Victoria decided to start a book club at the beginning of September. She thought it would be a great way to bring together our friends, force us to read books we may not have picked out for ourselves, and give us something new to try. Someone once misheard us talking about book club, and thought we said butt club. We are now adult women that refer to our book club as a butt club.
Our friend Brittney suggested the book Spoonbenders for September, which was definitely not a book I would have chosen to read myself, but it ended up being really great! There were only four participants this month, but we figured that every month would bring in different people depending on what their schedule looks like. We met up at a brewhouse, ordered some appetizers, and downed a lot of beer. We discussed the book for a while, but of course made our way through so many other conversation topics. My favorite part of the night was when we went around the table and told stories about our parents catching us doing dumb shit as kids. I'm really looking forward to our next meeting! All four of us have already bought our book for October, which is Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
On Wednesday, Amanda turned the big 2-9!
Victoria and I met up with her and a few other friends to celebrate her birthday.
Amanda had a friend that was bartending in a dive bar that we had never been to before.
There was karaoke, which kept us entertained for a while!
The bartender would take her turn singing behind the bar, this adorable 80 year old woman sang a few songs, and of course our group participated.
It was a lot of fun!
Amanda headed home before bar close so Victoria and I headed to Frets for open mic.
We did our usual Wednesday night routine that involves drinking too much, hanging out with the regulars, finding new friends, and hating on Casey.
At bar close we went with a group of people back to someone's house where they played guitar for us. It was a fun night.
Friday night was a full moon, which meant something crazy was going to happen.
After work I joined Victoria, Jade, Blake, and Michael for a few drinks at White Dog.
Kevin was bartending, which meant we were getting our moneys worth in alcohol.
After a few drinks we decided a photo shoot outside was necessary.
We then headed to another bar called C Street where we ran into a bitchy old lady named Denise.
She managed to insult Victoria's dreadlocks, gay bash our gay friend, and ridicule our friends decision to dye her hair. Apparently, dyeing your hair is the same as being a meth addict. We did not stay at that bar for long!
We headed to Jade's house where Michael gave us sharpie tattoos and I saw everyone naked at some point in the night. I always forget that most people do not run around topless or naked around their friends. It has become such a normal thing for the people I consider to be my friends. It all started in Austin, Texas when Victoria and I decided to host our first Topless Thursday. It was a slow start, but the idea has really taken off!
Saturday night was our friend Alli's 29th birthday!
A lot of our friends turned 29 this year, actually.
We went to C Street again and crossed our fingers that Denise wouldn't be there.
She showed up halfway through our night and made it known by walking outside to tell us it was illegal to stand outside of a bar with our drinks. Thank you so much, Denise. We all walked back inside, but Victoria and I decided to confront Denise about her issues with us. She was not pleased and I don't really think we accomplished much.
Someone had claimed the juke box and insisted on playing Tom Petty all night.
We all love Tom Petty and he has so many great songs, but we were sick of it after a few hours.
Our plan was to head to a strip club after the bar, but we ended up at Lesley and Ryan's house instead.
Lesley invited her Uber driver to join us.
He was a 22 year old from Haiti that was missing an arm.
I think his name was Omar and he seemed to be a nice guy.
He surprisingly stayed for a long time.
Alli just moved to town and had yet to experience a Topless Thursday(Saturday).
We also had a few other people that were newbies as well.
He probably had no idea what the hell was going on while we were running around without our shirts on.
We were all really wasted, but Ryan's friend Jared won the prize.
He started to paint on Lesley's newly painted art studio walls.
He called it a masterpiece, but really it looked like a two year old found paint and decided to scribble on a wall. Lesley and Ryan played it cool, but I'm sure once they sober up they will not be thrilled.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Victoria and I decided to take a Sunday off of work and have a Sunday Funday.
We first stopped at Starbucks to pick up our basic white girl Pumpkin Spice Latte's and our friend Heather was working. We made ourselves look like idiots and held up the drive-thru line talking about recent vintage clothing finds.
While driving away we saw a bumper sticker that said, " Dads Against Daughters Dating Democrats." We made that our motto for the day, because we are the daughters that would date a democrat and our fathers would not be pleased.
While waiting for Alli to arrive we poured booze into our latte's and drank wine out of champagne glasses.We then headed out to pick some apple's! The Apple Orchard was filled with families with small children and we definitely stood out. We asked one of the families to take a picture of us hanging out on logs and they questioned why we would want we picture on them with piles of dirt in the background. At one point Lesley had to pee and decided to go behind one of the piles of dirt to pee, which would have been a private area, but apparently that is where the tractor pulling the wagon turns around. Our state of panic was hilarious when we realized we couldn't save Lesley from being exposed.
After we gathered our apples we went to get lunch and mimosa's!
My nursing school friend was bartending and it was nice to catch up with her.
Alex and Whitney just happened to be at the same bar and joined us.
Afterwards, we picked up cans of Four Locos and headed back to Lesley's house.
We needed a designated driver at this point and recruited my little sister.
She picked us up and we headed to a park to watch some of the guys play bike polo.
