Monday, November 05, 2007

Weekend update

It was a pretty lackluster weekend, in fact we didn't even get in the car to go anywhere. We walked to brunch on Saturday and visited the new spa they opened nearby. There, I bought spouse his birthday present. On our way over there, spouse said, "You're not going to buy my present in front of me, are you?" And I said, "Of course, that's how you'll get exactly what you want." So he ordered a 90 minute massage and a manicure for his mini spa day on his birthday in two weeks. I told the nice lady that I wanted to prepay for his birthday and she gave me my total, "$127.00" Instantly Serge said, "That's not ALL you're getting me." It made me laugh and want to smack him at the same time. The lady giggled.

I finished the book I've been reading for the past six weeks - Forests of the Heart by Charles de Lint. It took me a long time to read it because the print is so small and the first third of the book is (yawn) character development. The rest of the book is cool as the characters slip in and out of this world and "myth time". Anyway, since I finished it, it was time to dig out my list that I got from all of you and head to the library. I picked up The Phantom Tollbooth and Red Leaves. Just reading the Phantom Tollbooth in the metro on the way home got me hooked. The print is very large on the pages in this book, so I'll probably finish it within the week.

Last night we had martinis and cheese fondue. I tried to stay awake for the Simpsons treehouse of horror, but fell asleep watching. I wonder if it was good.

16 comments:

Ed said...

It's time to put the snow tires on the car. What does Serge want besides the Spa Day? Is he asking for blood or some other bodily fluids? haha!
I watched my Favorite show last night: Desperate Housewives. They had their Halloween show and young Gay Andrew dressed like Cher.

Snooze said...

It sounds like it was a nice low-key week-end.

David said...

I loved the Phantom Tollbooth. Just a delightful book.

Laverne said...

I just found Middlesex, so I can finally send it to you!

And again, when you're at the library, look for Eat, Pray, Love... Good book.

Oh yeah, Water For Elephants too. Fun to read.

Right now I'm finally reading A Home At the End of the World. One of your favorites, right?

GayProf said...

I love fondue . . . and cocktails. Can I come over?

RoxRocks said...

I hope you like Red Leaves, I really enjoyed that book!

I'm reading Memory Keeper's Daughter which will probably break my heart.

I love Serge!

jali said...

I love Charles de Lint. I sometimes feel that magic is just off to the left and if I opened my senses at the right moment in the right way I'd find it. I haven't read forests of the Heart and I'll add it to my list.

What else are you getting the spouse?

Polt said...

Didn't get to see this year's treehouse of terror...I was watching my Cowboys go to 7-1! Whoo-hoo!

HUGS...

Patricia said...

i, too, recommend eat, pray, love but be prepared to crave pasta for the first third of the book :)

i love serge's admonition!

do you have a good recipe for cheese fondue?

Lewis said...

After going three time zones BACK on the trip to Hawaii.....and then three time zones FORWARD on the trip back from Hawaii.....and then one hour back on Saturday night, I'm all screwed up too....worse than usual.

em said...

O the charmingness of Serge.

Cooper said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Forests of the Heart. I, too, am presently reading The Memory Keeper's Daughter. Such gut-wrenching, beautiful prose. I think the Spa day is great birthday gift. What more could Spouse want? :) I am thinking of trying my hand at making a chocolate fondue.

The Wisdom of Wislon said...

I like books with pictures never mind larger print :>)

Adam said...

What a catty, campy, and hilarious thing to say. Serge rocks!

madamerouge said...

I was disappointed with this year's Treehouse of Horror.

dawn said...

Maybe you could get him a happy ending for his massage? That might up the price and his birthday pleasure.

I feel dirty for having just wrote that. Look what your blog does to me!