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Archive for April, 2010
Derek: We get along really well, huh?
Me: Yeah, I think so! We better; we’re getting married in 3 months.
Derek: It’s just that I’ve never been friends with someone for ten
years (let alone roommates) and not gotten tired of them.
Me: That’s how you know this is gonna be good!
Me: <<Big smile and warm fuzzy feeling inside>>
Well, Stacy and Andre outdid themselves – that is FOR SURE. For our last supper, we asked them to make their delicious Chinese New Year Dinner. It was even better than we remembered…and that’s saying a lot! They even topped it off with personalized fortune cookies that read, “You will have great friendship, a full stomach and many years of Wednesday Night Dinners.” AMEN!
Wednesday night dinners are coming to an end for the 2009/2010 season. That means SUMMER IS ON ITS WAY! Last week was our final week to cook. Since it was the season finale (part 1), Stacy and Dre picked the dinner based on previous dinners we have made this year. Next, it’s their turn to cook and we get to pick the dinner. Yay!
Here are pics from our dinner.
My observations: A parking lot at dusk. A strong, middle-aged man on crutches is slowly hobbling to his windowless, white van.
My thoughts: I know your game…you disgusting piece of crap. Faking your injury. Acting helpless in hopes to lure a woman into your molester van. In fact, I think I recognize your grimy face from the sex offender website. You’re going to force some unsuspecting woman into your suspicious van and then lock her in a dark basement. You effing sicko.
And that’s when you know, you’ve been watching too much Law & Order: SVU.
Seattle – this is your opportunity to get out and EAT! Beginning Sunday, tons of local restaurants are participating in Seattle Restaurant Week which means they are offering a 3 course dinner for $25. This is your chance to try that new restaurant you’ve been hearing about…your chance to take your lady on a date….your chance to eat, eat, eat!
For more info, click here. FYI – rumor has it that Canlis is already totally booked – so don’t bother calling them.
Over the weekend, we remembered, mourned and celebrated the life of a wonderful woman. She was taken entirely too early and my heart is absolutely broken for the family that she has left behind. Although I felt like I knew her very well, the truth is I didn’t. In total, I probably spent less than a combined 40 hours with her. Most of my knowledge of her is second-hand. But I felt and still feel like I know her very well. I’ve heard the story of her wedding day, and her gnocchi making techniques. I know her hobbies and that she loved Neil Diamond. I know her parenting tactics and her family traditions. I know her in the way that close adult friends know their friend’s parents, thru sharing many, many, many stories.
One thing is for sure – she will not be forgotten. Her family and friends will treasure and protect her memory forever. Remarkable people live on through everyone they touch and she is a testament to that. She leaves behind an incredible legacy: 3 amazing daughters who are strong, warm, accomplished women. And her daughters will go on to raise their own amazing daughters. And their daughters will raise amazing daughters. And she will live on.
She had many lessons to teach, but there is one in particular that I love and I’d like to share. It’s something she has successfully instilled in her youngest daughter and it’s one of the many reasons I love and adore her…
Don’t ever pass up an opportunity to celebrate, commemorate, give praise or throw a party. Life’s accomplishments and milestones are meant to celebrate. Holidays are important; spend the extra time and make it special. Decorate. Give gifts. Eat. Drink. Make memories. Honor traditions.