Birmingham, weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans – The One I Pretend I am 22

Oh hey there Monday, be kind to me. It has been a busy weekend of me pretending I am 22 instead of 31!

Friday, I had lunch at Ocarr’s with my usual group. I LOVE their fruit and chicken salad there. You get such a great variety of fresh yummy fruits that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.


Friday evening, Chris and I hit up a few thrift stores around town and scored some great games. We then made a horrible decision to stop at Zaxby’s on the way  home for lack of options off our exit. It was delicious…but so so bad. When we were done eating, we both said…

Saturday was an exciting day! I spent about two hours in the morning cataloging our game collection. This has been a huge undertaking and I only have all of our Sega collection to finish now. We then got ready and headed downtown to meet up with our friend Stephen who is in town from Vegas! We met up with him at World of Beer, grabbed a drink and then headed to Eat Drink Birmingham in Homewood. We sampled delicious food and beer pairings for about two hours and then headed back to our house for awhile to relax.

Eat Drink Birmingham

Stephen hadn’t been to Birmingham since we moved here so he wanted to check it out and start getting in to the zone for the evening. What does a world famous DJ do when he comes to our house? Plays video games, of course!!!


He was loving all of our old school games downstairs and we also played Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. After our gaming session, we headed back down town. We grabbed burgers at Jack Brown’s and then Stephen went to go get ready at his hotel while Chris and I waited at World of Beer (for the second time of the day) for him to be done.


World of BeerWe then headed to Skky Nightclub for the evening where Stephen performed. He killed it, as usual! It was so great getting to spend time with him. It was pretty cool because we got the VIP area up on stage with these white leather couches. And get this….I stayed up until 4 am!!! The girl who is usually asleep by 10 pm most evenings was wide awake and jamming until 4 am.

Annnnnnnd then I proceeded to feel like death all day Sunday. Not from drinking, as I only had 4 beers the entire day…but because I am far too old to be dancing in 4 inch heels until the weeee morning hours. My knees. Oh my knees!!!

Sunday we hung around the house in the morning waiting for death. Since death did not come, we grabbed some Mexican on a patio for lunch since it was a gorgeous day. We headed to Chris’s parents house for a little while to check out his dad’s new toy and then did our grocery shopping like the adults we are.

Now excuse me while I try to survive the rest of the day. My run this morning was really hard  but I pushed through and now my body is screaming at me! Crazy how after you hit 30, your body rebels against you! Am I right?! Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

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  • Reply Laura March 16, 2015 at 10:19 am

    What. A. Weekend. I still don’t know how you did 4am. After Eat Drink Bham, B and I vegged on the couch for the rest of the day, and when I say B and I, I really mean me, because he actually worked and stuff. #lame. I’m glad he got to have the deliciousness that is Jack Brown’s!

  • Reply Biana Perez March 16, 2015 at 10:36 am

    4 AM…that is nuts!! Way to go and I’m glad you had a great time!!! Anytime I eat anything bad for me I immediately feel like death lol and like my body will revolt against me lol! Hope you have a great Monday! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply kristen March 16, 2015 at 10:59 am

    good for you for getting up this morning, i certainly couldn’t have!! i feel like my body is already rebelling against me and i’m not even 30 yet, ugh! i have only ever eaten at zaxbys once, made me so sick!

  • Reply Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation March 16, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Gah I ALWAYS feel like crap when I stay up late- whether I’ve been drinking or not! Your gaming room looks amazing!!

  • Reply Nadine March 16, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I am pretty sure your body rebels against you at 25, maybe even 24. I cannot drink or stay up late like I used to. I still try sometimes and then I am pretty sure it takes me two days to recover! But it sounds like you had such a fun Saturday, it must’ve been worth the pain. And holy yum on that sticky toffee pudding ale! I don’t think it exists in Minnesota, but if it does, I need to find it!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter March 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I love that you love video games! I also had a few meals this weekend that I regretted afterwards. Pancakes and bacon for dinner last night immediately comes to mind. Ooops. Oh well we can start over today. Monday is a clean slate.

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New March 16, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Hahaha I feel the same way after I eat Zaxby’s! It’s so yummy but then my body is like umm, excuse me what are you doing to me?? I would have felt like death too if I stayed up till 4 AM! Glad you had fun though! All the food looks delicious!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal March 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Sounds like a fun weekend! And I am totally with you – dancing around in heels until the break of dawn? Nope nope nope. Death would have driven me home, and then taken me after a nap. hehehehehe


  • Reply kathy@real talk March 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm


  • Reply Jessi March 16, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Can we all live our lives as 22 year olds? But with the wisdom and bank account of our current ages? 🙂

  • Reply Maddie O'brien March 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    That fruit looks amazing!! Glad you had such a great weekend!

  • Reply Kerry March 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Mmm. Bacon. Is that your games in the background or movies? Dancing in heels all night always reminds me how old I really am. Ugh!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says March 16, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    When I go to my yearly blogging conference, I like to pretend I’m young and can still drink and then my body laughs and laughs at me for weeks afterwards.

    The chicken and fruit salad looks amazing. I think I’m going to need to copy that recipe.

  • Reply Teh Megan March 16, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Dude, shhhh on that 30-nay-saying. I’m almost there and I’m not ready to be broke all the time. If you’re really hurting, get a foam roller and torture yourself on it. It really is a hurt so good thing and it is the only thing that makes me able to walk after running 5+ miles.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer March 16, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    What a fun weekend! That beer festival sounds fabulous. Good for you for staying up until 4:00! I could only swing it until midnight Saturday, but I’m still feeling it today! Hope you had a great Monday!

  • Reply Wendy@BlushandBarbells March 16, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    4am?! I’m sometimes awake at 4am, but on the other side of where you were. Happy Monday!

  • Reply Kay R. March 16, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    That fruit and chicken salad looks really yummy!! What a great weekend you had!

  • Reply Pamela March 17, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Sounds like a great weekend! And I know exactly what you mean about hitting 30 and your body rebelling against you. I can barely stay up past midnight any more! I don’t even know what 4 am looks like any more. Although I do get up around 5 am for work so only an hour off LOL!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Reply ellesees March 17, 2015 at 8:30 am

    i’m the same way-it takes me days to recover from staying up and dancing all night. i need a pre-outing nap. when did this happen? boo to getting older! 😉

  • Reply Ralph Marion March 17, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Well you stayed out longer than I did. I got home before midnight. Just so so tired. Glad you had fun though.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 17, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Heels for five minutes are a no no for me. You go girl. Hopefully you’re back to yourself today!

  • Reply Erin LFF March 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Such a fun weekend! I’d still be in bed if I were you- lol! I cannot remember the last time I’ve been awake/out that late!

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