Welcome to 2012 everyone!
So sorry about disappearing on you guys last year. To say that the last part of 2011 was a busy one is an understatement, but in a good way…I can’t wait to get a re-cap up on the blog…though it may take a couple of posts.
Yesterday was quite an eventful day for Broccoli Babe and I…we hosted a Christmas lunch at Casa de Broccoli with my mom’s side of the family, sold organs on the internet for hotel reservations*, and drove down to Nashville to bring in the new year in style.
*Please refer to the following facebook status updates:
Surprisingly, we were able to get hotel room after only making 236976 calls…and even more surprising…it was a REALLY nice hotel, read: duvet, feather pillows, and a huge bathroom AND only about 3 blocks from where all the action was happening.
After we secured our reservation and stitched ourselves up after the organ extractions, I got all gussied (yes, I said “gussied”) up!
New Year’s Eve ensemble brought to you by Body Central:
Black dress = $16.80
Silver belt = $9.90
Necklace = $3.90
Ring = $3.90
Black flats from last year’s NYE bash
And the leggings were from Rue 21 on clearance for $1.50!!
Please, would someone cue LMFAO…
I think I was most excited about getting to play with the fake eyelashes I had leftover from Halloween…even though I spent the entire night wanting to scratch my eyes! Lol
Once we got to Nashville, we got settled in our hotel and headed off to dinner…
Please excuse the quality of the following photos…dark lighting and a camera phone are not friends to nighttime dining…
We ended up sitting in the bar due to the 2 hour wait for a table, but we did end up scoring a nice little booth in the corner. We weren’t exactly famished due to all the holiday treats we enjoyed for lunch, but neither one of us had ever been to Morton’s Steakhouse and we were both pretty curious.
Being the seafood lovers that we are, we started off with an appetizer of oysters on the half shell…
Since it was my first time trying these, I let BB do all the prep work and he presented it to me on a
silver platter saltine cracker.
I liked them!! Never in a million years did I think I would!
For our entree, we went with the Baked Seafood Platter for Two:
Clockwise from the top: broiled sea scallops wrapped in bacon, oysters Rockefeller, COLLASAL shrimp Alexander, and THE BEST crab cakes I’ve ever tasted!
Although they seem to think rather highly of their steak selection (um, 50 bucks?!), I was very impressed with the variety of tastes (and prices) in the menu at Morton’s…a little something for everyone.
With our bellies full, we were finally ready to party! We were in the mood for a little karaoke so we decided on Lonnie’s Western Room on Printer’s Alley.
And just our luck, right off the bat, we spotted Elvis!
See him singing his heart out in the background?
And then? We got there just in time for the free NYE loot!
Of course I made sure to equip BB with all the necessities…but at least he was a good sport about it!
And we proceeded to spend the rest of the night singing along to 80’s rock, classic country, and two or three plays of Summer Lovin’ (must be a fave) while taking all the classic NYE self portraits…
And of course the midnight kiss!
To balance out all of yesterday’s excitement, it’s been a pretty low-key day today. We made it back to Clarksville this afternoon and spent most of the day lounging around in comfy clothes, eating holiday leftovers, and laughing over one of our new favorite websites.
Whether you went out and partied like a rockstar or hung inside in your pj’s, I hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s Eve and a great start to 2012!
Did you go out for New Years?
What has been the best part of 2012 for you so far?