Heading up to Beantown again this weekend-- this is my buddy Polak's wedding reception weekend.
He shared a great story about how the planning for his party is going:
Polak: "We forgot to get glassware."
Polak: "There's no glassware for the bar. We're going to have to use plastic cups."
Me: "Well, that's no big problem, I'm sure the guests won't mind a champagne toast with plastic cups."
Polak: "Yeah. . . we forgot to order the champagne, too."
I am SO glad I'm not planning a wedding, a wedding reception, a wake, or a funeral.
Anyway, the SigOther and I scored a great deal on a real swanky hotel. Back in October we did a "local vacation" at another Kimpton hotel here in D.C., the George, and had ourselves a fun time. We've both noticed that it's quite easy to get bored just hanging out around the house night after night, so we've both made sure to take at least one weekend a month to just get the hell out of the house, whether it's a trip out of town, or simply a change-of-venue in the local area.
Thankfully, I've managed to make an "in" with one of my co-workers who recently bought herself a beachfront condo down in Virginia Beach. When she and her family aren't using it, I basically get it for free (well, a nice bottle of liquor and the price of gas to drive there, but that's as close to free as you get in life). Got to use it back at Christmas, and we're going to use it next weekend as well.
And yes, before you ask: it's winter at the beach. But there's always a chance of a mild weekend in these parts, and even if it *is* cold, it's a beautiful area. Plus, we're going to try to do Jamestown and Yorktown on this trip-- I do love myself some history.
Anyway, here's the usual bleg for anything interesting going on in Boston or the Virginia Beach areas in the next couple of weeks. We're not going to have much free time at all up in Boston this weekend, but if there's something worth checking out, we'll do it.