Weekend Fun

Had a lot of fun this weekend:

  • Went skating twice, once with each of my kids.
  • Went skiing with my wife.
  • Got beaten at Pitch Car four times by my kids.
  • Took the kids to a birthday party for a charming friend of mine, populated largely by former physics engineers who are now programmers.
  • Took my son to a concert with 50s and 60s pop tunes performed by a choir and solists.
  • Had post-concert dinner with friends & son.

And you, Dear Reader?


  1. #1 Colin D.
    January 25, 2010

    – rode on my road bike for eight hours.
    – watched “snatch” for the first time.
    – made gingerbread pancakes
    – read “reading sex and the city” & “from DNA to diversity”

  2. #2 Thinker
    January 25, 2010

    – Also went skating twice
    – Did the ’09 books and ’10 budget for an association I’m the cashier for
    – Cooked and served two good dinners (if I may say so myself…): first, crayfish tails in an ouzo/tarragon/sambal oelek cream sauce, served with red quinoa; and second, chicken stuffed with goat cheese, basiland sundried tomatoes, served with fettucine.
    – Started reading Stephen Fry’s “The Ode Less Travelled”

  3. #3 Kevin
    January 25, 2010

    – Had a blind date, best part was the parsnip cakes at dinner, like crab cakes but with shredded parsnip, very delicate and subtly sweet — now there’s another underrated vegetable for you. What are they in Swedish?
    – Visited my parents and had milk and cookies with my niece
    – Watched four hours of Jersey Shore while drinking yerba mate, Ilex paraguariensis, which came up in the comments a couple months ago; I really like it.

  4. #4 cicely
    January 25, 2010

    New York City and 6 other major US cities left in flames and rubble.

    Not that that was the plan. But sometimes plans go tragically awry.

  5. #5 Martin R
    January 25, 2010

    Colin, how did you get home after travelling for eight hours?

    Thinker, I can’t let my wife see that or she will start lusting after you. Or at least your cooking.

    Kevin, that’s one of the most annihilating reviews of a date I’ve ever heard.

    Cicely, you sure have your fun…

  6. #6 cicely
    January 25, 2010

    There were all these giant robots…. With lasers.

    On the plus side, I think we’ve got the Nano-bot Zombie Plague pretty well sorted out.

    Next up: the Alien Brain-eating Lizard Invasion, already in progress.

  7. #7 Mary
    January 26, 2010

    Went to Spartan Times wild game dinner, on the menu; goose pilaf, barbequed wild boar ribs, mountain lion green chili, roasted pheasant, roasts and kabobs of venison, antelope, elk, and bear.

  8. #8 Martin R
    January 26, 2010

    Montain lion? Is that Puma concolor? Odd to eat a predator. I guess the chili masked the taste. And antelope — is that the pronghorn, Antilocapra americana?

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