Monday, October 09, 2006

Yes, I am at work today.

Columbus day for some means a day off, not so much for me. It's a floating holiday around these parts and I almost always work on floating holidays because it gives me a glimpse of what my commute would look like if 70% of other people would stay the F home. It is glorious, let me tell you.

My weekend was equally glorious.

Friday night I went out for cheesecake and karaoke at Fox & Hound with my friend Andy. He gave me a belated houswarming gift that was probably the best gift ever. Last New Years Eve, during the day, we went antiquing in the Lower Mills/Milton area and this one store in particular had the CUTEST vintage barware. In particular a gorgeous martini carafe, glass and stirrer set that I fell in love with. So of course I was delighted when he presented me with this and instantly planned about 100 holiday cocktail parties so I could use it each and everytime. I know most people prefer their martinis shaken and not stirred, but you can fit about 5 more martinis in a carafe than you can in a shaker. It makes a lot more sense. I mean that's just science.

The karaoke at Fox & Hound was fantastic, as was the pineapple cheesecake, and around midnight we headed back to my apartment to watch Marnie because I could not stop talking about Diane Baker's bob in that movie ALL NIGHT. I mean Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery are all well and good but Diane Baker and her fabulous bob pretty much steal the show.

I am telling you, if I had straight hair I would wear it like this ALL THE TIME.

On Saturday, Adam and I headed up to New Hampshire to attend Opening Night of the Manchester Monarchs. The game was packed, and we had a marvelous time (mostly because the Verizon Wireless Arena sells wine now!). After the game, we went over to Cactus Jack's for espinaca and martinis and then retired to his parents' house where we spent the night. The next day we headed over to the Concord area, leaf peeping and mostly just driving around and taking in the gorgeous day.

I was sad to see the weekend end, but at least there was a Law and Order SVU maraton on when I came home! If that doesn't dull the pain of a Sunday night after a great weekend then I don't know what does!


san said...

Hey, that sounds like a really fun weekend... and yay for the martini set :)

P.S. The bob looks great - but as you know, you never have the hair that you wish for ;)

Happy Columbus Day [even though you're at work ;)].

Sarah said...

oh i know, the grass is always greener and whatnot.

i should just give in and buy a wig. :-P

Nicky said...

I'm so sad I missed you. )o:
And I had a clean house and everything! I wouldn't even have been ashamed had you dropped by!

Sarah said...

next time we will have to hang out! i made a promise to Adam that we will hang out in NH more so hopefully it will be soon.

Jaime said...

i am working today too (as i am most holidays) and I alway say the only good thing about working on a holiday is the lack of traffic. if only it could be like this everyday!

kim said...

i LOVE law & order. i just upgraded my cable to digital and got an english-package with it (mainly so C can watch football when he comes) and by doing that i also got a new channel called "13th street" that shows L&O and CSI and those kinds of shows all the time. unfortunately in german but oh well, i understand german so C will just have to learn fast! :) oh and we also get "conan o'brien" now and "E!" = totally worth the 11 euro extra a month!

kate.d. said...

oh my gosh how bizarre, i watched marnie this weekend too! though i'd never seen it before - gotta love comcast free movies on demand.

and i enjoyed the bob as well. i actually thought she (lill) was the most visually striking person in the film - which is a lot for a movie with tippi hedren and sean connery!

Sarah said...

absolutely!! i need a replica of that green robe for myself.

Freudian Slip said...

You can always, ALWAYS find a law and order on, somewhere in the evening. Its one of the few things I can count on, lol :)