selfies + champagne // new years eve 2014

happy 2015, kiddos. are we all recovered from new years festivities? yesterday was a little rough, damn wine flu. i had a great new years eve with some good people, lots of bubbly, olivia pope sized wine pours, pizza and some local celebrities. have i kicked your interest? here’s how we rang in the new year.

[b] and i and our good friends matt + sandra headed to a little place called, the pig ate my pizza in robbinsdale, mn. i’d never heard of this place, but sandra saw something on facebook about a couple new years eve parties they were having (all you can eat + drink) and sounded like a good time. i had no idea what this place was going to be like. i had pictured a restaurant; we’d all be seated and there would be a buffet full of pigs and pizza and open bar. i was way off, but in an awesome way.

the place is small. there are a few tables and most were being utilized for shotskis and tippy cup. the music was cranked, the vibe was hoppin’ and the bubbly was being passed. we staked our claim at a ledge and started sampling the snacks that were being passed around. not long after we were there, we were pulled away by an employee to take part in a shotski with champagne. alright, that’s how this is going to go. i knew i needed to shift away from the bubbly so i opted for some red wine. i’m a fan of a generous pour; why have a large glass if you’re not going to utilize it. but damn. this was even bigger than an olivia pope size glass of vino. it was glorious (and dangerous).

after being there for a little while we spotted some local celebrities in the corner – paul (meatsauce) from KFAN and falen from KDWB. i listen to the dave ryan in the morning show daily on my commute to work and hands down falen is my favorite and sometimes i feel like my spirit animal. we both are obsessed with food. have ridiculous humor. and are kind of awesome. i adore her and love listening in the morning. the thing about radio people, is that you rarely know what they look like. so i didn’t recognize her, but the guys recognized her hubs, meatsauce. falen asked me to take a photo of her and her friends, which i did. but when you give me your phone you won’t get it back without a little treat of an emma selfie. it’s like a gift that keeps on giving. fast forward to the next morning and that photo was on falen’s twitter account and i’m feeling like a fancy famous person. 

i did end up getting photos with both of them, i believe i called him “paul meatsauce.” but they were very nice and it was fun to meet someone you listen to every day!

well, throw in some more food, das boot, and a couple more glasses of wine and it was 9:00PM and we were getting kicked out so they could get ready for the next party. sandra drew the short straw as dd and hauled us drunkys back to our house to hang out. we got back to the house, and that was the end of my new years. i was just so sleepy i needed to go to bed… or something like that.

a super fun way to celebrate the end of a fantastic year and (almost) ring in the new one. the year that i will become a bica. (eeek!). so much exciting and lovely things to happen this year. i hope you all had an equally fabulous new years eve and maybe even lasted to see the ball drop. xo

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