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Mar. 9th, 2008 | 11:25 pm
mood: thirstythirsty
music: Mates of State "What I Could Stand For"

Brunch at morning, omelet warning.

Okay, maybe I've been thinking about food so much that it's invading all of my sentences lasagna. It is, however, justified because I ate so much excellent food this weekend. (My trip to the gym a couple of hours ago ensured it wouldn't have a lasting legacy.)

Let's see, weekend recap. Blake, Sam and I had dinner at Tyler's Taproom on Friday night, though the hostess had us at the back of an imaginary line of people. We rushed from there to have a game night at Jason's house with he, Tyler, Adam, and Emily. Risk with seven people is ... complicated. Game play alternated with much drinking and some arguing, but it was a pretty amusing night overall. On Saturday, Sam and I slept for years and then had panini and soup at Toast, which is finally finally open! I had a fabulous prosciutto/mozzarella/sun-dried tomato panini, and Sam's was Italian sausage/rapini/other stuff, and we were knee-deep in hipsters that apparently exist in downtown Durham now. From there we went to do some clothes shopping for Sam, who needs business casual stuff for the summer. Target was of no help, then we went to the mall and got lost in Belk's maze of a menswear section and found nothing at Macy's, Banana Republic, or J Crew (unless he has to visit a client on Martha's Vineyard), so we had a gelato break and Emily joined us. We then had better luck at Nordstrom; Sam found a tailored shirt, and Emily used ties to test my colorblindness. Following that we spent a long time in Barnes & Noble reading Postsecret books and learning How to Work a Room (WTF self help books).

Then we came homeward and I made the fastest dinner ever: chicken over pasta, with alfredo sauce or marinara sauce (because I didn't have enough of either), with green beans and sauteed onions. We rushed to Blake's house to see the Carolina game with some folks there, over beer, brownies, and banana bread. Surprisingly, no one attacked anyone else in the divided house, and we played with Blake's dog a whole lot. After the game had ended, the remaining four of us trekked to City Beverage for some drinks. I do believe this is the only bar I've ever seen that pulled off the tiki style without looking ridiculous. There is hope in the world after all. They also have lots of beer on tap, and the menu sounds interesting enough (Cheez Whiz! onion rings! Inside burgers!) to warrant a lunch trip there someday.

Today Sam and I practiced our Sleeping Through Nuclear War Skills again, then went to a late brunch at 411 West. We ate omelets and eggs florentine in the "greenhouse" section and contemplated owning an egg ranch. Which was followed by a couple of hours of loafing on his couch and reading books before I came home and had a momentary freakout because I had done nothing this weekend. Horrors. I then went grocery shopping, threw out my trash and recycling, and went to a very abandoned gym for a good workout. So now I've actually accomplished things with all the energy I didn't use up in the rest of the weekend. I suppose that's how I always do it. And I ate baked fish and shrimps and peas, hooray for food.

Time to prepare for two days of work, then I'm going on an architectural pilgrimage with Sam! Details to follow.

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head_of_fema

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from: head_of_fema
date: Mar. 10th, 2008 11:04 am (UTC)
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Dude, I went to City Beverage last night! When did they go all tiki? I don't think it was like that last summer. Oh, well, the tuna taco was good.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Mar. 10th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
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I dunno, that was my first time there. I need to go back for lunch sometime!

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mark

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from: kishenehn
date: Mar. 10th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
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Oooooh, an architectural pilgrimage!!! :)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Mar. 10th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
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It's a secret until Wednesday, when we depart. But it's a very prominent landmark that I've been looking forward to visiting for a long time. :)

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jetstoamsterdam

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from: jetstoamsterdam
date: Mar. 12th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
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I am sure this sounds TOTALLY MEAN - so please still be my friend - but I loved playing the tie-colorblind-game. It was fun!

I wish they made glasses so people who aren't colorblind can see what it's like.

It just fascinates me. . .perhaps in an unhealthy way, lol.

You guys leave tomorrow right?

SO JEALOUS!! Have fun!!!!!! Sing the deliverance song to yourselves and think of me!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Mar. 12th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
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Heh, it's cool. Being colorblind is sort of fun ... except when you have to go to the DMV. *crashes my car into things*

Kidding! I promise.

Yes, we are leaving tomorrow; we'll bring you back something made out of hemp. :D

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