This past week was a short one because of Thanksgiving. We got out of work a little early, but that did not change all the traffic on the roads.
For the past few years we have done a Friendsgiving where we have Turducken. I got to Ray’s house around 7. We didn’t eat until around 9:00 because the bird was taking a long time. As always, though, the food was delicious.
A few of our friends have kids and their pack and play just looked so comfy after eating all that turkey.
On Thanksgiving we helped our mom make food and then my aunt and uncle came over. We didn’t have too much food so we wouldn’t overeat, but I always do. After we ate Cheryl and I went for a run.
Cheryl convinced me to do the Runners World Run Streak. You have to run at least one mile a day, every day, from Thanksgiving to New Years. Running after dinner was not the best idea, but we did a mile.
On Friday we decided to skip Black Friday shopping. I have been working on keeping myself to a budget. Instead we helped our mom with yard work (leaves galore) and then we put up outdoor Christmas decorations since it was so nice. After that we went to our cousins house to see the new baby. Then we met up with Cindy, Ralph and Marissa for dinner.
The day didn’t even end there!
After dinner we went to Exit Strategy. It’s one of those escape from the room places. My friends have been doing a bunch of them and we wanted to try it.
We won! It was nerve-wracking, but a lot of fun.
On Saturday we went to the last Rutgers tailgate.
It was actually pretty warm out, but eventually started raining.
We went to the game until half time. When we left Rutgers was winning, but they eventually lost :(
We left the game early because Mark, Jill, Cheryl and myself drove back to Philly for a concert.
We went to see Andrew McMahon at The Fillmore. The venue was awesome. We went upstairs to the balcony section (and the bar) and got great standing area spots.
Andrew is my all-time favorite artist. He is always amazing in concert. I started listening to him when he was the lead singer of Something Corporate, then he started a new band called Jack’s Mannequin and now he is a solo artist.
My life goal is to meet him one day.
After the show we went to Bottle Bar and then headed home.
On Sunday we got up, hungover, and ran 3 miles. Then we went to lunch at The Blue Duck.
All in all a great weekend!
Now it’s Monday :( Try to pull through everyone!