While in Cleveland I made it a priority to visit with some friends old and new. On Thursday, Carson, Riley and I went to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to meet up with an online friend of mine and her two boys. We had such a great day, hanging out, chatting, being exposed to copious amounts of monkey genitalia. You know, zoo stuff. The kids all got along great and had a wonderful time exploring and learning about the animals together.
Carson’s favorite part was the Animal care center where they have glass windows and he was able to watch a veterinarian and his staff preform some basic procedures on a small animal. He was fascinated and still is talking about how cool that it was to watch the doctor work.
After the zoo I dropped the kids off with my mom for dinner at Red Robin and I headed off to Mayfield to see Lisa, Corey and Lisa’s mom. While at their house I got to play Guns & Roses Pinball, a Japanese Speed Racer slot machine and Rock Band for Wii. It was a blast, I did suck ass at the drumming portion of Rock Band but had fun none the less.
Lisa and I then headed off to get pedicures at a nail place near her home. We both chose the same color nail polish which when applied was much brighter than anticipated. I ended up with Smurf Toes. That’s okay because the pedicure itself was relaxing and it was wonderful to be able to sit and talk to Lisa and not have to worry about anything else while getting pampered.
No trip to Mayfield would be complete with a trip to Pizzazz Pizza and getting a salad and a chicken and vegetable calzone. We met back with Corey and had a fantastic dinner. I have been ordering the same thing at Pizzazz for almost 20 years and it is just as fantastic as ever. Their calzone crust is like nothing I’ve been able to find or replicate myself. It is garlicky and wonderful. The only thing that has changed is that they no longer have bleu cheese crumbles available for the salad. In addition to great food, we had fun laughing, talking and catching up.
That day Lisa and Corey just found out that they are going to be having a baby boy and it was wonderful to get to share in a bit of their excitement. They are so cute, so loving and so excited. I couldn’t be more happy for them.