There is a new tradition in my life. And I love it.
Rather than exchanging gifts, my bestie and I have started going to the "Big City" (aka Minneapolis) for a Girl's Night. Last year was the Inaugural Year and was a blast.
This year? It totally blew last year out of the water!!
A peek at our night:
We checked into The Hotel Minneapolis, and were giddy with our "Priceline" steal! The hotel was GORGEOUS! Totally contemporary, but yet warm and inviting!
After a couple of drinks while we "primped", we headed out to supper...and had the most adorable cabby! (Dang!! I wish I took his picture!) He also informed us, that there were quite a few Minnesota Twins staying at our hotel for Twins Fest! Cool. (Although, I wouldn't know a single one of them if they weren't wearing their jerseys! Well, I'd probably know Joe. Mauer that is. But that's it. I think.)
Anyway...we arrived at Fogo de Chao...at the same time as an ambulance! (No worries, seems as tho everything was okay.) Inside of Fogo:
We proceeded to have one of the best meals ever. Have you ever been to Fogo? Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. Succulent. Delicious. Unbelievable.
Service? Outstanding! Our waiter:
And a never ending parade of chefs serving various cuts of meat, just to your liking. *licks lips*
To top it off...we got a "complimentary" dessert, because we were celebrating my birthday!!
I seriously felt like I needed purge after everything I ate that night! I was so uncomfortably full, that I couldn't take a deep breath! However, our next event helped to remedy that...
The Shout House!!! Which was, conveniently enough, right across the street from Fogo! Fabulous (read: accidental) planning on my part!
We arrived...to a packed house! Student ID night. Ugh. However, there were just as many "old" people, if not more! (Note the gray, balding head in the foreground...)
It seems as tho' my bestie and I are some rockin' requesters...either that, or we put wayyyyyyy too many ones up on the piano with our requests! Who knows...anyway, when T. requested "Sexy Back", I thought she was nuts.
Then they played it...and rocked the crowd! So, that got my wheels spinning...and I requested "Single Ladies"...what happened next was probably the most hilarious thing I've seen in quite a while!!!
Three guys, jammin' out (Beyonce moves and all) to "Single Ladies". Oh. My. Pee. In. My. Pants.
They also did a tribute to everyone who has served overseas or has a spouse overseas...the entire place was on their feet cheering for our heros!! (And, so...yeah. I got a little teary at the Shout House...)
Throughout the night, they would call people up who were celebrating birthdays. Ahem. Oh no. Oh yes. She told them.
And this is all I will show you of the result:
And this, is all I will tell you: Whitesnake. "Here I go Again". Tawny Kitaen. Replace the cars with two pianos.