This weekend Elyse and her boyfriend came up from D.C. and stayed with us. I hadn’t seen her in over a year, so it was really nice! She even brought me cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake! (sidebar: the show that features the cupcake shop is incredibly stupid and I would never trust those women with any business because they make themselves out to be giant airheads (even if they are not)). But! the cupcakes were pretty damn delicious. The chocolate peanut butter (top right) was my favorite.
I went and picked up a growler of East End Brewing’s blueberry rye beer (not sure how they spell it and I can’t find it) to share with Elyse since I know she loves blueberries. Well, it didn’t really taste like blueberries to any of us and smelled like toast to me, but it was still decent. We went to the La Casa Narcisi for dinner and split a margherita pizza (my true love), some gnocchi and lobster mac and cheese. Everyone loved the lobster mac but I thought it needed more salt. And more cheese. Oddly enough, the amount of lobster was pretty adequate.
By the time we got back, we were all wine-sleepy so we went to bed. Saturday Elyse and her boyfriend were gone before I even woke up to go do some sightseeing (actually more like destination eating, haha). By the time they made it back, we watched a little of the baseball game and then headed down to Mad Mex. Got the XX Cheese dip for the first time ever and holy cow I am in love. The pineapple habenero salsa, however, was super weird. It was the consistency of applesauce and it was just really off-putting.
We headed down to South Side for the main event and all I can say is: ugh. I hadn’t been in SS in over two years and it got so.much.worse. Keith drove around for 20 minutes trying to find parking before he dropped us off, drove around for another 20 before paying to park in Giant Eagle’s lot. The two bars we managed to hit were so disgustingly packed. My friend Sarah was down there too and we kept trying to meet up but kept playing bar tag haha. Finally everyone was just over it (and totally sober), so we left.
Sunday we went to the Pirates game and sadly saw them lose. But, thanks to Elyse, we met up with our old manager from Victoria’s Secret and got to chat with her for a minute and it made me very nostalgic for 2007-2009. I wish I hadn’t been such an emotional wreck those few years, because we really had some fun times.
All in all, it was really nice to see Elyse and catch up. I wish she still lived here though. I am really bad at friendships and seeing one of the real friends I actually have only 2x a year sucks, but I guess that’s what happens when you get old!