November 23rd, 2009


Good weekend

Saturday was postgoodism's birthday bash, with a good mix of people I don't know, people I sorta kinda know, and people I know all too well. zorker and ian_tiberius put together a postgoodism-athlon, a multi-event gauntlet of tests in which the guests competed against the birthday boy in things he's good at. I bowed out of the identify ingredients of cocktails round, since I had to put wheels to the road at some point in the not too distant future. This may have given me an advantage in later rounds. I also bowed out of snapdragon, which again was a wise move, though it was fun (as always) to watch. Bridared acted as my champion, but he fared as poorly as everyone else, since the net result was singed hand hair and a broken not-as-heat-resistant-as-we-thought bowl. I did okay at postgoodism trivia, but my triumph was in puzzling.

Sunday, I mostly lazed about and watched football. I even got to see the last 45 seconds of the Raiders game, in which they tied the game with a touchdown, and then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff leading to a game winning field goal. Raiders beat Bengals, and Chiefs beat Steelers. Crappy AFC West teams beat the top AFC North teams. Haha!

At the break between morning and afternoon games, we did some grilling: filet mignon, corn, peppers, potatoes, and even some sweet potato in honor of the season. One of our recent inventions is to cook tinfoil packets of sliced taters with onion and rosemary on the grill. It works with sweet potatoes, too. It all turned out really great, and we've now marked (at least) 24 straight months of grilling.