Spent the weekend alternating between utter sloth and unexpected sociability. After waiting out the waiting out the rain and snow Saturday afternoon in front of the television, we got invited out to an art auction at a little gallery uptown, followed by drinks and a late dinner at the Continental with some friends. Sunday, I made some pumpkin pancakes and we stumbled upon the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, which we ended up watching for most of the day, barring a quick bike ride to the Acme. Then we got invited to a potluck dinner Amazing Race finale party, which made for a lovely ending to the weekend. There was curried chicken soup and pasta in walnut sauce and some great cocktails with two sorts of brandy in them.