A [Sorta] Derby Weekend

Derby week here in Louisville is madness, I tell you. It’s almost as crazy as Iowa State Fair week and Iowa/Iowa State football (not quite – that takes the cake). It’s a little like Red October in St. Louis, except not as cool. It’s the talk of the town, all over our news and in everyone’s minds. It really is a holiday here!

We didn’t get tickets to go to either The Oaks (we both had to work) or the Kentucky Derby, but we did enjoy being around and watching the Derby as Louisvillians.

I worked from Starbucks on Friday morning. I think I’ve worked from Bread Co or Starbucks two other times since my journey of working from home so I have no idea what possessed me to do so last week (really, it was the $25 gift card I have). In the middle of my third Passion Fruit Iced Tea Lemonade ($.50 refills!), in walks Weeman from Jackass.

He was suuuuuuper nice to everyone who wanted to come up and get their picture taken with him. I opted not to ask for a photo (I was saving my awkwardness for when I really meet Jake Gyllenhaal or either Jennifers (Aniston or Lawrence)), but a lot of people asked me to take their picture with him and he was always happy to meet fans.

IMG_3022Later that night, Kev and I headed downtown to 4th Street Live because Third Eye Blind was putting on a free concert! We love some 90’s music.

IMG_3039 Beautiful downtown Louisville! I haven’t had nearly enough time to go down and explore. That’s a new priority of mine.

IMG_3040 IMG_3041 The beers were cold, the air was brisk and the music was fantastic.

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“I want something else, to get me through this, semi charmed kinda life, baby baby, I want something else, I’m not listening when you say good-byeeeeee! Do do do, do do do do, do do do, do do do do, do do do, do do do do, do do do” #90skidsprobs

IMG_3047 On Saturday afternoon, we headed up to Cincinnati to return a few things from Ikea. We spent the day with Kevin’s mom and aunt touring a killer mansion (more on that later) and we got home just in time to place our bets on our horses for the Derby. Danny came over and stole all our money (lucky pick). Then we broke out the real horse game, which was fitting.


The weekend came and went oh-so fast, but not before we saw Robert Downey Jr., I mean Iron Man 3 on Sunday.

Oh and we said GOODBYE to our craptastic apartment this weekend! Remember when we signed a four-month lease and then bought our house four days later? We’ve been paying for this hellhole for the past four months and we could not be more excited to write our last rent check and turn in our keys – wahooooooooooooo!


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