Was this past weekend really the last one in August?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm happy to announce the winner of my Cleveland Foodbank Taste of the Browns event ticket giveaway chosen through random.org as....

CleveNole - Congrats, I'll see you there!

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Twas a great long weekend in Cleveland and Milan, Michigan for me.

Thursday evening began with dinner and drinks at
XYZ the Tavern in my neighborhood with Moe, Mark, Lzone, Seanski and CK. We caught up with Dave and the staff and I enjoyed glasses of Cava and the pork with fig sauce and risotto special. Yum-O.

Friday there was work and then the
Indians game with CK, JoeG, and Beaver to help welcome home Jim Thome. Lots of friends were in attendance cheering on the tribe and cocktails at The Greenhouse Tavern and Wonder Bar before and after the game respectively on top of a Tribe win made for a glorious evening.

abkidd + sarabot rockin' rad Indians gear - please note sara's sweet sweet sweet feather headdress.

Saturday I had a very early wake up call because Nugget and I were headed to Milan, Michigan. To the Milan Dragway specifically for the MMX Challenge on behalf of one of my clients. The weather was fabulous and the event went splendidly which made working on a Saturday a little more bearable.

Now that's a burnout!

Nugget and I made it back to Cleveland in time for a very late dinner at Luxe in my 'hood with Seanski. After dinner we picked up Hartzell and CK at Reddstone to head out to Lakewood for a change of scenery.

We met up with more friends at West End Tavern but once the crowd got a little too ripe for us walked over to Around the Corner where the crowd wasn't necessarily any less ripe but we had a horrible cover band to dance and have fun with - shots also helped.

That's A LOT of blue plaid - but more importantly I spy three Szczepinski's and a Hartzell - how stinkin' adorable are Seanski's brothers Kevin and Steve?

The many looks of Hartzell..... on the left he's wearing my Gap jean jacket and it weirdly looks good on him and on the right he's, sigh, I have no words.

Sunday there was much relaxing but also dinner cooking and taking in the comedy stylings of Marc Maron of WTF Podcast fame at Hilarities. There's nothing wrong with bubbles and comedy on a Sunday night, nothing.

The handsome CK and also handsome Marc Maron.

You will hear no complaints from me in regard to this past weekend - I give it two thumbs up.

One thing I will state though is how the hell is it going to be September on Thursday?!?!

Happy Tuesday, kids.


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