Freakin’ Weekin’

We have our Office Thanksgiving party tomorrow and right after that, my friends Addie and James are throwing a Christmas Party. So with all of the upcoming holidays, some friends decided that we need to do some “signature” cocktail testing…for your health.


So this past Friday, some of those friends came over for a signature cocktail taste testing before we went to the Puppet Slam (we’ll get to that). Emily is the cocktail creator (I wrote cocktail creature first…darn auto-correct…oh wait…) and we decided that this time of year is the best season for…Bourbon.


Who doesn’t love whiskey or bourbon? If you’re a friend of mine and you don’t, don’t answer that. It really is a great liquor for this time of year. Mixed with ginger ale ..mixed with just ice…whatever. So Emily’s cocktail creation was amazing.


I give you the Cider Bourbon Cocktail, thank you Martha. Just put it all in a cocktail shaker, and shake it. And pour it. And sip it. Perfect Fall Drink.


  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 (2 1/2-inch-long) thin slices fresh peeled ginger
  • 2 thin slices lady apple, for garnish


So after a few of those, we went downtown to a Puppet Slam at the Trustus Theatre. We had no idea what to expect. Emily told me it was an “adult puppet show” but not like x-rated, just not for kids. So David, Emily, Brent, Santi and I went and met some other friends there. It was actually way more fun than I’d expected. Some acts were way better than others, but some were pretty cool. I’d go again to see the cool ones again. How’s that for a review?




Then we went to a few other places downtown for some drinks and live music, which was meh…but overall, Friday was really fun.


Saturday I slept in (and that felt soooo good) and then I got up, went for a run, and decided to drive to Atlanta to surprise my sister for her birthday. She didn’t know me or my little sister Megan were coming home, so that was fun. All the girls went for mani-pedi’s which we like doing when we’re all home. Then we went out to dinner at Watershed on Peachtree. I had a veggie plate (which was really good—sweet potatoes, turnips, broccolini, lots of other good stuff I can’t remember), and everyone else had meat/fish stuff that looked good too. I guess.


Sunday morning, I woke up at 4:50am (YEAH.) and drove back to SC for church. I was exhausted but gotta be there to support David, ya know? So I was just making my way along I-20, listening to music, waiting for the sun to show itself…and then…aw crap. Got pulled over.



I haven’t gotten a speeding ticket since I was 19 with my black jeep. Yeah, if you ever rode with me in high school or on the way to a camp thing in that black jeep, I’m sorry. ***Sorry Whitney for speeding up to camp and eating french fries with BBQ Sauce while I drove.*** I was a wreckless 19 year old and didn’t even think twice. If you’re 19 and you’re reading this…slow down. Driving is scary.


Luckily, I wasn’t going too much over the speed limit, and I also had the nicest police officer ever. Colonel Mustard was not happy when someone walked up to the car though—I should have just unleashed him. Wouldn’t have gotten a ticket THEN! But I probably would have gotten arrested and lost my dog, so really, I’m okay with the ticket.


I kept apologizing for the dog barking ferociously from the back seat, and the cop said, “it’s okay, he’s just doin’ his job”, so I just smiled and said, “yep. he’s a good guard dog”. Evidently, Colonel thinks people in uniform are dangerous and scary, but burglars or serial killers…they’re cool. They look like regular people– which I guess technically they do. But cops and mailmen and people that walk up to you uninvited? Danger.


The weekend didn’t end on a bad note though, because last night I laid around and watched tv, made tacos, and was in bed at 9pm. I am old and that was the perfect end to my weekend of driving a lot. Someone else please tell me you decided it was time for bed after watching Storage Wars for 2 hours. (yeah…I did that).




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