We are classy ladies who drink out of brown paper bags.
We are such role models.
After the game a group of us headed to a restaurant for beer and pizza.
Our group has a hot mess at this point and get separated for a brief period of time.
A few of us headed to Lesley's house and everyone else headed to another bar.
We finally reunited and got super into a game of Heads Up, until Ryan kicked us out, because we were being too loud while we was trying to sleep. Lame.
Victoria and I got into a fight on the way home and proceeded to wrestle and cuddle.
Which is our way of saying we love each other, but are still mad.
It was such a great Sunday funday and a perfect start of October!
Thursday, September 7, 2017
I had such a hard time keeping up with my blog this past summer. I've had this thing since middle school and it gets more and more difficult to keep updated as I get older and my life gets more busy. I did have a nice reminder about how I love looking back on old blog posts and being reminded about moments in my life that I have since forgotten about...or at least forgotten the details about. I'm really glad I've kept up with the good ole' blog for this many years, even though it hasn't always been easy. I would love to create blog posts for every single crazy night or adventure I go on that would be difficult. Here are some pictures from moments I didn't blog about this summer...
|The band playing at Gasoline wanted to know where a good place to eat was.|
So we brought them to the Truck Stop!
This was the only picture I had from that night.
|Casually posing topless with fish.|
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
It was Victoria's last day of summer and we wanted to celebrate it to the max.
We brought some food and alcohol for a picnic in the park.
They live within walking distance of the park and we could hear their dog Koda whining all the way back at their place. So Amanda went and got him. We acted us our guard dog.
We downed our mimosas, ate our picnic food, and made Amanda go on a beer run for us.
We spent a long time at the park telling embarrassing stories and talking about past relationships.
Hanna's aunt even stopped by to say, "Hi."
When it got dark we headed to Lesley and Ryan's house where we found Ryan and Collin.
We all walked to Joey's house and demanded his presence for dinner.
We then walked to a tiny hole in the wall Mexican restaurant.
The food was really good!
On our walk home we played music and danced in the street.
When we arrived back at Lesley and Ryan's house Lesley had just arrived home!
She of course had to change her out multiple times, before joining the party.
The "men" decided it out be a good time to start a project in the attic, which involved these fancy outfits. Lesley was also working on a embroidery projects. Who said you can't be productive and party at the same time?
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Amanda asked if she could paint me and Victoria's boobs.
She does a lot of face painting and figured that it was practically the same.
We were really excited about it and it turned out really great!
Our nipples were covered with nipple covers, before they were painted on.
I know some people find female nipples to be really offensive. haha
We kept with the cat and alien theme that Michael started.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Victoria, Whitney, and I drove up to Sturgeon Bay where our friend Clair's parents have a boat.
Clair is also moving to Australia and it would be the last chance we had to see her.
When we arrived we could not find Clair and spent so long attempting to find her location.
We finally found her and the spider she had befriended.
We drank outside for a while and caught up with each others lives, while waiting for the arrival of Erin. I even started a fire for us in the fire place at the place we were waiting.
I was pretty proud of myself.
After a few hours we finally made it to the actual boat.
We mainly hung out on the dock, until the sun started to set.
It was beautiful hanging out on the boat, while the sun was setting.
After wards, we decide to find a place to eat and Clair insisted a restaurant was within walking distance. Technically it was within walking distance, but it felt like a very long walking distance.
We then had to wait a bit before we got seated.
The restaurant was nice, but there was no music playing.
We took care of that.
There was also a cat running around that grabbed our attention for a while.
The walk back felt a lot faster.
A tiny dog tried to attack our group in the dark, which was slightly terrifying.
Our goodbyes were sad, but I'm glad we got to spend such a wonderful day together.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Victoria and I had a childhood friend move to Los Angeles recently.
She had a going away party, which brought out some fantastic people.
We started with drinks at The Libertine and moved to Ned Kelly's eventually.
They had this spider-man punching game, which kept us entertained for a while.
One of my favorite moments was when all of the girls ended up in the bathroom.
I absolutely love hanging out in the bathroom with my friends when I'm drunk.
We were all helping each other fix our make-up and throwing around compliments.
Our third destination was St. Michael's pub, which is a dive bar that is owned by this crabby old man.
I'm sure he was dying on the inside when we saw our rambunctious group walk in.
We yelled at us many times and was not thrilled about the places were we decided to have photo shoots.
Victoria and I were going to head home over St. Mikes, but got peer pressured into going to Lesley's house. Victoria and I somehow were the first ones to arrive followed by Ben. We couldn't get into the house and decided to blast music from our cars and have a dance party in the street. Sorry neighbors!
Back at Lesley's house we continued to drink and do dumb drunk stuff.
It's so hard to get everyone together and I really look to the times when certain groups of friends can get together.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Blake and Michael, who are Victoria's co-workers, invited us over to swim at Michael's grandma's house. We swam, made a Target run to buy paints and pizza, had a water balloon fight, and hung out with farm animals, and let Michael paint on our boobs. Which has now occurred more than once, because we are friends with a lot of artists who like to try out different canvas'. Twas' a good day.