it's a beautiful night in cleveland and literally ten feet outside my apartment door a fabulous downtown cleveland alliance event is going on - thursday night live has brought basketball courts, cornhole and badminton to w 9th. and the bars on my street are also having tons of drink and food specials.
while i was walking home from my parking lot i was looking around like wow, i live here?!?! this is so fun!
so instead of walking right into my apartment i looked for my friend who works for the dca and made him give me a sweet thursday night live t-shirt.
so now i'm home - one box of vegan mac and "cheese" and one free t-shirt later still very very tired.
what? what's that you say? why am i so tired?
ok, ok, i'll fill you in.
last night myself, georgia peach, wonger and murph headed to half price sushi night at sushi rock for 5:30 dinner reservations. i know 5:30 is early for dinner but we wanted to get moving, we are old.
after about 324 orders of tofu/avocado rolls and two bottles of wine later we headed to d'vine wine bar, picking up the giff and liz along the way. we scored a big circle patio table - cause that's how we roll.
d'vine is where the giff, georgia peach and i found our new favorite summer drink. the sparkling strawberry. um, yum. it's strawberry infused vodka topped with sparkling wine. to die for.
i want one everyday this summer. let's see if i can accomplish this.
[side note: im now sitting on my deck typing this post oh so very journalistic like in pajama pants and a t-shit when a bug landed on my arm. very dainty like i attempted to flick the little booger away. instead i ended up murdering the bug on my arm. ew bug guts. end side note]
we met up with the usual boys, nameless husband, donkers and tj and we quickly became the official "welcome to the map room" welcoming party.
now murph doesn't hang out all that much with me and the downtown family so she hadn't met donkers yet. or so she thought.
upon meeting him she whispered to me, "i know where i know him from! he has hooked up with at least two of my friends"
of course he has.
obviously i couldn't keep this tidbit a secret so i clued donkers in on what we were giggling about.
he immediately blushes and asked what their names were.
murph: kate _____ and kelly______
donkers: *blank stare*
donkers: do you have any pictures of them?
murph: no, but maybe you have their phone number and you just forgot you did?
donkers: (going through his phone with the numbers murph gave him)
ok, i have 4 kate's and 5 kelly's but none of the numbers match with yours
me: you are such a player donkers! you get girls numbers for sport
murph: actually, he just points to his apartment across the street at 2:30am and the girls follow, i've seen it happen in real life.
me: (to donkers) murph already knows your game and she doesn't even know you!
murph: you're like the map room consolation prize, the parting gift.
at this point i think you could have heard me laughing on the east bank of the flats.
after we throughly called donks out on his shit he chugged a beer and got a new girls number put in his blackberry that he will never call.
for as much crap as i give donkers the dude does crack me up, and as he stated to me last night in a buzzed state, "you're my buddy alexa. like the type of buddy that if a guy was ever giving you a hard time at a bar i would totally kick his ass."
HA! gee thanks.
so i'm across the street from my apartment at this point in time one would think my night is over right?
next stop my FAVORITE dive bar in cleveland - harbor inn. (btw, where were you narm??). wonger, murph and i met up with our SCENE writer friends. well mostly i just caught up with Dan at the bar.
getting second and third place on the erotic photo hunt megatouch was good enough for us and we headed home.
do you all now get why i'm tired today? oy.
lessons i learned
-tofu is good
-infused strawberry vodka is delicious
-so co and lime shots are horrible
-harbor inn has a sweet new patio
-motorcycles like to stop at talk to chicks in cars
-advil before bed really does work (thanks allison m)