Friday, May 29, 2009

You, too, can beat slavery

We got Blake his final graduation present this week. Why two weeks late, you ask?:

a. Because I'd been sick for over 2 weeks and couldn't will myself to get to Target.
b. Because it didn't come out in it's full glory until May 18th.
c. Because Blake had to watch some youtube videos of it before committing to the purchase.

Yes. We got Mike Tyson's Punch Out for Wii. Actually, due to the fact that Mike Tyson is a convicted psycho, it's just called Punch Out. It's awesome, interactive, and gives us sore arms (that should tell you how in shape --or out of shape--we really are).

It's better than the original: 3-D opponents, wii-fit board compatibility, and nun-chuck wielding power. After-dinner evenings at our place may never be the same.

We haven't gotten there yet, but I'm pretty excited to fight Mason "the Line" Dixon (seeing as he's the only one I remember from the original). I couldn't K him O back in the day, and I probably won't be able to now, but who am I kidding, I'm just excited to see Blake's face when he beats him.

Oh, and here's my equation for the day: Graduate from Law School, Get a Nintendo game. Attorneys know how to have fun...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Sorry I've been away so long, folks. May's a busy (and expensive) month for us:

May 1: Blake's Birthday (28). We had dinner at Acadiana and saw State of Play in Chinatown.
Anyone visiting D.C. with a full wallet and an empty stomach should treat her/his self to Acadiana. It's upscale Louisiana-style cuisine, and it's amazing. We all had the crab cakes, and I must say they were the best crab cakes I've ever had (and that's saying a lot...I've personally taken it upon myself to sample crab cakes at every restaurant I've been to since moving to DC. Verdict: Best crab cake - Acadiana. Best crab cake sandwich - MatchBox. )
State of Play was awesome. I particularly enjoyed it because I'd seen them filming it in my neighborhood last fall and hoped to be accidentally in the background in the metro scene. No dice on being an extra, but still an entertaining show.

May 2: Blake's Birthday, the sequel. Dinner at Ledo Pizza (our favorite DC pizza joint) with the whole gang. Equal celebration of Blake's birthday and graduation from law school.
Good pizza. Great friends. Cake that broke into three pieces while I was away, but still tasted scrumptious. MarioKart Wii competitions. Fitting all 16 of us into our living room. What a great night.

May 9: Dinner with Zach and Alicia Derr and Brian and Kelly Stewart (Blake's law school buddies) to celebrate the end of the law school era. Pizza Paradiso. They're all moving to Utah after graduation, which is a bummer for us.

May 10: Mother's Day. Big family dinner with all the kiddos at Blake's parents' house. Good food. Great fun. Neat nieces and nephews (yes, they're mine now too!).

May 12: Dinner to celebrate Tom Davenport's graduation from Dental school. Asia Nine. Also, we celebrated Tom's moving in with the Georgetown crew. It'll be nice to have him closer than Baltimore.

May 13: Tyler turns 30. Celebrate porch-sitting-style in Georgetown.

May 15: My parents come to town for the weekend in honor of Blake's Law School graduation.

May 17: Blake graduates from Law School (hooooooraaaay!).

May 22-25: Go on vacation to heretofore undisclosed location.

May 25: My Birthday. Memorial Day. No work. Just play.