Monday, February 21, 2005

In-laws, Jerry, Boxing and a pessimistic wine junky

Another weekend has gone by. Unlike most of them, this last one was filled with all kinds of excitement. First my in-laws arrived (it still sounds strange) and we had a fine dinner of Omaha Steaks. I got tickets to a Jerry Seinfeld performance for them for Christmas and the four of us went to the show Friday night.  We had pretty good seats and it was very funny. Apart from a little navigation difficulties on the way there, we had a delightful time.

Saturday we met them for breakfast at a local diner then hung out at home for a little while. They left early afternoon and the wife and I went to see "Million Dollar Baby". Apart from my general disliking of Eastwood's speaking voice, the movie was quite good and I can see why it's getting so much praise. A bit depressing though.

Sunday consisted of brunch with the neighbor and a late afternoon trip to the local indie theatre for "Sideways". I don't think it deserves all the hype it's been getting but it was good nonetheless. Then we went to dinner at a Vietnamese place we hadn't tried yet that is conveniently right next door to the theatre. My food preference is "bland farm" but my wife has been getting me to experience some more culturally diverse cuisine. I'm getting there.