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Went to see Iron Man with the MovieBears last night. It was great, though we were in the very first row. Kinda like IMAX. We haven't been to the movies in quite a while, and it's always good to see so many friends that we just don't see too much of these days, due to our domestic coccooning.

I had a follow up appointment with my opthamologist. A few months ago, I got new glasses at Lenscrafters, and in the course of the examination they discovered my intracorneal pressure was a bit on the high side. My GP, whom I love (wel, not that way) referred me to an eye doctor down the hall, and he confirmed it was a bit high, but no sign of glaucoma so far. The follow-up on Monday showed the pressure had dropped, so I'm not going blind after all. Whew--we have so many DVDs to catch up on, which is the way we normally see movies and thus our cocoon status.

Steve (rootbeer1) and I are both going to the gym a lot more--well, more for me, anyway. I generally swim laps, and sometimes do the treadmill or recumbent bicycle. And we're eating pretty sensibly--lots of whole grains and lean proteins. Tonight I'm making Salade Niçoise with roasted salmon à la Ina Garten (whom I love--we want to live in Easthampton and be her new gay friends).

Our online friend Steve from Virginia was in town, so we spent some time with him. My Steve took him to Muir Woods, etc. He was hanging out with us the other night when FTP (fredtheplumber) stopped by to install our new garbage disposal. We bantered and chatted with Fred as he worked, about his and Donovan's (biggreddee) trip to Barcelona, and after he left, visiting Steve said, "When you said the plumber was coming over, I expected a grizzled old guy. I should have known in San Francisco that your plumber would be a young, hot gay guy!" BTW, FTP, aside from being the aforementioned hot, and sweet too, is the best damn plumber in San Francisco, so call him for all your plumbing needs.

The house across the street went up for sale a few months ago. We went to the open house, and it was a hot mess. Smelled like pee-pee, and had all kinds of deficiencies. Well, it looks like someone bought the wreck and is going to flip it--they've been working nonstop for the past few weeks. Gutted the kitchen, ripped out the carpet, repainted (we were afraid the minty-green primer was the final color, but thankfully it's a darker shade. We have to look at it out our front windows, after all). It will be nice when the work is done and our street is quiet once again.

That is all.


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May. 8th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
I'm not really so much a superheroes movie fan either, but this one was quite gripping. And Robert Downey Jr. isn't hard on the eyes...Jeff Bridges was quite fetching too.
May. 8th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yay Fred the plumber! Yay Barcelona!

I didn't get a chance to come give you a hug. Phil and I hadn't had dinner so we rushed out of the theater.
May. 8th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
I know---we saw you across the room but couldn't get to you.

{{{{{{{{virtual hug}}}}}}}}}
May. 8th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Plumbing needs....
You are sooooooooo right!

I have called FTP for "plumbin" problems...and I can honestly say, that when he was done "sweating the joints" and "sealing the pipe"...well. They have never worked better!!!!!

FTP is every bit as good as his "clients" report him to be....honest!

BTW, I also saw you at "Iron Man" but was up in the nosebleed section (even further behind where boyshapedboxand company was sitting). By the time the movie was over, I was stampeded into the bathroom and shoved out the front door ;-).
May. 8th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Plumbing needs....
Yeah, we saw you too--there were so many people we couldn't maneuver over to you.....
May. 8th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
He does just as good a job at home, IYKWIM.

*cue porn music* LOL
May. 8th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
As rootbeer1 likes to say,

"Brown chicken, brown cow..."

We have to have you over to socialize and show us your slides...
May. 8th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
I happen to be making Ina's Salade Niçoise with Salmon this weekend, too! I *heart* her...
May. 9th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, she really grew on me, especially after I saw her biography on the Food Network. I love the facts that 1) All her friends are gay men. 2) She's terrified that Jeffrey isn't going to come home some weekend, but dump her for a hoochie in Connecticut. 3) She backhandedly dissed Sandra Lee on one of her episodes ("When I hear anyone talk about 'tablescapes' I want to scream!'") 4) She's not afraid of the butter and cream.
May. 9th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Yes yes yes!

I want to be one of those gay men she feeds someday...

And it amuses me to no end that essentially, her cooking is all about keeping her man.
May. 9th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
That was moi.
May. 9th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
Always nice to hear you guys are doing well.. Hopefully we'll get back out there soon.
May. 9th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
I hope so--we miss you guys!
May. 9th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
If her show is any indication, in order to be one of "Ina's Gays" you must invest in several bright pastel pullover sweaters....
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