Diary of an Ass Monkey (assmonkeydiary) wrote,
Diary of an Ass Monkey

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a full weekend

Saturday afternoon, I introduced K. and our friend Reggie to the wonderful world of Lost with a marathon viewing of the first seven episodes of Lost. Almost forgot how great the show was in the beginning. I thought we'd only make it through four or five, but the two of them kept demanding more, more, more. If K. and I hadn't had dinner plans, we probably would have have made it through half the season.

After Lost, we headed down the Taproom to celebrate our friend Jenifer's birthday. We had them push together quite a few tables, which made the waitress not like us very much, but it was good to see folks and we had a great time. Although I have to say, despite hearing good things about their burgers, I still haven't had a really satisfying one there.

Sunday, we finally moved the car from its snowbound resting spot and drove out to the Wissahickon for a hike. We grabbed lunch at Tavern On The Hill, walked around Chestnut Hill a bit, bought spices at Penzey's, and then headed out to hike in the snow (and mud), which was perfectly lovely. The still snow-covered woods were so gorgeous and the nine-year-old boy in me delighted in throwing giant icicles into the creek. Many many big trees had fallen across the path since our last walk, at least a dozen, and hadn't been cleared yet because of the snowy trails. They made for interesting obstacles and my back is a tad sore today from climbing under and over them.

After the hike, we hooked up with Jen, Kim, Dena, and Liz for some beer and pizza at Earth Bread Brewery, even though we were still pretty full from lunch. Then we had a quick stop at Trader Joe's to restock the essentials (dried tart cherries, frozen wild blueberries, frozen fish, and their superior version of Oreo cookies). And we even found a parking spot when we got back home.

Tags: food, nature, television

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