Nostalgia, a.k.a., We Seriously Wore the Worst Clothes in the Mid 90s

This past weekend, and the weekend before that, I went a-traveling to my homes-away-from-home. The weekend before last, I was in Atlanta to celebrate the Bully Ball, which is the Georgia English Bulldog Rescue annual fundraising gala. Timmy and I were invited last year as well by the Lyons, who are pretty much one of the best families ever, aside from mine and Timmy’s. No joke, they’re so fun, and we are always happy to hang out with them, if even for a night. Timmy couldn’t make it this year for a story I’ll let him talk about if he wants to (vague enough for you?), so I went alone to enjoy the night for the both of us. Which is to say, it wasn’t as fun as it should’ve been had he been there. It was at the Four Seasons (cause we’re fancy y’all), and my dates were Jake and his wife Erika. We LOVE them. Let me repeat that. WE LOVE THEM. Jake has had a rough go the last few years with a Stage 4 colorectal and liver cancer diagnosis, but to look at him, he’s smoking hot. Dapper and suave, like he was in high school, and his wife Erika, get out of here. They make quite the fine couple, let me tell you. So needless to say, our combined crushes on the two of them make us drop what we’re doing if it means we get to hang with them.

Last year, I won the greatest silent auction item in the history of the world, which was a basket of tickets to events around Atlanta. I won it for $170, and no one else even bid on it. Let me tell you what I won, and then that $170 price tag will make your head spin:

  • 2 tix to Atlanta Ballet’s “Man in Black”, a tribute to Johnny Cash (which was Timmy’s first ballet)
  • 2 tix to Fox Theatre “Les Miserables”
  • 2 tix to the Symphony
  • 4 tix to the High Museum (that don’t expire, thankyouverymuch)
  • 2 tickets to the Alliance Theatre’s “The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” (written by Stephen King, music by John Mellencamp)

Yeah, no one else bid on it. Best prize EVER.

We had a great time and looked amazing. Here’s proof.

Smoking.

Smoking.

This year, the prizes weren’t as amazing as last year’s, but I did manage to win a UGA Dawgs plate and bag giftset which I won for my sis and bro-in-law bc I couldn’t care less about college football and I also was a little drunk competitive. I also won a basket of full size Bumble & Bumble hair products which was a total jackpot for me since I’m cheap and will never buy their products bc they’re too expensive. So the whole night was a success, and a good time was had by all!

Sad Timmy couldn't make it. Didn't feel right without him there.

Sad Timmy couldn’t make it. Didn’t feel right without him there.

Because bulldogs are the #3 top animal mascot...or so they said at the Ball

Because bulldogs are the #3 top animal mascot…or so they said at the Ball

Stylin and profilin

Stylin and profilin

Erika, Jake, and Cheryl, all looking amazing!

Erika, Jake, and Cheryl, all looking amazing!

So that was that weekend, followed by yet another weekend of traveling to NYC this past weekend for one of my bestie’s bachelorette party! Denise and I started out with a really amazingly chill Saturday day, where we ate, got massages, watched “She’s All That” (which is TERRIBLE. I mean, just awful. I remember it being so funny back in the day (hence the post’s title), but good God, it truly didn’t do what I remember it having done. Instead I just shook my head a lot.), just chillaxed. We had some amazing food at Uva (seriously, go there), and then we drank some more at Jbird (go there too) and had the best time. A few of us later recounted stories of blackouts, losing credit cards, making quesadillas and forgetting, and falling asleep in cabs, but I remember it all and I even got picture evidence. You’ll notice that blurriness becomes a theme later, probably because that’s how we were all seeing the world anyways. Enjoy!

See, we started out the night all pretty and stuff

See, we started out the night all pretty and stuff

Mom and daughter looking gorgy

Mom and daughter looking gorgy

Vanessa and the lady of the night (wait, doesn't that mean prostitute)

Vanessa and the lady of the night (wait, doesn’t that mean prostitute)

I yelled at her all night to leave that damn crown on her head.

I yelled at her all night to leave that damn crown on her head.

Yes, this is what we did to her

Yes, this is what we did to her

Hey I found Elton John!

Hey I found Elton John!

Nikki and Alina with mini crowns because they're mini in stature anyways

Nikki and Alina with mini crowns because they’re mini in stature anyways

sexy gift time!

sexy gift time!

wonderful times with wonderful women

wonderful times with wonderful women

Anyone want to blow the noisemaker? Anyone?

Anyone want to blow the noisemaker? Anyone?

Celebrating our lovely Denise

Celebrating our lovely Denise

This drink was on fire, much like my esophagus after drinking it

This drink was on fire, much like my esophagus after drinking it

that one in the middle was ours, all ours

that one in the middle was ours, all ours

Things start to get interesting from here on out

Things start to get interesting from here on out

My thumb may be up, but my liver was about to be down for the count.

My thumb may be up, but my liver was about to be down for the count.

After this was taken, we all made it our home screens on our phones. Not joking.

After this was taken, we all made it our home screens on our phones. Not joking.

Right before our cab ride back to Alina's got super krunk

Right before our cab ride back to Alina’s got super krunk

The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end

Our cab driver pumped up the music and we couldn't stay still, literally

Our cab driver pumped up the music and we couldn’t stay still, literally

Toast. After this, Denise made me a quesadilla and forgot. It was yummy, I didn't forget that.

Toast. After this, Denise made me a quesadilla and forgot. It was yummy, I didn’t forget that.

So this weekend, no I’m not traveling. But I’m still doing lots of stuff, including welcoming my sister, bro-in-law and niece to go to DISNEYWORLD!!!!!!!!! It’s Charlotte’s first time, and I can’t explain how excited I am to see her little face light up! After this upcoming weekend, our travels slow down, which will be nice to go exploring beaches and the Tampa Bay area finally! My life is exhausting sure, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

♥, VB

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