The Anniversary Trip

First may I say how opposed to the term anniversary the bf's mom and my dad are? They were both like, you're not married, it's not an anniversary. HEY PARTY POOPERS!! WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! I plan a trip out there and he finally gives me what I've been asking for since my birthday party... ANOTHER PARTY!!! YAY!!

We decide we'll have the party on Saturday, the day before our ann'y so we have time to hang out with only each other on Sunday. I get to CT, and Ashli picks me up from the airport. We go to Olive Garden, and have a wonderful time gossiping. Then we head across the street to the mall so I can find SOMETHING to wear. We head to Forever 21, pick up a multitude of polka dot shirts, and settle on a shirt I didn't even have time to try on.

Ash leaves to go see the Nutcracker. The bf picks me up from the mall and we go to the liquor store for a bottle of 1800, fabulous tequila. I'm a huuuuuuuge fan of tequila. We also pick up a couple of bags of chips, then head back to his apartment so I can take a nap before the party. Of course he's doing his normal bother me thing like a 5-year-old when he first sees me. I'm always sleepy and not in the mood. I get extremely cranky when I'm sleepy.

I take a mini nap (2 hours or less), then the bf wakes me to say Ash is on her way and being belligerent. This shocks me (not!). So I get up, get dressed in my skintight jeans, black and white polka dot top and black and white polka dot flats! (nine west, of course) and walk sleepily around until her and her bf get there. She bought us a present! How sweet! It was 2 blue flutes and 2 blue wineglasses from Lord & Taylor, a bottle of 3 blind moose chardonnay, and a bottle of sparkling wine, and a card. So lovely, that one is. We all stand around drinking and talking for about 2 hours. I was so glad they came... esp. since she was my only friend who was able to make it. They leave and its just me and the bf again until about 1. He gives me the sweetest card that brought tears to my eyes. I won't tell you the whole thing, but one line was "A lifetime isn't long enough to tell you how much I love you." Wow....

He was getting worried that no one would show up to our party. So cute. He'd already told me no one he works with gets off until 1 (yes, AM, Sportscenter and all the other shows have to get on the air somehow, don't they! lol), so I was sure we would have a turnout.

His neighbor gets there at about 1, feels supremely uncomfortable being there with the 2 of us for about 10 minutes, then 3 more people get there, then 2 more and suddenly within half an hour, there are about 10 people in the house... and I'm the only female. But I've always had a lot of guy friends so I'm just flitting about in my adorable way mingling with the folk and answering the door. I'm feeling quite nice by this point. Then fellow Hamptonian, BP starts pouring drinks and I make myself a tequila and oj. More people start getting there, and by 2:15, its one hell of a party. Still not many girls, but there were spades and dominos games, people taking shots in the kitchen (pass), and some dancing.

Everyone started leaving around 4. The bf and I were asleep by 5 and slept for most of the next day and watched the games on and off. BOOOOO PANTHERS!! I'M HATIN!! Always a fan, but they really pissed me off on Sunday. I wanted a burger for dinner so we went to Ruby Tuesday. I got a yummy pepporcorn swiss burger and the most delicious strawberry lemonade you have ever had in your life!!! The restaurant has really, really stepped up its game. Loved it.

Afterwards, we rented Pirates of the Carribbean. I fell asleep after the first 10 minutes, until the last 10 minutes.... hahahahahaha. Then I woke up, we watched more football, etc. It was great fun. We fell asleep. The next day, we chatted, ate breakfast, and talked. He's wonderful. I felt absolutely refreshed when I left. Hurray for trips to see the bf.


Anonymous said...

BaH....first dammit...THAT ISH dont count.

Yo...ima tell you this right quick...

#1 yall two need to go ahead and get in the same area code and do the damn thing already.

#2 Panthers are gonna get it Sunday. You heard it from me.

#3 1800 is good stuff (silver is better than the regular gold)...look out for that Don Carranza though..

#4 Im bringin FW to the Burgh for the first time EVER...we would love to get you out for dranks and whatnot (if you dont make a daring escape south, that is)

Madam DLBG said...


Umm...what is this advertising bs above me?

"Do you know what today is..."

That's hot, I'm so in awe at thr long distance relationship so on point...go head woman!!

The Very Reverend Ace Clemmons, Jr. said...

Hey ass-skiss-2:

i *spent* over $1900 *having* fun (you'll never figure out the math)

last week.

but hey in im NY.

shit aint cheap here and thats why i gotta hustle.

but not in some lame ass way like you.


Dreamlover said...

"A lifetime isn't long enough to tell you how much I love you." Wow....

