Another quiet Sunday morning. Got my coffee, my Sunday paper, some nice mellow music playing…and my laptop. It’s geeky goodness!
Last week was pretty uneventful. Although I’d hoped to get a jump on cleaning and preparations for the upcoming party, Dan wasn’t feeling well at all and I was too tired after coming home from work to really do much of anything. We did at least get some lists put together of what to do and what we’ll be cooking, so that’s a start.
The weekend has been pretty interesting so far, though. On Friday, we had dinner with friends at Panera Bread (yummy Frontega chicken sandwich!), then marched off dutifully to see the new Star Wars flick
You really should read the review linked above, by the way. It has such choice comments as:
Like “The Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones” reeks of a Lucas script that George kept under wraps because he didn’t want any of it exposed to criticism. Lucas reminds me of the conceited elementary school kid who doesn’t want anybody to read his poetry. When the mysterious words are finally dragged into the light, breathless anticipation turns into peals of laughter, then uncontrollable vomiting. Unfortunately, nobody wants to tell George that his skills as a screenwriter rival Anna Nicole Smith’s.
Yeah, that pretty much sums up my opinion of the movie. It sure looks pretty, but the love scenes and any scene requiring emotional expression by Hayden Christensen are laughable at best and nauseatingly cloying at worst. (And see if you don’t find yourself wanting to burst into song at a certain point in the movie: “The hills are alive with the sound of music!”)
So, that was Friday. On Saturday, we had an interesting change of pace. Dan’s company was sponsoring a golf outing down in Sanford and they needed someone to perform an all-important task to support the event: beer cart drivers. Well, that’s where we came in. In spite of the fact that it was pouring down rain, the temperature was dropping, and the wind was blowing hard, we were there at 8:30 AM to drvie that bloody cart around the course for the better part of four and a half hours, making sure the forty golfers were well-supplied with beverages. Dan even got to be a bit of a hero when we added hot chocolate to the repertoire once things started to get really chilly. We got soaked, of course, but the rain did finally let up around noon. It was quite a different way to spend the day, but fun in its own way. I didn’t even get into the beer, though – they gave us about eight different brands, and the fanciest of the lot was Michelob Light. Um, no thanks. We stuck to soda and hot chocolate 🙂
So today we’ve got a long list of stuff to do, mainly cleaning the upstairs, mowing the lawn, and doing the shopping for the week. I’m not sure if we’re going to start shopping for the party just yet – we’ll need to work that out. We’re going to be preparing six meals for around twelve people over the course of five days. Wow, that’s a lot of food. Time to go make some more lists…