I always say that. Because it’s comical… cause I’m very clearly the least Greek girl in the world with my German/French/British blonde hair and blue eyes.
But since Anastasia’s Greek, and I obviously want to be just like all my best friends, I like pretending I’m Greek. ‘Cause my naaame’s Greek!
And I’m going to Anastasia’s for the weekend in D.C. Which means lots of big Greek hugs from her wonderful Greek mama and poppa!
We entered the big tent to see the most Greek thing I’ve ever witnessed. I wanted to dance on my toes, throw my hands up in the air, and yell “OPA!”
And break out my Windex (My Big Fat Greek Wedding reference? Anyone?).
Speaking of Opa, this was above the draaanks station.
I’m not going to pretend I remember how to say “chicken on a stick” in Greek, but I will tell you it was reeeaal yummy.
AND because we have Greek friends in high places (thank you Yanni and Maria), we got these Greek donuts fo free. They’ve got honey on them. I may have had more than a few. I forget the name for those, too.
You see, I love learning other languages, and when I actually remember how to say different words, you bettah believe I use ’em. Just like when the only Greek term I knew (I think from My Big Fat Greek Wedding again) in Greek was “Christos Anesti” (“Christ is risen”), I waited about a year to be able to say it to Anastasia and her family at Easter.
Last summer, I had two little Bulgarian girls working for me. And they taught me how to say “knife” and “fork” and “surprise.”
I was surprising everyone with knives and forks all summer.
Aaanyway, the Greek Festival was tonsa fun.
But ya know what was just as great?
Wanna watch something really funny, too?
Jason, Anastasia, Rob and I have this “really cool” catch phrase. And we typically take videos of ourselves on our phones and send it to each other to ease the woes of our long-distance relationships.
I’ll paint the scene for you: Anastasia, Rob, and Alyssa all giggly walking down the sidewalks of downtown with our gelato. A great idea presents itself. And a random biker totally makes the video SO. MUCH. BETTER.
And totally makes up for Rob’s lack of getting MY “c’mon man” on camera.
I guess you kinda had to be there. But I’ve watched the video over approximately 46 times, and I’m still laughing. So I decided you should enjoy it too.
I had my second ART physical therapy session yesterday. And as usual, it hurt so good (thank me later for that killer video). I got the okay to do an easy 6 miler this weekend with Anastasia (in DC.. yayyayayay!)
Did you know it takes 2-3 weeks for any cardiovascular training you do to actually have an effect? SO.. anything I do from here on out wouldn’t help in the half marathon in May 22nd anyway. Let’s just cross our fingers my shin can get through a breezy little 13.1. I’ve got a marathon to train for! 😉
Have a fantabulous weekend.