We're gonna start this post off with the most adorable photo we've seen in a while. Briggs and CharMar taking a snooze.
Ok folks. So it's Sunday night and we are finally at a point where we can relax. It has been a whirlwind week/weekend that included and not limited to all of the following: picnic tables, thunderstorms, crazy cab rides, pitchers of beer, catching up with friends, post-Oktoberfest hikes across Tulsa, soccer games, birthday parties, chicken dance, desi wok, great cousin night, dog parks, cancelled shows, and naps.
It was Oktoberfest weekend and the whole shebang got kicked off on Wednesday night at corporate night. We met up with the Villain and Villain, Sr. and got reacquainted with the grounds. We met a lot of VSr's coworkers and had some good chicken dances but other than that it was a fairly low-key night [which was perfect because we knew we had three more nights at Oktoberfest].
Thursday was Kyle's birthday and he was supposed to have a show at Elwood's that night, but it was cancelled due to brisk, typical mid-October, evening weather. It was 45 deg F and it was cancelled yet they were still open that night. Oh well. So we met up with Villain and Tanee for some pizza and a drink before we made our way to Rusty's and then on to Oktoberfest. It was another great night full of dancing and ziggy-zaggy-ing, but was still fairly reserved considering the next two nights.
Friday was great and was pretty relaxed before we met up with Callan, Kelly, Cameron, Nicole, Haley, Andy, Cole, Racheal, Max and Casey at Haley and Andy's house. The plan was to get some pizza over there before we all headed to Oktoberfest together. We'd been planning this for a while and it was great for Cam and Nic to come in town and hang out with everyone.
Unfortunately Haley, Andy, Casey and Max couldn't come out to Oktoberfest with everyone, but after Oktoberfest we headed back to Haley and Andy's for circle of death and other assorted games. The whole night Callan kept talking about how he was gonna get up at 7am to make an 8am soccer game. Everyone was skeptical, except Callan.
He didn't make the game.
Cheers to Racheal for driving us to-and-fro. We rocked out to RATM on the way back. Throwback jam, y'all. While planning this shindig, we knew we needed to order extra pizza. And believe us, we neeeeded it. We scarfed. Between the two of us, we probably had a medium pizza during round two.
We got up fast on Saturday morning and promptly took a nap at home before we met up with fam at junkyard dogs and watched the pokes stomp the tigers at Mar and Joe's for a little bit. While we were there, Char and Stilly [Cam and Nic's pup mcgruff] had some last minute play time.
We also got a glimpse of a sleeping Sonny.
Lemme tell ya we were so exhausted from the previous nights at Oktoberfest and lack of sleep so we were not thrilled about doing Oktoberfest on sat night. However, Taylor and Morgan, Hugh and Jessica, Jill and Chris, etc., had come in from out of town to attend the festivities. And it was T&M's first time. And Rob was gonna have to miss but actually was gonna make it. And it was the last night. And...it was Oktoberfest, after all. So we put our party panties on and rode down to Tanee's house with T&M as the torrential downpour started. Luckily though, almost everyone we needed to meet up was there with us, so it was still a good time even though we were waiting the storm out. At first, we were super nervous because word around town was the Oktoberfest was cancelled, but after a bit of time, they actually re-opened with free admission. Big time, y'all.
There were waaayyy more people there than we thought there would be so it actually was a great time. The necessary pitchers, chicken dance, and cheers were all over the place and I think that everyone had a great time. From Oktoberfest, T&M, Rob, Tanee, Tanee's sis, and us all took a cab back to Rusty's house.
Why did we go there and not to Rob or Tanee's? We have no idea. As soon as we got there, we immediately set off on a hike back to Tanee's house [from 4th and Delaware to 25th and Harvardish]. Fortunately, the Villain had a typically devious plan to stop at QT and grab some quick Mickey Ultras. And taquitos. Stellar idea. It took a while to get back to Tanee's because everyone was chitty-chatty and takin' their time [it literally felt like 15 miles or 15 hours]. But that's all good cause it's always great to talk to those people. Taylor's daddy Dave came and picked us all up. So nice of him and it was great to see him.
Sunday was slow. We had to recoup quick 'cause we had an indoor soccer game and then we planned a dinner with L's family at Sr. Tequila's for K's b-day. We won our soccer game, which was a fitting end to the sporting weekend cause Arsenal won, OSU won, Man U got thrased, Chelsea lost with 9-men and Tottenham tied. Love it.
Kyle has a show this week but other than that, we plan on chillifying this weekend. The following pic of Charizard is an example of our attitude right now:
Tired. Seriously tired. And also, this:
Except we most likely won't be falling asleep with a tennis ball in our mouths.
C'mon out to Elwood's [19th and riverside ish] on Thursday at 7pm to hear Kyle and Callan play songs. See ya there!