Saturday night, I was getting ready to go out and I was brushing my teeth. Just as I was molar-deep in foam, the doorbell rang. I was kind of busy, so I ignored it. If it was an emergency — say, if my house was on fire and the neighbors were ringing to warn me of impending doom — they’d ring again. If it was just something annoying, like someone asking to borrow flour for a cake, well, I was brushing my teeth, and dental hygiene is important stuff.
The doorbell rang again. Hmm. I didn’t smell smoke, but nonetheless, two doorbell rings are two doorbell rings. So with toothbrush in hand, I sauntered over to the window in my bedroom and looked out to see who was ringing the doorbell twice.
Ooh! It was my crazy neighbor with the handmade craft “W” sign in her garden, her personal tribute to our greatest (sic) President ever. When I bought the house, the sign was accompanied by a secondary one that had “STILL President!!” painted on it. So it was a conceptual piece, really. You had the red white and blue “W”, with each leg of the W a different color, and the message banner next to it. W…STILL President!! Take that, you silly people who voted for him by accident! Ahahahaha!
I once told someone that the best thing about being a Vikings fan is that is makes you feel better about drinking heavily. It would be sad if it wasn’t true.
Consider this: what other team could be involved in the most exciting Monday Night Football game of the year and the resulting response from three die-hard fans is this:
“Great, now we have to watch ‘em next week.”
Friday night, the judges for the annual Design Show were in town. As usual, we held a reception for them that night, before the long day of judging the best local graphic design work the next day.
After the event, the board went out to dinner with the judges at Mark’s in Dundee. I love this restaurant; it my go-to place for taking the ladies to a nice dinner. Why do I give it “go-to” status? Because its the kind of restaurant where you can have a nice, elegant dinner with a date and still order a bowl of Macaroni and Cheese. Actually, their Gourmet Mac and Cheese with a glass of wine is pretty much the greatest thing you will ever consume.
All of which made the surprising discovery that the restaurant has a private top floor all the more shocking. As many times as I’ve been there, I had no clue there were private dining rooms upstairs. There are two of them, with big giant family-style dining room tables in each. It was around one of these tables that 12 of us sat around, like a big giant family.