This was a weekend full of randomness and laughter, a winning combination, in my book.
We started the weekend with the BCM’s Dinner Theater production of “Star Woes.” Dinner Theater is always the most hilarious and wonderful BCM event of the year, and I am thrilled to say it did not disappoint. We have some seriously talented and hilarious friends who deserve whatever the BCM version of an Oscar might be. Special shout out to Jazmin Smith for making “totes” the word of the weekend. Said Eric Ringer after the play, “I totes have to go to the bathroom.”
We kicked off the rest of the weekend with our normal Saturday morning routine (yes, Robert, we are an old married couple with a Saturday morning routine). We always head to Magee’s Bakery, which is, hands down, the best bakery in Lexington. We go there because we love the food and coffee, but also because it has a great community feel. We really want to become those folks that are “regulars” around the bakery. You know, the folks the employees recognize and make cute small town small talk with. It’s not working out so great, though. We always order from the same elderly woman, but she never remembers us. Seriously. There’s not a hint of recognition. We’ve tried making small talk and complimenting her sweaters and such (she always wears awesome old school UK sweatshirts), but that doesn’t seem to do the trick. We also order the same thing every week, but she never knows what’s coming. It’s really funny because we always know exactly what she is going to say (“You don’t have to sign for under $20”), but I guess she just doesn’t love us like we love her. Even so, our weekly trip to Magee’s makes Lexington feel a bit more small town, and it always provides us with cute kids to laugh at for a bit. Note to self, don’t ever let a child carry his own chocolate glazed donut. We have seen many a donut meet its end on that shiny wooden floor.
After this week’s trip to Magee’s, we took a trip to the Peddler’s Mall. That’s right, folks. Lexington has a Peddler’s Mall and it is totally awesome. In case you have no idea what a peddler’s mall is, it’s basically a warehouse where folks (hundreds of folks, in this case) have booths where they sell old stuff or stuff they make themselves. I should preface this post with the fact that my grandparents make weekly trips to peddler’s malls in Louisville, so this activity strikes me as something retired folks do for fun. But there was a significantly younger crowd at the Lexington location. So let me tell you a few things about the Lexington Peddler’s Mall:
1. The Lexington Peddler’s Mall has a constant stream of country music playing over the loudspeaker. I knew every song. Eric was miserable.
2. The place is packed on Saturday mornings.
3. This is the only place I know of where you can buy candles with a “Fart Blossom” scent.
4. The place is full of priceless treasures, such as this handmade elephant.
5. It never ends. We were there for several hours and couldn’t conquer the three rooms and the second floor.
6. Everyone who shops there wears UK sweaters/sweatshirts that are at least 20 years old.
7. This is a one-stop shop. You can pick up your dining room table, team jacket, and all those old VHS movies you never wanted to watch in the 90’s.
We wandered around this place for hours. Most of the stuff there is really ridiculous, but there were some really cool pieces of furniture and odds and ends. Eric and I could not stop laughing at the art for sale. I can’t imagine where you would hang something like this:
Unfortunately, we did not come away with any loot, but I’m sure we will venture to the peddler’s mall again in the near future. Anyone want to join?