Weekend Winks – World Traveler

OK, so maybe I’m not so much of a world traveler as a back and forth to Iowa traveler.

The past two weekends I’ve found myself in opposite ends of Iowa, partying it up with some of my fave family members starting with Prince and Princess B.

Twins are so easy.

Twins are so easy.

I hadn’t seen my hell on wheels duo since January and being that they’re now two and a half no moment spent with them is dull.

Princess B

This laugh is as funny as it appears.

Prince B

Nephew nuzzles are the best kind of love.

My sister typically stocks up on my beloved Anderson Erickson chip dip (seriously the best dip on the planet and my ample ass can prove it!) for me but Princess B had other plans.

Love us some dairy.

Who needs a spoon?

We also ganged up and loved on our favorite Hawkeye, Dada CBXB.

Three

As you can see, he hates the attention.

After a two night layover back in my own Nashville bed, I headed up to see my spunky Gma (you know, the one who pretends to hate Jell-O shots and wheels around the town square in style) as she’s not been feeling fabulous recently.

Gma

Happy to be hanging together.

I also found myself willingly stuffed in a trunk for the sake of a birthday surprise for my fabulous friend Mr. Scooby.

Got thrown in a trunk

Not much I won’t do for a laugh.

Mr. Scooby was surprised to say the least.

Surprise success!

My bestie Scooby flew me into Des Moines to surprise his hubs, Mr. Scooby for his birthday. This trip also served as a way for Scooby and myself to get shit faced at the finish line while his hot husband and equally good looking running mate, Royal, sprinted 13.2 miles at the annual Dam to Dam.

Drunk Mascot

Race runners with their soon to be drunk mascot.

A little too much excitement in the collecting of champagne bottles resulted in a bubble catastrophe in the grocery store. I swear my two bottles of wine at supper had nothing to do with it.

Clean up on aisle nine...

Clean up on aisle nine…

But the spill was definitely worth the trouble as Scoobs and I tailgated at the finish line at the ass crack of dawn the following morning.

Force fed champs well before noon

Force fed champs well before noon.

We also mustered enough energy to engage in a photo shoot while waiting for our runners.

Holla!

Holla!

They did it!

They did it!

After drinking the day away, we kept it up by cocktailing with a fellow classmate, Rolo.

Old friends.

Old friends are the funnest!

After our 118th cocktail of the day, we decided that Scooby looks like the dad from the ’80s TV show “Alf”.

Don’t you agree?

Alf Dad = Scooby

Well, we don’t think the hair looks the same…

Although a whirlwind of a time, it was a spectacular weekend seeing my gays who make me belly laugh so hard I count it as an ab workout.

Foursome

Best bikini workout ever.

There was one teeny, tiny kink in my flight back to Nashville.

It took off at 6am.

I woke up at 5:15am.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

This wouldn’t be such an issue in any other booming metropolis but the thing is this was the one and only flight out of Nashville via Southwest on Sunday. My hungover ass had to make the plane.

At 5:39am I announced my arrival at the airport running in, screaming like a crazy lady at the Southwest ticketing agents:

“WILL I MAKE A SIX AM FLIGHT?”

“You have a slight chance but your bag will never make it.”

Throwing my suitcase at the agent (while thanking her at the same time), I turned into an Olympic runner barreling through security (thank god for salt of the earth, nice, understanding Iowa people who suggested I budge when they saw dust at my feet due to my sudden athletic abilities) and sprinting to my gate in just enough time to dry heave (my body is only used to me doing arm curls in order to get a cocktail to my watering hole) when I sat in my seat as the airplane door slammed shut 30 seconds after my entrance.

Um, oops.

Aging five years in fifty minutes.

And you know what? Even with my beyond late check-in, the suitcase made the airplane.

Made it!

God I love Iowa airport workers.

As this post comes to a close, I’ve received word that things aren’t looking so hot for my Gma and your good karma sent her way would be much appreciated as my family and I hope she’s resting comfortably.

Gma

Ladies out on the town.

And as I am giving my liver a rest, here’s hoping your week is off to a fabulous start!

CBXB

CBXB!

 

20 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – World Traveler

  1. Tracy says:

    I love reading your blog, you are so entertaining! 🙂

  2. Sechys Diary says:

    There is so much happiness and love in this blog post! Love it 😀 much love, Sechy xxx

  3. reocochran says:

    Your friends, family and little Prince and Princess all seem so friendly, loving and special. I could hug those little ones and have so much fun if they joined my grandkids at the park! 🙂

  4. jan gaie says:

    Ever time I see your newest post I get excited! I did the infamous airport run at Louisville airport today only to see the plane taxi away as I arrived at gate B17. I wasn’t as lucky as you! So I am drowning in my sorrows while I await my rescheduled 6 am flight tomorrow. When life hands you lemons . . . make a lemondrop shot!!!

    • Girl. I’d so be there at the bar with you if I’d have missed my flight. Here’s hoping that when your pretty little eyes flutter open in the morning, you’re bright eyed and bushy tailed enough to make the plane. I’d lend you my running shoes if we were closer! 🙂

  5. Damn, woman, reading about your weekend exhausted me. Oh, that poor bottle of booze! What a waste.

    • I know, right? I kinda wanted to cry when it smashed before my eyes. Never to worry though you know a classy gal like me would never even consider a bottle of champs in the double digits, so not much to mourn!

  6. kellisamson says:

    While I always love hearing about your shenanigans with Scoobs and Mr. Scoobs (such cuties!), I am so sad to hear about Grandma. I know how much you love her and how much spunk the two of you share. I’m so glad you went to see her. I wish her lots of comfort and am sending my favorite Nashville gal a big hug. xoxo

  7. 1reddiva83 says:

    Lets switch lives you gma is super cool and I am love teddy too.

  8. markbialczak says:

    My prayers to gma, Megan. What a weekend, my lovely!

  9. JMC813 says:

    As someone who is about to fly halfway across country for the first time in MANY years (WAY pre 9-11) I can relate to the airport panic. I do all my worst case scenario stuff in advance. You truly party like a rock star CBXB.

    As for Gma Jazz Hands, she is in my thoughts and prayers friend.

  10. SerachShiro says:

    🙂 What a great time you had there during the Dam to Dam, (love you buddies), the twins are so sweet and I totally can Imagine that so now and then you have/need to see them ! ………….my prayers are going too to Gma !

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