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Super Saturday

We got up early and hightailed it to Chinatown to pick up backawayslowly, then over the Bay Bridge to one of our favorite consumer temples, IKEA. Dave needed to get some furnishings for his new digs and we, well, we always welcome an opportunity to shop. But, first, breakfast in the IKEA cafeteria. For the holidays, the price has been reduced (from $1.99 to 99¢) for scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage (or both), and home fries. The usual cinnamon roll or Swedish pancakes weren't included, but could be had for an extra dollar. rootbeer1 ordered two breakfasts. The total bill for four breakfasts, plus two cinnamon rolls and beverages, was under $9.00. Such a deal!!!

Dave got a new computer desk, some very cool cubbyhole-like shelves, and assorted sundries. We were rather restrained for us--a new lamp and duvet cover for the master bedroom, wicker ring-beaded curtain for the wetbar, etc. And everything fit in our Matrix with room to spare! We love our car.

Back to The City to hit the Indian buffet at Bombay in the Castro, since Steve insisted on playing some CD of Indian Bollywood-type music on the way back. Then up to our place to unload the car and show Dave our house. Steve then brought Dave home and went to the gym. I stayed home, assembled the lamp, and did a bit of housework.

After dinner, Steve's brother David and his wife Andrea came over to visit and play cards. We love to play Hand and Foot, a form of canasta that 's loads of fun (and that Steve and David's mom makes us play constantly when she visits, so we're getting in practice for her upcoming stay in January). We used to play Hand and Foot with glovercom and Philip--we should have them over more for cards and games.

Anyhoo, the house was a bit chilly, and even though we turned on the heat, the radiant hot-water system we have takes a while to warm up, so we used our fireplace for the very first time. Yup, in almost 3 years, our fireplace was a virgin. We had a Duraflame log lying around, so I fired it up, and after a brief struggle with the damper and some smoke, we had a crackling fire to cheer us.

During our first hand, the phone rang. It was poohbeahjim, just arrived from Las Vegas (drove all day) and wanting to come over and pick up our futon, which we're lending him till he can buy a bed. He's going to be living with our friend Ed until Ray moves out next spring. We're so happy they'll be in SF!!! Yaaaaaay!!!!

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fuzzygruf
Dec. 5th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
I used to love playing Hand In Foot, but now I forgot all of the rules!
orange_groves
Dec. 5th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)
I know more about Foot In Mouth than Hand In Foot.
qbear
Dec. 5th, 2004 11:31 am (UTC)
We have the rules all printed out--Mom made sure to bring multiple copies last time she visited. She's a fascist when it comes to game rules.

C'mon over sometime and we'll play. Cards, Scrabble, hottub...whatever!!!
handlebear
Dec. 5th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
Yeah for fireplace and
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qbear
Dec. 5th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
It was so nice to see Jim, knowing he's here for good. As for the fire, we discovered it probably wasn't a great idea to paint the hearth white--it's now all sooty. I'm thinking we should repaint it a slate gray, to hide the soot.
backawayslowly
Dec. 5th, 2004 10:55 am (UTC)
Jack - thanks to you and Steve for bringing me along and all your help yesterday! That was super-fun!

When Steve was driving me home, he said something like, "don't thank us, just write a post telling everyone how beautiful we are!"

It was funny!
orange_groves
Dec. 5th, 2004 11:07 am (UTC)
Oh gosh, everyone does that already! (heh heh)

They are ultra-fabulous, which is better than just plain beautiful, just like you!
qbear
Dec. 5th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
We just want to be loved....is that so wrong????? :o)
backawayslowly
Dec. 5th, 2004 11:32 am (UTC)
Nah, wanting to be loved totally works for you guys!
orange_groves
Dec. 5th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
Cards? Games? YOOO HOOOOOO
US US US US US

(or if Lance isn't around....)

Me Me Me Me Me

Sorry we were sick this weekend, I hope we can make it up soon.
qbear
Dec. 5th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)
Absolutely!!! We're up for games almost anytime!! And don't forget the Lord of the Rings marathon we're having at Lance's when the new DVD comes out.

Sorry you're both feeling under the weather. I had that nasty cold that's going around a few weeks ago and had to take a couple of sick days. It just wiped me out. Santa Rosa isn't going anywhere--we'll do it soon.
keanubear
Dec. 5th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
LOTR marathon!?!?!?!?
rootbeer1
Dec. 6th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
Extended DVD versions of all three Rings movies! We'll have to start in the morning and finish around midnight.
keanubear
Dec. 6th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC)
wow!

Is this a closed event?

:-)
rootbeer1
Dec. 8th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
Well, it hasn't been planned yet! The third DVD set isn't even out! But of course you guys would be welcome.
keanubear
Dec. 8th, 2004 05:04 pm (UTC)
Yay!
glovercom
Dec. 6th, 2004 10:09 am (UTC)
We miss our card nights, too! Hand & Foot, or 500, we always had a fun time.

We're always up for game nights, too. We need to get it on the schedule for every other week and make a HABIT out of it, dammit!

HUGS!
timcub
Dec. 6th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
Ikea breakfasts RAWK!

Cool LJ, by the way. I found it via fatherbear's journal.

It's always good to find more bear Episcopal clergy... *grin*
qbear
Dec. 6th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!!
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