Friday, August 1, 2014

Bar Stories


Disco Stu in the house! Are you guys totally into my 1970's plaid pants? I am! So you should totes ask where I got them, because, like, I've got a super-rad story to tell. 

Back in December, I started to get this small obsession with clothing from the 1970's. I blame too many classic Doctor Who episodes, featuring the ever-so-stylish Sarah Jane Smith. Anyway, Kyle and I were out with our friend Dan at Imperial in Ferndale, having some drinks, eating some tacos, like you do. Imperial is not super-fancy by any means, but it is a really clean place, and tends to get popular on the weekends, such as this particular night. Because it was close to the holidays, there was some sort of Santa themed beer crawl going on, and a group of less-than-sober gentlemen sat down behind us at the bar. One of them just happened to be wearing a very awesome pair of plaid pants (you guys totally see where this is going, right?).

I *may* have made the mistake of telling Dan that those were the coolest pants ever. He agreed that they were indeed, awesome-possum, then proceeded to ask the guy wearing said pants how much for the pants. The guy was drunk, but not completely gone, so he huddled together with his friends, and then came over to us after a few minutes. His offer: we pay their tab. Dan asked to see their tab when it came, and agreed. 

I am pretty sure that the staff at Imperial weren't to keen on this exchange, because after Dan paid for their tab, the man proceeded to check to make sure that he had boxers on (gross), then dropped trou right there, in the bar. Standing in his Santa sweater, boxers, and socks, he folded the pants, and handed them over (again, gross). Upon realizing that it was snowing out, he took his sweater off, and stuck his legs through the arms, put his shoes back on, and continued on to the next bar. The bar tender came by after, shaking his head and told us that if we were going to buy pants off of a customer again, could we please ask them to use the bathroom. 

Bar stories. 

Tank & Hat-Target
Shoe & Necaklace-forever 21
Sunglasses-Urban Outfitters
Pants-Drunk guy from a bar, purchased by Dan, and have been THOROUGHLY washed. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Weekend In Tawas


A few weeks ago, my cousins Haley and Leslie, as well as myself,  decided to take a trip up to Tawas for the weekend. We headed up late Friday night, so we just went to sleep when we finally got there (about three hours north of where I live). 

Saturday we headed out early to get breakfast at a local diner, then decided to bum around the town to check out the shops. We also decided that it would be a good idea to walk a few miles to a local farmers market, only to get there when it was closing up, whoops. We also had some great coffee from a cute little coffee shop, checked out the boat dock, and had some drinks at the local bar. 

We headed back out Sunday afternoon, and I was exhausted by the time I got home. It was really cool to get away to another part of Michigan, if only for a weekend. 

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Much class.


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!