Archive for December, 2011

December So Far

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

It’s been a busy December. I’m enjoying the fact I no longer have to review video games for one. I can finally enjoy playing instead of concentrating on just reviewing. The other good side is it means I can do things I enjoy far more than video games. I’ve been reading a lot, reviewing RPG’s and going to a lot of events.

On the 16th we went to Guin’s company holiday party. It was okay. I didn’t know anyone there and even though I was told it was business casual, it ended up being “Everyone in suits” which made me feel underdressed.

On the 17th, we did Mount Vernon by night. We got to pet a camel, eat cookies, drink cider and tour the compound by candlelight. It was a lot of fun and Guin loved it.

On the 18th, we drove up to Baltimore, which is a total pit, to see WWE: TLC 2011. We went because Kane remasked and started a feud with Cena, but unfortunately he wasn’t there. It was a good card, but the only people there Guin even cared about were HHH and Nash, so she was bored for much of it. Tomorrow we have tickets to a house show and this will probably be our last WWE event ever simply because there’s no one really left either of us really care about.

On Christmas Eve, I took Guin to Extra Virgin and we did a massive eight course dinner. It was pretty expensive but holy crap, was it delicious (and fattening).

Here’s the Menu:
1st course (one selection)
Grilled Calamari arugula, lemon dressing, marinated tomatoes
Smoked Salmon Carpaccio arugula, capers, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, lemon dressing

2nd course
Angry Mussels smoked pork, garlic and crushed red chilies, steamed in peroni

3rd course (one selection)
Shrimp Umami black soy, Thai chilis
Shrimp and Garlic Confit extra virgin olive oil, garlic and Thai chilies

4th course
Capellini with Anchovies or Grilled Salmon garlic, olive oil and parsley

5th course
Lobster Mac and Cheese organic truffle oil and fontina cheese

6th course (one selection)
Crab Cake fried yukons, red pepper remoulade
Pan Seared Scallop truffle risotto with prosciutto

7th course (one selection)
Oven Roasted Cod potato purée, mushrooms, leeks, red wine butter sauce
Shrimp Cavatelli ricotta cheese cavatelli, spinach, mushrooms and vodka sauce

8th course
A selection from tonight’s dessert menu

Christmas was just hanging out around the house and going to see “A Dangerous Method” at the theatre.

Boxing Day was a 75 minute full body massage at the place here in Shirlington, an early dinner at Cheestique which did a silent opening that day, and we ended it watching “Bottle Shock” which we both liked even though I don’t drink at all and Guin rarely does.

Tomorrow is the aforementioned house show.

So it’s been a very busy month and both Jan and Feb look like they will be equally packed.

Weird Dreams

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

So last night I had four weird dreams all night, so I figured I’d write them down here.

The first two were dreams that I didn’t realize were dreams until I awoke. I dreamt I WAS awake. Just lying there in bed, unable to sleep. I’ve never had a dream where I was awake and having trouble sleeping when in fact, I was. I didn’t even realize I was dreaming until Guin’s cat had a nightmare and woke me up howling. I shot up, then pet her as she wanted comforting and went back to sleep. Then later that night, I had that same dream. Two of the same dream in one night. So weird.

The third dream was one about pro wrestling. In this dream they were doing a gimmick show where fans ended up wrestling random actual WWE guys. Also, the card was either in an old mine or in a very steep stadium where everyone sat in mine carts. One fan was chosen and he started crying because he was a tallt hin blonde guy in a white shirt and he knew he was going to get beat down. So his mine cart took off and landed at the bottom of the shaft/ring. Then he ended up with Big Show. Big’s Show was so big and heavy the mine cart’s brakes didn’t work and so he landed on the kid who started screaming and never stopped screaming for the rest of his life. The End.

The fourth dream I was very young and stuck at a crappy Summer Camp that my mom enrolled me in. I got in trouble for doing my Macho Man Randy Savage impression and then learned the camp actually made all thekids engage in forced labour. So I planned to sue them and my mother. The End.

Sleep is weird.