Monday, January 27, 2014

Argh Matey! 1/27/2014

Today marks Day 21 on the Whole 30 Challenge, ya'll. And I am bey-ond ready for it to end. I will absolutely be sharing my results, and a few more recipes, soon. In the mean time, I'm sharing my weekend, because it's Monday, duh.





Every January, Tampa celebrates Gasparilla; in a modern day nutshell, a parade of floats with krewes dressed in pirate garb, throw beads to celebrate. There is a supposed history behind this pirate fest, but for most, it's a lovely excuse to day drink and act a foo' in public.





they were randomly tossing beads from their boat
Unless you're not drinking for 30 days, like me. Then you go because your friends are, and you just people watch and pretend you don't miss beer, or rum punch.

People watching: why would she think this was a good idea?!
Though Jason and I didn't drink this year, we still enjoyed ourselves! The weather was perfect, and in the end, we weren't ready for bed by 5pm like years past, so there is always a plus if you're willing to look for it.


I love living in Tampa.



How was your weekend?













        

13 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh sounds like a fun day! I miss the warm weather! I can not wait to go to FL in Feb!

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  2. That weather…oh, it looks lovely!

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  3. Drinking or not, this sounds like lots of fun! I'm interested to get your take on Whole 30. Almost done, keep it up!

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  4. I miss Tampa for things like this. Gasparilla was John's first half marathon. Hopefully one day we will get back.

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  5. i read from another blogger who attended this that a lot of the girls were wearing a shirt and boy shorts underwear!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  6. Nice pics! And happy no hangover day to you today!

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  7. So jealous of your warm weather! Even without drinking I am sure it would be fun!

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  8. I never made it that close to the parade, good for you!!! :) And I am impressed you stuck with your Whole 30. I definitely broke my normal Paleo diet for Gasparilla! :)

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  9. Oh Gasparilla. My company puts on their annual meeting in Atlanta the same weekend every year. While I always pout over missing out on the weekend, I do have fun living it through others. And lord - the outfits or lack thereof these kids are wearing these days. Now I just aged myself. Great. I do love the night parade though! I know you will be off of Whole 30 by then, so let me know if you are making it down for that. Also, I applaud you two for staying strong and not drinking this weekend!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Oh how fun! I love all the fun stuff you do. :)

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  11. Day drinking is an understatement, lol. Though I've never been I've heard stories. This looks like so much fun and hopefully I'll be able to make it one year!

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  12. Act a foo, lol isn't that the truth?! The people watching was great, although I did partake in many one too many rum drinks ;-)

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  13. Oh Gasparilla.. I know all about that and you are totally right, lots of drunkenness!! haha! It looks beautiful there, makes me miss Tampa!! Glad you had a great time! :)

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