Did a bunch of stuff this three-day weekend and took no pictures! So imagine everything…
Saturday morning I got up relatively early to do some errands, then came home and watched a movie with GG. His friend had lent him the DVD of Perfume, and told him it was pretty messed up. It was! (I don’t understand why dead girls make a better perfume than a willing live girl..?) We went out to Houlihan’s for dinner, because when we went a few weeks ago we got these coupons that they open at the table and you can win $-off your meal, a free appetizer, or one of several grand prizes. They’re only good in January, though. We got the same coked-up waiter we had last time, and won a free appetizer. So that was fun, but it cancelled out my potato soup (which is pretty much the only thing that keeps me coming back to Houlihan’s, haha!). Then we watched Saturday Night Live – Gwyneth Paltrow was really good! (I loved the Globe Theater Previews sketch and of course Andy and Pee-Wee’s Night Out.)
On Sunday we went to the mall for lupper, then later on headed into the city to see Eli Paperboy Reed at the North Star Bar. GG has been really into this guy ever since we heard an interview with him on NPR a few months ago, and saw that he was coming to Philly, so we got tickets. He opened with a cover of “Ace of Spades” (not our show, but they apparently put on the same show every time, so it’s close enough) and closed with Come and Get It (encore: (Doin’ the) Boom Boom), but besides that it was really not my crowd, and let me put it this way: the other songs were good, but they were no “Come and Get It.” However, I can now say that the drummer really is that happy all the time – through the whole performance, and in the bar before the show!
We had the day free on Monday because of the holiday, so GG looked online for stuff we could do, and decided he wanted to go to the Philadelphia Home Show. (Why? I am not sure. We’ve been to the Home Show a few times in Valley Forge and it’s always lame.) He bought tickets online to save a couple bucks, and then we planned to catch the train in, but we’d just missed one and there wasn’t another for an hour, so we just drove. It was cheaper to pay for parking than for two round-trip train tickets, and this way we weren’t bound to the train’s schedule anyway. So yes, it was pretty lame. GG was somehow talked into buying a kit to clean his sneakers (however, he amused and impressed the shoe-shine guys with his knowledge of the Nike Air Jordan line). After that, we went across the street to the Reading Terminal Market (aka GG’s Heaven on Earth) for lunch. We ended up eating at Profi’s Creperie, which neither of us had been to before, but it was very good. Our savory crepes were followed up with fruit smoothies, and then we headed home.
We got a little snow last night, followed by sleet and freezing rain this morning, and my office was actually closed until 10 AM. At that point, my workday would be almost half over, so I decided to just stay home for the day. I feel like I’ve been the office about two days in the past two weeks! (Actually, at the end of this week it will be five days in two weeks – not bad!)