On Friday night, I laughed a lot thanks to Brian Regan and his brother, then was mildly frustrated by a bartender who thought my drink of choice should be apple-centric. Thanks, man.
I was epically lazy on Saturday morning. Then I was suddenly inspired to go through my kitchen cabinets and get rid of unnecessary stuff that had accumulated. It’s one of those things I’m always meaning to get around to, but never actually do. Now the 80’s side table and TV that were left in my attic by previous owners have been joined by a smattering of items from my kitchen cabinets. The plan is to have a yard sale someday when the collection reaches yard sale worthiness. Definitely not there yet.
Saturday night involved awesome Italian food that put me into a serious food coma. The coma started about 20 minutes after the food got to the table and ended right after UNC finished laying the smack down on Duke. I celebrated that victory by turning the food coma into an actual late-evening nap. Good stuff.
Sunday involved church, more good food with great people (your parents are totally being stolen, Marty… shouldn’t have left them unattended for so long), and youth group. Youth group meant fun people again and Bible study and funfetti cupcakes. Cupcakes meant a messy kitchen that got way worse when I made a chicken marinade at 11 P.M. It’ll be worth it though.
The best part of the chicken event is that when I was pouring the marinade into the bags with chicken, I spilled kind of a big portion of the marinade on the floor. If you have a dog, you know what happened next. Peanut swooped in from who knows where to lick the whole thing up for me. He’s such a self-sacrificing dog.
What he didn’t know is that the marinade has a healthy dose of jalapeno in it, seeds and all. He started sneezing after a few seconds, kept sneezing for a long time, and then ran over to his food bowl to lick up any crumbs he could find to stop the jalapeno taste in his mouth. He didn’t go anywhere near the spilled marinade again.
There were other awesome parts of the weekend, but that’s all I’ve got for now. It was good, and now it’s Monday.
Things to look forward to this week: Friday adventures in the great state of Texas (and Saturday and Sunday adventures, for that matter) and seeing old friends twice in the same year. I know that last thing doesn’t sound shocking to lots of people, but it’s quite an accomplishment for me.