Monday, February 18, 2008

Weekends are for Relaxing

Claire and I went to dinner and 3D IMAX on Friday with some friends...they are a very cool couple and we had a blast. The IMAX was the premier of Dolphins and Whales 3D. The director, his family, and the director of photography was there. It certainly was not a movie like "March of the Penguins" or "Happy Feet", but it was a very cool thing. Too bad I can't stand Daryl Hannah. If someone like Sean Connery was the narrator, it would have been even better.

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What is with the lack of good Mexican food anywhere outside of California or Texas? I mean seriously, how hard is it to mix up a nice salsa, grill some carne asada, and whip up some good guacamole. This place had great margaritas and even good mariachi music, but they really need to work on their food. You know it is bad when I could not tell the difference between the Burrito and the Enchilada...I really could not tell which was which.

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Saturday we drove 2 1/2 hours for a cup of coffee. No really, we did. Up in Fredericksburg there is a coffee place called Hyperion Coffee. Our friends Jeff and Dorthe served us their coffee when we were visiting them in Denmark. We enjoyed it so much we had to drive up to Northern Virginia to get a cup. We ended up buying 4 bags of coffee (only 2 of them were for us) and spent the rest of the day adventuring around Fredericksburg. It was a really great day!

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Sunday brought church, a trip to Loews, and a new Zoo membership for Claire and me. We ended up at my apartment watching Joshua, 3 episodes of Scrubs, and a pizza. It is like we are dating or something.

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A shout out to Claire's little sister Pam...she was in a good, old-fashioned bar fight on Saturday night. Punches thrown and everything. Okay, she did not punch someone, but she got stuck in the middle of a brawl while walking back to her table. Guys were literally throwing punches over her head. I guess somebody saw here scrunched up in the middle of the pile and yanked her out. Quick quiz...how do you know when someone is from New Orleans? When they are in the middle of a brawl and still don't spill their drink! Way to go Pam!

4 comments:

The Charming Hedonist said...

how do you know when someone is from New Orleans? When they are in the middle of a brawl and still don't spill their drink!

This is why I love that town!

for a different kind of girl said...

Never been to New Orleans so I can't test that theory, but your declaration about no good Mexican food outside of California or Texas seems pretty spot on. Several years ago, my husband and I had the best Mexican we've ever had at a restaurant in San Diego. Over our entrees, we tried to figure out ways to stow away after closing time and bask in the burritos.

WILLIAM said...

3 episodes of Scrubs is not dating...it's like being married. I love Scrubs.

Bogart in P Towne said...

CH -- There is something to that!

DKG -- It is a cool place...and I need me some Mexican food!

William -- I knew I liked you.