I've noticed that bloggers are allowed to give "how to" posts on things they feel they are good at. I felt I was really, exceptionally good at having fun this weekend, so I'm writing a how to post on how to have the most epic weekend of fun, ever.
Step 1: Don't do a long run.
Technically, I did my long run before work on Friday with Lily. Since we are tapering, it's "only" ten miles, which enabled us to do it before work. This meant sleeping in Saturday, and just the anticipation of that is enough to start the weekend off right.
Step 2: Evaluate your friends.
Now here's the really important part. Everyone (I assume) thinks their friends are great, and has fun with them. But to really bump your weekend up from fun to epic, you will need friends that truly devote themselves to all events planned, and that must be at the expense of looking like fools. If you don't have these friends, get new ones, or come to Baltimore to hang out with me and my friends.
Step 3: Have a slumber party
Being married is great and all, but before he put a ring on it, I lived downtown in a house I rented with my BFFs, and, much like college, every night was a slumber party. It was fantastic, there was always someone to evaluate your outfit, make fun of facebook friends that aren't friends in real life, and if you were watching the finale of Sex and the City for the 347th time and sobbing, your roommates would immediately join you and give it the seriousness it deserves, not make fun of you and talk about how ugly the Russian guy is.
That life was way too fantastic not to recreate, so two of my former roommates brought their jammies over on Friday night.
Step 4: Everything must have a theme.
As you really should know, the fourth installment of the Twilight series movies comes out this Friday. It was vital that we rewatch all of the first three to prepare. Luckily, my friend's 13 year old daughter had the same idea, so she was able to loan me all three DVDs.
|Step 4.5 Own Puffy Paint. It has more uses than you may think|
Step 5: Don't just have a theme. COMMIT to the theme.
Themes do not end when the event ends.
|We continued our Twilight theme well into the following evening.|
Step 6: Serve all meals as a "bar".
|Baked potato bar|
Sundae Bar (not pictured, it was eaten too fast)
A lot of groups of friends may text each other on Saturday nights "Hey, let's meet at a bar for a drink" or "Let's go out downtown" and save making specific game plans for special events like birthdays or holidays.
But why just go out and drink when you can make it a competition?
Pub Golf, 2011 - 9 bars, one champion
|Again, don't be afraid to use props|
In Pub Golf, you get points at each "hole" (bar) based on which drink you order. Once again, if you are not going to commit to the theme, why even bother.
|I enjoyed this delicious coffee martini, for one point.|
I got mostly Bogeys (water) so I lost miserably, but at the ninth bar, three people were tied with 0 points, meaning they'd had a shot at every bar. I devised a final competition for the trophy, and Casi was the triumphant winner.
|The runners up got trophies too - we were the only ones to make it for the full 7.5 hours!|
And that, my friends, is how to make a weekend epic. Clearly this only takes us up to Saturday night, but if you are not in grad school/have a stack of papers to grade, just apply these tips to Sunday, and you can fully enjoy your 2.5 days off like you never have before.
YOU ARE WELCOME.