Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drum

As always, we had a pretty social weekend. We had plans Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday day. Poor Randy, though. He wanted to bail on the Sunday plans so he could have a day of rest, but I insisted he join me. He did, and I believe he had a reasonably good time, but the poor workaholic could use a break. I promised he could have next Saturday to himself. Though, we’re on vacation the next day so he may not need a day off (unless by “day off” he means a day off from me). And that’s fine, too – I can relate to that. My limitless charm does have the ability to exhaust people.

Anyway, Friday night we headed over to Pete’s house for dinner and Wii. After playing with mine (Wii game system, that is) Pete went and got one for himself. Good times.

On Saturday, we cleaned the house then headed up to our friend’s Scott place (in the middle of nowhere) where he cooked dinner for us and then we played a French card game. Well, at least the name is French. Randy won and poor Deano suffered a catstrophic loss and ended up with a negative score. Scott and I fell somewhere in between.

Finally came Sunday and we headed up to my old hood in Salem to have breakfast with Pete. I wanted to go to a place called “Taste of Thyme” that I recalled having the best pancakes and Belgian waffles. Pete originally wanted to go to a place called “Graziani’s” (known for their burned french toast). But a few days before, Pete said he’d rather eat at the Hawthorne Hotel. Well, I acquiesced and the three of us headed there. Fortunately, they were only doing some sort of fancy-schmancy brunch and we’d have had to eat in a tavern across the lobby and walk back to the restaurant to get our food. We left and ended up at Taste of Thyme! MMMMM – yummy.

After the breakfast, we headed back to Pete’s to play some Wii games. But it was most fun when he pulled out the PS3 and I got to rock out on Rock Band. I played some kick-ass drums to Radiohead’s “Creep” and to the Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go.”

Karen Carpenter, eat your heart out.


  1. Comment by Will on February 11, 2008 1:01 pm

    “My limitless charm does has the ability to exhaust people.”

    And apparently exhaust your grasp of grammar as well. 🙂

    Would this card game be Mille Bornes? I’ve tried to get into that a couple of times but it’s always eluded me. I’m even something of a Francophile, but not when it comes to THAT game.

  2. Comment by snarl on February 11, 2008 1:03 pm

    The typo has been corrected. Actually, that was the second typo. It’s a Monday – what can I say?

  3. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on February 11, 2008 1:16 pm

    Please, you know that poor Karen wouldn’t eat her own, or anyone else’s, heart out. Well, maybe just one small bite, but then up with it! ;-p

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