Jen sent me an e-mail yesterday to see if I was busy today, and I didn’t have any plans so it was the perfect time to get together at the Fridays where we first met in person. It was a great chance to catch up on life, work – or lack thereof, blog philosophy and so much more. Good times and 3 hours of talking. Could you ask for more? We even took the required self portrait with my cell phone camera. I’ll have to add it to PictureYourself soon!
After I left, I called Mike and then headed over to Ikea. I had to warn him where I was going in case I was never seen again. I have never been to an Ikea in the US – I have only been to them in Germany. I absolutely love Ikea! I’m still amazed that I was only there for an hour and a half. I could have stayed and explored so much longer – but I figured it was wise to get out while I could!
I started to head for home, but instead called Mike again and suggested going to Taste of Texas for dinner. He agreed that it sounded like a good idea, and I went to get in line. It must have been the night for former employees of my job to be there – my old manager, Brian, was leaving just before we got a table, and one of the programmers I worked with, Cody, was there too. After only an hour wait – they told us 60 – 90 minutes – we got a table. Kids these days have no sense of humor. The hostess asks as she takes you to the table, “Are you here to celebrate anything tonight?” I responded with, “Yes, the cows that gave up their lives for our steaks!” I don’t think she got it… At least the waitress thought it was funny! Then again, her name was also Christine, so maybe it’s just a Christine thing.