Thursday, September 25, 2008
So maybe some of you have been wondering where I've been for the entire month of September since I haven't been blogging. Well, it's partly that Chris and I are so busy with work and school. But even more than that, we just haven't had time to do anything blog-worthy.
But I'm happy to report that some of that hard work is paying off. Chris got the highest grade in the class on his Spanish test (brag much?), and I'm really loving all my English classes (haven't had any tests yet, so nothing to gloat about).
And with all that work we decided to have some fun last weekend, starting with a very carnivorous dinner in Palo Alto--the place (Pampas) specializes in serving 14 types of Brazilian meat. So basically, you sit down for dinner and the waiters bring around these huge skewers of tri-tip or filet mignon or leg of lamb and then they saw it off on to your plate. This goes on and on: they bring the meat, saw it, you devour, and then they bring on another. It was really fun, but the whole thing made us feel pretty gluttonous. At one point the waiter came around with something we'd already sampled, so he asked "Any special requests?" And I replied "Yes, we'd like the turkey wrapped in bacon." I mean, what could be worse (or better) than meat wrapped in meat? It was then we knew we had to stop before overdoing it.
Also that weekend, we ventured up the peninsula to San Francisco for a visit with my good friend Shelby. She just moved to the city, so we wanted to check out her new digs and grab a yummy brunch at this restaurant called Foreign Cinema. Fun place, and Shelby noted there were lots of adorable gaybies (translation: many cute gay couples and their adopted infants). She is a fantastic person and so thoughtful that before I left she gave me a kitchen utensil specifically for pitting and cutting avocados! I tested it out and it works wonderfully. So now I can go back to eating them without having flashbacks of the knife disaster. Chris loves the new device, although he still winces a little at the sight of an avocado.
Coming up: We'll be watching the Cubbies kick butt in October and seeing a David Sedaris reading in the city. There is still much of the semester left, but I hope to be better about updating the Cube.
I used to sit in the cube behind you. Then I didn't. And then we fell in love.
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