Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Busy Weekend!

Hey Bloggy Friends!

I hope you're having a nice day. I thought I'd stop by to share some of our weekend with you. It's been a busy one, but we had a great time. How was yours? Are you all moved in, Puss? Feeling better, Bill? Mimi, did you find us an air mattress yet? Mammy, how was your weekend cold water douche? Monica, are you about ready to pop? My sister is!

Tonight is the night my sister, Alexandra, goes into the hospital to have her labor induced. She probably won't have the baby tonight, but by this time tomorrow I should be an uncle. I'm so excited. I'm planning a trip home in a few weeks, when I'm on spring break. I can't wait.

So, like I said, our weekend was pretty busy. Friday night our friends Kelly and Ed spent the night with us. They came into the city to see a play, then came to our place when it was over. We didn't do much, except chat and have a few drinks. They were our first guests in our new apartment, so it was nice to see how that worked out. We have been a little concerned, because this place is so much smaller. We think it's going to be quite accommodating, though. That's a relief!

Saturday Alan and I met up with Jude at T-Bar, where we caught up over a pot of Lavender Earl Grey tea. Later in the afternoon we walked over to the theatre I work at to see the current show. There were several things I liked about it, others I did not. For the most part, though, it was well done. My favorite part of the afternoon came when the show ended. The three of us walked towards Rittenhouse Square to have a drink at Parc, a french bistro in the city that overlooks Rittenhouse Square. It was fantastic! We shared a carafe of wine, and a spread of three fabulous cheeses with bread. I felt like I was sitting in a bistro in Paris. I had a wonderful time. We'll have to do that again soon, Jude!

When we parted ways with Jude we met back up with Kelly and Ed who were doing some site-seeing in the city. They were famished, so we took them to a restaurant we've been dying to try called Kanella. Kanella, which means cinnamon in Greek, is a Mediterranean restaurant in Washington Square West. Alan and I weren't very hungry, so we shared an entree. We had a whole dorado fish, which was infused with rosemary and lemon. We loved it. It was so good. Kelly and Ed shared a cornish hen, which they both enjoyed as well. I'm definitely marking this one down in my favorite places book.

Today (Sunday) has been pretty laid back. We did our usual grocery shopping, and browsed around the city for a few other things. It was pretty gloomy out, but the temperatures were very reasonable. It looked like it was going to rain all day, but we didn't see anything but a few sprinkles here and there. Tonight Alan made Rosemary Salmon with Lemon Relish. It was accompanied by a healthy spinach salad and couscous. It was fantastic. We were both so hungry after a day of traipsing around the city.

I hope you've all had a great weekend too. Fill me in on all the happenings! I'll chat with you soon.

Love, Josh


Casey said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Action packed.

Umm... not so much on the air mattress yet, but I'm not too concerned about it... it will come together. You think your place is small for a visit, but we'll compare experiences. haha

I'm so excited about you being an uncle. It is something I absolutely love... 4 times over.

Bloggy Friend Bill said...

Thanks for asking about my health, Uncle-ina. I'm officially "better," tho I still feel semi-crappy. I'm back to work,

I'm always so envious of your tasteful, Hedonistic weekends in the city. You to are classy,a nd you know how to enjoy yourselves in such artistic, style-pcked ways. Those are qualities I admire.

I'm working on the trailer of my next video. "Whatever Happened to the Libra Man?" is a mash-up of two iconic films, "Baby Jane" and "Grey Gardens." Gary is starring in this one as well (as Big Edie/Joan Crawford). Of course, I'm Little Edie/Bette Davis.

"Ja hear, we got rats in the basement, Gary ..."

Bloggy Friend Bill said...

Ugh - sorry for all the typos in the above.

Edro Edro said...

Cold water is the best for YOU!

Are you an uncle yet? I can't believe little Alex is gonna be a momma! You'll be a fabulous uncle!

Rick Watson said...

What a nice relaxing weekend. My weekend consisted of work, work, and more work in the design studio. I was there Fri, Sat, and Sun (8hrs each day) working on the next project. It's due for presentation next Mon.

That's about it for me other than fine tuning the new apartment which I'm really excited about. It's such a different, more vibrant space and location. It's very sunny too! The veranda is priceless!

Keep us posted on the little one! By now, it's probably here! Can you imagine having your own little baby? That will change her life and others' so much. Can't wait to see a pic!

Bye bitch!

Mnowac said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. I am ready to pop!! I will be thinking good thoughts for your sister today, I hope she has an easy delivery. Can't wait to hear how it goes and see pics of your new family member!