I was back in Boston this weekend. The trifecta of Little Sister Katie's return from a semester in France, Gam and Anne returning from a winter in Florida, and the chance to wish Mom a happy Mother's day in person was all very interesting, but it was ultimately the promise of a Chinese Food Mother's Day Bonanza that got me on the Amtrak Friday evening.
Here, Saturday morning. Mom snapped this photo before we left to pick up Shoops @ Logan Airport.
We waited at the airport for an hour or so before Katie busted through customs and I had the chance to sport my "Welcome Back" banner.
Hold on a sec as we rewind to about an hour earlier... Back at my parent's house as I admire my artistic handiwork:
Dad: Er, you spelled "sister" wrong.
First item on Katie's Back-in-the-USA agenda: eat a PBJ sandwich.
(Mom = had it specially packed! = bestest.)
Sorry that these pics are all over the place.
Bertuccis for dinner, then a quick nap, then a fieldtrip into Boston to meet up with MF, Ms. Meg and Mike.d @ Blue Cat.
Here, me and Mike.d at Whiskey's.
I made out with Some Girl in the backseat of my dad's car.
I dialed MF 100x until I woke him up and forced him to let me crash on his Special-Friend's(tm) mini couch.
Note: Cowboy-Up tee, pajamma pants (sweet!) and signature Fancy Shoes MF footware. (4:30am?)
Sunday morning. We kicked MF to the curb and me + Mom + Dad + Shoops hit June's Place for breakfast.
What you see here is a dual order of The Hungry Man's Special: pancakes + eggs + bacon + sausage + toast + homefries = $4.95
What you see here is the cheapeset bill ever.
Fast forward to our next meal - aka "Chinese Food Mother's Day Bonanza". A little foreshadowing.
I wish I took a pic of my plate: some steamed pork dumplings, a little General Tso's, boneless spareribs, multiple varities of rice, lobster sauce (yeah!).
Post dinner we busted out the Mother's day cards + gifts (not to mention the obligatory $2 scratchies - two winners, btw)
(Video, right to left = cousin Michelle, Mom, Auntie Jean (mom's sister), cousin Paul, Gam, Anne, Paul's wife Erin, Katie, Dad, me, then Michelle again. Uncle Neil is half-asleep on the couch watching Return of the Jedi).
In addition to "Macs for Dummies", Mom got the barbell that was screwed into my tongue for the past 5 years. Best Mother's Day ever!
Moving into the family room, scandalous digicam pics making the rounds on the Ceiva frame.
And here we are now. 11:13pm.
MF fixing his busted PC iPod.
Me fixing my busted Mac iPod.
Katie making an abacus (or a necklace) out of fake pearls.
(Note Steven Johnson's new book. No, I haven't started it yet.)
Can I go to bed yet?