Sunday, February 05, 2006

A Birthday Celebration, aka Is Eeevverybooooody Happy

Yesterday was Emily's birthday, and we celebrated in traditional Parisian fashion by....going to an Italian restaurant. No seriously, the food was amazing. I got steak and fries, but I forgot to ask for it to be "bien cuit" (well cooked). Just for future reference, for those of you who might be visiting France sometime soon...if you like your steak medium, ask for it to be well cooked. Always ask for one step above. If you don't specify, they run the cow by your table and it's up to you to catch it and wrangle it to the ground. That's pretty much what happened to me last night. The upshot, however, was that there was so much delicious sauce that it really didn't matter how it was cooked. Practically our whole program came to the dinner, and we all split the cost of Emily's dinner. That nearly broke the bank, it came out to an extra euro per person. Whew.
After dinner, eight of us found a really cheap resto/bar and stayed there til about 1:30, then caught the night bus home. It was definitely a good evening even though I was sick yesterday. You would think that staying up til 3am would make you sicker, but nope! I feel great today. I think I'm just as happy as the guy me and Leslie saw in the metro yesterday.
On the way to the restaurant, we were waiting on the platform at St. Paul. There was a guy, probably 50 years old, sitting on a bench on the other side of the tracks. We're not sure if he was a little slow or just drunk, but he kept looking at me and Leslie and singing, in Engt concerning quotes, he's the Sox version of the NHL, "yesterday, we skate hard; tomorrow we skate harder."

It's pretty hard to imagine anyone filling the quote gap left by Johnny Damon, who seems destined for a rendezvous with angst and disappointment as the latest Bronx Bomber mercenary. Johnny must really be an 'Idiot', as he didn't have his contract negotiated in currency other than dollars.

We can only hope that some of the youngsters on the horizon have not only ability but communication skills. With management somewhere between the Cone of Silence and 'Hakuna Matata' mode, we're going to need excitement from somewhere. Oh, you say, it's all about winning baseball games? Well, that won't necessarily be as easy with a revamped Blue Jay roster, youngsters maturing for the D-Rays, and the ever-lurking Yankees, the 'Jaws' of the AL East.

somewhere. Oh, you say, it's all about winning baseball games? Well, that won't necessarily be as easy with a revamped Blue Jay roster, youngsters maturing for the D-Rays, and the ever-lurking Yankees, the 'Jaws' of the AL East.

1 Comments:

Blogger Keith said...

Yo! wazzup with those last 2 1/2 paragraphs?? since when did you become that interested in baseball?? Ok, who wrote that and what have you done with Alexis?

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