Two nights out and running and lounging between

Friday Jill wanted to go to a happy hour for work at Ned Devine’s and get a burger, and I voted for Fuddruckers for the burger having eaten at Ned Devine’s. Jill tried the buffalo and something was off, the texture wasn’t quite right (I’d had better before), but my ostrich burger was good. We met up with her coworkers and had some beers (always good to have #9 on draft).

Saturday we paid for our sins (I’d had a cheesesteak on Friday too) by running in the Wolf Trap’s Run for the Arts 5K. We didn’t run the whole way, but I think we did pretty well. Jill picked us some Einstein’s Bagels for breakfast, then I made the most of the day by sitting in front of the TV. It was raining and I had an overfull DVR, so I watched a lot of it.

I caught up to most of my TV, really enjoying the new Monty Python documentary (Part 5 covering Life of Brian had some really revealing stuff) and Stephen Fry in America (bit odd they never explained his broken arm). I made a new chili recipe for dinner along the way, came out pretty well.

Today I took Illa for a run/walk (not feeling as sore as Jill yet) and made a new egg recipe for breakfast, then hopped on the computer for the afternoon. For dinner we met my parents at the Four Sisters for Vietnamese. They were pretty busy (as you might expect after getting a spot in Tom Sietsema’s Dining Guide, but we had reservations and were seated right away.

Jill started with the Shrimp Wonton Soup, enjoyed it as I did my roasted quail, then she had chicken, beef and seafood stirfried with crispy noodles while I had the caramelized short ribs cooked in a clay pot – good, but a little too salty for my taste. We went back to Mom’s for tasty homemade carrot cake for dessert, I chatted when I wasn’t working on updating Mom’s PC. We called it a night shortly after 9 as both Mom and Jill have to be up early tomorrow.