This weekend was not as relaxing as a weekend should be. I’m back at work and I feel like I haven’t even had any time to rest since last week.
Friday night GG had to go someplace (I think he was painting his parents’ house?), so I went to the mall to look for a couple things. The only thing I actually ended up getting was a new pair of earbuds for my MP3 player. I have a problem with in-ear headphones, I think my ear holes are small or something, because most don’t fit or if they do they’re very uncomfortable and fall out a lot. So I got one of the pairs with little rubbery nubbins on the ends, and the rubber parts are interchangable, so you can size them up or down. I’m using the smallest pair, and I guess they fit okay, though I think I could go smaller. (They do make one size smaller, but you have to buy them seperately. Of course.) Also, maybe it’s just the fit, but it feels I’m underwater and there’s water in my ears – I hear that swooshing sound when there’s no music playing, and I just hate that feeling. I’m wearing them at work today, so we’ll see. They’re this pair, by the way.
So Friday night after we both got home from our respective errands, GG and I hung out on the sofa in the living room. We still haven’t set up our air conditioners but it was getting really hot and humid, so we figured we’d do it over the weekend. In the meantime, we just stayed downstairs where it was cooler. He hadn’t been able to use his laptop for a couple weeks because it wasn’t picking up any wireless signal. I thought it was a problem with our modem, because the wireless does seem to keep going out, and you have to turn the modem off and on to reset it. But he was sure there was a problem with the computer, so he finally called Dell support. Guess what – he’d accidentally turned off the wireless function by using his keyboard! (Apparently it’s like F2 or something – you don’t have to hold down any other key in combination – and there’s no light or anything to signal that it’s on or off.) Glad he got that solved, now we can sit and surf together like a happy couple!
Saturday we got up early and went to the farmers market. We got I think three kinds of peaches, some tiny plums, Yukon Gold potatoes, more portabella mushrooms to grill, a bunch of basil for GG, and a wedge of Birchrun Blue (which I have just about finished myself… but I always recommend it as blue cheese for people who don’t like blue cheese – it’s very mild). When we got home I did laundry and took a nap in preparation for going out to dinner and a movie. We were literally just about to leave the house when Ed called and said he and Kate were minutes away and could they stop by? Well, okay. So Ed and Kate came over to tell us that they got engaged! Yay! They really couldn’t stay long because they were on the way to see her family, but that was nice of them to come by and tell us in person.
So we went out to dinner, and the meal was not that great and the restaurant was noisy and crowded, and there were tons of screaming kids right by us. I especially hate when parents just let their kids run around a restaurant. If you are going to take your kids out to eat, please keep them in their seats at least! Then we walked over to the movie theater, met up with GG’s friend, and went to see Bruno. I wasn’t sure if we’d like it or not, because even fans of Sacha Baron Cohen have been giving it bad reviews. I think GG enjoyed it. I think it could have been better if they’d edited things another way to tell a different story. The first part, especially, where he’s trying to become famous in America, just didn’t work for me. The storyline about trying to become straight was a lot funnier. (Also, it was more interactions with regular people instead of celebrities.) I would classify it as 50% dumb, 30% gross (and I mean really gross), and 20% funny.
I was up early again on Sunday morning because I wanted to go to Target before it was too crazy there. However, they still didn’t really have the things I was looking for. (That didn’t stop me from buying a basket full of stuff, though.) I wanted to go to the Old Navy that’s in the same shopping center, but it doesn’t open until later on Sundays, so basically my going out early backfired on me. Instead I went food shopping, cleaned the refrigerator, and took a nap.
I had to leave in the afternoon for a concert, which was some distance away, and my carpool was going out to dinner beforehand. I ended up driving because our planned driver had a last-minute car issue (her windows weren’t going up or down, and one was stuck down) and I was the only one with enough gas. So we got up to the area where the park was and started looking for someplace to eat. There is pretty much nothing around this place. Last year we ate at some fast food place. This year we decided to try this diner we passed. It’s a divided highway, so I had to go up and use a jughandle thing to turn around to get to this place. Worst. Meal. Ever. The service was horrible (and slow!), the food was horrible… We learned our lesson and will never be going back there. Got to the park just in time, played the concert, and Jess and Rob showed up with the baby! They just happened to be in the area and decided to come by! So that was nice that they could see the show. Afterwards we went to this place across the street from the park for ice cream (we go every year), then we drove home and I went straight to bed.
It cooled off over the weekend, and it’s cool today, but I heard it’s going to get humid again this week, so the air conditioners are definitely going in tonight!