Wednesday, March 31, 2004

How to Tell You've Been Living Too Long in DC....

Parents, if your kids answered in the affirmative to today's Washington Post KidsPost Fact,

Did you know that Condoleezza Rice took figure-skating lessons for years as a child?

it might be time to involve them in some know, soccer, music lessons, that sort of thing. Not so much the Young Republicans.

It just seems like a weird fact nobody's kid should really be expected to know.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

The Godfather Party

Ben had never seen the movie The Godfather when he bought The Godfather DVD Collection. He decided it was worth having a viewing party for the movies. That was a couple of years ago. Since then, Ben has bought and moved into his own home. He showed it off last weekend with a Godfather party.

We bought him a propane grill as a housewarming present and helped set it up. After grilling of food and much drinking of beer, we sat down to watch the movie. I think I was the only other person there who had not seen the movie. We had to rewind a couple of times as people sometimes talked over the key scenes in the movie, but overall it was fun to watch with a crowd.

I enjoyed seeing the movie, both for the movie itself and for all of the references (e.g., "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.") that I will now understand when people make.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Drywall Party

OK, I'm a week behind on this, but last weekend George came over to help us and show us how to put up some drywall in our laundry room. Somehow, our contractors had found it within the scope of finishing our basement to put up a wall and insulate it, but not to drywall it. Ben stopped by later to help.

Before and after...or...halfway through.

Christina learns how to cut the drywall.

They put me in charge of guarding the T-square. (Photo Credit: Christina)