First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY jaleely!
Have an awesome day! ^_^
Okay, and now a brief update (because I have to leave for work soon) of my weekend. Thursday I picked up Josh from the airport and we hung out until it was time to go to dinner and a movie with my family for my brother's birthday. We saw Fun with Dick and Jane
, which was okay but not terribly interesting to me.
On Friday Josh and I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He had never gone and it had been a few years since I had been there, and it was a lot of fun. ^^ I especially liked the otters, and of course he loved the penguins; I got lots of pictures and videos of penguins! I also had the best clam chowder ever in the aquarium's cafe, I wish I could take it home with me! After we left the aquarium we walked up and down Cannery Row for a little while visiting the shops before going home.
Saturday was New Year's Eve, and I went with Josh to see The Producers
. It's not my favorite musical, but it's still really funny and entertaining, so I wanted to see it. Nathan Lane was wonderful of course, but I didn't think Matthew Broderick really did all that well. It was like he was trying too hard and just ended up totally stiff and phony; whatever he did for the show on stage apparently didn't translate well to the movie screen. Oh well, it was still a very enjoyable movie.
After the movie we went to visit some of Josh's relatives in Saratoga to watch the ball drop. His aunt Ellen and uncle Greg are really nice people, and we watched another movie while waiting for midnight, Must Love Dogs
. I guess it was cute, but I'm not much of a fan of romantic comedies. Just before midnight we switched to watching Dick Clark's New Year's Eve thing, and oh my goodness, I had no idea how far downhill the poor guy has gone. It seems that his age has finally caught up with him. Anyway the youngest daughter, Julia, counted down with the ball, and we all had sparkling champagne, which is something akin to cran-apple cider. It was good and non-alcoholic, yay! We finished watching the movie, said goodnight, and went home.
Sunday was New Year's Day and I had to get to work early in the morning. It turned out to be the biggest fricking windstorm in my memory. Things were flying away everywhere (barn doors, branches, garbage cans, pieces of the roof, etc.), trees were falling down, the horses were terrified and refused to come in for breakfast for over an hour (until their hunger got the better of them), the power went out so we were freezing, rain was going horizontally...just disaster everywhere. There was no way I was going to let anyone go riding (should any customers be so stupid as to actually come up), so I told the trail guides not to come in and everyone else had their shifts cut short. I went home at noon and took a long nap.
So how's the new year going for everyone else?