OMG, is Courtney actually posting a weekend update on a Monday? Heaven forbid! This weekend was one that turned out really well, despite the lack of expectation of doing anything much.
Saturday morning was totally lax, I didn’t do much rather than drink a coupla cups of coffee and putter around on the ‘puter. I spent the better part of the afternoon moving furniture around my room, rearranging it *twice* before I settled with its current layout. I’m kinda annoyed that my room layout was decided based on the placement of the power outlets, but it has to suffice.
I suppose I could’ve done more around the house, but I wanted to get out and do something. It seemed like everyone else was in the same situation, taking it easy and not really having anything planned for the day. Andy had offered up some free luvin’ over at t3h langpad, so I took him up on it. I packed up some of the beer that had been sitting in my fridge for ages (cos no one was coming by and drinkin’ it, dammit) and made my way over there, arriving around the same time that MJ showed up as well. Lloyd was also hangin’ out, and we all had a good time talking actual non-geek talk, imagine that. Baked up some frickin’ awesome chocolate chunk cookies (a virtual palette of dough from Smart & Final, whoa), invented a new way to eat turkey dogs (sandwiched between pieces of celery, with horseradish inside the curve of the stalk), drank the orphaned beers and had a nice chilled out afternoon.
I had to be in San Jose later that night, to shoot photos at a hockey game at Logitech Ice. These good folk decided to tag along with me on the drive to SJ and kept me company. We had our own impromptu pre-game tailgate party in the parking lot, resulting in Courtney locking the car keys in the trunk. Luckily, part of the keychain was sticking out, and with a lot of cursing and bending of fingers, we were able to jimmy the keys out. Man, I’m a dork.
After the game (and a few more beers in the parking lot, heh), we all went to La Vic‘s and introduced Lloyd and MJ to the wonders of the Orange Sauce. Oh man, do I love that stuff. I really shoulda picked up a bottle while I was there.
The drive home was pretty cool as well, we all had a really interesting convo about the opposite sexes and what clicks for us. I’m completely pleased that this day was so non-geek-centric (we’ll forgive Andy for whipping out the PowerBook during the game), the company was great, and the conversations were compelling. Totally the kind of weekend I like to have.
So… Sunday! Daylight Savings day. I had yet another fabulous brunch at Miss Millie’s with Tal and Rebecca… any excuse to eat there, I’ll go. I headed home and was pleasantly surprised to see that Jason had arrived home from his weekend in LA! I decided to stay home and bake some cookies, to break in my new beautiful KitchenAid mixer that I got for my birfday. MJ had some peanut butter to “get rid of” (no one at Casa Arguello eats PB, go fig) so she came over and we made some peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. Very yum.
Later that night, I headed over to Mezzanine, to attend the Breed Love Odyssey Tour show, which was hosted by the day job. It was freakin’ *packed*, which I was kinda surprised at, considering that a ticket was going for something like $40? I got in with a comp ticket (cos of work) and hung out in the fancy VIP area upstairs and scored some free drinks (thank gawd, cos drinks there are hella bucks). The music was alright, I am not super into hip-hop, but I always keep an open mind. The band I liked the most out of the lineup, K’Naan, wasn’t even on the bill that night.
Even with the time change, I still had a hard time getting to sleep last night. So here I sit on a Monday morning, totally frickin’ tired and in need of my morning coffee.
Happy Halloweenie, ya’ll.