It’s the end of an era, and like Lloyd Christmas I hate goodbyes.
After three years, I’m moving out of my apartment, and for the first time ever, I’m going to live by myself. Let’s all start praying for that now. But I can’t just pack up my stuff and leave, so Marie and I have dubbed June “The Farewell Tour”.
For the first event on the Farewell Tour, we watched the FRIENDS reunion with cheesecake and grilled cheeses in honor of episodes. During the reunion, Marta Kauffman said that they wanted to create a show about that time in your life when you’re on your own, but you don’t have a family of your own so your friends are your family. I could cry.
I am Michael Scott in many ways, but one of the most obvious is “I love pageantry for the sake of pageantry.” So I made us t-shirts to commemorate the Farewell Tour. Shout out to Nathan at Big Frog in Buckhead for making this happen.
Many Most of the events on the Farewell Tour involve food. We are walking to Jeni’s ice cream and some of our favorite places near our apartment. One night we are having dinner on our “porch” aka the landing that leads to the parking deck. The view is lovely as long as helicopters aren’t landing at the hospital next door.
One night we are having “Show and Dough” aka we are watching our favorite shows and defrosting all the cookie dough in the freezer.
And we have dubbed one day “Tay Day Part II”. Last summer when Taylor Swift’s Folklore album dropped we listened to it on repeat while we went to the Hawaiian Chick Fil A, had a picnic in the parking lot, and then drove around aimlessly with milkshakes. “It feels like the perfect night.”
When Marie and I got back from Indiana in March we made a pact that whenever one of us has a big life event, we will fly to Indianapolis and celebrate over cake and coffee at Cake Bake Shop. Ridiculous? Yes. On brand? Yes. So that will be the grand finale on the Farewell Tour. Give me all the glitter and Mama Oprah’s cake.
First in friendship. Fourth in obesity. Apartment 1428.