Memorial Day and Birthdaypalooza

My holiday weekend started at 4:30pm on Friday and was packed with activities until Monday evening! R’s 27th birthday was on May 30, so the whole weekend was dedicated to having fun with our friends and family.

On Saturday, we went to Brew at the Zoo and Wine, too at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Animals, beer, wine, and live music…what’s not to like? As expected, I was dying to see the elephants. How cute is this little baby?

It was excruciatingly hot that day and made me want to scream like this bad boy!
We headed over to the designated Brew area, loaded up on free beer & wine, ate some Old Bay coated french fries, and listened to some live bands.
Sidenote – that fedora is my newest purchase from Urban Outfitters. It’s actually from the men’s section, but I liked the fit and shape better than any others I tried on. I’m not crazy about the hemp-like string around it so I’ll be replacing it with wide grosgrain ribbon.
The event was scheduled until 7pm but we left around 5:30 (kegs were kicked – not good!) R and I headed to Towson for dinner and a comedy show at The Recher Theatre. There was a small crowd at the show, so we were lucky enough to meet both comedians at the end! This is us with Steve Rannazzisi (Kevin from FX’s The League – you MUST watch this show).
The other picture is blurry, but we also met Bryan Callen. You’ll remember him as the wedding chapel owner in The Hangover. And without ruining anything, he also has a part in The Hangover 2.
Thus ended a loooooooong Saturday in Maryland and Part One of R’s birthdaypalooza. Part Two, or Sunday, involved a crabfeast at my aunt’s house with 20+ family members and a night out at a rooftop bar. Please don’t judge his mustache…R wanted to do something silly and challenged everyone to bring their best stache.
Much recuperating was needed on Monday in the form of waffles and bloody marys. I spent the remainder of the afternoon and early evening picking leftover crab meat for crab dip.
All in all, it was a great weekend with only a few injuries to speak of. Note to self, think twice before buying your boyfriend a Swiss Army knife…he will cut himself inspecting all the tools.

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