Saturday, April 4, 2009

An evening out with the Beav..

Last night I went to an art show. I have never been to one before, but my dear friend JJ was putting in on and it was just in town. JJ is really Jessica, but I have called her that since we were in high school. Not sure why or how we came up with that nick name for her. I think she had a few nicknames for me too, but we wont get into that. Anyway, you have to check out her stuff. She is an awesome artist and definitely one of the craziest people I know. Here is the link to her stuff... Slowshirts. I will even share a story about JJ...she made me do things I probably should never have.

One day, when we were only 15 years old, she insisted that she had to go to the mini market a few miles away. She insisted that we drive her parents Suburban, without parents. She had her learners permit, all would be just fine. So I caved to the pressure and agreed, but I wasn't driving. Well, we made it to the mini mart, but we had to duck and hide in the Suburban for about 10 minutes because JJ saw someone her dad knew. But, then she insisted we just drive into Fred Meyers because she needed to get a gift for a friend. "NOO, we can't do that, we will get caught!" I say. "No we wont", she says. So off we go. We actually made it to Freds and back and just pulling into the driveway when one of her sisters walks out of the house.

"What are you guys doing?!" JJ and her quick thinking skillz says "We were just pulling the car out for so we could wash it for Dad." I am not sure if her sister believed us or not but we did end up washing the car and never getting caught for it.

We did a lot of crazy things, too many to mention, but we had fun.

So anyway, my other dear friend Kate, over at Life As I Live It, was nice enough to join me. I know it was last minute and I had to beg and plead for her to come with me, Okay not really, she was more than willing. After we were done looking at the art, we thought it was probably necessary to celebrate being out with no kids so we went to Ishka ( I know I am spelling this wrong, but that's how it sounds when you say it) and had a thick beer. You look silly if you order Coors Light, and I didn't want to look silly. We left there pretty quickly because of the insanely loud Irish band playing. Then we headed over to Scotty B's or Scotty Browns, I cant remember which it is called, but it is a new place in Bellingham. It was really nice inside. Reminded me of a Vegas place. I am glad we dressed up a bit to go out, I would have looked out of place in a tshirt and tennis shoes. Not a place for kids. We had some really good food and laughed a lot. I did bring my camera with me (surprising huh?) but I was going to take pictures at the art show and didn't. I really wanted to pull it out and take pictures of Scotty's but it just didn't feel right, so I secretly stuck the lens out of my purse and tried to aim at Kate. She didn't want me to take her picture. Not sure which finger she is holding up...

Still didn't get very good aim, but I had to stop, people were starting to look over. She was causing such a commotion...

Please don't kill me.


Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Hey, that's probably the most flattering shot of me I've had in a long time! Yes, I know it's only of my neck and big mouth, and that's probably why. The whole face? NOT photogenic. :)

Yes it was a lovely evening and you know I'll gladly piss off my husband any time you want to go out. Next up, we need to take the boys out again.

p.s. Thanks for not making me go to the Beaver.

Jen C. said...

Art Show? Take me next time!