Reunions

The past two weekends have been jam-packed with excitement.

Two weeks back, we went up to KC for Cathy’s graduation, Mom Chao’s birthday, and to catch up with the gang.  Angela, of course, documented the whole occasion in a timely manner, so I’ll spare you the play-by-play.  However, I had a great time with Katie, CC, Scott, and Shernuk.  I love how, no matter the time that has passed, we can fall right back into old times.

Scott, Andy and I watched Iron Man and I was happily surprised at how fun it was.

Last weekend, Brandon came in town to (hopefully) get some much needed relaxation in.  We ate out at BLT Steak Friday night.  It was decent, but the flavors were a bit too raw for me.  With that said, they had amazing gruyere popovers.

Saturday was shopping and a BBQ where we got a chance to meet Eric’s fun girlfriend, Brittany, as well as meet up with David and Anni.  I made ridiculously large burgers.  I believe some even referred to them as “hockey pucks”.  Either way, no complaints, and no food poisoning.  Angela made her mom’s potato salad (tasty!) and a fruit salad.

Sunday, we met back up with David and Anni for lunch at Central Market (note to self, we frequent CM way too much for lunches, but it’s so good!).  We then split up, guys and girls, with Anni and Angela off to shop for clothes while Brandon, David, and I went to Modia for my home theatre gear.

After getting lucky on some prices, I was able to get the exact set I wanted.  I ended up with the Rotel RSX-1057 paired with 2 B&W 685’s.  They sound amazing, especially considering that I only had the built-in speakers in my TV to compare to!  It still pains me that I spent that much on speaker cable, though.

This week will wrap up my 4 weeks of 4-day-weeks, and I’m certainly going to miss it.  Angela and I don’t have any time off planned until July, and work is looking to be very hectic over the next month, so I’ll be sure to use my new speakers for some relaxing music.

This weekend, Angela and I are planning on seeing the Sunday Concert in the Garden, and I suppose I should finally mow the yard.