Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day

We went back to DC for Mother's Day weekend.

Fri night I met some friends at Freddie's for karaoke. It was really fun and I got to sing 4 times.

Sat Spouse's mother, Spouse & I had breakfast at Silver Diner, then hung around the house most of the day. We went for a brief excursion to Bed Bath & Beyond so Spouse could pick up the latest gadget: the Swivel Sweeper. At least he used a 20% coupon. I watched TV and he napped until his sister came over for a quick visit between her son's baseball games. Later that evening his sister and her family met us for an easy dinner at the Olympian restaurant.

Sun Spouse & I showered while his mother was at church. When she returned we gave her the Mother's Day gifts we'd brought. She loved them and immediately put on the jewelry. At 2:00 we all met up at Tokyo Inn for a Mother's Day meal. Its one of those places where everyone sits at tables in a horse shoe shape around a big, hot grill where the chef entertains you while cooking for you. We had a nice time. I must admit that I am not crazy about those Japanese dinner/entertainment places. First, I find Japanese food to be rather bland. Second, its hard to have conversation because everyone is seated next to one another - no one is across the table, and the chef's performance prevents people from feeling comfortable talking. Its almost as if it would be rude to ignore his performance in order to talk. But I can understand why Spouse's sister chose the place. It can accommodate a large party like ours with no problem, they accept reservations even on Mother's Day, and it never seems to be crowded. We returned to the house shortly before 4:00, packed our bag and got Jordan into the truck, and left shortly after 4:00. We made it home in the usual 2 1/2 hours and watched a Netflix DVD.

Drag Queen name of the day: Carrie A. Grudge

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