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July 4th 2011

Mardi party was awesome as usual. If you didn't go I hope you had a really good reason, like "I'm not awesome enough".

I was up til 3 the night before layering Jell-O, rolled out of bed at 11 AM, finished Jell-O stuff and packed everything up. I hit a local BBQ joint (I can't help myself, I knew I would be eating grilled things later but it's really good - Carolina Smoke BBQ in Country Village) and went to fetch Freddy and we drove up around 4, narrowly avoiding being hit by insane drivers on I-5. Very adventurous.

There were no potato guns this year which saddened me. There were seersucker shorts (Jimmy, who always wears the best pants/shorts) and A FEW Tabbings, although once again no one Tabbed/Iced me - I don't know whether to be relieved or feel unpopular and cry. I think next time I need to ice other people - there needed to be more of it. Jessica made a really good pasta salad and I had about four servings of it. Someone (I don't know who, but I need to find out) made really good cupcakes. I may have removed the bacon topping. I just wanted that frosting. God it was good.
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I told him to wave. Aw!

Mardi made Irish Car Bombs and they did not get me trashed. Magic. The kids set off fireworks at the beach and came home with all ten fingers -- also magic. I made Jell-O shot cups and they seemed well-received, especially the ones with alcohol in them. Note to self: people like alcohol.
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Those little dust balls are fireworks!

Then Freddy told Jessica and I scary stories and Jessica told Freddy and I scary stories (you guys scarred me for life), I got home at 4 AM and chased my cat around. That is not a euphemism. The cat likes to play hide and seek. Also not a euphemism. Oh, and Mardi gave me a party favor from her businessman's suitcase. THAT is a euphemism.

Woke up at noon, felt lucky for being able to take the day off. Now I'm lounging around drinking coffee, smelling like a bonfire while Brandon listens to podcasts (".NET? More like .NERD! Haw, haw!"). Later I'm going to another BBQ.

Thanks to Mardi for another amazing year and hey - we should all pool our resources and buy her an hour or two of Merry Maids. Not joking.

Comments

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nicolemarieh
Jul. 6th, 2011 05:23 am (UTC)
totally agree on the merry maids - she deserves it like crazy! either that or five free pizza deliveries for her household :)
meowlet
Jul. 6th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
uh, where were you missy?! Still camping? Was it fun?
nicolemarieh
Jul. 6th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
yep yep, tons of fun!

we got in on monday morning, but were so exhausted we passed out until mid-afternoon. after that, we decided to just wander down to the park with the roommate and his kid and watch some fireworks there. was nice. mardi's party would have been much more fun, but truthfully, i didnt have the energy for more partying after a weekend full of it !! ;) im glad you and so many others went though, and had such an awesome time. all the pictures are making me jealous! ;)
nicolemarieh
Jul. 6th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
(also: im not awesome enough.) ;)
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