DC awesomeness

Monday, May 18, 2009

i'll say it once and i'll say it probably say it many times again, but never in my wildest dreams when i started this blog did i think i would make friend from it.

but i'm very glad i have. because now i don't know what i would do without so many of them.

on saturday i ventured to washington dc for the night to hangout with
maxie, deutlich, livitluvit, lexa and many many many many other talented and amazing bloggers.

after my plane landed in dc and deutlich and maxie came and picked me up and we headed straight to the park for a picnic - a picnic with only minor snafus. i.e. there wasn't a grill.

thankfully we had some macgyver's in our midst because we somehow turned a fire pit into a grill thanks mainly to livitluvit's wonderful boyfriend B, katherine and franco beans. who knew that you could strategically place some sticks and basket weave aluminum foil and turn it into a gill?!?!

brilliant.

but brilliance doesn't hide the fact that i don't like nature, or bugs. i really don't like bugs.

after the picnic me, maxie and deutlich headed over to livitluvit's for an impromptu dance party and lots of vodka consumption before heading over to a bar (somewhere in dc) so help katherine celebrate her 30th birthday.

where we drank lots, took many shots and had the funniest exchange of the entire evening: so i walk out of the bathroom to find that deutlich had dropped her whole beer and glass on the floor causing a huge mess of beer and broken glass on the floor.

obviously i see this and start giving her shit, playfully yelling at her for being a sloppy fool, when simultaneously a girl walks out of the bathroom door that i happened to be standing in front of hitting me in the elbow causing me to drop my drink breaking it all over the floor exactly where deutlich's broken beer glass was still laying.

drinking fail.

LADIES! lilu, me, deutlich and maxie - nailed it.

after the above pic was taken we hopped to another bar to dance and then to another bar to eat - what those bars are called i'm not sure, all i know is that the second, SECOND that i got into deutlich's car to head to her (beautiful) house to crash i was out like a light. maxie was too, so i don't feel as bad.


sunday morning the group got together again for a delicious brunch at bar pilar (see i remembered something!), and we added a friend in marie, who i was so so so excited to meet. even though i had to apologize to her for my hungover dirtiness - it shows the real alexa flavor right?

something else that adds flavor is bacon - and the coolest thing about bar pilar (after the company i was with) was the bacon bloody mary which i had never heard of. i mean it's BACON in a bloody mary which is a win win in my eyes.

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so i just went back and read the above post and it doesn't even begin to capture the awesomeness of the weekend or the fabulousness of my DC friends. i was genuinely sad to leave and i'm counting down the days to our next get together in august.

deutlich, maxie and lilu - i can't thank you enough for your hospitality and awesomeness. for serious.

but lilu, you still owe me a video...

34 comments:

  1. Bacon in Bloody Mary's???!!! I think I am in love and need to try it ASAP...it would be perfect for work - but then there is that whole getting fired thing!

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  2. Bacon? in Bloody Mary? intrigue, intrigue. You guys always have the best of times, seriously so great! I like the pictures of everyone together :)

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  3. Bacon bloody mary? I may have to go check that place out...

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  4. So sorry I was sick--I would have loved to hang out more...next time, lady.

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  5. You hung out with some pretty kick ass bloggers. For some reason, that doesn't surprise me. Awesome begets awesome! Yay Alexa!

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  6. If you look that good hungover, then you must look fantabulous (obviously from the picture) non-hungover! No need to apologize!

    So great meeting you! I think you need to move to DC. :)

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  7. a bacon bloody mary looks like the perfect hangover cure.

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  8. The bloggers I've met in real life really are the most amazing people I've ever met, and it makes me wonder what kind of sad existence I would have if it weren't for blogging.

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  9. sounds like such a fun weekend! im totally jealous. of the weekend, AND the bacon bloody mary holy hell that's heaven.

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  10. I'm surprised Michael Symon hasn't thought of that one! You know he does amazing things with bacon!

    Thanks for coming to the party Friday night!!!!

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  11. yay for blogs and friends and making blog friends! you ladies are all fabulous!

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  12. Looks like you all had so much fun.

    I am not a big fan of bloddy marys but throw in some BACON and i am so on board. I wonder if there is anything I wont eat if you add bacon? Probably not.

    OK East coast bloggers come to the West coast. We got bacon bloody marys too.

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  13. I all kinds of love that you can see where I spilled beer on myself from our expert handling of alcoholic beverages in public places.

    We should really get a plaque for that.

    Also, I'm obviously one classy broad. Except not.

    But I DO MISS YOU AND YAAAY FOR AUGUST!

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  14. Aaaannnnddd, now I want bacon. Damn.

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  15. I'm so sad I missed it! When's your next DC foray?

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  16. how did i miss TWO drink fails?

    it must've been when we were across the bar laughing at the old dude and the hooker

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  17. That is a hilarious story about the drinks. I would have loved to see that happen!

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  18. I told you that BBM would be awesome. ALWAYS TRUST ME when it comes to drinks.

    And I already have a bunch of comments demanding the video. OOPS. Dancing fail. I guess we'll just have to come visit you...

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  19. I really need to get out more. I don't know if I can keep up but I want to try.

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  20. I am glad you had a great time, seems fabulous.

    A Bacon bloody mary, sounds a bit like heaven...

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  21. Bacon in a Bloody? Where is this place? . . . Heaven?

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  22. I've gotta get me some bacon bloody mary goodness ASAP. That sounds awesome.

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  23. That's what you get for drinking. Jesus doesn't love Alcoholics.

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  24. I never imagined I would make such great friends through blogging either. Isn't it great?

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  25. It's always so difficult to recap an experience in a way that fully does it justice :) But, I must say, you do a great job*

    xo,
    Kelly

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  26. Dude, you people need to stop having so much fun 'cause I'm super jealous. Okay, thanks.

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  27. Everytime I think that there's not a single other thing to do with bacon someone surprises me.

    Also, the friends I've made through blogging is what makes me keep doing it. Whenever I hear someone put blogging down, it's my first line of defense.

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  28. seriously, your weekend sounds fantastic. so many awesome bloggers all together, i'm so jealous, haha.

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  29. So jealous of your weekend. And bacon in a Bloody Mary is genius.

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  30. that sounds like a fabulous time! I dunno about the bacon bloody mary, but its good to try new things, right?

    a picinic is awesome, especially when you had to make do with what you had!

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  31. Bloody Mary and Bacon... holy cow, I must try that!

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  32. I was enjoying all your tweets back and forth last weekend and was totally jealous that I'm not on that coast of the country! Looks like it was a blast!

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  33. It was was awesome to finally meet you! And I believe I may have been responsible for one of Deutlich's beer FAILs, what with the trying too cool myself off at the sweatlodge/dance floor.

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