October 11, 2004

Icky weather, but nice weekend.

Spent Saturday night in Baton Rouge with my mom, brother, and sister. Evan took us to see a sneak preview of “Team America: World Police.” Okay, yeah, it was funny. I laughed a lot. But a word of advice to anyone planning on seeing this movie: Do not see this with your mother. Even though I did see the South Park movie with my mom, this made South Park look like Mary Poppins. So heed my advice.

Then we went home and played Scrabble. I almost beat my mom, who likes to cheat, by the way. Watch out if you ever play Scrabble with her.

Then yesterday, I came home and George and I fought a shelf I bought at Target. It took a long time and a lot of cursing, yelling, and throwing things, to get it hung. But now it is hung. And now there are several holes in the wall.

We spent the evening wandering around the French Quarter. We had beignets and cafe au lait for dinner. Mmmm. It’s been a long time since I’ve had fried dough covered in drifts of powdered sugar alongside hot coffee with whole milk. Yum. (I could speak poetically and rapturously for hours about beignets. When I was little my mom and I used to make them nearly every Saturday morning. She would let me cut out shapes in the dough. I loved to watch them float to the top of the boiling oil and turn brown. Yum.)

Anyway, now I have to spend the next few days cleaning the house in preparation for our visitors. Yay!