Back In The Rut

We got back to our regularly scheduled “nothing” this past weekend.  For that I am thankful.  I just can’t keep the pace in my old age.  I might have taken it to the extreme though, I was very nearly bored.  Not quite though.  Friday night we just hung out on the back patio and watched a movie, which was nice.  I believe “Snatched” was the selection if I remember correctly.  Eh, it was OK.  The list of movies we can both tolerate at the same time is a very short one, so at least it passed that test.  And of course the dogs were happy to have us around, or at least they didn’t run around tearing up the furniture like they do when we’re gone.

Saturday we went to Amador to pick up a wine shipment.  They’ve been sending us increasingly hostile emails about picking up our 3-month-old shipment.  Geez people, lighten up, we’re extremely busy people.  It was really kind of a nuisance because it’s so flipping hot out and I didn’t feel like driving, but we headed out anyway.  We dropped the top on the convertible and blasted the air and I would say made the best of it.  On the way we stopped in Plymouth at one of our favorite spots of late, Marlene & Glen’s Diner.  This place is definitely a “diner,” or “greasy spoon” if you prefer.  It’s hard to find a place like that around here, so it’s a nice change of pace now and then.  I had a pretty awesome chicken philly sandwich, and Donette enjoyed a huge green chili burger.  We’ve only been there twice but have been more than happy both times;  It’s definitely on our “list.”  From there we went on to Wilderotter Winery to pick up our shipment.  We weren’t really feeling “wine” and planned to just pick up and bolt,  but as it happened they were doing a special vertical tasting of their Syrah.  Being the highly sophisticated wine connoisseurs that we are, we know you just never pass up a vertical, so we pulled up a chair and enjoyed a few sips.  We are so fancy.  For dinner we went over to a friends house and enjoyed a tri tip dinner.  They’d picked up the meat at a local butcher shop we’ve always wanted to try, and now I know I really need to get there.  It was just far and away above the grocery store offerings, even my beloved Nugget.  After dinner we actually watched two entire movies.  I mention that only because of the unusual occurrence that I did not fall asleep.

Last night we went on something of a “date night.”  Yeah, I guess you can call it that.  We went to dinner at Pete’s (based solely on proximity to the movie theater,) then headed to the early showing of “Jurassic World.”  I can say with some confidence that I saw more movies this past weekend than I’ve seen in the past three months.  This was probably my favorite of the four, recommended.

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