That's not wow, that is WOW!!!!!! hehe

Sounds like a great time, and all those yummy men at the party!!! woohoo! ;-)


The Very Reverend Ace Clemmons, Jr. said...

oh yea...stilll not watching TV.......

CNEL said...

Hooray for trips to see sig others.

Happy one year and many more!

I was trying to think of how to say Happy Anniversary in French, cause I thought that'd be sexy, but it's been like four years since I took french haha. But "Bon Anniversaire" I think it is. You get the point.

Hooray for tequila and OJ, I had that in Italy :-).

So glad u enjoyed the QT.

the joy said...

yay! happy anniversary. hell yeah that's what it is. you can have an anniversary for whatever you want. its your'n.

aw you shoulda went to american steak house. i used to luv that place.

M-Dubb said...


I'm jealous!

Leela said...

anniversaries totally count even before you're married. so happy anniversary!! your trip sounds great

Jarrod said...

1800? I'm more of a Patron man myself...and with all this liquor talk I think you may be a closet alcoholic.

Jameil said...

dp... i know we need to be in the same area code... even if the steelers win, they're still not going to the playoffs. but i need them to lose so i don't have to hear it at work all day long on monday. 1800 is delish. let me know when you guys are coming (i forgot) and i'll def make time. wednesdays are best for me.

when "anniversary" came on courtesy of tony toni tone came on (i don't think that was the right order), everyone cleared the floor and watched us dance. lol. so cute. i'm kind of in awe of our relationship, too.

ace... erm... hahahahahaha. you're hilarious.

dream... you would've had a great time. so would most of my friends. i wished more of them were there. they would've lost it.

ace... i'm starting a fund for you.

Jameil said...

cnel... i don't know either but bon anniversaire means happy birthday. lolol tequila and oj is deelish.

joy... but steakhouses don't ordinarily have good burgers.

mdubb... hahahaha. ask how many games i played... none... i'm good at spades but i'd rather dance and flit.

thx leela!

jarrod... i love patron. but that is not a drink you buy for the masses. at $50 a bottle, that's for 2. the 1800 was a hit, tho.

all... thanks for the well-wishes! :D

So...Wise...Sista said...

I LOVE it!
I'm personally in awe of the LD component...but I secretly am one of those people who think they can absolutely work. I just hope yall dont have to do it for very long. :)

CNelly is right...French is sexy...wish I knew some. lol

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Anonymous said...

sounds like an amaaazingly fun time ... and well kudos on the outfit as always... i just love polks dots ... next time youre at ruby tuesdays try the blackberry lemonade its fabulous too! oh and congratulations on the one year!

Anonymous said...

I think I want to take French now.

But haha Jameil, you even have French teachers questioning their fluency. After a phone call from me, and checking the French to English dictionary, the verdict is Bon Anniversaire is technically correct because it's generally Bon/Bonne Anniversaire de Marriage or Heureux Anniversaire, but does that last one sound sexy, mmmm pass.

GreatWhyte said...

BP... would that happen to be a Que from our beloved alma mater? Name sounded familiar. But anyway... BON ANNIVERSAIRE, MOM AMIE!!!!!!!!! I think it is wonderful that yall celebrated your one year anniversary with a party. Would we could all be so lucky :)

Miss Ashli said...

YEAH!!! I had fun gossiping and catching up with you. BTW the glasses are from Pier 1. Happy Anniversary!

T Dot said...

Happy Anniversary, hon! I'm glad you guys are happy together and going strong. Sounds like you had a wonderful time together. And imma need your boo not to freak out and think nobody is coming to the party. Doesn't he know people like you all - even love you?!? You gotta stay easy when you know people care.

Anonymous said...

I hope you two have more anniversaries!

You always have a good time when you go and see the bf!

And you are right! Ruby Tuesday has stepped its game up!

Jameil said...

wise.. i'm kind of in awe, myself. i hope its not long, too. i used to know more french. sad its leaving me from lack of use.

ai... not a fan of blackberries. so i think i'll leave that to you. LOVE POLKA DOTS!!

cnel.. hilarious. thx for the french teacher. leela, would you like to weigh in?

x... thanks! and yes, that bp.

miss ash... yay! and wherever they're from, they're still beauuuutiful.

talia... it was his work friends. of course people love us but you never know with work folk. we had a faaaaaaaaaabulous time!

epsi... we're going for 50 more! :D

Southerner in Suomi said...

I'm so late, but here goes...

-First off, it does count!!People always good for trying to piss on ya parade. I personally like hearing all this good news about you and the bf.

-Forget the Panthers, GO SAINTS!!

-Yah for shots and spades!!

-And that laid back, in the house QT, is the best. I can't wait to get back to Baton Rouge for some myself.