This is the twenty-sixth through twenty-ninth installments in my 30 in 30 by 30 series, wherein I undertake 30 adventures in 30 days before I turn 30 years old on Aug. 6.
Day 26: Visit Dale Hollow Lake
Day 27: Ouzo shots
Day 28: Drive a boat
Day 29: Drink Ski
Over the weekend, I enjoyed some pretty fantastic times with a boatload of pretty alright people.
deck of cards
Fine. I love these goofballs. Most of them, anyway.
Since this was my very first trip to Dale Hollow Lake, dipping a toe in this pristine body of water was Friday's adventure.
making a splash
Saturday, I cracked open a bottle of ouzo, a licorice liqueur that I've wanted to try ever since I wandered into a Greek fair after they'd already packed up the booze.
Seriously, could Abby Lay be any more adorable?
This is my ouzo face:
shot in dark
...It's much better than oyster shot face.
Ouzo is actually quite delicious and I sipped it most of the weekend.
...But I did not imbibe before Sunday's adventure, captaining a boat.
highway to helm
If you've ever ridden in a car with me, you know that I'm not perhaps the most cautious of drivers. I know this about myself and I've made peace with it.
But my roadway recklessness has kept me fully afraid of taking the wheel of many a vehicle. I don't mind smashing my Sentra into small obstacles but I could never forgive myself for fouling someone's seafaring craft.
I drove my beautiful friend Stacy's Bayliner speedboat for exactly 8 seconds. And then, I surrendered the steering to someone with a safer driving record.
I don't think I did any lasting damage.
Monday, I drank Ski for the first time.
friends of cola
Ski is a Tennessee lemon-lime cola and it is delicious. Way better than the other green soft drink usual suspects.
I mean, just ask the Kentucky Headhunters.
This was a weekend of pure, unadulterated hedonism. A perfect way to prepare for my birthday today, I must say!