Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Another Good Time
This past weekend was another good one at my place of residence.
We had another cookout (smaller than Memorial Day's) with incredible food and a great group of friends.
We had barbecue chicken, potatoes, a veggie, and a good desert.
To understand the incredibleness of the chicken you would have to taste the barbecue sauce that the wife makes. She has taken a family recipe and twisted it up a bit and it is AMAZING!!
I actually put it on everything (okay, maybe not EVERYTHING) like potatoes and broccoli. That is the best. Especially on the potatoes. I will actually eat a steak with a potato and heat up some bbq sauce for the potato.
But I got ahead of myself here in this story and I honestly just realized it. I was going to talk about my WHOLE weekend and yet I started the story on Sunday. So let's start over.
This past weekend was another great one at my place of residence.
Friday was a nice quiet night at home after a haircut and some yard work. I watched Charlie Wilson's War (loved it) and stayed in, just the wife and I.
Saturday I got up at 8ish and made eggs for everyone while we waited for a phone call from my daughters soccer coach to see if the game was cancelled due to storms.
I called my family to tell them that the game was likely to be canceled (which it was) and my sister asks me if my mom can take my daughter for the night. I was all for it and so was the wife.
So my mom and sister came and picked her up around noon.
After which, the wife went to work and I started on my yard work. (side note - the yard work has been consisting of tearing out grass and laying down some mulch to create some great flower beds.
After she got home from work and I was done we went to the Olive Garden for a nice quiet (not so much when they seated about 8 little kids at a nearby table) dinner.
After dinner we went home to watch the Pens/Wings game before heading out late with some friends (sister, donkey, young buck, and verb) to a nice arcade/bar called the Coliseum. It is very much like a Dave & Busters (which we don't have here in the greater Harrisburg area).
When we were done there after about 3 hours we headed down to Denny's for a late night snack or very early breakfast for some.
We got home at about 3 and went to sleep around 4.
So I decided that I would get up at 8ish the next morning! BRILLIANT!!
I had more yard work to do and had to get things ready for the previously mentioned cookout.
I cut the grass and created even more flower beds for about 5 hours (during which I drank 80 oz of Gatorade). Then I started pealing potatoes and getting the place set up for friends and family.
My dinner guests included the group that was out the night before and my mom and her husband.
And as I previously mentioned, it was a GREAT time!
After dinner we of course played some bowling on the Wii and then some serious Mario Kart before I kicked everyone out at about 930 cause I was EXHAUSTED.
And then it was back to work on Monday and Tuesday I left for Scranton, PA.
I am still in Scranton (yes, the place the Office is set in) and will be until Friday.
I went to a baseball game last night at PNC Field, home of the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees. And they LOST!!
I couldn't have asked for a better outcome, I hate the Yankees (all of them).
That was probably the most beautiful baseball stadium I have been to. And just so I am honest and you don't mistake me for an expert, I have been to (the late) Veterans Stadium in Philly, Camden Yards in Baltimore, and Riverside Stadium in Harrisburg.
But really the place is beautiful. If you are ever in Scranton or Wilkes Barre you should get to a game. Parking was (surprisingly and impressively) free and great seats down the third base line were only $10.