one from pittsburgh (teen) and another one (d-ray) from a town that i lovingly call "the bubble" but is actually grosse pointe, michigan.
reason #521 how you can tell d-ray is from the bubble, she wears MONOGRAMED LEATHER CLOGS!
d-ray's pink monogrammed clogs? PREPTASTIC! but don't expect me to be rocking AMH anytime soon... (we harass because we love).
sadly another one of our roommates seifs got sick last minute and had to cancel - we missed her though.
i'm a very lucky girl in that i met these two ladies freshman move in day at UD august 1998, we lived together all through college, i was a bridesmaid in d-ray's wedding a few years back, and will be in teen's wedding in april.
i'm really good at being in and attending weddings if you guys haven't figured that out yet...
these two ladies are very important people in my life and the fact that they came to cleveland this weekend made me very happy - and d-ray is even pregnant with her second child, that's dedication!
everyone arrived saturday afternoon. and teen surprising me with her mother's famous chicken dip, my favorite snack in college (thanks mrs t!). also, my mom made the trip from canton to hangout with us for the afternoon cause i think she loves teen and d-ray as much as i do.
after stopping at phoenix coffee to say hi to my CLE clothing friends and for my mom to buy a plum tshirt we headed to bar cento for lunch. sidenote: i never realized how many of my favorite restaurants aren't open for lunch on saturday...
arriving at bar cento i informed the group that we needed to get the pomme frites and the sunnyside pizza which everyone was glad i recommended. veggie burgers, ohio beef burgers and acorn squash ravioli was also consumed.
and wine, don't forget the wine - none for d-day though, sorry friend.
another surprise d-ray and teen had for me was that they had purchased in advance the "cleveland's a plum" tshirt and had worn them to cleveland to make me blush.
after a long lunch of catching up with did some shopping with stops at banyan tree, room service and duo home.
sidenote to the dude at duo home: if you would have taken a moment from checking facebook during our entire visit in your store to say hello maybe we would have bought something. end rant.
saturday night brought us to a girls night out party at MOB's house in westpark.
there was tons of food and drinks, lots of catching up and laughing at ourselves.
one gem in particular: my very dear friend beaver thought that the gps system GARMIN was actual called a CARMEN and was a play off of "where in the world is carmen san diego" - i have no words, just snorting laughter for this one.
here are some pictures from the evening. i am absolutely IN LOVE WITH MY NEW CAMERA - it's a sony cyber-shot dsc-h20 - i still have so much more to learn about it though.
the klutz, babs and mrs. verdova having a dance party humpfest with MOB's boyfriend pete when he got home all bombed from an all day bachelor party. this is what happens when a boy walks into an all girls party
all the girls minus myself and court (not sure where she was) - mrs. verdova, the klutz, muffin, martha, kate, MOB, babs, the giff, beaver, teen and d-ray.
after i had multiple black cherry cruzan rum's and diet pepsi i was ready to cause a ruckus at the public house but thankful with d-ray's bun in the oven we needed to head back downtown. i thanked her in the morning for my lack of a hangover - the public house (or the blackout house as i call it) would have put me over the edge.
we woke up sunday and headed to brunch at the tremont taphouse with beaver. there's a reason i named it best brunch in cleveland - it never disappoints.
after brunch teen and d-ray headed back to their home states of michigan and pennsylvania and i headed to my couch. i'm so thankful that i got to hangout with them this weekend, we need to do it more often.
the last and final thing that i did on sunday was go see the movie WHIP IT with beaver - we really enjoyed it and i definitely recommend it to anyone. as i mentioned on twitter, i'm a sucker for all sports themed movies and my crush on everything that drew barrymore does officially continues. i guarantee that whip it is way better than couples retreat which got the most horrific reviews ever...
so that's my weekend in review, i hope you all had as good a weekend as i did.
but is it bad that i'm already counting down the minutes to friday's cleveland magazine best of cleveland party at the rock hall (did you buy your tickets yet?) AND my trip to DC on saturday to see my lovelies maxie and lilu get married?
didn't think so.
have a good week kids!