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.