It was such a fun weekend, I’ve finally been jolted out of my posting break. Maybe we need Josh around more (yes, even Josh came to visit!)
First of all, Friday started it off with a bang as we went out to celebrate Dan’s birthday and the Olympic opening ceremony. We coined the term “full-contact sushi” after a few misplaced and accidental bumps as people were reaching across the table for a piece of sushi. Good fun. The opening ceremony took forever, and I remembered why I almost never watch them – the 2 hours of teams filing through the stadium! We had to leave the pub to get home just as it was getting to the most anticipated moment of the show, since the boys just HAD to have cake at that exact moment. Luckily, we walked in the door just as they were lighting the torch.
On Saturday was Jen’s bachelorette party. What a good time! We started off the evening with a wine tasting led by a sommelier (yes, spellcheck, I mean” sommelier”, not “smelter”; no joke, that is the suggested correction), and accompanied by yummy foods made by everyone present. Karaoke was next, and I’m still debating whether to post the video of Boj’s… inimitable… performance. Jen had a checklist of things to do before we let her get married, and she got through most of them brilliantly – including getting 3 guys’ phone numbers. We tried to see how many more she could get, but for some reason she didn’t want to. Guess she somehow already knows that 1 fiancé and 3 boyfriends is too much to juggle!!
Today was Family Day, wrapping up a much-awaited long weekend. Since federal employees aren’t supposed to have families, Dan did not have today off. My plan was mostly to finish Breaking Dawn, the last of the Twilight books, do a whole bunch of errands, and watch the Olympics. I have to say I’m actually undecided on whether I like this one or the third book better. It was interesting to see some more character development, as well as vampire history explained. Far-fetched? Maybe. Not enough Jacob? Definitely. But a good 2-day read, anyway.
If you know me, you could probably expect me to have had a to-do list and schedule even for a day off. Dan kicked it off track first thing in the morning, when he didn’t leave for work on time. See, I had been counting on being woken up by him at 7, napping for an hour and a bit, and then getting up before 8:30. You know, to have time to be productive. Instead, both of us crawled out of bed by 10, and he eventually headed off to work. I even met up with him for lunch at the Sconewitch downtown, which is a wonderfully eclectic spot for a wholesome and filling lunch. I headed to Bridgehead to finish my book, where I finally threw my schedule out the window when I unexpectedly ran into Hubert, and I spent my coffee chatting instead of reading. Unplanned days can be fun, too! Yay for unplaned-ness!
One thing that frustrated me today was the bus. Or rather, the people on the bus. Seriously, people of Ottawa – you have to let go of the notion that you’re entitled to a 1-meter radius personal space circle on a bus. Go visit Europe, or Japan, or, hell, even New York, to see what a FULL rush-hour bus actually looks like.
Coming up – I still haven’t posted about the Alpaca Farm visit!