Today Amanda and I went to the Checkers game (they won in penalty shots, cool) and it was our first foray into the new Bobcats Arena! Very cool. Since you last read my blog, many a cool thing has happened. We went to Washington D.C. (a.k.a. Woorshingtun a la ReRe and Grandma) to visit Amanda's Aunt Claire. Joining us in D.C. was Amanda's mother, Reatha. We stayed in a Candlewood Suites not too far from her Aunt's house and we got to get some good sleeping in.
On Friday we had our Chaunnkawanzachristakuhmas and I got some cool stuff. I good some much needed grilling tools and 3 books. The first is "The Truth.. With Jokes" by Al Franken, the second is "The World is Flat: A Brief History of the World" by Thomas Friedman, and last but most important is "The Good Life" by Peter Gomes. I read some parts of it this summer in church, our pastor preached from it. I think it will take the better part of 2006 to finish reading all of these, I take a long time to read a book.
Back to the trip, we went to Red Lobster and went Shopping at Tyson's Corner, L.L.Bean store is like heaven to Amanda and I. I got a cool soft shell jacket on sale and a sweater, she purchased a nice suitcase on sale as well. We spent the rest of the evening playing Clue, reminiscing, Cranium, and Law & Order. At 1am we finally called it a night.
So the next day (Dec 31st)we continued shopping after some heavy Mexican food. Capped it off with a nice dinner and Amanda and I were off for Pee Wee's big adventure. We drove into Crystal City and parked, hopped on the ole Blue line headed for the west side of D.C. There were lots of different and diverse kinds of people. All with one common goal.... TO GET DRUNK ON NEW YEARS EVE. There were a lot of successful people in D.C. last night, except the President, he is a failure and a looser. We got off at Foggybottom and caught a shuttle bus to Georgetown. Wow what a cool place to be, and what a fantastic environment. It was like the Santa Monica of the east coast. We went to a piano bar named Mr Smith's and enjoyed libation and Billy Joel cover tunes in the comfort of friend(s). Namely Emily, one of my dearest friends who happens to be a grad student and George Washington University. On the way back, the successfully drunk were in rugged shape. We made it back to the hotel room safely.
The next day we headed back home and apart from a little traffic and a near brush with a VA Trooper it was a uneventful trip home.
Going forward I will try to limit my posts to a story or two, not a rambling post-itinerary. Thanks for reading this crap. ~JB~