After our workout Saturday, we rushed off to the town just north of us to attend the Oyster Fest. This is an event that happens every year on the plaza the Saturday before Father's Day. It is exactly what it sounds like; a festival full of oysters. Local food vendors set up shop and make fancy oysters for us to eat while bands play on the plaza. There's even a contest for who has the best oyster call. It's a really fun event, although most people my age use it as an excuse to day drink. Since I
The boyfriend was very pleased to find oysters topped with bacon. He also ate his weight in oyster shooters. I can only stomach about 2 before I feel kind of sick because of the booger-like texture.
I spent most of the afternoon wandering around with these amazing people. They are some of my most favorite people on the planet. We were acting like superheros.
The boyfriend had made reservations for us at our local Teppenyaki place where they cook the food right in front of you. We chose the "VIP for two," which was the best life decision we have ever made. We had chicken, scallops, shrimp, filet mignon, lobster, miso soup, salad, cooked veggies, and rice. I was in food heaven. We left the place about 26 pounds heavier and a bazillion times happier.
Look at that cheesy deliciousness!
The night ended with a trip to the movies. Sunday morning, I woke up and immediately headed over to my dad's since it was Father's Day. I hopped on the treadmill, turned on Grease, and finished 9 miles. Running is so much easier when your favorite movie is on TV and you are singing at the top of your lungs to your favorite parts.
Then I came inside and made myself a nice breakfast.
Oh, and of course I planked for a few minutes.
For Father's Day, the boyfriend, brother, and I all pitched in to get my dad a brand new ping pong table. My brother is the reigning champion and the games are always very heated in our house. The old table bowed in the middle and was generally falling apart. The new table only took 5 people to put it together, 4 of which are college educated, and one of those is an engineer. The high schooler really just sat and played with the packaging. Wouldn't expect less.
While this was happening, I was being so helpful and washing cars.
I actually made most of the dinner this week since it was Father's Day.
Of course the night ended with a very heated round of ping pong, which my father lost, as usual. He blamed his tweaked knee. I don't know what his excuse is every other night of the week when he loses.
This morning I was up and out of the house by 8:30. I had told my best friend I would meet her at the gym at 9. I am really enjoying getting my workouts done earlier rather than later. I ran 4 easy miles and then I taught her my back routine.
We spent the entire day together. It is sad that she is only here for the day, but I feel honored that she chose me to spend it with.
When I got home, the boyfriend made me bacon wrapped steak and I made brussels sprouts and salad. I didn't want the meal to end, it was so delicious.
Tomorrow, my day begins at the gym again and then who knows. I love having completely open days. Boyfriend heads to work for 72 hours, so I will probably catch up on TV shows he doesn't like and spend far too much time reading blogs.