Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's baaaaaack!

Today marks the start of the 2009 season of Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum! If you've never gone to this, you must go because it is so. much. fun.

Every Thursday during the summer, the Dallas Arboretum brings out cover bands to the amphitheater that overlooks the lake. It's BYOB, so everyone brings out coolers and food and big blankets to sit on. It's basically a giant picnic with live music, booze, and a nice view. How can you beat that?

We started going last year when I lived in Lakewood and you couldn't walk into a grocery store in a five mile radius on a Thursday without people running into neighbors asking if they were going. It is quite the neighborhood event.

The first time you go, you quickly notice that there are some veterans of CT that are hardcore. I was amazed at the professional level of picnic-ing that some of these people take it too. I mean they have little tables, chairs made for the sloped hill, all sorts of picnic gadgets. Among my favorites and something I have contemplated purchasing for this season of CT is the wine glass holder from Crate & Barrel:
When I first saw these, I thought it was pretty stupid and unnecessary. But trust me, it's very easy to get a glass kicked over when you're balancing it on a blanket with people everywhere*. And let's face it, it's just kind of cute poking out of the grass like that.

Here is a link to the line-up for the summer. I think I am definitely going to try to catch Christie's Ex and the Hunter Sullivan Band. See you there!

*A glass of wine being kicked over should not to be confused with one being thrown in your face when a certain friend decides you need "cooling off"... you know who you are.... and I'm with Caroline, we will be wearing bathing suits next time in case you decide to play "air conditioner" again!!)


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Okay - this is blog police. It appears that you are getting a little long winded. Do we need an intervention???

Elizabeth said...

Um .... I have decided I need those silly outdoor wine products in my life immediately!