For Those Expecting Me Saturday Night, I'm a Cotton-Headed Ninny Muggins
Best. Weekend. Ever. (And for those of you who grumble about people doing their weekend wrap-ups on Monday, then go read Cutler or something.)
*Friday night: All-Holiday Blog Celebration hosted by the delightful I-66. V's got some pics up with the promise of more to come. Let's hope, because some folks are looking tip-say in the ones that are up there. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'. As always, the talk was good. It's so nice to have conversations with people in bars that don't start with, "So who do you work for?" And the fact that the Significant Other was chilling in the basement bar with his boys (and birds) made for some nice upstairs/downstairs mingling variety.
*Late Friday/early Saturday: I know karaoking and dancing was on the agenda, but I ducked out in the wee hours for my own after-party: a bowl of Cap'n Crunch on the couch while watching the early-morning repeat of Austin City Limits. That night's performers? Ben Folds and Ray LaMontagne. Triple word score.
*Saturday morning: Occasionally, I try to earn my moniker by not only eating other's brunch offerings, but preparing my own. So Saturday I welcomed friends with babies. I find that it's easier for them to socialize during the golden hours between morning bottle and early afternoon nap. Between the four couples in attendance there were six kids: three already arrived and three in utero. The menu included baked praline french toast, bite-sized bagles with smoked salmon and black pepper, and scrambled eggs with chives. With 95% of those in attendance being working media I realized that we could have published something if we had to. Awesome.
*Saturday afternoon: Christmas shopping 'til my feet were crying and my debit cards were begging for mercy.
*Which leads us to Saturday evening. I was supposed to stop by the Santa Stumble for a couple hours before heading to The Big Hunt for Etcetera's birthday drinking. I got distracted. And spent the evening snuggling under the comforter for this season's first official "Elf" viewing. I drifted off to sleep to the sound of "Buddy Elf, what's you're favorite color?!"
*Sunday: typical Sunday morning stuff, then more shopping. Experiences in our nation's retailers that day ranged from odd to annoying. However, they cannot be blogged about because the gift recipients read this blog. So really, not listening to me whine is my gift to all of you.
*Sunday evening: gift wrapping, cookie baking (Snickerdoodles), watched "Tsunami: The Aftermath" on HBO. Interesting but not transcendent or anything.
But in general, best weekend ever. Thanks to all who made it that way.