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June Birthday Meh-dness!

Ok, so this weekend happened almost a month ago. A MONTH. We've already covered how I'm a bad blogger. I've also stolen some of Kristi's pics. We've also covered how I'm crap at taking pictures.

We've turned the first weekend of June into an annual tradition of getting together to celebrate Kristi and Steph's birthdays (as they both occur within the first week of June). Kristi and I traveled to Steph's on LI and there the meh-dness ensued.

Friday night, after a comical farce of a meetup between Kristi and myself at Penn Station, Steph and our friend Robbie picked us up from the train station and we went out for hibachi at Tomo Hibachi right in Huntington Village. It was monsooning outside so we didn't want to walk around trying to find something. Plus, we were starving. Also, there was the possibility of a scorpion bowl.

Oh, it happened.

Photo courtesy of Kristi

And it was delicious. There were obnoxious yuppies next to us asking for things without things and more of other things. We determined that the only child son will end up an accountant.

After we returned to Steph's, we spent a good few hours watching old VHS tapes of us on tv shows and once the Into the Woods video came out, we decided it was time for bed.

The next morning, we headed to our favorite place: the bagel shop.

Photo courtesy of Kristi

We sat outside on the lovely Saturday morning enjoying our bagels and coffee and talking about pop culture when we decided that we need to have a web series called "Bagel Bites" in which we will do just that. This is clearly the best idea we've ever had. This thing is a hit and it doesn't even exist yet! Where's our sponsors?

After wrapping up the first episode of Bagel Bites, we wandered over to Heckscher Park to see the baby geese and stumbled upon Long Island Pride. Apparently, Debbie Gibson was there. We missed her. But you know who we didn't miss? Amber Ferrari doing her sound check. "Who's that?" you ask? I. DON'T. KNOW. But she entertained us for a good 20-30 minutes just singing "Yeeeahh Yeee-yaaah Yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhh" and then telling the sound guys she needs it dry in the wedge. And more sax. Sax man.

The three of us headed back home where we exchanged birthday gifts for the birthday girls and I got us this:

Thank you, Kristi, for this photo as well

For many reasons, we enjoy s'mores. I took the chocolate. It goes well with the amazing deviled egg charm that Kristi got us!!

At one point, we decided we needed lunch. What to eat, what to eat...wait- COLD CHEESE.

This is a pic from another visit, but you get the point

And I had SODA. It was so good. And continued our weekend of bread and cheese.

Upon our return to Steph's, we had a positively frightening experience with a gigantic spider that haunts my dreams. That's all I'll say about that. Just know it was traumatizing. And Steph is our hero.

That evening, we headed to Bayville Adventure Park.

Let me tell you- this place is amazing. I liken it to visiting The Great Escape for the first time as an adult. As a kid, it's the BEST! You love it! It's huge!! As an adult, it's run-down and sad. Still fun, but in a very different way. Upstate NY-ers, you with me??

First, though, we wandered across the road to the beach.

Kristi found a cool shell.

Steph got contemplative.

It was really pretty!

Back to the park.

We met up with some of Steph's friends and has some ice cream. In the corner of the parlour, there was a steampunk robot who looked like Tik-Tok from Return to Oz. Turns out, he sings songs. WEIRD AL SONGS.

He also sounded like R2D2 at times. Bizarre.

After ice cream, we played a round of mini golf. That would be 18 holes. No choice! The mini golf is all pirate-themed. They are animatronic Pirates of the Carribbean rejects. You can tell they've been there for 25 years. They talk and sing songs ("TREY-sure! TREY-sure!") and there is a bush that talks like a parrot, but there is no parrot.

Around hole 11, Kristi was over it. The greens were squishy from the monsoon and there were punky bugs attacking us as dusk set in.

But it was super fun! And we were all close, but Matt and Steph tied for first.

We had dinner at a Mexican-Italian restaurant called La Cantina next door. Yes, really. The food was great! The menu was a bit more focused on the Mexican side, as was the decor. The Italian guy at the next table was complaining that there was no Italian bread.

At La Cantina we also determined that we'll create a show called "Fusion Face-Off" where we visit fusion restaurants and decide how well they pull it off. There will also be a short follow up the same week called "Doggy Bag" where we rate how well the leftovers fare. WHERE ARE OUR MILLIONS.

On the way home, we listened to a retro flashback show on the radio and we decided I needed to call in a request. Much to our surprise, someone answered and told the guy I wanted to hear Nenah Cherry's "Buffalo Stance." He didn't have that (!?), so I requested Debbie Gibson's "Electric Youth" instead. He had me say my name and where I was from and that I was listening to the show on whatever channel. We were WAY too excited. We drove around waiting to hear my voice on the radio and got our phones recording every single time a new song was about to come on. IT NEVER DID. That radio station and DJ are dead to me.

On Sunday morning, we completed another episode of Bagel Bites and dropped Kristi at the train station. Boooooo.

I stayed another night since the Tony's were on!! Steph and I spent the afternoon with our friend Jess from college and met her little boy Alex who is ADORABLE. Of which I have no pictures because I am terrible. But it was nice to catch up!

That evening, Steph and I made a feast and watched NPH tear it up on the Tony's. Wonderful.

That's a spaghetti pie, deviled eggs, guac, and veggies that we roasted. It was all delicious. Properly four courses. We didn't even make it to dessert. Oh-ho-ho, no-ho-ho!!

We had a fantastic weekend. They always go by so quickly. We have to try to go see Jimmy in the fal. It has to happen.

I love youse!!!


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Jul. 8th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
I love everything about this.

What about the fact that Tik-Tok had a British accent?!?!?!?!? I CAN'T.

TREY-sure TREY-sure

And the old man complaining about Italian bread.

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