I don’t know what Art is, but I know it when I see it.
I had The Pipsqueak (gin, genepy, basil, celery, lime, black pepper). Liz had the Josephine Baker (tangerine infused vodka, poppy flower liquor, tangerine, honey, burlesque bitters).
As a friend called it: the poor man’s Simon. I remember having this guy and spending a great deal of time playing with it. “Pocket Repeat” is the most creative name the engineer could come up with, I guess.
At the end of the night, the bride and groom walked down a corridor surrounded by all the wedding guests, holding large sparklers.
“Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.”
A big moving day, but Bob and Julie are officially in their new place. Lots of boxes, lots of things to arrange… but this is an exciting next chapter for them. Looking forward to visiting, and seeing the new place when everyone is all settled.
For me, I have very fond memories of the house – despite being a late arrival. Even now, looking at these columns and into the living room… it’s hard not to imagine a christmas tree.
On Sunday, Liz and I went out with Julie and Bob to celebrate Liz’s birthday. Though her actual birthday is the 27th, last Sunday ended up working out best for our schedules – and for us to be able to get in to Three Dots and a Dash.
Wow, we’ve hit the double digits now. Well… after a brief hiatus, Liz and I were finally able to head out in the backyard after work today. Though we had a full weekend, we felt we needed to get this moving again, and began work on filling the back garden box (which has sat, somewhat empty, since we got the drain tubes installed).
Sadly, on doing a search for “Bel-Port Liquors,” I learned that the store will be closing in a few weeks.
We just walked in here on Saturday, and this article looks to have been just published this morning! What sad news.
Stapling in the pond liner was easier this time (though it was a lot hotter, due to the sun). All in all, it was a really beautiful and warm day out – and pretty ideal, for what we were doing.
After work on Friday, Liz and I decided to take advantage of the nicer weather and put in a little time in on the garden box. I got a coffee on my way home (I needed a second wind), and we got to work doing what we could, in the bit of light before evening.
I remarked that with our basement in the state that it’s in, this whole area looked like some kind of ramshackle meth lab. I’m still about 30% convinced she’s actually down here making meth.
I was definitely nervous about getting the hole placement wrong. And doubly nervous about cutting into the pond liner. I wante to make sure the hole wasn’t too large, because otherwise… we’ve just punched a hole into a very large swath of very expensive material, and made ourselves a custom water leak.
The Last Defender: A Live Action, Team-Based Puzzle Hunt to Try to Save the World from Nuclear Annihilation
At the start of the evening, we were told that “Tight lips sink ships.” And that a key component was for everyone to communicate with one another. If you can imagine the fun and chaos that ensues when 16 people are trying to figure things out collectively… you can imagine what went on.