Monday, February 25, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
We arrived at the hotel around 5:00 and walked next door and bought beer. Some of the group were already there and we were waiting on two others. Might as well start drinking while we wait. The Marriott is nonsmoking but they have this great gazebo where we always hang out and smoke. We took our cooler (be more redneck) and walked down to the gazebo to wait on the others.
We knew the University of Memphis game was at 7:00. We found a bar in walking distance and made our way inside. A table left right in front of the TVs and we snagged it. Perfect! Buckets and shooters were ordered. Oh and some people ordered food.
Here Dyna and I are trying to do the letters U of M.
Then the game got serious. As you can see, we are losing! I had already admitted defeat when the Tigers came back to win. It was incredible!
After the game, we were going to Tribe. Only 1/2 the group made it though. The others pooped out.
It was packed when we got there but we snagged a table. We were all super buzzy by now!
Then dancing started.
We left around 2:00 and went back to the gazebo for a night cap.
The next morning came too soon and we were off to Noshville for breakfast. I ordered an omelet to whisk my hangover away. It was unbelievable.
We walked back to the hotel and caught the hotel's shuttle to the game. It was great. We would've never found a parking place.
As we were walking to the gymnasium, a sea of orange was everywhere. We sat down and the Lady Vols came out. Everyone went nuts.
Then they introduced the players. Candace Parker!
The game was close until right after halftime then the Lady Vols blew them away. We won by at least 15! Go Lady Vols!
Friday, February 15, 2008
We had been at James's downtown condo beforehand for cocktails so we decided to stick with vodka during dinner instead of switching over to wine.
The first course I chose was a Wild Boar Tamale. I was a little apprehensive about it but wanted to be a little adventuresome. It was wonderful! The sauce was very spicy. Next came the Heart of Romaine Salad with an avocado vinegrette. It also had roasted tomatoes and sweet onions. They had been marinating in the vinegrette. It was awesome!
My entree was filet with asparagus and gruyere potatoes. Delicious! Weenie had the snapper! Both were a little overcooked but still great.
Next was dessert. Oh my! I ordered the bourbon vanilla cheesecake on a banana graham cracker topped with strawberries! I could barely fit anything else in my mouth but this was too good to let go to waste.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening with my baby and my two best boys!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
We had a snack and some drinks before the show.
Here's a short video of the performance.
Here are a few pictures of the show. It was hysterical! Singing, comedy and dancing.
After the show, we wanted Korean barbeque again. After we'd eaten earlier in the week, I had been thinking about it every day. We had the address and started walking. Of course, we went right instead of left and ended up walking all the way around the giant Post Office. We turned the corner and there was the Empire State Building.
We finally found Little Korea and after looking at several menus chose Shilla. It was about 10:30 but these places are open 24 hours.
Mooey chose some cold saki for us to drink. I'd always gotten hot saki before so this was a little different.
I ordered BBQed ribeye and Mooey ordered Bi Bim Bop. It was awesome!
We arrived early and after a bit of a ticket snafu, we were seated down front in some really good seats! Susan had arranged the tickets for us.
The show was magical and left us wanting more. All three women are amazing singers and when they sing together, it gives me the chills. Here is a video of Susan singing. Enjoy!
Afterwards, we went to Yia Yia's and waited on Susan and Jeff. They arrived shortly and Reba and her husband were with them. We drank and ate and laughed until our stomachs hurt. The Bloody Marys were some of the best I've ever had and they made me drink three of them! I ordered pizza and Weenie splurged on the pork tenderloin. The pork melted in my mouth! Outstanding!
We closed down the restaurant and got home around midnight.