Three Things Thursday: May 28, 2015

Sliding right under the “Thursday” finish line with Nerd In the Brain’s weekly challenge to “show and tell” three things that brought you happiness during the week.

I had an absolutely delightful Memorial Day holiday – one of the best I can ever remember.

My parents came over from Birmingham on Friday afternoon and we went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, Bone Garden; home of Matt-the-Fabulous-Bartender, delicious regional Mexican cuisine and super cool and slightly wacky “Dia de Los Muertos” decor.

Saturday we invited friends Mike, Derenda, Susan, Dana, Tara and Derrik (and his sweet puppy, Skyy) over for BBQ and movies on the front porch.  We had a wonderful meal and a great time relaxing and hanging out with everyone.

Jeeves bearing drinks: our specialty cocktail, the "Dahlia" made with a fresh blackberry and mint puree, vodka and gingerbeer.

Jeeves bearing drinks: our specialty cocktail, the “Dahlia” made with a fresh blackberry and mint puree, vodka and gingerbeer.

Mom stopping by the bar for a refreshing beverage!

Mom stopping by the bar for a refreshing beverage!

Daddy and David relaxing on the porch

Daddy and David relaxing on the porch

Me and good friend, Dana!

Me and Dana!

Sunday we were invited to a giant 3-house street party and BBQ over in Buckhead, hosted by our good friends, Randall and Anne (who throw legendary parties).

Gorgeous day for a party!

Gorgeous day for a party!

Everybody brought a dish and a beverage contribution, so there was an abundant supply of really spectacular food, as well as brats and sausages from the grill, courtesy of Randall and his TEAM ‘Q.

Me and my Daddy

Me and my Daddy at the Street Party

And for me, the cherry on top:  I knew a guy in the band and got asked to come up and sing back up vocals.  It was awesome.  I want to quit my job now, run away from home and join the band.  🙂

Singing with the Band!  Mostly covers: Springsteen, Buffet, Zack Brown, Eagles, etc.

Singing with the Band! Mostly covers: Springsteen, Buffet, Zack Brown, Eagles, etc.

Monday, we wrapped up the holiday with Brunch at Parish, in Inman Park, and a quick saunter down the Beltline, which my parents had never seen.

Parrish Restaurant

Parish Restaurant

My folks chhecking out the Beltline for the first time

My folks checking out the Beltline for the first time

Graffiti art on one of the tunnels

Graffiti art on one of the tunnels

More art

More art

and as a very special treat, some actual artists!

Mini concert from two very gifted musicians hanging out on the Beltline

Mini concert from two very gifted musicians hanging out on the Beltline

So, a very happy weekend with lots of wonderful family and friend moments.  Thank you, lovely Nerd in the Brain, for letting me share my “happies!”

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6 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday: May 28, 2015

    • My Daddy is a hoot – he and I thank you much for the compliment and my Mom is beautiful, charming and sassy as all get out! Hope to grow up just like her! That’s our house – we do a lot of entertaining on the porch. It’s such a great space! So nice to see you – thank you for stopping by the blog.

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