More about me...
Read them as well:
2006-04-17 - 5:13 p.m.
Had a really great weekend. Living far away from the edge can definitely have its benefits. All was well, and I felt really rejuvenated at the end of it all.
While shopping at Trader Joe's, I decided to indulge my craving for spiral-sliced honeycured ham, and bought fixins for an Easter dinner. I haven't really had any kind of Easter dinner or celebration for years, and it seemed like a good excuse for good food with friends.
Had lunch that afternoon with Bob at Café Luna in Summerland, which makes some great sandwiches in a nice little beach-bungalow atmosphere. We then went winetasting at the Summerland Winery just up Lillie Avenue, and that was pretty nice as well. Then, off to Vons for more Easter-feast shopping. Made potato salad that afternoon and evening, along with some pickled eggs, and horseradish with grated beets to go along with the homemade kielbasa I picked up at the Summerland market.
Then, ran off to see Spike Lee's Inside Man, which was really fun, entertaining, and clever. Love Clive Owen; I could watch him all day. Also love Jodie Foster in just about anything, and I kept thinking how the wardrobe mistress did a great job making such an incredibly thigh-flattering skirt for Jodie to walk around in. Not that I'm drooling over Jodie Foster's thighs, but she looked incredible. Seriously, though, I've loved a lot of her work, and she rates just by being one of the few actresses (or actors) who doesn't annoy the shit out of me in a million little ways.
Had a great walk home under the full moon, and before bed, dissolved some yeast and whipped up some dough for hot-cross buns, which I had decided would be an appropriate breakfast for the next morning (doesn't everyone do this stuff before bed on a Saturday night?).
Got the rest of the food together: steamed the kielbasa, putzed around, cleaned a little, uncorked the wine, finally baked the ham, and laid everything out for the arrival of Wilhelm and Jodi. We all had a great time and some good conversation. I thought for a minute things would get ugly when Jodi brought up Hugo Chavez in front of Wilhelm, but all was ok in the end. Wilhelm had brought a cherry pie that, along with decafe coffee, brought everything to a great, stomach-bursting close.
Yum, Ham: the fifth essential food group (or is that bacon?). Good thing there's plenty left over.
It was great to finally hang out with Wilhelm a little, since I probably haven't seen him since November. And yeah, he's still got it goin' on, IMO.
Sigh. But all is definitely Well.
= = = = = = = = = = =