Sunday, February 01, 2009

We Were Running All Around and Having a Blast

Here is a picture of my girl crush with her ever faithful fanny pack.

Okay, kids. This will be a lot of pics and few words. Just the way you like it. This weekend was insanely busy again, and I haven't had time to process anything yet. It was great. I watched movies with Coadster on Friday night, it warmed up enough on Saturday for me to run my six mile route, I went out Saturday night, and after some cooking, I went to my Superbowl party this evening. It was a kick-ass game and the Steelers won. Yea!

So, on Saturday night, my friend G. made us homemade pizza and then took us to a party her old college roommate was having at the Hills Community Center.

Hills is a town outside of Iowa City. I love going to small town bars or parties. I meet such interesting people, and it's great to go somewhere that isn't full of college students. At this thing in Hills, there were actually people who were older than me. Can you believe it? I sometimes forget that those people even exist.

I don't think we ever found out exactly what the party was about or for. There were a lot of people wearing pink and blue bowling shirts and there was a band playing oldies covers. We were a little different than most of the people at the party, but all the folks we spoke with were very nice. They took us to the back room and offered us shots. I can't really drink hard liquor, so I just documented the shot taking.

Apparently, the people in Hills are very authentic, or their clothing is, anyway.

The band was really fun and played songs everyone would know.

We got out among the bowling shirt clad kids and danced.

Eventually, we got tired and decided it was time to head back to Iowa City.

At the Dublin, we encountered some of our friends back from a wedding reception.

It seems many of our friends were a bit wine drunk from the reception and brought out their party tricks. The best one hands down was our friend's ability to balance almost anything on her head. I don't have that skill, but if I did, I would be so much more popular than I am right now.

All the cool kids wanted to be just like her and soon everyone in the bar was wearing their drink on their noggin...Except me, of course.

At last call, we ran upstairs to hail a cab and go back to our friend J.'s house. Just so you know, I really am wearing a skirt, it just doesn't look like it in this photo.

I stuck around for a few minutes and watched the Guitar Hero tournament, but I'm old and can't hang with the young'uns. I braved the icy sidewalks and went home and crashed. The end.


Remiman said...

I misbehaved Saturday night and suffered the hangover all day yesterday!

dmarks said...

Crushie looks like the Flying Nun with that thing on her head.

Speaking of watching movies, does anyone know if "Groundhog Day" will be on today? The search at sucks.

Mr Atrocity said...

Sounds like a grand weekend.

Pamela said...

Ah, but can she balance a loaded bucket of water on her head?

Susan said...

I'm very impressed with her head balance tricks!

Minyo said...

Balancing things on one's head is pretty cool. Saturday's weather was awesome. Why can't there be more days like that in January?

laura b. said...

I love how great you are at documenting your good times photographically!

booda baby said...

I am crazy impressed by the cocktail balancing party. I drink mostly wine anymore or from bottles and I'm thinking that's way too dangerous to try.

Churlita said...


I'm sorry to hear that. I had a hangover on Sunday for a while too.


The girl with the drinks on her head isn't my girl crush. They're both cute and blonde, so it's an easy mistake. E. does look a bit like the Flying Nun there though.

Mr Atrocity,

It was grand, just busy.


We did make that joke. Someone said they were gonna drive by her house in the morning to watch her carry the water in.


Me too.


I know. I could use a whole month of days like that.


I don't think all my friends appreciate that about me so much.

Booda Baby,

I saw her do a glass of wine, but I think you're right. A bottle would be too much.

Chance said...

I've probably mentioned this before, but your girl crush sure is cute. Why can't she be my girl crush too?

Churlita said...


I'm not sure how her husband would feel about that...