Sunday, August 7, 2016

Weekend Highlights : Go AWAY

Monday. Nope, no thanks. I wouldn't exactly describe this weekend as relaxing or productive. Which is sort of a bummer if you ask me. So, go ahead, ask me if I'm ready for today to be Monday...


In an act that proved I'm a crotchety old lady at heart, I was out until 3AM Saturday night, celebrating my friend's upcoming nuptials. While I was personally ready to go home at about 830PM, I could not in good faith abandon my friend. Oh, the downfalls of being a responsible human & good friend. Instead, I was out busting a (weird) move on the dance floor at a local bar // dance club called Cavo.

I don't know about y'all, but I am not a fan of "going out" - in the sense of going to bars // clubs. While I love to get weird on the dance floor, I am a-okay saving all that for weddings and my living room when no one is watching. Losing my wits & general sensibility around a bunch of strangers is never my idea of a good time. Clubs are loud, smelly and filled with strange men who think everything their Momma taught them should go right out the door.

All of a sudden, just because you're in this place, these men have given themselves permission to try to touch you, come up behind you and just start grinding - dancing, whatever the hell you want to call it, and being "nice" - by buying you drinks.


NOPE. Hard pass, no thank you, please don't touch me, get your filthy hands off of me. I got an arm grabbed, I got "Hey baby", I got randomly groped from behind and I had a guy tell me to "Quit being such a bitch" - because he was trying to be nice by hitting on me.

Then you, sir jackass, can just do me a favor & stop. I did not ask for this. I do not want this. In fact, nothing about my actions scream please hit on me repeatedly. Nothing about my sensible attire, tennis shoes included, or my body language, or my GTFO face scream please come over here & talk to me. You are not being nice, you are being a filthy pig. I don't know your mother, but I am certain she would be ashamed of you. 

| END RANT | 

The rest of my weekend? Looked a lot like sleeping until 11AM on Sunday, to recover from my late night on Saturday. Some fresh zucchini fritters...


 ...& a bike ride, inspired after I watched Olympic bikers and figured I could bust out 15 miles.

How was your weekend?
Do you enjoy "going out"?
Married? - What was your bachelorette party like?

 I’m linking up with  Holly + Tricia for their Weekly Wrap link-up!

33 comments:

  1. My mood completely depends on whether or not I enjoy a night out, but I definitely had a bad one on Saturday night too! My coworkers and I went to a nighttime blacklight 5K but ended up getting there late and missed the whole race! We danced at the after party until about 10:30, which was actually very fun. But then we made the mistake of going to a party afterwards, which was a huge bust. So I also stayed up until about 3AM and was full of regrets the next day.
    Your zucchini fritters look to die for at least!
    Danielle @ afloat on a full sea

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    1. Missed the 5K? Haha oops. At least there was a party after so you didn't miss the whole event!

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  2. Zucchini fritters!!! Those were a staple of my childhood. My family used to make them the blossoms from the plants. So delicious. And now I think I need to make some! I've never been big on going out. I like dancing around and being stupid, but I do that at home! Just this past weekend after dinner, my friends wanted to get a drink at a bar. I was yawning the whole time we were there!

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    1. A drink at a bar after dinner is usually about as crazy as I get and that's fine by me.

      I've never thought to do anything with the blossoms, I may have to look that up for next year!

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  3. I'm not a fan of staying out late either. I just want the comfy of my house. How the years change you like that :)
    My bachelorette party? Never even had one - haha - I spent my night making flower arrangements with my aunts. It was the BEST FUN - we just stayed at my aunts house & got wedding stuff together & we laughed & laughed & laughed. I was old from the beginning apparently :)
    I dont ride bikes but even I wanted to grab one & go after watching the Olympics.

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    1. Honestly, I think I would just want to watch a movie, drink a fruity drink and eat snacks with my friends. Like let's have an old school slumber party!

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  4. Yum, those zucchini fritters sound great! And your club experience sounds horrible :( I love dancing but I hate all the stuff that tends to go along with it at a club.

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    1. That's the problem, I love dancing too, I just don't want to me out late or around sleezy people to do so!

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  5. Ohhh man, I had such a good laugh at your rant. I TOTALLY know what you mean. I cannot stand that men think they can just come up from behind you (i mean, have you even checked to see if i was attractive? clearly, you don't care.) & start grinding on you. And then they think you're a bitch when you say no. It's disgusting. i LOVE to dance, so I love to go out. But I don't do it that often.

    Anyways. Good for getting your bike ride in! My step mom will be giving me her bike for next spring & I can't wait!

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    1. I love biking on hot days since you make your own breeze, so even when it's super humid it doesn't feel as awful.

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  6. 3am? damn, I'm in 4th phase of REM sleep at that time since I get up at 5am every morning. Kudos for staying up that late!

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    1. Haha it wasn't pretty. I was up at the crack of 11AM the next day.

