But for real, I usually pre-blog on the weekends and the past few weekends I was too busy so it didn't happen. Then I went back to work and things got crazy and I just didn't find the time. But I'm back and have a lot to talk about so this is just going to be the abridged version.
I'll tell the story in pictures, since I haven't posted an InstaFriday in a few weeks...
It all started 2 weeks ago. The rooms and I decided to go out and actually see how normal people do life. For me, this meant that Friday after work I came home, drank a cup of coffee, and then took a power nap. It was a game-changer! The coffee started working just around the time that I woke up from my nap and I was caffeinated and ready to go!
We went to dinner at Oshi, a Japanese burger place downtown. It sounds like an odd combination, but it was delicious! The burgers were great!
We both got the honeydew melon sangria. Yum! They had spiked milkshakes too, but we didn't have the room for them. We'll be back though...
After dinner, we headed to a speakeasy that one of Jamie's friends suggested. It was kinda dead so we didn't stay long. I got a Pimm's which was good, but we only stuck around for one drink before moving on to Local Downtown. I got a flight of whiskey because I'm badass like that. Also, it was called Battle of the Big Boys. Win, win!
While at Local, we started talking to a new friend. His friends ended up leaving him so he joined us at the next bar. They also had oversized jenga so we had to partake! It was a tiring night, but lots of fun!
The next day, I woke up early to attempt to be productive. Then I met a friend for a pedicure, lunch, and we headed out to Germantown Fest to do some craft shopping. This is the only picture that I took, but the sushi was well worth it!
That night was the night of the Southern Heritage Classic so we were basically trapped in our house for most of the night. We decided to get out and go to dinner. We initially walked down to Cooper Young, but nothing really looked good so we jumped on the Roo and headed to Overton Square. We ended up at Babalu because it's delicious and I can't turn it down. Overton Square was super quiet. The bartenders agreed with us. But we ate dinner and then they made us a leg spreader shot. It was a little sweet, but really good.
The next weekend was Cooper Young fest! It started Friday night with the 4-miler. Always such a fun race! There were even a group of people that ran the whole race with hula hoops!
The next day was the festival. I went out with some friends early to walk around. Then came back to the house for a break. Jamie had people over to grill out and hang out so I ate lunch and hung out with people before walking back down. It was just so hot and crowded in the afternoon. The morning was definitely the time to go!
That night we decided to continue the festivities and grab dinner and drinks. We ended up at Celtic with about half of Midtown. It was really crowded which made it fun and we both ran into people that we knew. Always... entertaining!
But going back and forth between the festival and my house (multiple times) got me lots of steps in!
And there we go- the past 2 weekends. The short version is that I basically did too much and then had to go into a crazy work week tired and trying to catch up on sleep. Not ideal...