Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Labor Day

 Friday night kicked off my Labor Day weekend right. I went out with some of my lovely coworkers for drinks at Louie's. This light weight went hard with a frozen lemonade and a club special. Then a few of us went to Henry Hudson's for round 2. We were celebrating a friend's last day and while I'm sad to see her go I know that greater things lie ahead for her.

One of my friends kindly drove me to Myke's house where I almost got attacked by a possum. For those of you who don't know me, I can get a little dramatic when I'm drunkish. I let myself into Myke's house a little after 11. His phone is broken and unbeknownst to me, had no warning I was coming. So that was fun, scaring the shit out of my boyfriend.

Saturday Myke and I met my parents at the Steak and Catfish barn. You guys can't even imagine how much my dad loves this place. It used to be off Waterloo and I-35, but the owners moved back to Italy. The staff loved this place so much they begged to reopen and spent months learning the secret recipe from the Italians. They opened up again, read about it here, and my dad is all about it. He has a whole system with tarter and hot sauce. He is not on the board of most catfish ate, but he has no aspirations to be so he's actually still winning.

There was a lot of sleeping this weekend in between all the fun times and Saturday afternoon was no exception. After my nap I got all dolled up and went to dinner with two of my most favorite people in the whole world - Leah and Abigail. We ate at Cheddars, which is never not a good idea. Then headed to the Grand Casino in Shawnee for the New Country Showcase put on by 101.9 The Twister! It's a few event the last Saturday of each month where they feature some of the best up and coming artists in country music. They month it was Jana Kramer who I've loved ever since One Tree Hill and who I will continue to love after seeing her concert. There was only about 50 of us and it was one of the most personal and intimate concerts I've ever been to. She joked with us, took selfies, was funny, gracious, and fun. I can't wait til her records drops in January. She played three of her new songs for us and boy are you not ready.

Sunday I was the laziest, just laying in bed until 11 and watching Revenge. When I finally got up and ready, I headed to Myke's. We ate my leftovers from Cheddars (they give you so many Buffalo Chicken wraps!) and started Hemlock Grove. I don't remember who told me to watch that but if it was you - REALLY? Does it get better? We're like three episodes in and I don't get it. Which character do you care about? Why?

Excuse me, sorry about that.

Sunday night we headed to Choctaw to Oktoberfest. If you're in Oklahoma, it's still going on until Sept 6 so head out! It was such a nice time. We got picked up in a golf cart which was such a fun surprise. Then we headed in to the fun. We had some beer, ate some brats and strudel, listened to polka music, and had a great time! Then we got escorted back to our car in a golf cart, another happy happenstance.

Monday morning was once again Bumsville USA - sleeping and/or watching Revenge until 11. Then Myke and I headed to Remington Park to bet on some ponies! I tried to explain to Myke everything my dad's taught me, but I still sadly know little about the betting. I only picked one horse to win and let's just say he didn't do well. Myke was a bit more ambitious but sadly he didn't fair to well either. We headed to Bricktown Brewery for lunch where they have my favorite Sweet Pepper Bacon. I ordered way too much food for us - cheese curds and chicken strip salad. Then we headed to the casino with our $5 and bright eyes. I lost and then won back my $5. Myke got down to $4 and then immediately won $30 in one spin. Instead of giving up, he kept going! With that next spin he went up to $48! He cashed out and I, feeling confident, promptly lost my $5 again.

I had such an amazing Labor Day weekend full of stories, laughter, and TV.

Until Next Time,
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