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  7. Men at clubs are the epitome of cave men! I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through that this weekend!

    but you rocked that bike ride! How did you take a picture while riding?

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    1. I keep my phone in my back jersey pocket, then I just slide it out on a LOOOONG, familiar straightaway, put it on selfie mode & snap with reckless abandon & hope one turns out. For every one that makes it on the blog I probably snap 10.

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  8. I don't like going out either. I don't like staying out late drinking, I don't like crowds of people, I just don't like the whole scene. I haven't been to a club in ages so I somehow managed to forget how sleazy they are.

    I had a similar rant moment this week about random men telling women to "smile". How come men get to walk down the street without strangers barking at them to smile? How come male gymnasts don't get criticized by the public for not smiling enough when they perform? I don't owe you a pretty little smile. And what the eff do you care if I "look happy" or not? When I was a cashier at Target I would get this sometimes and, ironically, it made me want to punch people. The nerve of some people that they think they can just order women to smile for them. /end rant /for now

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    1. Agree Hanna! I've HATED this all of my life. I will smile for whom I please. And it's NOT YOU, sir.

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    2. UGH. Yes. This. There's a guy at the gym that says it to me all the time, he'll be all "Smile, show people you're pretty". WTF. I am pretty. But, it's my face & I'll do what I want with it. Especially if that includes scowling at you when you make ridiculous comments.

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  9. I feel like I am very old too. My friends are even a few yrs older than me and they can stay out late. Me, I'm ready for bed by 9....haha. Those zucchini fritters look good I just had a huge one and made some bread. Will have to try those next time I get one.

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    1. We didn't want to devote the time to bread, so we shredded & froze some zucchini to use in bread when we're feeling more ambitious. Do you have a good recipe?

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  10. Boo to filthy pigs. Hey--I'm old! It's more fun hanging around the house with friends anyway. I love that I can see your phone in your shades. LOL. I'm so impressed! I surely could not take a bike selfie. Thanks for linking, Jessie!

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    1. I agree. I'm old too if that means I would rather hang with friends. No shame in that game. I already know I like them.

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  11. oh wow, sounds like you had a straight up awful experience :( i quite like going 'out out' as i call it lol like 3 or 4 times a year. it's fun! that being said, my RBF must be amazing because guys rarely come up to me, and they never try and dance with me. which is good because i wouldn't know how to handle it - that's not how we roll at home at all. you don't just dance with a stranger. no. i have had lots of guys tell me i'm a bitch though, normally after i am a bitch to them. i'm not polite ever, i always go straight to nasty. haha. also, i've never ever ever had a guy buy me a drink, except for my husband obviously. might be the whole me being nasty thing. have only had one offer once, but it was halloween and before he offered to buy us a drink he asked if we'd every been roofied. so yeah. speaking of responsible adults.. bye felicia.
    those zucchini fritters look amazing!

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    1. Australia sounds so developed that men don't just approach women from behind and make inappropriate sexual gestures towards them. I go straight to nasty too. Go ahead, call me a bitch. IDGAF.

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  12. Fellow old lady right here! I always tell Jesse that I am SO glad we met when we were so young so I could totally skip the whole going out-ness because it is SO not me!

    Kristen is totally right about Australia though - you definitely don't just have strangers assuming they have the right to do whatever the heck they want... but of course there are some that do because yuh... this world is full of assholes.

    I had a grand total of ZERO bachelorette parties for that very reason :P This girl is a grandma in disguise ;)

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    1. I'm thinking my ideal bachelorette party will be eating snacks and dips until my stomach hurts & watching Mean Girls with my friends while we all gossip and play Uno or something like that.

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  13. other than frat parties my freshman year, I have gone "out" a total of ONE time - my 21st birthday. It was amazing and so gross (WTF with dudes grinding up on you, ew) and I feel like it satisfied me for life. Plus, getting married and knocked up a few times pretty much gives you a permanent out ;) my friend know that they should mostly ask me out for daytime coffee dates.

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    1. I wish my friends would invite me out for coffee instead! I love coffee dates! Especially if it means I get to try fun new local coffee shops.

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  14. This post really made me laugh about the men in the clubs! I know right!! It's like they forget anything and everything about being a gentleman! But I guess you don't meet many gentlemen in bars right! Still fun to let you hair down and support your friend right!

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    1. It was fun to be out dancing with my friend. But made me even more glad I'm not on the hunt for a BF, that would be terrifying.

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  15. I must say I love to dance but I am grossed out by the bar scene . . . makes me thankful for my husband! I'll compare you to a person who hates cats . . . all the cats sense it and flock to you! Ha! At least you go to sleep in - that's a bonus!!!

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  16. Yeah, not a fan of clubs/bars (never was) and random strangers hitting on you in the most awful way.

    But those zucchini fritters...!!!

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    1. Those fritters were pretty much the highlight of the weekend, and they're so simple to make!

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