There's been a lot of chatter lately about Millenials - you know, the generation of "I deserve it all even though I have done nothing to earn it" and "The hurts my feelings, I don't feel safe anymore." I have even helped spread the chatter on Facebook by sharing funny videos about the worst generation ever (I can say that because I recently found out I am on the older end of that group. Ugh).
Well, this week, I indulged in Millenial behavior. Yup. I sure did. And it was awesome.
My girlfriends and I have been in a few friendly (I use that word lightly) fitness/weight loss competitions lately. It started out as one month-long challenge to see who could burn the most calories. We are all connected on a few Apps, so we can see what the other chicks are doing. It's like an obnoxious form of peer pressure.
Anyway, what began as one challenge, eventually turned into 3 challenges. And 2 of those were happening simultaneously. Here's the basic breakdown:
The first two are over. We are in the middle of our May Mayhem 3rd challenge, I am laughably behind in this one. I didn't finish last in the first two, but my rank was not impressive either.
The 5 of us like to have a good time. We are social people. And if we are going to do this much work, there should be a reward, right? We decided that a dinner out would be the perfect thing. Picking the venue was the easy part. Trying to find a night when 5 Mommies could get away proved difficult. But we managed.
When I was getting ready to go out, Stu asked why I was going. I gave him a blank stare for a minute and incredulously replied, "Duh, it's girls' night."
He said, "No, I mean why are you going? You lost all the challenges."
Ouch, man. "Well, I am going to celebrate my participation and mediocrity."
If you are ever in the area...
We ate dinner at Echo, a restaurant owned by the Breakers. It was AMAZING. I didn't want to tell Stu, but it's probably the best sushi in our area. For a bunch of ladies involved in a weight loss competition, we killed the menu. The chicken lettuce wraps were so good - perfectly spicy. The two sushi rolls I ordered were divine (the Palm Beach roll and the Hurricane roll). For dessert, we ordered 2 of the samplers... and came pretty close to licking the plate clean. Yum. Yum.
After dinner, we shuttled over to HMF at the Breakers. It's a cool place. The people watching is worth the drive. And the ambience is wonderful. That hotel is so amazing. If you have never been, you need to check it out. I love the feeling I get when I walk in. It's incredibly grand and feels to me like the roaring 20s come to life. I love it.
We live where most people vacation. Here, you'll find some things we locals enjoy.