Sunday, February 5, 2012

"Bawlmer, Hon"

Saturday, Matt went snowboarding with some of his guy friends and I went with my girlfriend Jill down to Hampden, Bawlmer hon to do some thrift shopping.

Hampden is famously known for the Hon Cafe and the Hon Fest.
(Sidenote- Hon Cafe is going to be featured on Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsey. I can't wait!)

Hon?!?! 
You might be thinking...
Bawlmer folks call everyone-- "HON"
  Especially my Grandmother and Mother's generation. 
Not only do they refer to their husbands as "hon" but also the mailman is giving a "How you doin, hon?"
And the guy bagging your groceries and the bum on the street begging for change. It don't matter, we call everyone "hon."

Ever seen a Bawlmer Hon?
Picture found here: http://www.charlescolley.com/special-thanks.html
2011's Bawlmer Hon....hon.

Each year Hampden holds the "Hon Fest" and all the hons come out to try to win the title as Bawlmer's Hon.  

Remember when I met 2011's Hon and totally got a photo-op with her? 
Hehe. She was so nice!
Anyway, Hampden is a fun place to go to get some real Bawlmer culture. 

The Hon fest wasn't going on but the thrift stores down there are so cute and a great way to spend a mild winter day...shopping. 

I even parallel parked like a flippin champion! 
Holler!
         The pictures you take for your blog....But hey, let's be honest, I was so proud of myself I haven't parallel parked in years.....and don't even think about mentioning the massive space I had to do it in. lol It was still a challenge.
 Cafe Hon which will be featured on Kitchen Nightmares supposedly this month. We didn't eat there because it was packed and no one was smiling. WTH? The thrift shop owners were all so sweet. Maybe the workers at Cafe Hon were stressed?
 Jilly in front of Cafe hon gift shop.

After walking around Hampden and checking out all the thrift shops Jilly and I decided to go to our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Salto. 

 You know you go somewhere too much when the waiters know you by name and ask you how and where your husband is.
We just love it there and have to support the restaurant so it doesn't go out of business in this economy, right? 
Right.

It was great catching up with my girlfriend Jill and we had such a fun day! 

Matt had left for snowboarding at 6:00am and didn't get home till 7:00pm so we just hung in Saturday night. 

As tired as Matt was he came home with a special treat for us....
Peanut Butter and Chocolate ice cream!

It was a perfect way to end a busy Saturday.


5 comments:

Matthew Bogdan said...

It's nice to be able to see how your days are when I'm not with you. Glad you had a great day babe! Love the pic of Jill with the dog!

Brittany said...

Looks like you and Jill had a great day! I feel you on the parallel parking, girl, I would be bragging too! That's hard stuff. How sweet of your hubby to make sundaes :) they look delish!

Faith said...

looks like such a great day!

great job on the parking, hehe.

can't believe that Cafe Hon will be on Kitchen Nightmares ... that is NOT a good thing, haha.

and how sweet of the hubby to comment on this post :) love that!

Whitney@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said...

I am TOTALLY proud of you on your parallel parking. I'll walk a mile before I even attempt to parallel park! The shops look fun!

laura said...

Looks like fun, hon!