…we had been running around as usual, trying to have fun. We had fun on inauguration day. We met up with Andy and Kristin at the New Deal Cafe to watch with our community. Surprisingly, there were few others of our close Greenbelt friends there – turned out a bunch went downtown. We had decided not to brave the cold and crowds. The tv in the room we were watching in had a bad feed and the sound kept dropping out, but we still had a great time watching the proceedings. After the swearing in was over, most people left and John, Rich and I took up residence at the bar. Izolda joined us a little later. We watched the parade and chatted away the afternoon. Our neighbor and friend Karl Hille came in and found us there, and interviewed us for a little article.
The next weekend we played Rock Band with Dave. We didn’t go to a lot of things that we were invited to.
The weekend after that we went to a gathering for happy hour at Busboys and Poets near Chinatown with Luisa and Tom. What a neat place! They had vegan entrees on the menu, including a vegan cheese pizza, and desserts! We saw and met a lot of people and had a really nice time.
The next night we took Neha up on an invitation to meet her at Jaleo with Luisa and Dina. Unfortunately, Dina couldn’t come at the last minute because she’d fallen on the ice and was sore. Hope you’re feeling better, Dina! We got there on time and John dropped me and Luisa off and went to find parking. It took over an hour to get a table, so we got some yummy sangria. Then we got more with dinner. We ate too much and everything was delish.
When we finally left, we walked back to where John had parked in a garage and it was CLOSED! John was flabbergasted. They guy had told him it would close at midnight, and it was only 11:30. Fortunately there was a phone number posted; John called and the guy had to call back and said he’d be there in twenty minutes. We started playing word games and someone drove up and let themselves in. John asked if he’d let us in and he said we had to take it up with management. We kept waiting but the next car to show up was a nice couple who let us in AND out. So John called again and told the guy not to come.
I went shopping for some tile this week and I’m going to have part of the kitchen tiled. I’m excited about that.