| cactus league
||[Jan. 1st, 2011|09:21 pm]
My wife and I went to the 10:40 a.m. New Year's Eve showing of "The King's Speech", which we both loved. We had originally intended to grab lunch and then see "Made in Dagenham", but that film had only a single showing at 11 a.m. at the Plano Angelica. We had lunch at the Market Cafe and then headed home. Last night we went to Paesano's, a Plano "neighborhood Italian" place. We were decidedly unimpressed. The waiter was attentive, but the food was a bit uninspired. My wife turned in early on New Year's Eve, while I spent a couple of hours putting a ccMixter podcast together, "Onyx Inertia, Episode 2". We both were up at midnight, though, appropriate to the hour.|
My young friend and I drove to Lake Mineral Wells State Park this morning. It's a great park about 2 hours west of us. The terrain is hilly with wide expanses and some trees. The lake is lovely. We saw a white-tailed deer, a world of prickly pear cactus, a roadrunner, and some old natural gas containers. We had lunch in Weatherford near its showpiece 19th C. county courthouse, at a wonderful Tex/Mex place called Dona Ana. It was stylish and reasonably priced, with great food. I had chicken enchiladas with a spicy tomatillo sauce.
Tonight my wife and I ate a Grimaldi's pizza, which was good. I replaced some light bulbs,but broke the the glass part of one light fixture. I also changed the filters on our heating system vents. My wife reorganized my closet.
I am ready to de-clutter. I still have not seen a bald eagle this year. I love 3 day weekends.
I am looking forward to seeing "The King's Speech", and thinking about my available time to do so in the coming week. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
We saw that film right before Christmas; this week we rented "The Queen" from Netflix. To see the Elizabeths at the beginning, before George becomes king, and the end, when Elizabeth as Queen is coping with Diana's death, leaning on Elizabeth, her mother, was to get a sense of the change of a century.
We had pizza tonight, too (i splurged on wheat).
Wheat pizza is the best, though I do like those odd corn based crusts, too. The Queen and the King's Speech are very different films, but they complement each other well.
It's definitely a "must"!
Grimaldi's. Is that the same as the one in Brooklyn NY?
I saw the trailer for that movie tonight and it looks really good.
Yes, it's the same one--now a five or so city chain.
It was such a pleasure to see the three actors get a costume drama with a great script.
I hope you're happy with your closet. There's something I love about having an organized closet, it's refreshing.
I love an organized anything, but I am anything but organized.