What a week it was. Fourth of July on a Tuesday really threw everything off. I mean that was the most Monday-ish Wednesday ever! And even though it was a short week, it felt like the longest week.

I vote that most holidays need to fall on a Monday or Friday, hello three-day weekend! Just think of all the actives we would have time for, not to mention all the cocktails we could consume knowing we didn’t have work the next day! Until my dreams come true, I’ll just keep working for the weekend and doing what I do best, providing your weekly gossip!

Patriotic Week
Like I said earlier, the Fourth being on Tuesday really threw everything off and to be honest kinda made for weak plans. Boozie had work last Monday but some of my friends were off so let’s just say they had more fun knowing they had a four day weekend!

One of Boozie’s spies was down in Orange Beach, while she said it was so much fun she also mentioned how much more crowded it was! Everywhere she went it was packed especially the Flora-Bama but that didn’t stop her from celebrating America’s birthday!

While my spy spent her Fourth at an American landmark-ish place, Boozie was busy sweating to death at a cousin’s landlocked house. We had a very Fourth of July lunch of ribs, corn on the cob, watermelon and blueberry cobbler made with fresh picked blueberries — all washed down with Bud Light of course! If that doesn’t scream “liberty and justice for all” then I don’t know what does.

If the Fourth of July wasn’t enough patriotism for one week, bring in the Blue Angels! Now the Pensacola Blue Angels show is one of Boozie’s favorite days, it doesn’t get much better than beer, boats and the Blues. But this year’s show was a little earlier and Boozie had a wedding to attend, if this wedding was more local it would be a good one to share, I’ll just leave you with these words: table knocked over, moonshine and girl fight. Anyways, since I was away the spies headed on to Pensacola without me.

The spies were running a little late but were surprised that once they arrived there was still plenty of spots and there weren’t as many boats as year. Now that’s not to say that it wasn’t crowded — just not as crowded. Rain was in the forecast and it may have kept some people away.

On the way in, one spy said she must have seen 50 of those flamingo/unicorn floats that have become so popular. That’s not all she saw, as some swimsuits made her wonder if those girls would feel comfortable wearing those to a family pool party with grandma and grandpa there?

Another spy mentioned that dunkaroos are making a comeback! Unfortunately, not the cookies you dip in icing but instead the drinking game. She said she noticed a few boats partaking in the drinking which you submerge your head in an ice chest then shotgun a beer! Hey, I guess since it was hot and sunny, folks needed a way to cool off!

Other than a little rain on the way home, the spies said it was another fun trip and once again the Blue Angels did not disappoint. Boozie hates she had to miss them zooming through the sky, we’ll have to plan to attend their next show in Pensacola in November!

Food Network is back
Y’all the secret is out: our area has some of the best food around. I mean we all already knew that but the rest of the nation is finally figuring it out. Watch out New Orleans, we are taking over!

At some point Guy Fieri from the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” made an appearance at some of our favorite Fairhope spots, Panini Pete’s and Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina! While Boozie has only made it to one of the restaurants, I hear both are places you gotta try and you know that if Guy Fieri is there it isn’t going to be bad!

While I don’t know when the episode will air, I am sure it will be soon! If Food Network keeps it up, I am going to need a TV Guide just for the shows filmed in our area! I’m still waiting to hear when we can expect to see the LoDa Bier Garten and Von’s Bistro episodes of “Ginormous Food!” So many shows, so little time! Actually, so many restaurants, so little time! Time to chow down!

He put a ring on it
While most were celebrating the Fourth of July because it is America’s birthday, former Local15 news anchor and past Nappie Award winner for hottest newswoman, Kelly Jones, was celebrating for a different reason. The fireworks were flying both literally and figuratively when Kelly’s longtime boyfriend Karlos Finley proposed! Let’s just say the man knows how to pick out some jewelry!

Congrats to the happy couple! Boozie and company wishes y’all the best and can’t wait to see the wedding!

Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ patriotic lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!