An Alternative Holiday Weekend

Memorial Day weekend.

It’s usually one for sun, summer weather and grilling season.


Sometimes things get in the way. In this case, mostly the weather:This is definitely not one of those things.

The whole weekend was actually not quite any of those things.

But you know what? We still had fun.

And who really wants to spend their whole life going along with the crowd?

As I mentioned before, I spent part of this weekend celebrating the holiday with Megan.

Originally, we planned on going to a BBQ/house party.

Well. as I got in on the metra, the rain started coming down. Decently hard. The grilling ended up not happening. But Megan and I luckily were visiting her friend who bartends and were hooked up with some preparty munchies:Close enough.

The party was a lot of fun (what party that hires their own bartender wouldn’t be?).

I personally enjoyed the decor:However, the napkins were a little old school being as how the Bieber bangs no longer exist. Hmmm… does that mean these are a collector’s item? Maybe I should have stashed one…

I would also like to thank Subway for making this night happen… being open for 24 hours a day and dealing with Megan’s 10-minutes of indecisive ordering really saved us in the weee hours of the morning.

The next day, we ended up going to Flat Top Grill for brunch.This was my first time trying out Flat Top- and got extreme excitement out of a restaurant where I was able to build my own omelet and pancake…How did that ham get in there? Wasn’t me…

As we were finishing our breakfast, the rain started coming down. So we decided to try and wait it out.And wait… and wait… Funny thing is, the longer we waited, the worse the weather got.

Did I mention we were waiting to leave for the Cubs game?

So we got ready. It kept raining. We weighed our options. The lightning struck. We decided to go up to Wrigleyville anyway to see what would happen. The thunder rolled. We gave up on our hopes of seeing a good ol’ fashioned baseball game and chalked it up to a regular ol’ Sunday Funday (not a bad thing by any means!).

Then, as we were hanging out at one of the bars across from the field, the sun peeked out. And started shining.After a 2.5-hour rain delay, we got this show on the road! Everyone was excited to see the sun shine for one of the first times of the weekend. Even the birds came out to play:Even the birds came out for the party. The poor dude in right field- you could tell he was just standing there awkwardly because he didn’t really know what to do. They were big birds.

We celebrated with a well-balanced meal at the game:Look at all those veggies! As Megan pointed out, nachos are really like a salad. Just with tortilla chips instead of lettuce. So yeah.

The Cubs ended up winning. This was good/bad for me. Good because I love watching a game and the whole crowd being excited and happy. But as a Cardinals fan at heart, I couldn’t cheer to the greatest extent. Gotta keep that Missouri loyalty somehow…

So yes. The BBQ didn’t happen. The weather was less than desirable. Our baseball game had a rain delay.

But you know what? We had a fantastic time. And if that doesn’t make a holiday weekend great, what else would?

Enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day, everyone! I’m off to be productive. For at least an hour or two… :)

19 Responses

  1. lol – I always use that “just like a salad” logic. Because really, its not THAT far off. :)

  2. Glad you girls had fun dispite Mother Nature being a biatch, but then with you two how could you not have a great time??

  3. Those fries smothered in cheese look amazing. And you can never go wrong with ballpark nachos. :) Glad you had a good time!

  4. I didn’t even notice all the bad weather discussed in the post because of the pictures of delicious food. It was almost tortuous.

  5. Any day that ends with nachos and baseball is okay in my book.

    I’m an indecisive orderer myself, so I can relate to Megan in this situation.

  6. I kinda got depressed reading this post with all this bad weather talk. But then I saw the Biebs and nachos and all was right in the world.

  7. You are too funny! Definitely, just like a salad! I’m glad you guys got to go though. I hope your having a great day!

  8. oh no! So sorry for the rain :( It looks like you had a fabulous time anyway, though!

  9. Cheese fries and nachos? Sounds like a winning weekend to me. :)

  10. Sorry about the crappy weather but way to make the best of it. Looks fun!

  11. nachos ARE like salad.

  12. That looks like such a fun weekend!!! Cheese fries and nachos? Sounds like my weekend eats too! haha

  13. We used to have a Flat Top, and I *loved* it. It’s gone, and I”m so sad.

  14. Smile. Way to make the best of things! We had a very blustery day in Colorado…the wind was almost unbearable, but we made the best of it too! Thank you for sharing with me today! I hope you had a lovely evening. Have a week full of good food, laughter and love!

  15. Looks like you made the best of it. That restaurant sounds really cool. I like when you can customize your meals.

  16. Anything with that much cheese HAS to be a good thing.

  17. holy shit, justin bieber napkins?? if they had zac efron napkins i’d DEFINITELY do a themed bday party this yr. holy moly. that’s a lot of cheese on those fries. i liked it.

  18. Ok, I feel that your readers should know that it did not take TEN minutes for me to order- you happened to run to the bathroom after choosing the bread and I didn’t want to order something you don’t like. And I got cucumber anyway. AND you should note that there was also a Bieber balloon. They must’ve had a field day at Party City. So much fun this weekend!

  19. […] but I will always enjoy the Friendly Confines. This I know.Megan and I didn’t indulge in baseball favorites like last time, but there was still a brew or two to be […]

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