>Only took a week

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Well it only took me a week but here are the pics I promised of me leading the band in the parade.

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>Another

>Well another weekend has come and gone. I swear it’s being sucked into a time warp.

Saturday was a good day. In the morning and early afternoon we attended a picnic held as a thank you, for our Greyhound Adoption Group. Every year this shindig gets bigger and bigger. This year there were supposed to be 250 people and 150 dogs. I think the threatening rain held some people back from attending but a great time was had by all. The rain even managed to stay away long enough for the festivities.

Sunday after some errands we hustled over to my parents house for Fathers Day dinner. Again the rain was sporadic but we managed to get some grilling and dinner in between scattered showers.

This next weekend is shaping up to be another busy one.

Happy Monday All.

Oh and don’t forget to go check out some Fab Guys showing their wares over here.

>Tired

>For some reason this past weekend Kicked My Butt!

Friday night after work the hubby and I and my work wife went our for drinks and dinner. We had a great time.

Saturday was very busy. Aside from the normal Saturday errands, the hubby, mother, nephew and I piled in the car to Drive to the parade I had to attend that night for the drum corps.
This is the first parade of the season where I was to act on my Assistant Drum Major duties and lead the corps.

Thankfully the weather held off and the parade was semi short, but unfortunately it was all up hill!
I will have some pics posted either later tonight or tomorrow.

Sunday the hubby and I decided to go try a new restaurant the next town over. This is a new restaurant having only been open about a month or so. We had been to the original a while ago when we had seen it on DDD on the Food Network. Check out the menu for The Eveready Diner.

After my fabulous breakfast of Eggs Benedict and bacon and the hubby’s frittered french toast, a quick trip to Kohl’s deemed fruitful. Lots of good stuff on sale and I was able to get a Fabulous outfit for the Big Ole Lesbian Wedding.

Later in the afternoon it was another Drum Corps turn out, this time a local Flag Day ceremony. While I was there the hubby tended to the smoker chock full of chicken and ribs.

Finally (after what seemed like hours) the food was done and Dinner was served.

After dinner we caught up on our stories and then off to bed…

>Check yourself

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Check your Drama at the Door.

In a previous post I recapped a weekend away as part of a Parade in Wildwood NJ. In this post I mentioned that I had recently re-joined this local Drum Corps after a 2 year absence. The reason for my departure had to do with some particular individuals and the drama they create and bad kharma that festers within. Flash forward 2 years to my rejoining, and pretty much avoidance of all drama and these particular individuals on a personal level. Don’t get me wrong I am civil and polite but do not by any means go out of my way to strike up conversations.

So this past weekend was a great weekend all around with the exception of one bit of drama, naturally to do with these certain individuals. So after the big parade Saturday a certain individual got engaged, came back to the motel and let everyone know. About an hour or 2 later, me, the hubby, and one of the other members of the corps (who happens to be a coworker of mine) were sitting up on the second floor of the motel outside my room. There are a bunch of people sitting down in the parking lot of the motel all milled about giving congratulations and the like.

So the parents of one of the engaged break out the champagne down in the parking lot and are passing it around. It was offered to the 3 of us although we were in no way a part of the group being up on the second floor minding our own business. I politely said 3 times no thank you to having some champagne. I just didn’t want any. About 5 minutes after the toast one of the parents of the engaged storms up the stairs and the following interaction takes place.

Parent of Engaged(Venomously) : So and So is very upset you didn’t participate in her grand exclamation of being engaged.

Me(Politely): I just didn’t want any champagne.

PoE: Well you could have just taken it and toasted and thrown it on the F*ck*n ground

Me: Bewildered not speaking

PoE: Storms up the stairs

Drama Ensues Downstairs, I mind my business and stay upstairs.

My first few thoughts were
If I didn’t want to participate in the toast and be a part of the group I would have gone into my motel room and shut the door.

My second thought was well maybe I should go downstairs, grab a dixie cup of champagne, toast and throw it on the ground like the PoE said.

Instead I took the high ground and did nothing.

Flash forward a few days and my sibling calls to see how I was after the trip home and get “my side of the story” and by “my side” I mean what actually happened.

Seems the Engaged stirred the drama by going to my sibling(who was mostly likely drunk at midnight) and sobbed on his shoulder.

So today my coworker got a call from my sibling to get her story as she was sitting right next to me.

Seems the Engaged sent off an email to some people (I believe mostly officers but one can’t be sure) and the fall out is happening. It’s like my friend is being called into court to testify.

Sorry for the long post but thems the brakes on my story. So comments…..

>100

>DAYS BABY!

That’s right we have officially hit the 100 day mark until our fabulous Cruise Vacation.

We also got our official invite to the fab Lesbian Wedding in August. These girls will also be joining us on our part of our trip.

SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!

>Wild

>What a weekend. I need a weekend to recover from my weekend.

As most (if not all) of you don't know I recently rejoined a local Drum Corps I had been active in for about 14 years before taking a break. This past weekend we marched in the New Jersey Elks Annual State Convention Parade which was held in Wildwood, NJ.

Friday the hubby and I packed up the car waved goodbye to the Puppies and began the long 4 hour drive in the nasty rainy weather. Our first stop had to be Chik – A – Fil for lunch. After a tasty lunch and 2 Malted Milkshakes to go back in the car and on the highway in the rain we went. Finally we arrive at our destination. And what a place it was. I will spare you all the scary details but let me sum it up by saying, I use the term bed loosely, sheets shouldn't be see-through, and it's a good thing we were only stayin 2 nights. Although what the motel lacked in ambiance it made up for in the fact it was 2 blocks from parade start and 1 block from the boardwalk. After a nice dinner with the parents and the Work Wife we hung around the hotel drinking and BS'ing.

Saturday was parade day and about midway through the day all of the clouds burned off and made for a nice day. It seemed for a bunch of drinkers who were up all night they all got up awfully early in the morning! The parade started at noon, as we were toward the end of the parade we didn't have to rush to get to the line up. And then we stood around and waited, and waited, and waited some more. Finally we get on our way down the 1.8 mile parade route. I am currently in the color guard and in the parade I carried the Drum Corps 75th Anniversary Flag (which is now about 10 years old). The best part about the parade was the Elks Color Guard in front of us had this hot guy and I got a front row seat to his ass for 1.8 miles 😉

After the parade it was relax and walk the boardwalk time. After marching for about 53 minutes almost 2 miles you would think my legs couldn't go anymore. And you would be right! The hubby and I checked out the sites (both the boardwalk sites and the Hot Mens Sites). Oh I should mention not only was it the Elks Convention but it was Senior Weekend (not senior citizens, and not seniors in college). Ah Youth…..it's wasted on the dumb and pretty.

Saturday night it was a fabulous boardwalk dinner and another round of sitting around drinking, then the playing members of the Drum Corps were invited to our host Elks hotel for some song and dance (by the drunk hottie who's ass I was watching). A couple songs an some announcements of Awards (we took 5th place not bad for only our second year at this event). Then it was back to hotel for more drinking and sleeping (trying to anyway)

Sunday it was up early, breakfast and then headed home. An uneventful drive home thankfully. The puppies were glad to see us and then off to the store for some much needed lunch fixins for the week then bed….

Now it's Monday I have played catch up at work as I write this…

Hope you all had a great weekend as well.