Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend highlights

Sat I worked. Afterward Spouse & I went to a party held by 1 of my colleagues. He and his siblings have a big party every year and invite their friends and colleagues so Spouse & I went. We were the oldest people there, but had a nice time. After the party we walked around Rehoboth Beach, then had dinner at Betty's Pure & Simple. Spouse had salmon with asparagus and corn pudding, while I had 2 appetizers for dinner: sloppy joe sliders and buffalo bleu cheese dip with veggies and chips. We split a slice of homemade coconut custard pie for dessert. Then we watched TV until bedtime. As much as I enjoy socializing and spending time with friends, it was nice to just be together, "enjoying the homelife" as Spouse likes to say.

Sun I worked and Spouse went to the gym and then to breakfast with Steven & Thad. Afterward he called to ask me if I minded if he invited them for dinner at our house. I told him I didn't mind but reminded him that he'd have to do everything (cook, set the table, tidy up the house) since I was working. Spouse made baked stuffed chicken breasts (stuffed with fat free cream cheese and asparagus) and wild rice pilaf. The guys brought a nice tossed salad. After dinner we watched "The Fighter" starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. In my opinion this is 1 of those films where the acting was better than the story. I thought Wahlberg, Bale, Leo, and Adams all did superb jobs, but felt the story lacked depth. It reminded me of "Walk the Line" where Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon's performances eclipsed the actual story.

Although I worked both Sat & Sun I still had a nice weekend.


Mark said...

MMMMM. you had me at sliders.

D@vid said...

I loved this movie and thought the same thing... I can see why everyone was nominated and some won... excellent acting. For me, with an addict brother, it was a bit tedious feeling that I had been through it all before. Still, definitely worth watching.

Ron said...

Isn't homelike wonderful? We (Bill and I) both prefer it to just about any other activity. Although I do like to get out and socialize every once in a while. That's why I like the Friday Night Dine Out Group gathering. You did a good thing there. Giving us old couples an alternative to spending all of our time together. Even as much as we enjoy the homelike, it is always nice to get out and meet others for a change.