All in all we had an amazing weekend. We watched plenty of basketball (WOO!) and did some small chores around the house at our own, chilled out pace. We had a spectacular dinner at G&M’s. My aunt and uncle have been raving to me about this place since they heard we were moving to Baltimore, and this was the first I’ve been there. It didn’t disappoint, I can tell you that! Do you see the size of those crab-cakes?! We ended up bringing home the equivalent of an entire dinner!
Sunday was supposed to be a day where I go shopping. Well… we kinda did… -ish. We drove up to White Marsh and started exploring and investigating, and ended up walking in to a Pier 1 store. We grabbed some fun kitchen stuff and headed back out. I didn’t see the chalk board wine glasses that they have on the site, but I have a feeling I could find them if we go back. If not, I might just have to order them. How much fun are those jars?! Somehow we ended up embarking on Jack’s first ever IKEA experience… For the most part we were pretty “Meh…” about the stuff we saw, but we did find a dining room table that we just might go pick up. It is a perfect 2-4 person dining table and makes a darn good gaming table. When we get a bigger place it will be great to go in a game room. From there, we made a mad dash to watch the rest of the Pitt v. Xavier game at Buffalo Wild Wings. So much for our diets… it’s MARCH MADNESS… Mmmm… wings and sports….
We spent some very random, spontaneous time assessing the needs of our garden, and doing some minor weeding and arranging of the climbing, flowering vines, and determining which kind of flowers with which to supplement. I don’t think Daffodils will do well back there because they need at least 6 straight hours of sun, but I can try. Roses might be difficult, but I think I’ll be giving them a shot too. I miss caring for my roses. It’s therapeutic for me. So next week we’ll probably wander our way back up through White Marsh and actually get to the mall and Home Depot as we originally planned. Maybe.
Overall… this weekend was pretty wonderful. The sunshine didn’t hurt, either.
…If you don’t know what that means, you need to just continue on your way through the Internet…
The NCAA Tournament starts today, and I’m stoked! The President has made his picks (thanks Uncle Crappy for the image!) I’m participating in the Sportsocracy Challenge again this year, I’ve got some family & friends brackets kickin’ around, and of course I’ve thrown my hat in the ring again this year for Uncle Crappy’s FAUCNFFC 2.0 Challenge (I still feel like I should have picked Kentucky in at least Uncle Crappy’s pool… I’m actually feeling a little guilty for not picking them or Pitt to go all the way anywhere…).
But perhaps the most important bracket Pool that I’m in involves a hefty prize. — Servitude. Jack and I have gone head to head this year and put our brackets up against one another’s. It has been decreed that the loser shall be a servant for a day to the winner.
So you can see how important this is… Bring it on!
On the way in to work every morning Jack and I listen to Mike and Mike in the morning on ESPN. Today, amidst the football banter about Bradford’s injury and the Miami upset, they pointed out that it has officially been 17 years since the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning season. 17 years, y’all…
They pointed out that in 1992 (can you believe that?!) “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men was the number one hit, that Miley Cyrus was born, and that Bret Favre made his NFL debut. Of course I needed to know more. These facts alone didn’t explain why the Pirates have been in losing mode for almost two decades. Here’s what I found out:
February 17, 1992 — A Milwaukee court sentenced Jeffrey Dahmer to life in prison.
March 30, 1992 — Silence of the Lambs won the Oscar for Best Picture, and Anthony Hopkins won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his 16 minute role as Hannibal Lector (still the shortest performance to garner such an award).
September 6, 1992 — The body of Christopher McCandless (aka Alexander Supertramp) was found in the Alaska Wilderness near Denali State Park after wandering the country attempting to live off the land. His exploits inspired Into The Wildand a movie by Sean Penn by the same name.
October 1, 1992 — Pittsburgh International Airport’s New facility opens in Findlay Township. The new terminal was built as an expansion for USAir and an upgrade from the old facility.
Now, I’m not saying any single one of those things has anything to do with the Pirates and their losing season, but only one of those things has to do with Pittsburgh, and only one of those things has (arguably, though not well) been an ongoing disaster for the region.
That’s right. I’m blaming USAir for the Pirates’ 17th straight losing season. And much like other forms of interpretation based on circumstantial evidence, you can’t prove the contrary. You want someone to blame aside from the owner, the GM, the agents, the players, the NBL, the economy, the Loch Ness Monster, the missing B-52 in the Mon, and even the nefarious Easter Bunny. I gave you USAir.
I don’t generally just repost things, but until I can stop my blood pressure from screaming through my arteries to kill me with an anger induced heart attack or stroke from writing my Marvel Divas review, you’ll have to sit back and appreciate the fabulousness of Buckey… and MMA…