Its started as weekends usually do for us with Spouse's work out and my coffee and episodes of "Sell This House". Then I unpacked all my bags of Dollar Store items and laid them out in themes in preparation to begin assembling the GaGa glasses. (Back story: Everyone knows Lady GaGa is known for her unusual, futuristic glasses. A local dance club was hosting a Lady GaGa night and I said to Steven & Thad and The Bobs that we should all wear GaGa-inspired glasses to the club that night. I went to the Dollar Store and bought 6 pairs of glasses and all kinds of stuff to adorn them. Thad loaned me his hot glue gun.) Once satisfied with the layouts, I began piecing and gluing them together. Spouse came home and decided it was too hot to go to the beach, but I still wanted to go. So he stayed home and watched TV and played around on the computer and I met up with Jason and Vince for lunch, then headed to the beach. It was really hot and the breeze was coming off the land so it wasn't cool or refreshing. Vince said he felt like he was in a convection oven! A little later Patrick and Chris showed up, an we divided our time between the shade of our beach umbrellas and the chilly but refreshing ocean. Finally the wind changed directions and came off the ocean which made it much more comfortable.
I got home about 5:30, had a shower, then worked on the GaGa-inspired glasses some more. Then I met Bryan & Jason, Vince, Patrick, Chris, Charles and Henry for dinner at Ruby Tuesday. Spouse decided to eat at home and continue his 'day of relaxation'. After dinner I returned home and put the finishing touches on the GaGa-inspired glasses and had Spouse take some photos. I don't know why I didn't smile in any of these photos - maybe because I was rushed. Since Lady GaGa wore those wild lobster claw shoes in her "Bad Romance" video, Steven suggested a lobster theme for 1 of the glasses, so this is what I came up with:
Yes, that's a calculator hanging from the left side. Not directly related to any particular GaGa song, this next pair has a car/racing theme: One of The Bobs suggested a bear theme so I created this:
Since Sunday's forecast was to be a few degrees cooler, Spouse decided to join me and the guys at the beach. Again we brought beach umbrellas for shade, and plenty of water and snacks. The wind came off the water most of the time so it was really pleasant on the beach. Bryan & Jason, Vince, Patrick, and Chris joined us and we stayed from 11:45 until 4:30. A big wave knocked some guy into Bryan and both of them tumbled around in the surf. Unfortunately Bryan was wearing his prescription sunglasses and was unable to find them. He only meant to wade; otherwise he'd have taken the glasses off. We all had a great time anyway. As we were driving home the skies turned ominously grey, the temperature dropped at least 15 degrees, and the wind kicked up. I pulled a few huge weeds from the flower bed as Spouse took his shower, and then the storm arrived. Like most summer storms, it was wild and scary for a few minutes, then stopped. Spouse cooked dinner and I cleaned up afterwards. We ate and had a relaxing night watching TV.