This is my friend Cassi.
We met about a year and a half ago when we were fighting for the mayorship of Kroger on Foursquare. We started stalking one another because we're both pretty cutthroat about our Foursquare territory. This stranger stole my Kroger crown, and I was all, "Who does this bitch think she is? She. Is. Going. Down." And then we friended one another and started talking in the comments. Before we knew it, we were great friends in real life! And just a few months ago, Cassi went vegan!
Well, as long as I've known Cassi, she's been single. But she was actually married to some dude she'd been separated from for years. And she just finalized her divorce. So we had a party last Saturday night.
Cassi, Stephanie (a.k.a. Poopie Bitch), and Kristin prepared the food — all vegan, of course. Excuse my dimly lit pictures. Cassi had the mood lighting going. There were Vegan Duck Spring Rolls.
And Guacamole Bruschetta.
And the world's best Vegan Meatballs (I may have eaten at least 10 of these).
Kristin spent a lot of time making these cutesy Hummus Cups with Fresh Veggies.
And we had Fruit Kabobs drizzled with blueberry balsamic vinegar.
But the real star of the show was the Champagne & Chocolate Raspberry Cake that Stephanie (of Swell Baked Goods) created. Cassi requested two ethnically diverse grooms to represent the possibilities for men in her future. But I called it her gay cake. In the spirit of the Supreme Court's upcoming groundbreaking marriage equality decision this week (I'm on pins and needles, y'all), it seemed appropriate to have two grooms, right?
Anyway, same-sex grooms or not, it didn't really matter by the night's end. After a few glasses of wine and a ritual bonfire burning of stuff that reminded her of her ex, this is how Cassi and the cake ended up.