April 25, 2006

This past weekend was a lot of fun. My sister came down to SB with her boyfriend Erik and they were able to stay at the hotel. After checking them in, We went to dinner at Elements with some work friends and had a grand old time.

Ady then mentioned that she and Erik were going down to SD the next day to see Erik's brother Ashley and have dinner at Cafe Chloe where Ashely is the sous chef. She asked me to join them. It didn't matter that I would drive 4 hours to SD after work, have dinner, squeeze in a nap at Ashley's and then drive at 3am for another 3 hours back to SB. Nope. I did it anyways and it was totally worth it. Ashley spoiled us rotten and I love him for it. I also want to forever eat the banana caramel ice cream that he made for dessert. Ashley you make some tasty ice cream.

My only problem with this weekend was my early return on Sunday. As most people know, I have a long term love affair with my bed and sleeping in general. Deciding to drive home in the middle of the night is not my most brilliant moment. Coming home at 6:30am I was so in love with my bed it was laughable. I didn't leave it all day. I watched Sopranos half awake and then went back to bed.

But besides the sleep deprivation it was an amazing weekend. Lots of food. Lots of wine and lots of sleep (eventually). Yea me. Thanks to Ady and Erik for coming. Thanks to Ashley for the food. I'm coming back! It's not so far. Really.

In other news: Kitten season is upon us. I am contemplating aquiring a fuzzy fur ball. I don't like being catless.

Posted by nuala at April 25, 2006 01:13 PM

kitten! kitten kitten kitten!

Posted by: michele on April 25, 2006 01:16 PM

How did I know I would get a response out of you. There are a few at the shelter right now who are so damn cute!

Posted by: nuala on April 25, 2006 01:27 PM

grah! pictures, and i'll help you decide! kitten!

Posted by: michele on April 25, 2006 01:29 PM

The ones they have at the shelter right now are Polydactyl. They have an extra toe on both front paws! hee hee. But I'm kinda waiting. I dunno.....I want one but at the same time I don't want to pick out the first one that just happens to come by.

Posted by: nuala on April 25, 2006 01:34 PM

extra toes for extra cuteness, nuala.

Posted by: michele on April 25, 2006 01:42 PM

Totally true. Fuzzy fuzzy cuteness.

Posted by: nuala on April 25, 2006 02:05 PM

you were down in san diego and didn't even let me know? hahahaha, that is some crazy road tripping there. i'm curious about the restaurant now. too bad it's downtown--i hate driving downtown.

also, i support michele's theory that more toes equal more cuteness.

Posted by: marina on April 25, 2006 02:21 PM

You see. I was so sleep deprived I didn't even think of calling you, plus I don't think I have your number.

Next time Marina. Promise

Posted by: nuala on April 25, 2006 02:35 PM

I am also pro-toe, for what it's worth. You know how it's completely adorable when kittens attack things with their soft fuzzy blobby little paws? Just think: polydactyl paws must be even blobbier, and therefore more adorable.

I used to know someone who had a polydactyl cat named Digit.

Posted by: Dianna on April 25, 2006 03:01 PM

That is a pretty cute name.

Posted by: nuala on April 25, 2006 03:36 PM

plus with the extra toe i bet they are less likely to be adopted. thus you are doing an extra good deed by taking them and recognizing their cutosity. but take them both so they have company i say.

Posted by: didofoot on April 27, 2006 03:02 AM

kristen makes an excellent point. plus, two is cuter than one.

also you should name one chloe after this blog post.

Posted by: michele on April 27, 2006 09:37 AM

Well there was a cute little girl with extra toes....I don't know if I'd get a 2nd one. We have a cat for her to torture in the house already. Plus if I get Rocky back....well hell it will be the SB zoo all over again.

Posted by: nuala on April 27, 2006 11:07 AM

the weekend was in fact awesome and must be done again, it was soooo much fun!

Get two kitties, that way they can both make Rocky run around the house and make him work off some of his pudge.

Posted by: ady on April 27, 2006 02:01 PM

No just one. I've got kitten for him to torture too! Plus if I ever need to move a place for 3 animals will not be easy to find.

Posted by: nuala on April 27, 2006 04:06 PM

well, you never TELL them you have 3 animals. i live on the shady side of the law.

Posted by: michele on April 27, 2006 04:23 PM