Monday, October 5, 2015

The Things Girls Do

Every year (and sometimes more than once per year) two of my best girlfriends (Julie/Erika) and I take a getaway up to Frisco, Colorado - elevation: 9,042 feet . It is time for doing many things that I don’t suppose men do on their guys’ weekends.

Giving back massages, combing each other’s hair, eating some kind of stinky cheese and fancy crackers, drinking expensive wine ($10/bottle is expensive in my book), wearing bikinis in the hot tub.

Truth: There is always a bit of unintended farting that goes on (okay, this is the one thing that is for sure a part of guys’ weekends) mostly because the food and drink is so rich we all inevitably end up with stomach aches and the need to release some air. You may think I am the worst offender, but you would be wrong. You should meet my friends. Especially one in particular I will not name.

Some people think most girls don’t fart but I am hear to say that statistics show the average person (male or female) farts 14 times per day. So, I call bullshit when these dainty little specimens of women say, “Oh, no. I never pass gas.” They are liars. All of them. Either that or they are going to explode any minute.

Anyway, by 3pm we were mixing up these babies.

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Caramel Apple Sangria. I was destined to have this drink this weekend because on Friday night the woman in the kitchen section of Lowe’s (we are getting new counter tops!) told me about how she and a friend from the Blinds Department went to a cabin in the mountain and made these. Then, the next day the recipe popped up first in my Facebook feed and the rest was history. I just wish I had a friend from the Blinds Department. She sounds like fun. I wonder if she is deaf as well.

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The recipe is HERE.  You must make it immediately. Why are you still reading this blog? We used salted caramel vodka, which I could easily just sit around and drink straight.

We drank these then moved onto straight wine. We ate Tallegio cheese from France and when we opened it Julie thought I farted. That’s how bad it smells. But, it tastes very very good.

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We put on comfy clothes and at by the outside fireplace for hours. We had Stouffer’s Meat Lasagna (which Ken equate with having diarrhea –> I did not mean this post to be all about bodily functions, but it is ending up that way, obviously).

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The next morning Julie and I took an awesome 6 mile trail run, which included running much of the perimeter of Lake Dillon. I was horrible about taking pictures this weekend, but here is the lake (it really is an eyesore):

Julie lives up in Breckenridge so she prances around running up hills like no one’s business, while I sucked air and begged for more oxygen.

That made 31 miles for me for this week.  I don’t know what I am doing because I am not training for anything, so I am just running as much as I can.

I got home and made this incredible stir fry to counter act the Stouffer’s Lasagna:

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And, I must confess I watched this show because I used to be the hugest Beverly Hills 9021o fan. It was awful in the best way possible.

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This had to be about the perfect weekend. Friends, running, wine, farts, 90210.

What is your favorite TV show of all time? AHHHH. There are so many. Love Boat, 90210, NYPD Blue, Survivor, Homeland, Walking Dead, Friday Night Lights.

Last time you went on a girls’ or guys’ weekend? Vegas this summer.

SUAR

53 comments:

  1. Looks like a great weekend! Fun

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  2. I rolled my ankle. Just in time for the 10k, 5k and half marathon on the agenda in the next month.

    Your weekend looked fabulous! My last girls weekend was in Asheville to see the Downton Abbey Costume exhibit at the Biltmore Estate.

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  3. Breaking Bad. No other show comes close. Honorable mention to Mad Men and The Sopranos.

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    1. YES YES!! Breaking Bad and Mad Men were two of my favorites as well. Not sure how I forgot to add them.

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  4. That one on the left, in the one photo. Looks like a farter to me. But you are right, guys don't do any of things you mentioned in your second paragraph. I think the last guys weekend was, well, you don't want to know, and we, well, you don't want to know that either. But there's one coming up. Our wives are all going to some girly craft sale thingie that none us husbands would go to under any circumstances, unless I was given a functional Jedi light saber as a crowd control implement. Then, maybe.
    Favourite TV show. Hmmm. Not so many, so it's a tie between Yes Minister, and Yes Prime Minister, and Coupling, the BBC version.

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  5. The Sopranos and The Closer are my all time favorites. And if you like super juvenile humor, Archer.

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  6. I just got back from a sister trip to Seattle. I'm lucky because she shares my GI issues. Nothing held back, if you know what I mean.

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  7. What an amazingly fun weekend. And oooh! Caramel Apple Sangria! Sooooo good! My favorite old school show has to be a tie between 90210 and Melrose Place!

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  9. NYPD Blue. It rocks. I work with cops and they agree it is the best cop show out there. The only one that comes close to rivaling it is Southland. Shut down before it's time.

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  10. I'm a Downton Abbey fan. Sorry, I know boring. But I would love to live in a castle and have people cook for me. I'm sure if I was in that time, I would have ended up being the cook... :P

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  11. Breaking Bad, Lost, Seinfeld & Six Feet Under are among my favorite shows.
    My last girls' weekend was November '13, but I've got another planned January '16. Can't wait!!

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    1. Oh! And Game of Thrones! I'm addicted.

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    2. 6 Feet Under was amazing. I still miss that show.

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  12. Last girls' weekend was in August - Santa Barbara with my sister and her grown daughters. The best!

    I ran a 25k on Sunday and there was a guy that kept passing me and then I would pass him - the back of his shirt said, "Shut up and Run!" So that's what I did.

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  13. I don't believe girls that say they don't fart either. It's a big lie. My friends and I may be worse than boys with out bodily functions and our chosen topics of conversations. Last girls trip was September. We went to the Lake of the Ozarks and ate and drank and had too much fun!

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    1. I think you and I would get along just fine

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  14. Last girls weekend (an annual event) was Vegas with my West Coast friends from when I lived in Sacramento. Since we are a transient group, we are now spread across Sacramento, Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis. This year (October 23rd!) they are coming to St. Louis where I live. No one visiits St. Louis, so these are great friends, and I can't wait! Downton Abbey and NCIS are current favorites.

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  15. The Facts of Life was my favorite TV show back in the day. Why?.... I'm not really sure but pretty sure that if I could find re-runs I would still be a fan.

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