It's been a solidly decent weekend on this side of the fence. We've had 80°F days (which is kinda crazy for Wisconsin in March, but I'm not going to complain so much.)
On Friday night, I went to go visit my parents and hung out with my sister, my niece, and my nephew. We went out for a fish fry at our favorite locale and it was as delicious as ever.
Saturday, I joined my mom, sister, and the kids for spring-time photographs. The photographer was a family friend who was running her own shop in town and she had a bunny named Oreo and little baby chicks. I got to hold one of the chicks for my niece to pet. I also got to see the new public library. It's incredible! Though I wasn't sure how to feel about the self-checkout counter. While at home, I saw my parents' TV Cue on the table where it turns found out Danny Pudi (Abed on Community
) was a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Dan Harmon (series creator of Community
) is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native. I grew up 40 miles from Milwaukee and considered Marquette for my undergrad so that made me feel pretty cool.
Saturday afternoon, I headed back for home as Nick purchased 8 pounds of corned beef and was making corned beef and cabbage for dinner. I ended up making a Reuben sandwich out of the fixings and it was delicious.
Today, my neighbor fired up his huge grill and we had a picnic. There were bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, bacon-wrapped Portabella mushrooms, buttered and grilled French bread, red grapes, carrots, chicken wings, BBQ chicken breasts, BBQ shrimp skewers, and bacon-wrapped Jalapeno peppers (Gross!). I sampled mostly everything, but the bread, mushrooms, grapes, and water chestnuts were my favorite things.
Another awesome part to the weekend was the announcement of the winners at the wicked_awards
. Admittedly, I've been a little bummed about not winning anything for the Willowy Goodness Awards this year (though I've been trying not to vent online about it for fear that I'll come off sounding like a sore loser or something, which is not what I want to sound like at all.)
Anywho, I did win Best Angst Runner-up at the wicked_awards
for my Riley/Willow friendship fic from 2010 ( Step Back From The Edge
). The judge's comments made me positively beam.( Award and comments below the cut )
I also want to take time at the end of this post to congratulate the awesome folks on my flist who won awards as well. Congrats to snowpuppies
, and sueworld2003
. I feel honored to be friends with such a talented group of folks.