Monday, July 6, 2009

Shower and 4th of July has been too long since I posted! No excuses - I've been lazy.

Last weekend I went to Philly for a surprise bridal shower for my friend C. C and I knew each other in Ireland and I literally spent EVERY Thursday night at her flat, drinking tequila before we would head out to da clubz.

I'm so excited about her wedding. I've heard about her fiance, E, since he was "that cute guy I work with." Hee! The two of them are perfect for each other and I was SO happy and excited to see them over the weekend.

Think she was surprised?

I ended staying at the shower until midnight at which point my friend L (who just found out about my blog - Hi L!) drove me to BWI. My plan was thus: hang out in the RCC until 4am and then go standby for the 5am flight.


Turns out that security closes at lot earlier than my arrival at 1:30am.

I was camped out on a bench, desperately trying to connect to the wifi (also a no-go on that side of security) when a cabbie let me in on a little secret. The international terminal in BWI has really comfy couches on the side before security. SCORE! So I trek on over and find out that lots of cabbies and night cleaning ladies like to nap on the couches around 3am each night. Hee. I watched a movie and headed through security to Starbucks at 4am. Nice.

So if you ever find yourself at an airport late at night, don't be afraid to move around - you may find a surprise or two in the next terminal!

In other news, I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July, or as it's known in our household "a Happy Insurgency Day."

We headed to DH's co-worker's house up in Del Mar for an AMAZING cookout. We took our traditional Insurgency Day Anglo-American Relations cake.

Vanilla bean pound cake with raspberry buttercream and fresh berries. Mmm....

We went out at 9 to watch the fireworks and I was dive-bombed by about 8000 mosquitoes. I'm one of those super reactive people so I was covered in red welts in about five minutes, including one right between my eyes. Verrrry attractive, let me tell ya. I think the part that amused DH the most was that NO ONE ELSE was bitten once! I guess I'm really sweet. *batting eyelashes*

Anywho, that's all for now. Hope your holiday was fantastic!

1 comment:

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Ohhh, good airport tip! That cake looks SO delicious, and I love the symbolism :-)