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Two Meatballs: The Surprises Keep on Coming…and a Sexual Ballet!

It is so nice to get out and celebrate other people and be with friends when your personal life feels a little shitty…everyone needs a distraction am I right ladies!?  Time for the meatballs to hit the town!!!  So what better to do than surprise your loved ones on their birthdays!!!  We had two milestone birthdays at the salon this week.  First up…Michael Knight!!!  This guy shockingly turned 50 this week!  No one is younger or more bad ass than this guy! We love you Michael!!! PS…standing with Michael, cigar in hand is one of our bosses, Jack, who also turned 50 this year. You guys are making 50 look amazing. #50isthenew40

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Our bosses lured him out to dinner at Gravy…

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While we waited excitedly a few doors down at Landmark!!!

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Then it was time to take our places and get ready to surprise the birthday boy!

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And what a surprise it was…

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Nothing like turning a corner and being bombarded with songs and soooo much birthday love!  Time to celebrate!

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What a fun night!!!  Happy happy birthday Michael!!!!!  We love you so much.  Then while Jenny was at work Saturday I was invited to the ballet with my sister and her friends Sarah and Ashley whom I adore!  We met at Buku for lunch…

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#alwaystimetojackassaround #thatcouchwascallingmyname

The company and conversation was amazing…the food left a lot to be desired!!!  I have been here several times but this time was wah wah for sure!!!  But that didn’t stop the fun. #imlightneningonmyfeet #lifechangingdessert #toomuchcoffee #ablacktoilet!!! #polishthighs  #aruba!?

Then it was on to The Fletcher Center for The Masque of the Red Death and Dracula the ballet!!!  You guyyyyys….Dracula was the most sexual thing I have ever seen on the stage!  The only other ballet I’ve seen is The Nutcracker so I had nooooo idea it could be this steamy…literally it was so hot in there but my goodness…the vampire sirens…the drinking of the blood.  It was super fucking hot so do yourself a sexy favor and go see this for sure.  It was also beautiful.  My sister and I  are big dance fans even though neither one of us ever took a class…we are just experts from So You Think You Can Dance!!! It’s so gorgeous to watch and I love the symphony and watching it all happen.  I also realized that I am not  grown up or sophisticated enough for a ballet crowd and I can’t stop talking or making inappropriate noises when a ballerina bends over and grabs her ankles…hey oh…am I right ladies?!  What a fun afternoon with people I love!!! Can’t wait to do it again! #lovemydid

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Then Jenny got off work and we got dolled up to go to our sweet bunny Lauren’s surprise 30th birthday party!!!  Her sweet and adorable boyfriend Cameron surprised her at Tobacco Rd.  We were late because I couldn’t get my shit together! haha so we missed the surprise aspect but not the celebration!  Lauren is such a big supporter of the blog that we had some meatball sightings which always makes us feel like one million dollars!!!  Lauren is someone everyone should have the pleasure of knowing….no more positive, joyful person exists on this earth.  She is the living funnest.

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Sooooo fun to see everyone from work outside of work so many times in one weekend!!!!  Happy birthday y’all and can’t wait to do it again!!!!!

 

 

Two Meatballs: College Roommate Reunion!!!

I went to NC State for a brief period of my life….GOOOOOOO PACKKKKKKKK… and while there I had the best luck ever with my hilarious/randomly chosen roommate Michelle!

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#arentwepresh!?

It’s such a small world…she is from Little Washington, where my grandparents lived my entire childhood!  We hit it off right away and were nothing but trouble.  I don’t think that we EVERRRRRR went to class.  We spent countless hours watching and recreating Jackass and eating taco bell, playing Snood and IM’ing our suitemates bc we were all so lazy and hiding beer in the air conditioning unit and 80’s dance parties!

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Oh the good ol’ days!  Since we both eventually decided that college (or at least State) wasn’t really for us we probably haven’t seen each other in 10 years!!!  But last week I got a text inviting me to her birthday dinner and I thought this is a good little Meatball outing and a great opportunity to reconnect with the funniest person that I have ever met.  No one is more social or happier than Michelle Hooper.  She has lived a thousand lives since we’ve seen each other…she worked a cruise ship for years, lived in Hawaii, lived in Austin and now she resides in Savannah!  We met her family and friends at Buku, Jenny was my date!

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First let me say that we walked to the wrong table…I just saw a table full of girls and made an assumption with zero information but as soon as I started talking to them I saw a Bachelorette sash and realized we were at the wrong table!!!! Bahahahahahahahhaha…oops! So I turned around and recognized her brother and mom!  Michelle hadn’t arrived yet!  Woopsie Daisies!!!

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We scanned the menu and found several things we could eat!  Then Michelle made her big entrance!  I love this girl…it was like we never skipped a beat!

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We cheers-ed to her birthday!

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Enjoyed a little catch up conversation with some sashimi…

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Ate some delish dinner…Jenny had the duck and I had the Steak Frites #itsaproblemnow

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Then Michelle told everyone about our blog and people pulled their phones out and started reading it…thanks so much for the support Michelle! She kept saying I mean they are famous…Roseanne and Susan Sarandon follow them…#sheisthebest

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The funniest thing about this was the gasps from our before picture…we were cracking up! Also, this guy on the far left, Greg…he was the bartender at the bar across the street from my house when my buddy Matt lived with me!  He and Michelle def knew the old me better…the super wasted me!  Small world…I love a Raleigh run in! Then we did some bathroom selfies…

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One fail one win!  Then back to celebrating!!!

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Then Michelle’s watermelon drink exploded seeds through her straw…this is a pic of her saying, “This is not pleasing in the mouth!” Bahahahahaha

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Then a little birthday cake and singing…

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It was soooo great to see her!!!!!  Thank Michelle for inviting the Meatballs…we had the living best time!  Hope your birthday was as amazing as you are…cant wait to come down to Savannah! Xoxoxoxoxoox times a mil!

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And PS…BUKU had a thousand good options…you should eat there stat!