A Certain Lack of Focus

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Snowed In

Since this is the first weekend of my break, and the first weekend that Matt was through with his SANS test, we had all sorts of social plans.

dimsumWe started out by having dim sum with Amy, William and Doug at Tommy's Sea Food Restaurant, our favorite place for dim sum, which was lots of fun, if not lots of healthy. Actually I'm not sure how healthy dim sum is, it's mostly steamed, but it just doesn't seem possible that it's good for you. It is tasty, and we haven't had it in a while, so it was worth a bit of a health cost.

After dim sum we went over to get some bubble tea at Superior Pho (which is where we went to have pho last week, excellent pho and the best bubble tea in town). Matt and I had planned to hang out at a coffee house in town before socializing with some friends in the evening, but at about this time the radio started giving dire warnings of the sky falling, and the sky itself started hinting that it might be ready to do so.

snowSo instead we went to borders to grab my car, where we'd left it before Amy's concert last night. We thought we'd beat the worst of the weather then come back up to Cleveland in a single car, but by the time we made it down, a normally 40 minute drive taking more than an hour, we both realized that with the weather getting worse we'd probably better plan on sticking inside for the day. * So instead of heading back to Cleveland we went to the grocery store to stock up for the weekend, guessing we'd probably be stuck for a while. We even picked up supplies for a nice breakfast tomorrow (Matt makes the best fried tomatoes ever). We're supposed to meet some friends for a game day tomorrow afternoon, and more friends at Barnes & Noble for coffee in the evening, but if the weather lives up to the radio's promises we may not make either.

Gee, what a shame, stuck all weekend inside, alone with my fiance. We made ourselves an elegant dinner of frozen ravioli (but good frozen ravioli) spinach salad and bread with olive oil and an herb mix we picked up from the Holden Arboretum's fall garden show. Later tonight we'll curl up and watch the special addition of Serenity, which we've been wanting to see for a while but haven't had time. After that I'll let you use your imaginations or not as you like.dinnerNeedless to say, as much as I was looking forward to a "fun" weekend I'm not really lamenting its loss. If we get out tomorrow great, either way I know we'll have a nice relaxing weekend, which we've needed for some time.

* All but the last picture came from flickr and link back to their poster.

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