After 4 days of ridiculousness in your honor, I need a week of recovery. So here we are at Get Your Life Right Monday. This is a day where I balance my checkbook, drink water, think about what I did over the last few days, slap myself on the wrist, and say, â€œI swear Iâ€™ll start being a responsible productive member of society. Soonâ€¦â€
Letâ€™s talk about how we got to this point
Wednesday Night-The Midtown Liberty Bar Crawl. Â It was the beginning of the end. The crawl was amazing. We went from Bar to Bar in Dupont Circle drinking Coors Light and doing shots of Fireball. Along the way we met a Kate Upton look alike at The Front Page, made besties with Star the Bartender at Bread & Brew. OH and how can I forget about dancing to Michael Jackson songs at Fiesta Tapas & Restaurant and Loungeâ€¦pretty sure I tried to salsa too. Hopefully there is no video of that.
Thursday-A Day For America Why wouldnâ€™t we celebrate all day (ALL DAY) on the rooftop of the building I live in with Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, & Vodka Infused Gummy Bearsâ€¦Fun Fact- Gummy Bears donâ€™t do well in the heat
Friday was a little more low keyâ€¦and by low key I mean I only had a few beers at Cactus Cantina, a few at CafÃ© Deluxe, and a few at my BFâ€™s house while he was grilling steaks and wearing a tank top. Saturday I wanted to lay lowâ€¦but that just wasnâ€™t an option.OldTownAlexandria doesnâ€™t work that way. We had dinner at Columbia Firehouse (Go there! Order the Chicken Pot Pieâ€¦and the sausage plate. YOU WONT REGRET IT) and then multiple shots at Murphyâ€™s while Irish music played in the background. Sunday Funday-It was cut short (at least by our Sunday Funday Standards) because my body just couldnâ€™t handle it anymore. As delicious as brunch was at Medium Rare and as bottomless as the mimosas/bloodyâ€™s/screwdrivers were, an hour and a half in I had to throw in my American Flag towel. I was done. I surrender USAâ€¦Washington DCâ€¦July 3-7thâ€¦.GeorgeWashingtonâ€¦
While my body is hurting and a few days off are imperative, when I start to think, â€œIâ€™m NEVER drinking again!â€ I think about what the late great Ben Franklin once said, â€œBeer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.â€ I want to be happy. And we wouldnâ€™t have bifocals or swim fins without him! I just want to be like Benâ€¦happy, with swim fins, drinking beer, and lovingAmerica…so pour me another beer (tomorrow).