Things are going well over here.
On Friday night Amy and I joined Ryan and Jamie for dinner at Hyde Park, which was nice. Afterward Amy, Ryan, and I went to Strange Brew to see Shinyribs. Jamie was tired, so she went home.
Saturday evening Amy made some really good chicken marsala. It was very tasty. I'm not a great food photographer, but I took a picture of our meal because it made me happy.
It rained really hard on Saturday night/Sunday morning. I haven't heard thunder like that in a while. BOOM!! You know who doesn't care about thunder? Cassidy. She could care less. Amy were both wide awake (I was up peeking out of the windows) while Cassidy snored and slept peacefully. My dog does not need a thundershirt. She has only three legs, but she is not afraid.
Whatever. It's not a big deal, but the prosecutor in me can't help but be amused by all of these people parking right in front of "No Parking" signs for bike lanes.
Early Sunday evening, after I had put out some Halloween decorations and played with the dog a bit, I got together and made some music with Reed. In addition to Mono Ensemble, Reed and I have a little side project going that we work on when the guys from Mono Ensemble can't get together. We've dubbed our sub-band Wastewood. It's taken from a nickname given to our high school, Westwood, in the late eighties through the early 90's (before a bunch of undercover narcotics busts cleaned the place up). Westwood had the distinction of being a great school in the academic sense (it's been well respected for its academics for decades) while still housing more than its fair share of troublemakers.
Anyway, we got together and worked on some Wastewood songs while Amy went to the gym and did some cooking. By the time we got done practicing Amy had cooked up some chicken and dumplings and the whole house smelled like really good food. And sure enough, dinner was great. I hope she makes it again. I should have taken a picture, but I was tired.
After dinner and dishes we watched Rushmore. Rushmore is one of those movies that gets better every time you watch it. One of my favorite performances by Bill Murray. One of my favorite Wes Anderson films.
So that was our weekend.
It was really nice.