Alexis came to visit last weekend and I’m only just now catching my breath. I don’t think we stopped talking and laughing the whole time. She’s one of those people who I could sit on the couch with for four hours just chatting and later say, “We had the best time.” We did have the best time.
Alexis pioneered the groutfit back in our CoMo days, so it was only appropriate that she she come to town for the Second Annual Groutfit Pubcrawl. A groutfit is a sweatsuit with gray on top and bottom. Usually it’s an accident, but it’s always maximum comfort.
I was impressed with the turnout! Last year’s event built some momentum and this go round people brought friends and I brought a flag made from a gray tshirt and a mop pole (pictured above). Turns out, the flag makes it feel like a parade and creates a scene when you’re trying to get 20 people across the street. There’s nothing I love more than bringing people together and wearing sweats in public.
While Alexis was in Dallas we also brunched with the other Tigers in the area and checked out the Farmer’s Market situation.
Saturday afternoon we hit up the Texas State Fair to eat a bunch of friend food and see NELLY. Y’all. I have been dreaming of seeing Nelly live for a long time, this was too perfect. He doesn’t perform a lot these days, but he came to Dallas just for me.
This year the fair is hosting a Taylor Swift costume exhibit. A bunch of her famous outfits from videos, tours and awards shows were on display. I loved seeing it all in person, but was a little sad they wouldn’t let us try anything on.
All in all, I only drank two lemon shake ups, so I was pretty proud of my restraint. If it was up to me (and if I had enough tickets to afford it), I would hook that stuff up via IV. We tried the cookie fries, which were underwhelming, but loved the corny dogs, fried cheese curds, friend mac and cheese and fried cookie dough. The State Fair has games and rides, but the weird food and Boris, the biggest pig ever, are the main attractions.
The people of the fair, are an interesting slice of life, and if I can give you some advice, it’s don’t go on a weekend. The crowds were a little crazy, but Alexis and I got a lot of good tattoo inspiration. We were sitting on some steps trying to find our friends at one point and Alexis said, “You know, I don’t really listen to country music on my own, but I love it when you’re outside at the state fair like this.” So true.
For the show, Alexis, Lily and I wore band aids in honor of City Spud. We also shouted along with the lyrics and danced as much as the crowd let us.
All the fans in Cards gear made me feel at home. Nelly played all the hits and then went to bed. The show was over by 9:45. What a day, what a day.