Bear Albany weekend! Today we had a day trip to Sharon Springs, where we got delicious tasty food, and explored the shop of the Fabulous Beekman Boys. Additionally, we got to meet the adorable hotel owners, Doug and Garth, and had some drinks and time in the back yard. Afterwards, we headed back, and got dinner with plaidninja and bigbeartoronto and Jim and Alan. Hung out and watched a movie for a bit, then went to the saturday night event. A good day.
Frank tried to hide behind a tree. He was not wholly successful.
What-up, kids. It's been a while. I'm ... over two months behind. That's a lot. And a lot of photos, it's this point now when it's just super duper overwhelming, because, really? I haven't edited most of them. But you know, I've just been so goddamned busy lately. Like, I mean, I haven't been in my apartment for a full weekend since June. Yikes. Driving around like a mad man and it's not stopping soon.
Anyway, hi. Sorry, I'm trying.
Additionally These are from 5/19, and on THIS day my friend Kait and I went to an amazing, very nice restaurant in Cambridge called Bergamot. It was super fancy and delicious, and the company was exceptional, too.
I need to slow down or something. I'm fucking beat.
Woke up, and did some work while my parents wandered around and got breakfast ready. Took advantage of the outdoor shower [nothing better, ever], and then had a delicious breakfast with the folks. I helped him move their kayaks to the ocean, and we all headed out and I stopped in Providence to see Alan and work on his website [now live: http://angryalan.com] and my friend Brandon. We then got cheesecake! Then I headed home. This weekend, also, I deem a success.
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So, today we all got up and sat on the porch for a few hours nursing warm drinks and orange juice before getting our act together and walking to Johnny D's for a most bodacious brunch. Stopped by the comic store, too, then headed home and chilled out for a bit. I hopped in the car soon after and made my way to Rhody, where my parents have a house, and we had our family celebration. My dad made steak and FOUR-BERRY RHUBARB PIE! It was amazing, and as I'm weird and don't like cake or brownies or the like, it was perfect. Then we played Uno, which I love, and closed the night out with a viewing of the classic "Follow Me Boys" which none of you will know. I've gotten used to that.
Today was my birthday [please note, by today I mean the day of the date in the subject line, not the day this was posted. I am more than a month behind] and it was a really nice, low-key day. Started at midnight with a viewing of Jurassic Park and a glass of Jameson, ended with a game of Ticket to Ride with Katie and Mike. Work and playing with my band, the Dirty Water Brass Band at the Burren in the middle.
Today I carried on my excellent tradition of wearing other peoples glasses. Also, Brandon and Co. came up from Providence for a concert, but stopped by our place first, where we grilled kabobs. Of course the grill ran out of Propane mid-way, but a quick run to the store procured more. Day saved! Afterwards we generally carried on and had a pleasant day. We are a silly people.
It was time to shave and haircut - alas, I only got to the shave portion tonight, but it was okay because it was a really awesome evening. First made burgers with Mike, then cooked with Jeff and Autumn, then played dorky board games with a bunch of cool kids at Katie's house!
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Went down to Providence to work on Alan's website with him - can't wait for it to go live. It's going to be so slick. Then got dinner with Jeff at Cafe 412 [hooray]. On the way home, got that same feeling I now get when the horizon provides my city. That proud "oh, Boston - you're my home" kinda feeling. It's good. Man, I'm so behind on these daily photo posts.
My friend pointed out that I had not yet taken an actual good picture of the camera aperture tattoo I got this fall, so I took one. Walked home in beautiful weather, ate dinner with the roommates on the porch and then went to dodgeball. I have the strong strong feeling that I am going to really appreciate this porch this summer.