After work today I went and ate and played pool with my good friend Scott. He had never been to Dave and Busters so we went there. The pool tables are nice and at dinner time on a Wednesday, it was very quiet. We basically had the pool area to ourselves. I won most of the games but neither of us played very well. It was nice to get out of the house and hang out with an old friend. I’m feeling very relaxed now. I should do that more often.
Night Out With Ryan and Bret
We had a night out with the kids last weekend. We went out to eat by Ryan’s house and then went back to his house for the evening. The kids played with Lauren. The WII kept them entertained most of the night. The adults played LCR and had a bunch of Texas Hold-Em poker tournaments. It was a good time. We got home very, very late and the kids actually slept in late the next day. The kids did manage to leave 3 of their DS games at Ryan’s house 😦
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Just wanted to say Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! Hope you had fun drinking green beer.
Met Up With Old Coworkers
Yesterday I drove up to meet with some friends from my previous job. Becky keeps us all in touch by organizing meetings every month or two. I had to skip out on our last meeting because I was rushing to get ready to leave for a trip to Paris for work. This time we met up and chatted for a while at the Fox and Hound restaurant. Thanks Becky for keeping us all in touch.
Facebook & Twitter
Lately I’ve been using Facebook and Twitter but I think I’m going to just keep blogging instead. Facebook ends up taking up a lot of time .. with all the “pass a drink around” requests and looking at photos of people I knew 20 years ago. Twitter is skinnier but even with that I really just want to read the status changes and not all the links to external information. Maybe I’m burning out on Twitter and Facebook.
Fun Saturday Night
Last Saturday (4 days ago.. man time is just flying by) we had Bret and Mollie over to hang out. They brought their Wii to play with and the kids loved that. We played shut the box (D won twice), Monopoly (Mollie won) and Boggle (D won without it even being close). It was a fun evening.
Happy New Year
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday. Drive safe. We are planning on just having a relaxing night at home with the kids (first time in the last few years of New Years Eves). D picked up some party favors and food so we’ll probably over eat and hopefully make it until midnight.
Bret Stopped By Today
Bret stopped by today on his way to his millionth tattoo removal treatment. I put the numbing cream on his back so it doesn’t hurt. We chatted for a bit and I showed him around the house so he could see all the changes we have made to make the house look bigger – we are planning on listing it for sale in the next week or two. It wasn’t a long visit but it was good to see him.
Bret’s Wedding Reception
This weekend we went to Bret’s wedding reception. It was a nice affair held at a part in Youngstown. They rented out a building there and had it catered. It was fun. The kids got totally grass stained and dirty playing with all the other kids that came too. Bret and Mollie got me a gift basket as a best man gift with some nice things in it (wine, digital frame key chain, etc). We had a good time. I did feel bad that I showed up late and left a little early and was unable to help setup or tear down because I had the kids with me. I wish I had driven alone so I could have been more helpful.
My friend Bret just got married in Las Vegas. I was his best man. I flew to Las Vegas on Thursday and we had dinner with Bret and his soon to be wife. On Friday we had the rehearsal at the church (yes he was married at a Catholic church in Las Vegas). On Saturday I spent the day with Bret (gambling and eating) and then we had the actual wedding. After the wedding his dad bought everyone a drink at a bar inside Treasure Island and that was it. Late Saturday night we went to a club with some of my in-laws that were also on Las Vegas and Sunday we relaxed the day away. I’m glad to be home but it took me a few days to detox (too little sleep, too much smoke, too much meat). Today I’m feeling mostly normal (been home for 3 days now).
Congratulations Bret and Mollie!