Monday, June 23, 2008

Weekend Report

Friday- Lab happy hour, then I headed out to Johnny D's in Somerville to check out a potential band for my sister Eri and Ryan's upcoming wedding. Since they live in San Diego, I've been recruited to scout out entertainment. (I'm really tempted to make a casting couch joke right now, FYI.)
So if anyone in eastern MA knows of a fun wedding band, let me know!

Saturday- My mom's birthday was last week, and as a present, I took her to the Red Sox game. Unfortunately, they lost, but it was a beautiful day and we had a great time. Except for a couple of incidents. I spotted a bum peering through the windows of the women's bathroom. I entered the stall and just happened to glance up, only to see a man's face looking at me through the window (luckily before I got down to business). I shouted at him to go away- something like "Hey you! What are you doing? Get out of here!" and he did, but of course I told my mom, who freaked. Oh, and my mom cut herself on a screw sticking out of the back of the seat in front of us, but the first aid people were really nice and helpful. But other that that, no other strange incidents. I was impressed by the number of Cardinals fans at Fenway. All so cheery and midwestern. After the game, we went out to dinner at the Farragut House in Southie. I can't believe I had never been there before! I really liked it. Normally, I turn my nose up at the hundreds of fake Irish bars in Boston- I mean, they're fine, but they're all the same. Same menu, same prices, same phony antiques covering the walls, and most of them are owned by the same restaurant group. Farragut House seemed much more authentic- it's small, independently owned, good food, good prices, and a definite neighborhood vibe.
The I went home and watched 3 episodes of Lost.

Sunday- Worked in the lab, then watched the Spain-Italy game with friends. It was not the most exciting game, but Italy lost, so I was happy about that. Italy: lovely country, vile (albeit very, very good-looking) football team. Later on, I watched more Lost and started the vampire smut book that my sister Kerry lent me.

9 comments:

Kris said...

Ooh, vampire smut? Is it the Twilight one I just finished?!

eileen said...

Oh my gosh, it IS Twilight!

So addictive! I was going to email your recommending it without realizing it was the same book you had blogged about recently.

mj said...

I love the Farragut House. I meant to take my mom there too but we ran out of time during her visit. My favorite thing on the menu are the stuffed quahogs.

Kevin said...

That Spain-Italy match was SO boring! Italy is a terrible team to watch. Even the announcers on TV were like "why did we just waste 2 hours watching that game?" They (like everyone else) were very happy to say bye-bye to Italy.

Kim said...

Are you all caught up on Lost yet?

eileen said...

I'm just starting Season 3, so not yet!

Stacey said...

Hang on - vampire smut?

Kelly said...

no props to the kmac for the cheap redsox tix for 6/21? for shame! ;)

eileen said...

yeah, thanks, kel! i meant to call you and tell you that the seats were good.

p.s. vampire smut rules!