Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hot Saturday

On Saturday, Mr. FGD and I went to look at granite. In a 98 degree granite yard (Nick Lachey was not there). In the sun. In 98 degree weather.

(This is the first image that came up when I Google'd "sweaty women." Let's pretend this is me. It's actually the same outfit I was wearing.)


We decided on a light color of granite because our kitchen is ridiculously tiny and the walls are a dark burgandyish color, so we wanted to keep it as light as possible. It retrospect, it's amazing how quickly we both agreed on which granite we wanted. Could it have been that we were melting into the pavement? Probably.

It was so bright out, I literally couldn't see into my cell phone to take the picture. I just held up the phone, figuring I was pointing in the right direction, and clicked. This is what I got...

I don't expect raves on the granite we picked out from this picture. Even I think it looks like a lame ass slab of rock.

My favorite part of the domestic divaness for the day was picking out the backsplash. Mr. FGD and I both wanted something very unique. We both have very modern taste, but also wanted something that would appeal to the majority since we (i.e., me) want to upgrade to a bigger place in the next year or two. So, we needed to pick something out that not only would we love, but a future buyer will love too. I have no idea if the average person will love the backsplash we ended up picking, because it's super funky and cool, but OMG I love it. Love it love it love it love it love it. I don't think I have ever been this excited about something for the house. I'll post pictures in a couple weeks when everything is installed and gleaming in its loveliness. I'm sure it will be gleaming, hopefully it will be lovely too.




That evening, we had my favorite multiculteral family over for dinner and game night. It was just like a real Benetton ad.



The United Colors of Benetton's baby, who I have inappropriately named Ella Cheong, was quite the little darling. She was clearly well-prepped on how much Auntie FGD loathes children. She barely uttered a peep the whole night. Here is a pic that I took of my favorite half-all-look-same-baby (for those of you who are not in on the all-look-same brigade, I apologize for what must seem like my raving bigotry):




Mr. FGD did not have his usual 6 hours to prep the meal for our guests (no, I'm not kidding, ask me how long it takes for my favorite tomato soup from Bistro Jeanty to be made from scratch), so he made one of our easy favorites, jerk-rubbed chicken with manga habanero hot sauce:



It was delish, as expected, and we all gobbled it right up. Yes, I said gobbled.



After wine and dinner and cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory (except for Mr. United Colors of Benetton, whose cheesecake was inadvertently left at the cash register of Cheesecake Factory), we introduced the Benetton family to our new favorite interactive game, Banzai!

For those of you that have yet to play this Japanese import, I can only say that I hope one day you can enjoy the thrill. If only I had my camera ready when Mr. FGD explained the game to the Benetton family. Their looks of combined confusion, skepticism, and is-this-a-joke were rather entertaining.




Even though I have played the game before, I am very competitive and was concerned that the Benetton family would have an edge over me because of my novice chopstick stills. But, I busted out my rookie white-girl chopsticks, and we were all on the same playing field. (If only I could have taken these with me to Nobu!)

Mrs. Benetton ran out of her Banzai sushi quickly, with Mr. FGD right behind her. It was down to Mr. United Colors and me.


Our sushi were neck and neck for quite sometime. Gill to gill, one might say.


Alas, cheating Mr. Benetton won the death match and had a special song sung to him, while I got called stupid rubish. I'm still mourning the loss.



Alas, 'til next time, Mr. Cheeky Chappy Chappie! Banzai!


6 Comments, shout outs, and other gold diggin' love:

dapotato said...

hilarious. post.

i think i can actually tell which granite that is from your cell phone pic. sad. dork. well, i did pick like 5 slabs of it for someone. :P

must check out banzai.

WeezerMonkey said...

Hating Babies + Raving Bigotry = Awesomeness

Bev said...

My favorite part of the post was when you indicated the kitchen would be done "in a couple weeks." Good luck with that! ;p I'll be waiting for the pictures (and are you going to leave him the key when you come to RI?).

wan-nabe said...

okay, seriously, i have to remember not to suck down a grande starbucks before reading your posts, because i literally peed a little.

10yearstogether said...

You are one of my favorites. PS - do you have an extra pair of those chopsticks?

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