Monday, January 21, 2008

"Baby its cold outside"

I know, I know - temperatures in the 20s may not seem that cold to those of you in Chicago, Boston, or Canada, but its pretty darn cold for southern DE. The projected high temperatures for the weekend were only about 27 degrees, lows in the teens, and combined with the constant breeze from the ocean, it felt even colder than that. Even our dog Jordan, who loves to go for long walks, only wanted to go around the block.

Fri night we hosted a birthday dinner for Rick, Nick and Ted. There were 14 of us. Spouse made a giant vat of baked ziti in his Nesco roaster oven, Scott & Dave brought salad, Stephan & Wayne brought a bread assortment, Ted & Don brought soda, Mike & Steve brought a veggie, Rick & Nick brought an appetizer, and Dean & Randy brought 2 home made cakes. I set the kitchen and dining room tables with the 'good' dishes and flatware. Everyone seemed to enjoy the dinner, and then we lit candles on the cakes and sang 'Happy Birthday' to the birthday boys. Everyone seemed to have a great time.

That night Bugsy & Roger arrived from VA. We had cocktails and talked until after midnight, then went to bed at 12:30. Despite my long, busy day I wasn't able to get to sleep! It reminded me of Thanksgiving night. I got up at 1:30 and watched TV for an hour, then went back to bed at 2:30 and eventually fell asleep.

We really didn't "do" much over the weekend. Fortunately Bugs & Rog are very much like us and enjoy an unscripted weekend. We had big breakfasts, 2 pots of coffee each morning, sat around and talked, laughed, read, and watched TV and DVDs.

Sat night we watched "Third Man Out", a DVD about a gay detective. We liked it a lot. Sun night we started watching "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" but decided to skip ahead to the end to confirm our prediction of who was the cloaked slasher that killed the annoying college co-eds on spring break.

Sun night we all had over-sized Italian dinners at Serendipity. We all brought home left overs which we ate for lunch today. Since it was bright and sunny today we decided to bundle up and go for a short walk around town. The sun made it appear warmer than it really was. It was bitter cold so our walk only lasted about 15 minutes. Bugs & Rog left at 2:30.

It was a great, relaxing, enjoyable, but cold weekend. Happy MLK day!

Crush du Jour: Daniel Letterle


Anonymous said...

I have put "Third Man Out" in our queue, you were the second Netflix friend to recommend it.

Glad you all had such a great weekend.

You are really going to LUV, "Ella"!

Bugsy said...

Ugh! Sorry to hear about the changes in work. It just doesn't seem to make sense. It doesn't seem fair to me.

James Marsden looks a little plastic. Although he is hot. Loved him in "Hair Spray".

See you soon!