Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Kitchen Sink

"What in the hell has been happening with Galoot and PGirl?", you ask.

PGirl is watching "You've Got Mail". As I type this out. I hope she'll want to catch up on "Entourage" and "Flight of the Conchords" when I'm finished with this. I'm sending her HBO vibes right now, but I'm not sure she's getting them. HBO. HBOOOOOOOOO.....

Cleveland was the destination for our 7 year anniversary and PGirl's birthday present - VIP tickets to a screening of "A Christmas Story" at the house where exteriors were shot oh so long ago. It was a day of reminiscing and of landing some sweet-ass deals. As we took a two lane highway from Saint Eileen's that weirdly led directly to our hotel, we talked about the early days and looked at the scenery on an otherwise dreary day.

We picked up a couple of camping chairs at a rural Wal-Mart Supercenter for $10 a pop and made it to the Holiday Inn Express a few hours before the event. This was not your ordinary Express either. It was located in the theater district, downtown, in an old hotel. Vintage elevators, big lobby, the works. Ali let slip that it was our anniversary and the clerk upgraded us to the jazuzzi room for no extra charge. It was pretty damn cool. Top floor, high ceilings corner of the building with views of Lake Erie and the football stadium. Oh! And a widescreen TV bigger than myself and H put together. The clerk showed up soon with complimentary champagne. We were on cloud 9!

After dipping our toes in the jacuzzi, we drove to Flannery's Irish Pub for dinner, then on to the event. I'll let PGirl fill you in on some of those details. But the highlight for me was meeting Harry F'ing Knowles! The big redheaded dude in the picture above. He runs one of my favorite movie/tv websites.

I've lived in Jamestown for almost 6 years
now and I still can't figure out why my neighbor's family has chosen the curb directly across from my driveway to park their cars. I think they must have the same gene that compels them to walk in the middle of the street even though the sidewalks have been ice-free since April.

PGirl just switched over to a recorded "Entourage". My vibes are working. I want an Italian Ice. A mango flavored Italian Iiiiiiiiiiiiiice...

The best blog in Chautauqua County is not mine. I concede victory to In Java. She's been at it longer than me and she actually updates it on a regular basis. Lawyer revealed his identity to me last week and I just can't hold a grudge against the guy. Plus, he might do my living will. Morbid? Maybe.

8 comments:

Julia said...

"You've Got Mail" is such a great movie. Your wife rocks.

And I humbly accept your admission of my victory in the Best of debacle. I still think your blog is more entertaining at times.

TM said...

I'm willing to concede you're all a lot funnier than I am. Except for the part of the living will where I give myself absolute power to pull the plug. That's a hoot.

Galoot said...

J - Admittedly, I like it too. A lot more than "Sleepless In Seattle". You are grace itself.

TM - If you get absolute power on plug-pulling, then you are not allowed to talk to my wife. Ever!

TM said...

Didn't Rainn Wilson play someone baed on the AICN guy on Entourage?

Galoot said...

TM - I believe he did, now that I think of it.

3carnations said...

Sounds like a great time. I'll have to remember that "It's our anniversary" bit if hubby & I ever stay at a hotel on our anniversary...

Tracy Crowe Jones said...

Steve and I have been married over 13 years and we have yet to be upgraded. Congrats on having such a charming wife!

Wouldn't you rather have Steve do your living will? He's probably cheaper than all those big-time east coast lawyers.

P.S. It was good to talk to you today. Sorry if I sounded distracted. I was on such a roll at work, it was hard to pull my mind in another direction.

Galoot said...

3C - You have to be adorable, just like PGirl, to get anywhere with upgrades. Work it!

Tracy - Wait another two years and upgrade to a penthouse suite. Upgrades accumulate over the years. Or fake an injury and have Steve threaten to sue! TM is an east coast lawyer now! I suppose if we're talking about the east coast of Lake Erie and Chautauqua Lake, then you're on the money. Okay boys, start your bidding.