for a few days!

Dream vacation destination?
I LOVE vacations so that one's tough - maybe Costa Rica on a secluded beach, but then New Zealand is my favorite place on earth so I guess there too!

Favorite restaurant? (preferably in Cleveland)
Lola, Light Bistro, Parallax, Farm 255 in Athens, Ga

What's your favorite blog (besides cleveland's a plum)?
I have given up all gossip magazines and gossip blogs, and have been happy with my decision so far, but I do love this one!

Least favorite day of the week?
Thursday - I always go through half the day thinking it's Friday until I remember that I still have one more day of work to go! Work weeks should only be 4 days long.

What's the oddest thing you have ever publicly witnessed?
No lie! Two dogs that got stuck together while humping when it was really hot outside! It was in Pisa, Italy and the oddest, most shocking, scene ever! One was tied to a fence and the other was a stray from the street. I don't even want to know how that one dog's poor owner reacted when he came back to find a stray dog attached to his pooch via his wiener!

What's the next big thing you are looking forward to?
The three best things about being a teacher? June, July and August! - and of course I'm looking forward to Poo Poo's wedding!

What is a juicy bit of information that you think your fellow plum heads should know about me?
Alexa is Greek - not a secret I know, but I love all her Greekness! She cooks with feta cheese and olive oil, she's loud as all mighty hell, she likes to break plates, eat lamb, put windex on all ailments, and tell you how every word originated from the Greek language - well maybe not, but I believe what I want to believe.


  1. Alexa, YOU helped somebody in an elevator......all I could think of was the time (you were young) I almost had to slap you because you became hysterical about using the elevator in the parking garage at the Canton Players Guild!!
    I LOVE Georgia Peach...I never had one of your friends send me a 'thank you' note after taking them out to dinner.....Southerners definitely know the social graces! Funny that she also called Cleveland a mini-Chicago......your uncle always calls Chicago a 'big Canton'!
    Stop by so I can see your new car!

  2. Great post! I was laughing at your saving the damsel in distress. Well done Lex!
    Georgia Peach you are fabulous and I really miss hanging out with you two, especially now that Lex drinks wine one the weekdays sometimes. I love both of you!

  3. OMG, I remember my family dog being "stuck" to a stray in the backyard when I was younger. Of course, I had no idea what the hell was going on and couldn't figure out why he just couldn't run away... LOL

  4. You have to name that Car Big John's Mud. I don't know why. You just do.

  5. I'm allergic to lamb...Does that make me less of a "part-Greek"???

  6. I so don't have time to be hungover anymore either.

    I hate growing up :-(

  7. "fell OFF a horse."


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