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Staycation Day 8 – Friday

July 26th, 2014

Our day began with us picking up Brother #1 at 10:30 am and headed to Whiting, Indiana for their Pierogi Fest which started at 11 am. By the time we arrived at our favorite booth, Dan’s Pierogis, there was already a line, but it wasn’t nearly as long as in previous years. We got 15 pierogis to share amongst the four of us, which isn’t easy as they are a bit difficult to cut up. We decided that next year we will each place our own personal order since it’s tough to tell which filling is which and it gets all over when you slice into them.

In addition to the namesake, we also enjoyed ice cream (everyone except me), blintzes (Brother #1 and I), Korean tacos (Joe and I; we wouldn’t recommend them), hot dogs (E), and a funnel cake (Joe and I).

The weather was overcast and drizzling when we first arrived but by the time we left it was sunny and since we didn’t put on sunscreen we got burned which is proof that clouds don’t stop the sun from baking your skin!

One thing I like about the fest is that they use these long trailers (which they hilariously refer to as pee-rogis) in place of porta-potties. They are actually quite nice and include flushing toilets similar to those on airplanes. The bathrooms are not smelly at all! I really wish other festivals used these but I’ve only seen them at this particular one.


On the way back to my parents’ we stopped at the local library. I’ve been pestering my family to take advantage of the free movies and games you can get there but they kept dismissing me. I quickly learned why – that particular library has diddly squat. I guess I’ve been spoiled by the many materials offered by the suburban libraries in our area. Just another reason the suburbs trump living in the city. ;)

Once we got back to my parents’ we played bags and badminton. We then made a run to Wendy’s for food and played Aggravation since the Catchphrase game I had borrowed from our library wasn’t working properly.

We ended up leaving just before 8 pm as everyone was exhausted. It’s been a pretty busy week. While I’m not looking forward to going back to work, I am getting tired of all the eating we’ve been doing!

Oh, and Brother #2 managed to peeve me in the five minutes he was actually around. He came home from work, walked right by the kitchen without saying a word to anyone, and then about five minutes later passed by quickly again and left the house. WTF? Can you say rude? You know damn well if my brother was at my house and Joe had done something like that he’d had made comments about it. I just don’t get how he can be so rude to people but will be the first person to call someone else out if he thinks they are rude. I try really hard not to let his behavior affect me but I’m so aggravated by what he did but there’s no point calling him out on it because nothing ever changes. Basically he can treat people poorly and there’s always what he feels is a valid an excuse for doing so, but if you do it to him there’s no excuse and he will distance himself from you for months as punishment. Nice, huh?

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