Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday night is now date night.
In the nearly three years we've been dating, Friday night was anything but date night. With Chris' unconventional schedule we had the perk of catching a midday movie, but the trade-off was that Saturday night dinner parties or Friday night concerts in the park were out (or me going solo). So when I discovered that a local non-profit Shakespearean theater company was putting on a free play in the park, I jumped at the chance to join in with the typical nine-to-fivers and have our first official Friday night date.
I packed us a couple of Spanish-inspired bocadillos, fruit, and a bottle of Shiraz and we headed to Memorial Park in Cupertino for a picnic and a play. It was so nice. The summer night was perfect and the play, a circus-themed "The Comedy of Errors," kept us laughing throughout. Partly, I think we both were very excited to finally have the chance to partake in "normal schedule" activities. Surely there will be many more in the year to come.
Now we head to Chicago for much fun with the family, some exploring of Chicago's many neighborhoods, yummy food, and a sure-to-be quality wedding (and reception dinner at Wrigley Field!). The only downside is the separation anxiety I feel leaving Santo, who by our estimation is one year old this week. Of course, we're leaving him in good hands (thanks, Will & Lisa) and will return with photos and stories soon enough!
I used to sit in the cube behind you. Then I didn't. And then we fell in love.
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