Friday, December 21, 2012

A Night Out

Not having a computer at home sure has made keeping up with blog posting extremely difficult.  I've been meaning to post these pictures forever, but...better late than never, right?
So last weekend T and I got some adult time.  We planned our annual celebration going downtown to have a night on the town.  My sister watched Aubrey for us, so we headed down early to walk around and check out the holiday decorations and just hang out.  So of course, that involved a trip to the Monument on the Circle.  He we are at the very spot where T proposed:

We hit up the South Bend Chocolate Factory for some delicious ho cho and just people watched for awhile.  It has a nice view, and I never pass up some nice dark hot chocolate made with Silk.  Well, I mean, it would have been better with Mint Chocolate Silk, but...

We had reservations to stay at the Omni, and we checked in early to relax some before heading out.  So we checked in, got our room key and headed to our room on the sixth floor.  Key worked just fine, but when we walked in the room we saw luggage, coats, and other items indicating that clearly someone was already staying in this room.  It was kind of funny, but at the same time, I had to think "does this happen a lot?  How many times have we stayed somewhere and someone has accidentally gotten in our room?"   So we headed back to the front desk, totally not pissed at all, and nicely told the lady there had been some mistake.  Seriously, we could have cared less because we were in no hurry and you know, accidents happen.  They were so apologetic and upgraded our room, gave us free breakfast buffets for the next day, and then had room service send this up to us:

That's water, a thing of popcorn and two local brews from Upland Brewery.  And apparently they are mind readers and new I like porter.  And it came with another apology note.  I mean, they totally didn't have to do that, but I never turn down free (good) beer!
Here's us all dressed up.  We clean up nicely, don't you think?  It's amazing how much time you have to dedicate to actually getting ready when you don't have a crying 10 month old in the background.

We hit the Claddaugh Irish Pub and ate entirely too much (my "off" day for the diet), and we decided to walk it off.  Pretty, isn't it?

I swear this diet is making it so much harder for me to consume too much of anything.  Even after the walk, the thought of drinking a beer was just too much.  So we kind of relaxed and holed up at the Slippery Noodle Inn, which is a jazz bar, the oldest bar in Indiana.  Listened to some music, watched some old men try to score with these two young blond girls, watched the young blond girls flirt with them enough to get free drinks.  It looked like one of the guys was getting somewhere at one point.  There was hair twirling and she was laughing at everything he said, but he must have said something stupid, as is so usual with most men, because he left alone.  But it was still very entertaining.  Almost more so than the music, actually. 

These two old people managed to make it until midnight.  Oh gone are the days when we could actually stay out until closing time.  On the way back to our hotel, we did get to see two rather intoxicated douches get arrested.  That was fun.  It was great just getting spend time with T, just the two of us, not worry about a thing and just hang out.  I think in the new year, this is something we definitely need to do more often. 
So that was our little Christmas celebration!  I have Santa pictures of Aubrey to post, and I definitely will post them this weekend.  I get the new laptop today!  (Yay!)  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


  1. Sounds like a great date!
    YAY for free breakfast and room service!!

  2. Dude! That totally happened to me once before! I walked into the room and it was obviously being used! Sadly, I did not get an upgrade though... lucky! ;)


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