Monday, March 13, 2006

What a Weekend!

I'll let Dana tell the story of her birthday weekend. I'm going to post a few pictures to help her in the story telling (plus a few I've been meaning to post). I hope you enjoy!

I picked Dana up on Saturday. Some of these pictures are just of downtown St. Paul.
DanaDowntown St. PaulDowntown St. Paul (3)Downtown St. Paul (4)Downtown St. Paul (5)

On Saturday, we went to see Amy perform in a concert for a group called, "Harmonic Relief". It was a great show and DM and I enjoyed it with Steve, Angie, Becky, and Craig. It was a no-flash event so the pictures are a little fuzzy. Sorry!
AmyAmy (1)Amy (2)Amy and AngieThat's AmoreDana
The men sang "That's Amore" and during intermission Dana was covered in a coat.
Dana (1)

We then went to the Chalet for karaoke. Angie was working that night.
Becky and Andrew (1)Bohemian Rhapsody
Becky & Andrew (left) Devon and Nicki (right)
CraigDonnie dances to KissDonnie dances to Kiss (1)Donnie dances to Kiss (2)
Donnie works at the Chalet and he will occasionally since Prince's "Kiss" and dance!
Nicki and DevonTC
Nicki and Devon again (left) and Timmy Tom Colins, Bobby's dad singing "Build Me Up Buttercup" (right)
Becky and DanaDana and Angie sing Meatloaf
Becky and Dana (left) and Dana and Angie sing a Meatloaf song (right)Dana and flashy objectDana and flashy object (3)
Dana and a bright, flashy object
Dana lick CraigDana singing Strokin' (4)
Amy hit Craig in the head (harder than she planned) and Dana licked the wound. Dana also sang "Strokin'" again
Dana sings Take on Me (1)Beth singing (1)
She also sang, "Take on Me" I sang something (maybe "I Touch Myself" - I don't remember which song it was for this picture)

After karaoke, Dana and I went to my apartment. She got presents!
Dana Birthday presents (2)

Sunday was another Chalet night. It was also Becky's birthday this weekend and birthday hilarity ensued. There were many drunks at the bar on Sunday and although Dana was drinking, she was not one of them.
Andrew and BeckyBirthday Cake (2)Birthday Cake (10)Craig and Marissa
Top Left: Andrew and Becky Top Right: Cake
Bottom Left: Cake Bottom Right: Craig and Marissa
Craig and Marissa (1)Damien and PattyDan Lange and Bryan (1)Rev James and Joe Funko
Top Right: A very drunk man
Bottom Left: Dan Lange and Bryan Bottom Right: Rev James and Bryan
Rev James and BryanAngie and SteveAngie singing (1)Cake! (1)
More Bryan and Rev James, also pictures of Angie and Steve. The cake was a hit! Thanks to Amy for bringing it!
Cake! (3)Cake! (4)Birthday Cake (5)Birthday Cake (14)Batman decal! (1)Birthday girls
Dana got a Batman decal from Craig. She also did a birthday shot with Becky (I think Craig bought it.)
Blow out the candlesBlow out the candles (1)
Blow out the candles!
Dana and Dan LangeDana and a ShotDana and balloons
Dana and Dan Lange (he bought her a drink), Dana and another shot, Dana a balloons!
Dana gets a shot from Ke and BennyDana singing Strokin' (1)
Ke bought Dana two shots. She also sang, "Strokin'" again. It is now a regular for her.
Dana singing Strokin' (2)Dana sings I Love the Rainy ... (1)
Dana gets card from JamesJames buys Dana a shotDouble Shot
James and Liz showed up a little earlier than normal. James got Dana a great card and bought her a few shots (one single, one double). She'll probably tell most of the story.

On Monday, I dropped DM off:

Snow is inevitable in Minnesota. These are some recent pictures of the weather:

At my Dad's house:
Snow at Dad's (3)Snow at Dad's (2)
Our most recent snowfall:
SnowSt. Paul in snow (10)St. Paul in snow (2)St. Paul in snow (3)St. Paul in snow (7)St. Paul in snow (8)St. Paul in snow (9)

Here are also some old karaoke pictures:
March 6, 2006:

Angie and JamesDana
Angie and James sang, "Islands in the Stream," and Dana poses for her weekly picture.

March 4, 2006 (at Wild Tymes):
AngieDean, Sarah and Char (5)Dean, Sarah and Char (4)
On Fridays, we sometimes visit Angie at Wild Tymes. This is the "Derrick" week. Char and Sarah got down with Dean while Angie sang, "Last Dance."