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A retelling of my life in DC and all the stupid ass sh!t I get myself into...

Birthday Miss'

This past weekend, it was the miss' birthday as well as a buddies wedding. Unfortunately, I couldn't do both so the wife's birthday trumped it. The weekend went well starting out with some drinks & a movie on Friday night. Took in the latest installment from the Fast & Furious franchise. It was a fun flick but was more an action movie and didn't have as much involvement of fun cars as the past ones did. After the movie, her folks came into town and brought her dog with them for the weekend. I know she was very happy to see her dog and seemed to enjoy her folks company too.

Saturday started off entirely too early for me as I was up at 6am?? Why?? Well, I was able to get some work done before everything got going. After a quick snack for breakfast & some errands it was time for some family time with the folks. Showed them the new neighborhood and the model of the new house and then the actual house (under construction still) and took in a meal at the local pub near by. The food was good, but I mean who doesn't like a lamb burger? But the service was a little slow. All in all, good times. I'm also glad that they approve of the area and the purchase, I mean this is a pretty sizable purchase! "You done good" is what I got and I'm happy with it.

After taking the folks back to their hotel for a bit, it was time for other guests to arrive. One of my friends from NC came up for the night & two of her friends from DE came down for the event as well. While she was on tour guide duty, I snuck off to pick up the cake and take it to the dinner venue on the hush. Sneaky, right? Well I get back just in time to catch a quick shower (despite everyone being there) and get ready for some mellow socializing before it's time to head out. We all did our gifts for her then (I gave her mine first thing in the morning) and she seemed to really enjoy everyone's gifts.

The dinner, which could have been epic, found the whole table with a really slow server. I found out later that it was his first night on his own on the floor? Awesome. I said a few choice words to the GM and service became 300x quicker, but alas there was too little time left in the meal to save it. Regardless, I think everyone enjoyed the food despite the speed of service and I think this issue didn't really bother anyone else as much as it bothered me. After cake and our tab, it was time to head back to the house where folks continued hanging out and socializing well into the night. Me, I was asleep on my feet almost, and actually went to bad after all the family members left.

Sunday morning was quiet since most of the folks didn't stay the night & my friend had to catch an early flight back to NC. After a quick bite of breakfast (for her) at Cosi and some good byes, she was at the airport and I was off to have a good bye brunch with the in-laws. The food was derish, but then again it's iHop... it's what they do! But the server forgot some food and messed up an order. If you were keeping track, that's 3 meals in a row with the in laws that have been screwed up in some form or fashion. Not sure what the deal is, I go out pretty regularly and never have trouble and now 3 in a row?

Despite the service at the restaurants, I think this weekend went about as good as I could have hoped for. Everyone enjoyed the gathering and she enjoyed seeing her dog and her gifts. Overall, I call it a success and I'll take it.


posted by Cptn S.A. Ho @ 8:33 AM,


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