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Memorial Day BBQlicious

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 · No Comments

After four days of non-stop action, it’s going to take at least a couple days to rest up… before we do it again this weekend.

The past weekend started with cocktails and a Crossgates showing of X-Men 3: The Last Stand with Jen and Alex. It’s always entertaining seeing movies on opening night — and this one set a Memorial Day opening weekend record — with the energy of the crowd, the clapping, the gasping, the “oh damn, Beast! you so hot!” cat calls coming from the women behind us. And the movie itself was much better than expected, too — a thoroughly entertaining addition to the X-Men saga.

The rest of the weekend featured a quadruple header of BBQs, living it up in a quintessentially American way. We hosted my in-laws for the inaugural hosted BBQ of the year on Saturday evening, followed by an evening of drinks with Hugh and Jami downtown at Gaffney’s. Sunday we hosted a small pre-party BBQ with Alex, Anne, and Tom before heading to a larger BBQ at Hugh and Jami’s not far down the road. We capped off the first weeekend of summer with a Monday BBQ at Nat and Heather’s place, where we had the pleasure not only of their company but of being introduced to a delicious hot ‘n sweet sauce available only in Oregon.


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All that and we cleaned the entire house, mowed the lawn, did some gardening, and planted a new flower bed.

It’s been really hot and humid the last couple days — high 80s — so while drenching sweat and in the pouring rain, flashing lightning, and booming thunder yesterday, I lugged the two bedroom air conditioning window units from the basement into their summer homes. Though probably not the smartest idea, given the lightning, I quickly set up a ladder in the rain to position the larger bedroom unit properly into place. But sleeping last night in the cool breeze of the AC made it all worth it, unlike the previous night’s sticky and sweaty slumber.

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