Sunday, June 8, 2008

Weekend recap: Vodka flights and more Meme-ing

I hate the humidity, I really do. My straight hair does too because it curls in a Carol Brady-way. So without further ado, here we go!

To beat the heat on Friday, friends of mine and I met up at Tavern on the Park for a few drinks – because alcohol cools you down (not really). Fortunately the bar wasn’t too packed so my friend Mike and I asked about getting a table so we could all actually engage in conversation. The host (without saying a word) just shakes his head when we ask about a table so as we’re about to settle at the bar, another hostess comes up to us and says that us our table was ready. Ah….okay! We were mistaken for another party and got a HUGE booth at the end of the bar, complete with a leather, covered table. Leather – awesome.

Once we were all assembled and caught up on Mike’s new job, my brother’s wedding and anything else of interest to all of us, Ryan proposed a bold idea…Russian Tea Time, near the Art Institute. I’m not a big fan of Russian food – at all – but fortunately we weren’t going there for eating. We were going for its famous vodka flights :) Yes, I opted to “make my own flight,” complete with three, one-ounce, ice-cold shots of Russian vodka in Horseradish, Coriander and Chocolate. And I’ll tell you, three of those shots later – you’re ready to bark at the moon, which I all but did. At $13/flight, it’s kind of pricey but damn that Horseradish vodka was good, especially when you can cleanse your vodka palate with dill pickles!

Musical Meme

Last week, Kay tagged me for a music-themed meme so you all will be subjected again to finding out more things about me :) Fortunately, this time you will spared from hearing about more embarrassing things from my past.

And away we go….

MEME Rules:

1. Put your iTunes/ music player on shuffle

2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer

3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT

After you’ve answered all of the questions, tag 5 other people and then let them know they’ve been tagged to do the meme themselves!

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?

“Hey Ya!” Outkast

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?

"Bubbly" Colbie Caillet

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?

"Everything is Everything" Lauren Hill

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?

"All Good Things (Come to an End) Nelly Furtado

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?

"Trouble" Pink

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

"Heat of the Moment" Asia

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?

"Far Away" Nickelback

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?

"Live and Let Die" Guns N' Roses

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?

"I Am A Rock" Simon and Garfunkel

WHAT IS 2+2?

"Naughty Girl" Beyonce

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?

"Jerk it Out" Caesar's Palace

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

"Accidentally in Love" Counting Crows

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?

"Gimme More" Britney Spears

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

"Holiday" Green Day

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

"Hips Don't Lie" Shakira

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?

"Where is the Love" Black Eyed Peas

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?

"Wheel in the Sky" Journey (My note: Hell's yes we're dancing to Journey - woo hoo!)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?

"It's Not Right" Whitney Houston

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?

"L.O.V.E" Ashlee Simpson

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?

"1234" Feist

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?

"Can't Stop" Ozomatli

WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS?

"Somewhere Only We Know" Keane

Okay this was an awesome iPod shuffle that I just had. Hilarious. Yes, I have Asia on my iPod and I love Journey. I have a very random taste in music.

Next victims? Rachel, Tipp, Kristen, Angie and Erin. Tag, you’re it!

So what did everyone else do this weekend?

19 comments:

Alexa said...

i'm seeing journey this summer - yay!

also i love that you can rock out to whitney houston. she's the ultimate diva.

Rachel said...

son of a......

Maxie said...

ridiculous about the vodka! that sounds freakin awesome. I'm not sure I could get down with horseradish vodka...but I'll take your word for it.

thegoodnamesaretaken said...

I also rock out to journey every once in a while :)
Having been to Russia, I definitely prefer the vodka to the food. Those shots sounded tasty.

Blaez said...

honey you lost me at horseradish...

lifeintheleftlane said...

Horseradish vodka sounds weird but interesting at the same time. I'm intrigued...

megkathleen said...

I would definitely try the chocolate vodka, but I'm with everybody else - horseradish vodka? Really?

Erin said...

Cute meme! And thanks for the tag...I'm in need of some blog fodder this week!

Princess Pointful said...

I love the fact that you life's purpose is trouble. That's fantastic.

Angela said...

Those Vodka flights actually sound REALLY good. But horseradish vodka? Really? Well, if you say it was good....!

Jenn said...

I sing Whitney Houston songs in the shower sometimes haha!

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that the musical taste of the drunk, big and materialistic have commonalities with the rest of Chicago.

Rachel said...

*rolls up newspaper*
bad anonymous troll!
*bops on nose*
Bad!
You go to your cave!

Ashley said...

HORSERADISH VODKA!?

That's crazzzy talk!

(I dooo love wasabi, though - so maybe it'd be good.)

Anonymous said...

Getting hit with a rolled up newspaper is a lot less painless than getting backhanded by a materialistic drunk woman with fat hot dog fingers.

My girlfriend used to hit me all the time, until see realized I liked it.

Rachel said...

fine, then I'll point and laugh at your cowardly inadequate junk

Tipp said...

Disable them girl! Just disable them!

They will loose intrest!

redstaplernation said...

"Life's Purpose" and "Life's Story" had KILLER songs attached!

{kay} said...

thanks for being such a good sport and doing the meme!
:o)