November 23rd, 2003


garlic, cars, steak, and the weather

Friday was stickcow's birthday party, which started at 9pm. Before that, ivo, goulo, Yvette, and I went for dinner at the Brick Oven. I ordered the Pasta Rustica, which is grilled chicken, bowtie pasta, and artichokes in a sun-dried tomato sauce. It was pretty good, but I like the dish better with spicy Italian sausage instead of chicken. Anyway, I was eating something white, which wasn't chicken and wasn't an artichoke, and I realized that it was an entire clove of garlic. Now, I like garlic and all, but there were probably 15-20 cloves of the stuff in this one pasta dish! After eating the first one I'd already decided that I was going to smell like garlic for a while so I finished them all off. It's now about 48 hours later and I don't think I'm exuding garlic anymore, but I can't be sure.

On Saturday I went to a group meet of NSX owners in Austin. There were 14 NSXes there! It was a great turnout, lovely weather, and lots of fun driving around the twisty roads on the edge of Lake Travis.

Saturday evening decibel45 grilled some delicious steaks and snaxxx fixed up a bunch of yummy vegetables to complete a great meal. Thanks guys!

Today I was planning to go flying gliders, the initial weather report indicated that it would get sunny but colder and windy in the afternoon. I picked out some warm clothes suitable for sitting outside for a few hours, and headed out. I kept checking back to see whether flying was on or not, and finally around noon when I was already on my way it was cancelled. Oh well. I haven't flown since my first solo flight three weeks ago, all due to the weather. If I could have, I would have!

Speaking of weather, it's forecast to freeze tonight. I've been waiting months for some decent cold weather. All I can say is I'm glad I don't live in someplace like Florida. A few years ago I was in Florida the week before Thanksgiving, and it was 80+ degrees with 80% humidity. Ugh, that was awful!