The evening was delightful, despite the fact that this year's show couldn't hold a candle to last year's. We didn't hate it, it just wasn't as good. CSJ enjoyed it, though. He has a true appreciation for the musicians, and their level of talent.
My one complaint about the show isn't even about the show, per se. It's about the damn seats at the venue. Holy crap, were they SMALL!! I have never been that uncomfortable in my life. Even CSJ was shocked at the teeny seats, and he's a thin person. Stud and I were smooshed! Actually, we had Stud between us, and the two of us basically sat sideways in our seats, draping ourselves over Stud's shoulders. The poor baby. These seats made the folding chairs we sat on last year seem like Lazy Boy recliners!
We went to dinner at a place that Stud and I have never been, but CSJ had mentioned before to me. We weren't disappointed. Stud got some kind of killer 3-cheese mac 'n' cheese, with chicken. It was delish! I completely annoyed him by taking several 'tastes' of it. I order chicken piccata, which was served on a bed of angel hair pasta (my favorite!), and CSJ had a Philly cheesesteak sandwich which looked pretty tasty.
I had planned to have a picture of the three of us taken tonight so that I can finally make my Christmas cards, but that never happened. (I actually didn't take one single picture or video tonight, thanks to our cramped conditions) I'm starting to think I might have to use the half-crappy one we took on Stud's birthday. I was really hoping to get a picture tonight, so I could order the cards online, and have them ready by tomorrow. I have NEVER waited this late to send my cards. My mom even called me today to tell me that one of her friends called her to ask if I was ok because she didn't get my card yet.
I may or may not have mentioned before that I have always been one of "those people" who has her cards done and mailed by Thanksgiving. Actually, the routine has always been to put the cards in the mail at the post office on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and then everyone would get them on the day after Thanksgiving. I kind of took pride in the fact that mine was always the first card most people received. Apparently some people actually look forward to it, since they worry when they don't get it. I send a LOT of cards (approx. 125) so I always try to start right after Stud's birthday. Actually, I always try to take a nice picture on Stud's birthday to use for the card. It's usually not too hard to get a cute picture of the two of us on his birthday, since we're usually smiling and happy anyway.
I know there's going to be quite a few confused people this year when they get a card with the THREE of us on it. That hasn't happened in, what? About 17 years? Tee hee. I'm kind of amused by that. I'm anticipating a flood of phone calls in the week after I mail them. :) Not all the questions will be about CSJ,though. I also plan to put a cute picture of Stud and Brian, that I took on Stud's birthday, on the card.
I suppose I'd better hit the sack. I plan to fall asleep watching SNL. I need my beauty sleep because I have a very busy day tomorrow. I'll be going with my brother to take Monkey to see Santa. I can't wait!! I think she needs to wear the cute little "Santa Baby" outfit her favorite auntie bought her for Christmas.
Ok, I'm off to put on my penguin jammies! Hope your Saturday was a good one, too. And, don't worry, I'll be posting plenty of pictures of my little Monkey and her visit with Santa tomorrow.