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.
Mom stopping by the bar for a refreshing beverage!
Daddy and David relaxing on the porch
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!
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 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.
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.
My folks checking out the Beltline for the first time
Graffiti art on one of the tunnels
and as a very special treat, some actual artists!
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!”