Tuesday, January 6, 2009

An Unexpected Pleasure

Today I had the pleasure of traveling through three of the five boroughs and a good number of seedy locations in New Jersey. I got home a little later than expected to receive a call from Paul with a brilliant idea. He and Caolan would come over, we would exchange Christmas gifts, and we would play Rock Band 2. This was a pretty good idea. Our average month for exchanging Christmas gifts over the past five years had probably been April so to get it done by Epiphany is progress worthy of note!

When I got home I was shocked to discover that the computer parts I'd ordered yesterday had already arrived. I was somehow able to clean the apartment, build my new computer, and have Windows installed before Jen returned home from work and our company arrived. (The 1.5 terabyte hard drive format would take the remainder of the evening).

We got (and gave) loads of great presents including the DVD of The Librarian. This was a great surprise because I had no idea I wanted it. I didn't even know it existed! Now I can't wait to watch it!

With the sudden guests and the loads of Rock Band to be played we ordered out from Kismat and enjoyed Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Matar Paneer, Kobi Aloo Matar, Aloo Bengan, Samosas and Naan.

Afterward Meow Meow Frijoles's Mach IV lineup rocked out. This is a fairly atypical Tuesday evening for us after work. I was assuming I'd make some sort of soup out of the remaining butternut squash but instead we had an action-packed evening with presents, Indian food, and good old fashioned Rock and Roll.

This Saturday we'll be getting our next Farm Share delivery. Only one more winter share delivery after that. Perhaps we should change the URL to meowmeowfrijoles.blogspot.com until June.

Just a thought.

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