Sunday, July 24, 2005

Girls Gone Wild (sort of)

Ladies (and Gentlemen is any are reading) I have news.
I. WENT. OUT!
Yup, with the girls. NO BOYS! It was only the third time since Ryan was born that I have been out and it was fun!
I was the designated driver (boo), but there were reasons
1. Kara (the hottie in the pink top) is getting married Saturday and needed a night out to let loose
2. Cheryl (the hottie in blue) is always the responsible one and needed to "let her hair down".
It was a great night. First we went to dinner. We tried to hit the great little Greek place I love only to find out they are closed :( So we went to an old stand by, had a great dinner, a nice bottle of wine, and many laughs.
Then we hit a bar that we practically used to live at. It was pretty slow there so we moved on to the new country bar downtown and look what I got Kara to do....

She is probably going to kill me for posting these pictures, BUT I promised her I would ride the bull come my Bachelorette party and I now pledge to post pictures from that!
She did GREAT on the bull especially considering that she told them to "go easy one her". She stayed on for about 5 seconds. How cool is that (and how cute is her outfit)?!?!?
We hung out there for a few hours and then, sadly, headed home where I was greeted by a chipper, playing baby and a tired, stressed out Daddy. It seems that while mommy's away, the baby will play. Ryan refused to sleep for Rob. I felt kind of bad when I took him into is room and rocked him for, oh 2 minutes, and he was out. Sometimes you just need the mommy touch.
But this post is about my girlies...
I'll focus on KARA since she is getting married SATURDAY!!!
We met my freshman year of college. I guess that now, 13 years later, I can admit this, I didn't really like her at first. Not because of any personality flaws or anything, but because she was cute, and little and I saw her as competition. As we got to know each other better I realized that we were not competitors, but rather, we played off of each other and enhanced each other. We were roommates the next year! I have had so much fun with Kara over the years I don't even know where to begin. There has been some sadness in our friendship, like when we stopped speaking for a few months because she was so incredibly wrapped up in a relationship that turned out to be horrible. Thankfully she took up my offer to come for a weekend visit and hit the East End Festival. Once there she realized that there was more to life than the loser she was dating, dumped him, went back to him, found out he was a serial cheater, dumped him again - this time she SPIT on him (I still laugh picturing that), drove to my apartment where we declared that night to be the first annual Goddess night. How I wish I could remember the date of Goddess night as we should still be celebrating it!
I spent YEARS trying to get her to move to Rochester (from Buffalo) but it took a boy to get her here - one that she met, I might add, while out with me!!! But, she is here now and we are finally seeing a lot of each other so I am happy about that. She is Ryan's favorite babysitter, the person I got to for children's book suggestions (she is a reading teacher), my fellow Martha Stewart wanna be, and my best friend!!!
I can't wait for her wedding next weekend - not so much the wedding since I have to wear a bridesmaid dress and high heels, but I am staying at her parent's with her the night before and I have a whole "thing" planned for the morning of the wedding. I can't say what it is since she is the only in person friend who knows about this blog, but it involves a gift and a song! I'll share details after the wedding!!!

5 comments:

Mrs. Flinger said...

HOW FUN!! And that's the SECOND person who went bull riding this weekend! I need to go out more! :-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you all had a blast Andrea!

joanatx said...

Ooops..I didn't mean for that last comment to be "anonymous". Don't worry, it was just me! :-)

imstacy said...

Looks like fun! I am in need of a girls night out. :)

rachelayn said...

I'm so jealous! I want to go out so bad! It's been way over a year for me:(