I must say, a weekend with an extra day was exactly what I needed. Right now, I’m just sitting here, drinking a bottled water, and listening to my iPod on my home theater. Not having to worry about going in to work tomorrow is a good thing.
Yesterday was fun, though. I made my way down to Dave’s apartment, and we went ahead and grabbed some lunch over at Fuddruckers while we swapped war (work) stories. From there it was back to the apartment, where I introduced Dave to a movie he had never seen before: The Matrix. After that (and after explaining a few things that still left him a bit confused), we headed over to Specs and replenished Dave’s depleted drink stock (alcoholic and otherwise). After that and having a couple of drinks (and watching a couple of funny things on the net), we went out and searched for somewhere to have dinner. We finally settled on Grand Lux Cafe, which is located across Westheimer from the Galleria. It turned out Grand Lux Cafe is owned by the same company that owns the Cheesecake Factory, and it showed. :-) From there, we wandered over to Barnes & Noble and did a bit of browsing around. About the main notable thing we discovered there was that the movies Road to Perdition and A History of Violence were based on graphic novels/comic books. From there we headed back to the apartment, and I made my way back home.
Today has actually been something of a slow day; I really haven’t done much of anything, save put in some time on my Transformers PS2 game. I also went ahead and got my birthday wish list started; it’s a tradition in this family to start our birthday wish lists two months before the actual event, so the others can be ready and have enough notice as to what to get people. While I do have a bunch of video games, DVDs, and CDs on my list, the most expensive thing I’m asking for is a Logitech Harmony universal remote. I kinda want SOMETHING to cut down on the number of remote controls I have, as right now I have remotes for my DVD player, HDTV, home theater, and satellite receiver/TiVo. Ah, well… actually not having to do much is a good thing right now.
Heh, there was one thing I found amusing yesterday… Dave actually met a girl on Friday at Friday’s. He got her number and email address, and apparently they’ve already been emailing each other back and forth. It should be very interesting to see what comes of this, but hopefully something DOES develop for Dave. Now, if I could only find myself a girlfriend… heh. (And yes, I’ve been on Match and Lavalife. Not finding too much luck there right now.)
Anyway, I think that’s about it from this end… time to go check on some things elsewhere. Fun fun…