So earlier this week, I had a fun Tuesday evening with my friend Jen -- we went to the Bonefish Grill. Yum! It's one of my new favorite restaurants. I'm a seafood lover anyway (born in Maine) so I was all about this restaurant.
We shared the Bang Bang Shrimp, which might be the best shrimp I've ever eaten in my life. I got the ahi tuna with some kind of Asian sauce. Rare, of course. I've decided that you could just club a tuna over the head and give it to me on a plate and I'd dive right in. We also got these fabulous drinks - the Bonefish Martini - vodka, cranberry juice and champagne. Woo hoo - and, sadly for my low-tolerance butt, a little too much for me to handle!
On the 4th, I went to the Doo Dah Parade. It was my first ever and I have no idea how to describe it. But, I laughed my butt off the entire time. Here are some pics - this might help you visualize! (These were taken by Jen - hers turned out WAY better than mine.)
Amazingly, James Brown made an appearance. (Actually, he made a couple of appearances - but this was the best.) I'm not sure if this guy was part of the parade or if he just likes dressing up like James Brown. Either way, he was AWESOME.
As a 10-year-marching bander, I decided that being part of this marching band would be my worst nightmare. Mainly because of the uniforms. Bare midriffs aren't my thing. Yes, I realize I showed my bare midriff and a bunch more on stage in front of 100 people at the International Festival, but that was different...
Below is a lovely 'float' of a car that has barreled over two bikers. This actually may be a farely frequent sight in some of the more urban parts of Columbus - and not as a float.