Monday, September 1, 2008

Apples to Apples

Weekend recap:

Friday night I worked late. Enough about that.


Went to the shelter and goofed around with Ms. Laguna and my favorite Dyke on a Bike. DOAB recently re-married her wife, this time legally in the state of California, after being unlegally married for the past 10 years. Which begs the question, will any of us, after 10 years of marriage, willingly re-marry our partners?

Saturday night:

Mr. and Mrs. Benetton came over for dinner and game night. The Benetton family came sans baby this time, which didn't matter either way, because baby Benetton slept the entire time they were over last time. Mr. FGD made some recipes from his newest cookbook, Food and Wine magazine's Best of the Best: The Best Recipes from the Year's 25 Best Cookbooks. We started off with some sort of crab and manchega cheese on French bread appetizer with a really good Riesling. I wish I hadn't been so lazy as to not go get my camera. It was really good! For dinner we had Cajun-style fried shrimp, Memphis-style cole slaw and cornbread "kisses" filled with 2 different types of cheeses. It was awesome. We finished with cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory. A really fucking good meal.

Then it was on to game night! I bought a new board game for the evening called Loaded Questions. (Apparently there is an "adult version." Too bad our local Target didn't carry it, or that's the version I surely would have picked up).

The game was really fun, except Mr. effing Benetton won AGAIN. Somehow he always wins. I can't figure it out. Next time, he's going down. I need to figure out his cheating system, and beat it. Although, after answering one of the questions that was along the lines of 'name something you thought would be great and now find tiresome,' and responding with "marriage," he may very well be beaten down by Mrs. Benetton before I get anywhere near him. Way to go Mr. Benetton.

Sunday morning: slept late. Zzzzzz.

Sunday afternoon: CU's first football game of the season.

You may be wondering why these words are even being typed by yours truly. It turns out that the watch party was being held at Beachfire Ladera, which is totally in our 'hood. Mr. FGD attends many watch parties. I do not. I've come to love the Buff spirit, but not enough to overcome my complete and utter disinterest in team sports. Even when there is good food and alcohol involved. However, with the food and alcohol so close to my home, it was a little more inviting. Mr. FGD also had friends from college who were in the LA-area for vacation who were coming down to see our place and then all going off to watch the game at Beachfire. I said my hellos and then was off to the mall to shop for ForeverEngaged's wedding presents and something to wear for the wedding, and then I met up with the black and gold gang at Beachfire at halftime.

I have to say, the watch party really wasn't so bad. I was only there for the second half of the game, and Beachfire has awesome food and drinks. I didn't even have to bring this week's US Weekly to keep me entertained. Mr. FGD's friends were actually able to entertain me AND watch the game, something Mr. FGD has long grown tired of even attempting. The atmosphere was so festive, I even allowed my forever dieting ass to indulge in Beachfire's smores! Fuck yes!

Anyway, the Buffs kicked ass, winning their first game of the season against the hated Colorado State dark green team, and so the decked out black and gold gang happily headed back to our place for drinks and game night number 2. We busted out Apples to Apples and I can't really remember who won, but it wasn't me.

It was still really fun though and very interesting sitting around a room with 5 people wearing coordinating black and gold t-shirts. Not something my anteater brain is used to.

Monday morning: sleep in again. Fucking fantastic.

Monday afternoon: go to various stores (Macy's Home, Crate and Barrel, Room and Board, Pottery Barn and finally Plummers) seeking out a new office chair for Mr. FGD. (Mr. FGD broke ours on Friday. I won't make any big ass jokes here because (a) Mr. FGD doesn't have a big ass and (b) being a bit sensitive about the size of my own ass, I tend to rarely make big ass jokes anyway.)

I have to say that I was really disappointed with the Bloomingdale's sale I had so been looking forward to. The shoes that were on sale, although good brands and nicely marked down, were of no interest to me, and that's saying a lot. Shoes are my interest. I guess in a good-for-my-wallet way, I didn't really buy too much, just a few things for the home. Boo. Boring. Lame.

South Coast
was packed. Ick.

However, we finally made it to Old Vine Cafe after I've been reading about Claire's adventures for months now, and drooling over all of her blog photos.

Fortunately, it lived up to all of Claire's joyful ravings. I had read enough of Claire's reviews to tell Mr. FGD to get the Beef & Truffles Panini, and I think he was really happy with his (my) choice. He practically licked the plate.

I had the Just Cheese Panini. I also proceeded to lick my plate clean.

Finally, if anyone is still reading, I'd like to bring your attention to a rescue facility I read about while flipping through People magazine at the shelter this weekend. Not surprisingly, Thoroughbreds are often sent to slaughterhouses after they've won their owners hundreds of thousands of dollars in races such as the Kentucky Derby. This place in Kentucky, Old Friends Equine, is a rescue facility that saves the horses before they are sent off to be slaughtered. I checked out the website when I got home from the shelter, and it seems like such an awesome place. The rescue center's owners were featured in the "Heroes" section of People. Check out the website, and if you can, throw them a few carrots. We should all be so lucky to have half the size hearts as the owners of the center.

Yee haw.

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

dapotato said...

sounds like a fun, yummy weekend.

i also don't have much school spirit due to going to a school with crappy team sports. i think the anteaters were even better than us. zot?

WeezerMonkey said...

Me wants Old Vine, damn it.

ssinca said...

I am seriously tired after reading this post. you were way too productive this weekend, even with the sleeping in.

Claire said...

I hate Apples to Apples. But the questions game sounds interesting!

I love Old Vine.

Beachfire, I definitely think I would love.

Fun weekend!!!

Bev said...

"Mr. FGD's friends were actually able to entertain me AND watch the game, something Mr. FGD has long grown tired of even attempting."

Ahh, marriage. ;p

wan-nabe said...

i'm giggling at "unlegally."

amber said...

you crammed a lot into this weekend. dinner saturday night sounds SO GOOD!!

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