Monday, May 06, 2013

Weekend Update: Elon Edition

UntitledGood Evening, Kittens!

Pottery class has ended for the session ... the final Glaze Firing still hasn't happened.  I hope to have some Pottery Pictures (and possibly some Pottery to Give Away) for you by the end of this week.  We'll see ... I don't have much confidence in the speedy work ethics of the new pottery studio manager.

ANYWAY, no class tonight means I have time to update you on my SuperFun, sex-filled weekend in the booming metropolis of Elon (and Burlington), NC.

A couple of weeks ago, I received an invitation to a former professor's retirement celebration at my alma mater, Elon University.  I was surprised that she remembered me, and I needed a little get-away, so I rented a car, booked a hotel, took Friday off work, and drove down to North Carolina.

I may (or may not) have had a certain someone come along with me ...

Friday, we slept a little later than usual, and, then, headed out to pick up the rental. Driving is stressful,

Me and the Carbut, at least, I am wearing cute shoes.

Traffic was awful.  I had planned to get to the hotel around 3:30PM, which would have given me enough time to shower and iron my clothes before heading to the reception.

Unfortunately, we got to the hotel at 4:45.  Isa was already there to pick me up for the reception.  I had to rush around to get ready.  Not fun.

Isa and MeBut, in the end, we still managed to look fabulous.

After the reception, Isa and I went to pick up my Mystery Guest, and we drove to Reidsville to hang out with another college friend, Elisa.  That was fun.  Lots of wine and snacks and laughs and conversation.

Isa dropped us off at the hotel after midnight and we CRASHED.

Saturday morning, we had breakfast and, then, walked around Elon University's campus.

Where Isa and I Used to GossipThis is the building formerly known as the Student Center.  Isa and I would sit on these benches for hours gossiping and making fun of all the Frat Boy Clones.

After lots of walking (in 20 years the campus has GROWN!), we had lunch at a cute little restaurant with lots of veggie options.

ChewingI had a falafel burger thing ... and a couple of beers.

Then, we headed to the outlets in Burlington.  Even though there was an Allen Edmonds store, I didn't find anything I liked.  *sad face*

That evening, we had Mexican for dinner.  Yum.

Cinco de Mayo Eve Margarita$6.95, people.  $6.95!!!

And, later, I learned that having teh buttsecks 3 times in one day might be a little too much ...

And, then, we watched "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" on HBO.  It was mildly entertaining.

Sunday morning, we got up, packed, and drove to Durham to meet Isa for brunch.  And, then, we drove back to the DeeCee.

It was sooooo good to finally be home.  Plus, I bought myself a present ...

Cheerwine to Smuggle HomeA case of Cheerwine! (although I've given most of the cans away)

And, that was my exciting weekend!  Hope yours was equally as fun!



  1. Ah! Burlington! Actually, meh. We've got a bunch of outlet stores (not on the Burlington scale) just up the street from where I live, and while I may (or may not) manage to drop a fair amount of money at the Pearl Izumi store every spring, I can pass on the rest of it. Too many people, too much craziness. I guess I'm just becoming a hermit in my old age. Oh wait. I've always been a hermit. ;-)

    -Dr. Liz and not Fiona the dog, who, incidentally, is also a bit of a hermit

  2. Like anyone wouldn't remember you.

    I guess less $ on clothes equals more $ for booze. Although $6.95 is not too shabby.

    Sounds like another fun weekend! Looking forward to seeing the pottery.