On Saturday evening I met up with some of my favorites ladies at Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill for some dinner and drinks.
Jenifer, Laura, and I greatly enjoyed the Ruby Slipper Martini which was a wonderful mixture of vodka, grapefruit juice, grenadine, and champagne. Much fancy. I could have enjoyed a very dangerous amount of those, but wisely acted like an adult and did not do it. While we waited for her our meal, we snacked on popcorn with our Barbie hands.
Because we are dainty and delicate ladies, we split three entrees between the five of us. Thank God we did because there was a lot of wonderful food and we got to eat it all.
Chicken and waffles, a smoked half chicken with Dr. Pepper barbecue sauce, ribs with a maple bourbon sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, green beans, and mini cornbread muffins. It was heavenly.
After dinner, we headed out to the Austin360 Amphitheater out at the Circuit of the Americas to watch OneRepublic. I had not been out there since the X Games and based on how overwhelmingly hot it was then, we were all more than a little worried that we would melt in the heat. Thankfully, the sun was behind us and there was a nice breeze which made waiting for the show not bad at all.
And Sari brought her travel seat since she’s smarter than all of us. I’m so jealous of all that back support.
And then we relaxed and waited.
Some of my coworkers laughed at me because I love OneRepublic so much (hipster snobs!), but Ryan Tedder is an incredible songwriter and his voice is beautiful. “Something I Need” is my favorite song from their new album and it was wonderful live.
The show was completely fantastic and I enjoyed every last second of it:
Not even a little bit buzzed. All natural cage-free crazy right there. The other lazy bitches just stayed on the ground and didn’t dance with us. They must have been jealous of her generic white lady moves.
The only other event of note this weekend was “The One I Love.”
Elizabeth Moss can do no wrong. I really enjoyed this movie a lot. I am resolved with the fact that I still don’t really grasp exactly why and how what was happening happened, but I loved it nonetheless. Oh, and it’s available through Video On Demand services which means I didn’t have to put on pants or shoes to see it.