I’m home from Seattle and slowly workin’ myself back into regular life. I want to say thanks again for all the kind words about my Grandma. The short trip to Seattle was a great distraction, but I’m still pretty emotional, and the support of my friends has been a big help.
Anyway, Seattle was great fun, as always! Filled with tons of delish food and drink, as well as lots of laughs! My bestie, Jenny and her bf, Frank, picked me up from the airport on Thursday afternoon. We headed straight to the Four Seasons for some cocktails and a gorgeous sunset! (A rarity in Seattle this time of year)
We headed back to Jenny’s place for a delicious meal a la Frank. He grilled us some chicken tacos since it was unseasonably warm (about 50 degrees) He’s quite the excellent griller! Jenny even convinced me to try some mushrooms on my tacos, which I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed.
After dinner we headed out to some bars, and ended up wrapping up the night at the MOST random transvestite karaoke bar EVER called The Crescent! This place was hilarious! Besides the obvious entertainment, the gentlemen next to us at the bar brought dozens of action figures with them, and had them all displayed on the bar (some in sexual positions?!?!) See photo. I have never laughed so hard in my life!
The next day Jenny and I performed our usual shopping and lunch routine. I got a new coat and some sweet pot holders at Anthropologie, and we had a divine Prosecco soaked lunch at Place Pigale in Pike’s market. That evening we gathered with all Jenny’s awesome friends to celebrate her thirty-onederful birthday with wine and pizza at Via Tribunali followed by cocktails at Still Liquor.
Needless to say, Saturday we were a tad hungover. We cured our woes with AMAZING some dim sum/brunch at Monsoon. I had the crab cake benedict. YUM!
We napped most of the afternoon. Then geared up for our final eating binge, Staple and Fancy. I had the pork belly which was divine, but of course, we had to warm up with some prosciutto.
Do not judge me for the amount of Prosecco shown in these photos! Such a great trip overall. The best part of seeing Jenny is the reminder that friendships aren’t always about seeing each other everyday. They’re about loyalty, love and respect, and if you have those things, your friendship will remain strong and true no matter how many miles separate you! Love you Jenny! Happy Golden birthday today!
Tonight we’re having The Hubs test batch of chili he made for Sunday’s big Superbowl Chili Cook-off. I have to say, this chili is pretty darn good! I think we’re going to make a few alterations, but overall, I think our household is a serious contender for winning the first annual Rusty’s PB Chili Challenge!
I would give you some more details but this contest is SERIOUS! The Hubs even got a threatening note in his shopping cart at the grocery store the other day!
We’ll see who the one holding the trophy is when all is said and done! Football schmootball, this Super bowl is all about CHILI!!