Monday, July 28, 2014

Little Bits: Catching Up


Greetings! This past weekend was a weekend of being frugal, and catching up. I took Friday off work, so that I could catch up on some things around the house, aka sleep in. So Thursday night we had some s'mores and beers around the fire-pit in the backyard, because YUM. Friday night we headed out for critical mass, and we biked just shy of 20 miles around the city, pausing to smash a couple of PB&J's, like you do. After, we had some beers with our friend Dan, it was a good night.

Saturday, Kyle and I headed down to Eastern Market for groceries and lunch. We then decided to hit up the thrift store, and decided to take our bikes. Now that we both have working bikes, it is kind of awesome to give our cars a break, and it is also awesome to get a little bit of exercise in, considering that s'more below will not be the last one entering my system this summer. We then spent the rest of the night drinking PBR and watching TV. 


Sunday I met up with my friend from college Chelsea, as she was visiting from Portland. We grabbed coffee at a place I have never been to in Birmingham called Commonwealth, and they had great coffee! They also had great macaroons, Chelsea bought me a s'mores one (go figure). We bummed around Birmingham for a few hours, and it was really awesome to catch up. 

I got home just in time for the giant thunderstorm that rolled through, and it thankfully killed the gross humidity that we have been blessed with lately. I made us food, we walked Louie, then watched more TV. It was a really calm, nice weekend, and I am looking forward to more like them soon. 

I am also probably going die of ramen and PBR overdose, but if I have veggies with them, it cancels out the bad stuff, right? 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Status Update


Hey everyone! Sorry about the lack of posts lately, but we have been having some issues with the interwebs at home. Those lovely people at Comcast informed us that not only were they overcharging us, but they neglected to inform us that all of our equipment from them was outdated, causing a lot of our issues. Oy! With the poodles already! 

However, someone is supposed to come by our house sometime between 10 am Wednesday and the end of time to update all of our shit, so hopefully I can get back to charming you with my shoddy photography, witty anecdotes, and run-on sentences by the end of the week. Until then, here is actually documentation that both Sideburns, and Bangs are alive and well. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Party Time, Excellent


Another busy summer weekend in the bank! Friday we had some of Kyle's family over, as well as my parents and two of my brothers. We had a little cookout in the backyard, and a fire in the firepit. Which actually resulted in us cooking most of the food over the fire, because the grill stopped working (aka Kyle broke it). It was still a lot of fun, and it was good to see some of the kids. Some of our friends stopped by for a bit as well, and we ended up staying awake around the fire until about 4 am. I can't believe that my old ass stayed up that late, I am known for chronically crashing out early (like 80 year old people do). 

Saturday we slept in pretty late, then washed up and headed to my cousin Nicole's graduation party. It was very hot, but it was awesome to see some of my family. After, we headed over to see our friend Aaron's new place in Grosse Point Park (sooo fancy!). Sadly, this was cut short as we had to meet up with my brother in Ferndale, and a few more of our friends showed up for yet another late night. 

Sunday we finally got around to cleaning up the yard after the party, and then sat on our butts catching up on "Shameless" for a few hours. We did pause to take Louie for a walk and get ice cream, but that was about it. I am pretty sure that we will be eating leftovers all week though! I have taco salad packed for lunch for the next two days, fruit salad to go with, and I froze a bunch of cooked burgers and hot dogs (we are fatties, but there's only the two of us). 

I have another packed weekend coming up, so we are going to try to take it easy this week. I say "try" because that never seems to happen. Anyway, enjoy the only pictures I managed to take over the weekend :) 


1) My nephews; Kyler and Aiden. 
2) My big, fat, furry baby, Louie. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Party Animal


I have mentioned the Detroit Dog Party before on the blog, and last month my  professional photographer brother-in-law Chris came up to take pics of the dogs, since he and his wife live close to Tigers Stadium. 

He took a bunch of Louie, even though Louie is not always photogenic. Louie is just great at the derp-face, and totally owns it. Still, I am forever great-full for photos of my furry baby. 


Check out: Michelle & Chris Gerard Photography  & thanks again to Chris for the photos!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Middle Earth Outfitters


GUYS, can we talk about this awesome shirt for a moment?! Whenever I am not feeling well, or we have no idea what we want to do, I always want to watch Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit. So when we went to MCCC awhile back, Kyle spotted this shirt and before we left, we hunted down the vendor and bought it. 

Seriously though, my T-shirt collection is growing like mad. It used to be an even mix of band, and fandom shirts, but the fandom shirts have taken over. I like things. 

Do you guys have an overabundance of anything? Shoes? Hats? etc. 

Shirt-MCCC vendor
Jeans-American Eagle Outfitters
Bag-Urban Outfitters
Glasses-Warby Parker 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Little Bits: Long Weekend Recap


Long weekends are awesome, even if they go by really fast. Kyle had to work most of it, but I was still busy as hell for the most part.

We started out by taking Liam to see 22 Jump Street on Thursday night with Brian. It was rated R, so Liam thought he was a real badass by seeing it. It was pretty funny! Kyle, Brian, and I stopped by Ferndale to have a drink at the pool hall afterwards. 


Friday started off with me cleaning the house (I know how to party!). My parents took Louie for the day/evening, so that he wouldn't freak out alone when the fireworks went off later that night. My friend Mariah had an extra ticket to the Tigers game, and Brian had the day off so he bought a ticket too. We headed down early and had some beers at the Comet bar in Detroit, where a really nice old man bought us a round.

We then headed to the game, because what is more American than baseball? I caved and bought some poutine, because it is POUTINE. It was worth it. At the game, we continued to consume the adult beverages. After, we met up with Kyle and Dan for karaoke back in Ferndale. It was a late night of our usual shenanigans, and it was awesome. 


Saturday, I was supposed to head to Eastern Market with friends, but was not feeling up to it (because beer), so I slept in. Later, I made my way out to Target, then hung out in the hammock reading for a good part of the day. Dan wanted to do something later that evening, and so we headed to Corktown to PJ's Lager house to check out some folk bands. It ended up being a really nice night, and we hung out on the back patio area drinking more beer, listening to the music that was being played inside, and taking turns petting the bar dog, Millie. 


By Sunday we were pretty exhausted, but how else do you beat exhaustion other than more beer and a soccer match? Kyle and I were invited to our first DCFC game by our friends Becky and Pete, and it was AWESOME. So much swearing, shouting, and ALL of the smoke bombs! I really embraced my inner soccer hooligan, and it really made me miss playing soccer. I think we are going to try to sneak out to one more game before the season is out. 

We came home Sunday afternoon and decided to tackle some projects. I finished this little dream catcher like thing for the front door, and Kyle worked in the yard. All in all, it was a good, exhausting weekend. I also realized that we have things going on for the rest of the summer, and so alone time is going to be scarce. I may have to become a hermit during the month of September to recover. Send coffee.