Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Ooops! I forgot Sunday the 3rd

I forgot to put in our Sunday as well. On the 3rd we decided to head down to Provincetown to see the sights and have a little lunch. Buzzy kept needling me saying that we had to get going because the traffic was going to be a nightmare. Ugh! What is is with men and traffic? It was a sunny day, 75 degrees, no clouds, top down on the Jeep. Who cares about the traffic. It was just nice being out and about. Much to Buzzy's dismay and my delight (in needling him about the lack of cars), we had a smooth sailing on Route 6. Got to P-Town about 12:30PM. We took the obligatory drive down Commercial Street to see the sights. Too many circuit boys wearing very little, with bodies built like brick hospitals. I don't understand how people can walk about the town half naked. I suppose they are trawling for some action.
We stopped in at the HRC shop and visited with Buzzy's friend Kathy who runs the place. We usually renew our HRC membership there so that we can score some free stuff (this year a ball cap). She told Buzzy that Deborah Messing and Megan Mullaly were in P-Town this weekend. He told Kathy to give him a call whenever the celebs are in town as she seems to know who is in town and where they are staying.. . kinda the Who's Who of P-Town. Left there and headed to Clem & Ursies for some lunch. They have terrific sweet potato fries and Buzzy loves those so we went there. Just as we were sitting down after ordering, Buzzy said "there goes Deborah Messing", and sure enough she got into a car and sped away. I didn't even have time to get out my Elph!
We stopped on the way home to pick up some groceries to make dinner at home. Nothing special. Just some ribs, potato salad and corn on the cob. A quiet evening watching TV followed. We watched National Treasure which was predictable, but entertaining enough.

Independence Day Weekend, Part 3 Monday the 4th

Boy, what a beautiful couple of days we have had for the holiday, and today is no exception. We got up late and decided to go to the parade in Hyannis at 4PM. For the better part of the day we just sat on the patio and read the papers, had coffee and relaxed. Button decided to bring the hammock I bought for him up to the patio and in the shade. I told him that the patio was too small for the hammock and the stand, but he wanted it up there. He set it up and laid down on it. I believe that it must’ve been defective because in no time he was sitting square on the floor of the patio. It really was pretty funny seeing him there with both feet up and unable to move. I did get the “Jamby Cam”, as Button calls my little Canon Elph, and took some photos and video. I have made a little video of the whole mess, but I was told that I would be murdered in my sleep if it made it to my web site. I took that as fair warning.

I called Tobin and asked if he wanted to meet us in Hyannis for the parade and he agreed to. I just bought a couple of folding/collapsible chairs from BJ’s Wholesale club in Hyannis, so we brought those along. Once we got there and set up we found ourselves in a really great spot. Nice people around, a great view… perfect. Tobin found us on Main Street and we waited for the parade to start. I reached for the cooler and heard a huge ripping sound. My butt went right through the netting… just like Button on the hammock. It was such poetic justice. I was in hysterics over the hammock and Button laughed his ass off when I went through the chair bottom. We both decided that night to get serious with the dieting.

The parade was fun, but badly run. Long pauses between the participants made it seem like the parade had ended several times. One very neat item though… A local garden center was handing out seed packages instead of throwing candy at the crowd (which I hate). The seed pack I was handed contained seeds for Bachelor Buttons!! I thought that was a fab coincidence.

Once the parade was over, Button and I went to Mattachese (Matt-a-keese) Wharf on Barnstable Harbor for a cold drink before heading home. Beautiful spot and view of the harbor. We decided to just do pizza instead of fighting crowds at the local eateries.

Not too much traffic going “off Cape” on Monday, but the traffic on Tuesday was a nightmare. Cars backed up on the Mid-Cape Highway for 11 miles! Shocking! It has a lot to do with the new “fly-over” that is replacing the Sagamore Rotary. That project should be done next year, hopefully before the summer season starts again.
Hope you had a great 4th of July too.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Independence Day Weekend, Part 2-Saturday July 2nd

Buzzy (my new nickname for my husband) and I didn’t have too much going on Saturday. The neighbors were having a yard sale and there was a stream of cars in front of our house most of the morning. I sat on the patio reading the papers and watching the show.

The Contessa di Pomidori phoned and asked if we wanted to go to the Wequassett Inn for a lobster salad sandwich (which is by far the best on the planet). The sandwich comes with nice crispy fries and homemade ketchup. They also include cole slaw which I never eat as it’s too dry. I have complained about it but to no avail. I had some yellow tomato gazpacho as a starter and iced tea. The view was as always stunning. The Countess was terribly amusing that day and Sassy was managing while we were there. Antoinette was at another table with her husband Brett and her in-laws the conservative Republicans. Brett visited at our table for a few moments and we had a nice “catch-up” conversation. He’s in Puerto Rico working now and comes home every other weekend to see the missus.

After dropping the Countess off we headed home for an afternoon nap. That was a fabulous idea. It was cool and dry and just a terrific thing to do on a lazy afternoon. I was to meet up with Tobe and the Contessa to see War of the Worlds in Hyannis at 7. Got there at 6:30 just to make sure we got a good seat. The movie was OK. I still think the 50’s version with Gene Barry was better, although Spielberg did a great job. I can’t stand that Tom Cruise anymore. His latest antics have sealed that opinion with me. I liked Minority Report, the Missions Impossible, and of course Interview with a Vampire, but he has really snapped lately. Maybe I should just watch him act and not pay any attention to his personal appearances (like the Today Show debacle).

Headed home after the movie as the “girls” didn’t feel like dinner. A pretty terrific day when all is said and done. How about you

Independence Day Weekend Part 1

Left work early on Friday for the big holiday weekend. The traffic on the Cape was shocking! If only they would close the New Jersey and New York borders on holiday weekends, the Cape would be terrific. Aren’t there beaches in New Jersey?