Rick and I had a busy, tiring but fun weekend and the task of typing too many words seems daunting. I will leave everyone with a random combination of pictures and a few words.
We brave the snow to venture to the Waterfront. That picture is looking up our street. I snagged what I hope to be the rest of the yarn I need for a project I'm working on at Michaels and then we went to Panera for a light dinner. Rick humored me and followed me into Ulta but lucky for him I only needed a new eyeliner and was finished in a flash. However....Rick ended up picking out something! They had a display of Yankee Candles and we spent a few minutes sniffing the different types before selecting the strawberry and cream candle. (Two days later when we finally lit it, it actually smells even better than we had hoped!) Then, onwards to Barnes and Noble for a couple hours of raspberry mocha sipping and book perusing.
Early, early Saturday morning I woke up in pain--the sort that is severe enough you feel more than just a little nauseous. I won't elaborate but from about 4:45 am to about 6:30 am I had quite an awful time of it and I was concerned that I wouldn't be better in time for us to leave for Columbus. I managed to stagger downstairs for aspirin and to put my heating pad in the microwave for five minutes and then crawled back into bed with it. Two hours later, I awoke feeling nearly hundred percent and not long after we packed up and left for Columbus, Ohio.
The view from the hotel was my favorite part of the hotel. The bed with all it's plump pillows and smooth sheets was second. Otherwise, the hotel was mediocre on the list of places I've stayed at. No matter, we spent hardly any time at all in the hotel!
We met some of Rick's friends at a bar called 'Brothers' and had a few drinks <---I had a diet coke---- and watched them play darts.
Last year when we all met at this bar we ate dinner there and it was kind of bad so we tried a new place called Spice. It wasn't much better but at least there were options that were NOT fried! Anyways, see this picture? This is the sink in the ladies' room. I know it's a silly thing to take a picture of but for the life of me I could not figure out how to turn it on. There were no sensors--anywhere!--, buttons, knobs, switches, dials or even foot pedals. Yes, I looked under the counter to see if there was something to step on to turn it on. Heck--I tapped the mirror, pushed the soap dispenser I even turned the spigot until it was facing the ceiling! Nothing. No water. I don't think anyone else was able to figure it out either because I saw 3 women go to the bathroom ahead of me and when I went in the basin of that sink was bone dry. All of you people out there thinking ugh! She didn't wash her hands! let me just inform you that perhaps YOU pee on your hands when you go to the bathroom but I can assure you that I am very neat and tidy and do NOT do that.
Wondering yet what we were doing in Columbus? We were there for the UFC!!!
The stands were filling up pretty quickly before the preliminaries.
My cell phone doesn't really do anything justice especially in terms of showing just how good are seats were. Here's a better picture:
Unfortunately, we didn't do a good job of charging our batteries for our camera because dumb me had left the camera in the car the night before (See first picture if you don't know why the camera was in the car the night before). Essentially we got the picture of the octagaon and saved the last bit of 'juice' to ask someone to take a picture of us. Here we are:
...And if you think I look tired there...you should have seen me a few hours later!!!
Too tired to type anymore....going to go watch the "Last King of Scotland"....I hope everyone had a good weekend!