Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Michigan, But Without The Festival

Oh dudes. I got to visit with Sarah the BFF this weekend. There's not much better in life than when we're together. I'm pretty exhausted this week, so I'ma just post the highlights of the trip via pictures. There's about 150 other pictures that you can check out too if you're interested.

It was an amazing weekend. We met up in Michigan at her parents' house to hang out and basically eat food, watch cable, play outside a bit, and bando it up at the dorkestra. You know, the usual.

At Sarah's parent's house, there are always a few things you can expect. One of those things being...PIE! Rhubarb, to be specific:

You can also expect to hang out with a billion animals. I think there were five cats and a dog. They all rule. Bronte cuddled with me the first night, Fred cuddled with me the next morning, Baby sat on my lap a little later, Boobie (who I've known since she was a tiny kitten!) mostly ignored me and fawned over Momma Sarah, and Black and White Boy (who doesn't actually live there - he's a neighbor's cat) snuck inside to eat the other cats' food a couple of times. Also, all the animals lay around and are lazy all the time. It's wonderful.

We saw Valerie!

We played video games! Sarah is doing a skateboard game. She ruled. I tried to play a game in which you "play the drums" and I lost within 7 seconds. Booo!

We were, of course, hilarious. Yes, it says Double Delight. That's us, bitches!

And some of us are cute sometimes. Right?

Press PLAY!

Hannah, Sarah's youngest sister, won a concerto competition that allowed her to play with a professional orchestra! She did the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D, which, when first composed, was deemed "unplayable" by performers. And Hannah played it! And she's only 17! Seriously, she's amazing. Watch the video (this is the second half of the performance)! If you're pressed for time, I recommend checking it out right at about 2:30 and watching for a bit. 

I have to say, it was such a pleasure to see Hannah play this weekend. I first met Hannah when she was only 6 or 7. I remember eating dinner at Sarah's parents' house, sitting across from Hannah, who was eating a Chik Patty, and being way impressed that Hannah was a vegetarian by her own choice. I was no less impressed at her performance this weekend, watching a truly professional musician and beautiful and talented young woman. Wow, Hannah. Wow. Good job being amazing!

Okay, enough gushing. One thing Sarah and I like to do is walk the fine line between classy and tacky. I call it "Clacky." Here we are, dressed to the nines, eating some delicious Taco Bell:

Oh, and we stayed in a hotel! These are pictures we took whilst laying in one bed together.

BFFs rule, dudes. I don't even know what else to say.


SophisticatedBrew said...

YES! Thanks for posting all this.

Kim said...

So, I just thought of this and, correct me if I'm wrong, but it might just be the bomb'est' idea ever. Why don't you do a BFF anniversary, so there is a committed time to celebrate BFFdom every year? People can send gifts too. Hey...why not?!

Sara Ashes said...

beautiful!! xoxo

kittymodern said...

Hannah's playing gave me goose-bumps. also known as goose pimples. wonderful