Guess who won tickets to the Cleveland Wine festival courtesy of Cleshopaholic over at Things I Luuuuurve?
I heart contests, and winning, and....wine! The tri-fecta!
Luckily I still have a single friend left in the world who was able to be my date for the event on short notice! Even if she wouldn't even let me FB any pics we took together, let alone, posting them on my blog. Jerk!
It was an absolutely perfect day weather-wise, not too hot, sunny, and fabulous!!
You can pretend it's not Lake Erie, when the sunlight dances off the water.
Hi Cleveland waterfront, we have arrived!!
This is totally an advertisement for drinking wine...notice my hair blowing in the wind...Yea...I'm drunk..
I on the other hand, was so completely amused at this moment.
We each got 10 free tastings....plus the extras people randomly gave us..plus the times we got tastings without tickets...plus the 20 more my date bought because I paid for parking...if she were a boy I'd totally marry her.
Tastings quickly add up. Especially when you add in the two FULL size free beers I had at the beer garden!! Lunch and dinner drinking is pretty dangerous without actual lunch or dinner!!
Who is wine drunk before 8:30? Ok, me, and everyone else at the festival.
Aside from all the delicious wine tastings, laughing, and random conversations with drunk people..I finally got to meet live, and in techno color, the amazing Alexa over at Cleveland's a Plum after allllll these years in the blogosphere! That was totally unexpected! Hi Alexa!
Me again, all alone! I'm so totally drunk at this point. I loved the wine festival!!
The ride home was made up of car singing and dancing. Including, but not limited to, Melissa Gorga's "On Display" from the Real Housewives of NJ.Cheesy? Yes, but then we belted out the chorus together at full volume.
This led to pulling into our neighborhood gay bar for some full body dancing to top off the night. (old person alert...there are not many people in the club at 9pm, but you get your requests played straightaway)
The day after? No hangover, let's be honest, I am no stranger to large amounts of vino. But my body was certainly tired. I may run 5-9 miles in a day....but it has got nothing on tripping the light fantastic on no food, and I was beat! I was at McDonald's at 7 am for the best post drinking breakfast in the world...a large coke, and sausage biscuit.
I got out of my PJ's long enough to take the dog to sniff dog butts at the dog park. Then...more laying around.
Me and Mr. Magoo ended the night with some forbidden chinese takeout. I had the vegetable lo mein, and he had a menu.
mmmm chinese menu!!