his birthday and mine. normally we try to do this on our own, but this time, we had an invitation from ralph and mary to come hang out with them at their beach condo in ocean city maryland--way too good to pass up. expecially since we ALWAYS have a great time with them!!! plus they drunk-called us from a concert to beg, and really, how can you say no to that!? we spent the whole weekend chilling on the beach, drinking, going out, and laughing so much my face is still hurting. or maybe that's my peeling sunburn--it's hard to say. anyway--as a bonus, another friend, chris, was there with his family, so we got to spend some time with them as well. the hippie gave chris's boys some long talks about music and computer programming and managed to fire them both up--quite a feat where teenaged boys are concerned. and the younger kids ran wild all over, so they had a good time, too! we drank too much, played hard, talked a lot, and in general, had an absolutely stellar weekend. getting up at ass-o'clock on monday SUCKED, but man--so worth it! two more weekends of travel, and then we're home for a while--thank GOD!
note: here's the set of beach pictures if you are interested.
john fluevog comes through for me! i thought wearing birthday shoes on my actual birthday was a nice touch. i will definitely be sporting these at a handful of upcoming concerts to be sure, although i may need to invest in something short, cute, and fabulous to go with them. and you know, maybe a tiny bit naughty for the hippie's entertainment... might just have to go shopping!
next up, a visit from the psuedo-in-laws--they're coming tomorrow. wish me luck whipping the house into some semblance of order before they get here!