Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday Report

Another fun, busy day, with a few photos to back up our claims.

10:00 a.m. We walked up to the rental office to lock in my new apartment. That counts as exercise, right? It isn't very far, but we were wearing our exercise clothes. (Cross your fingers all my moving arrangements go smoothly. I'm glad I'll only need to carry all these books across the breezeway, no stairs or motor vehicles involved.)

11:30 a.m. Lunch at Chili's. C.S. wanted the sliders, but somehow he failed to communicate that to our server and instead got a burger almost as big as his plate.

2:00 p.m. Graduation. This was like any other graduation you've ever been to. It's a Catholic law school and the ceremony is held in a Catholic cathedral, which is a beautiful setting. The sheer size of it means no tickets are required. If you have 30 family members who want to attend, there's room for them all.

One unique part of the ceremony is that the music is provided by bagpipe. We didn't hear Pomp and Circumstance, though. At least I think we didn't. It's like that old joke says: How do you tell one bagpipe song from another? They have different names.

We had a few spare minutes, so we swung by the wine superstore (didn't buy anything) and Winn Dixie (pickling spice--I'm going to try homemade pickles this week).

5:00 p.m. Ceviche for the Preakness coverage. Best. Bar. Ever. I feel hip just being there.

We were almost the only customers, given the early hour, so we chatted up the barkeeps and waitstaff, and the whole lot of us yelled our heads off for Rachel Alexandra. The staff had a pool going, but nobody wanted any other horse to win. Mine That Bird ran a great race and will be one to watch for the future, but the day was all hers.

(photo courtesy of Associated Press)


  1. OK, what's a slider? Sounds like a good day, but now I gotta know.

  2. Sliders are miniature, almost bite-sized hamburgers or cheeseburgers that are served in multiples. They add up to a whole burger, eventually, but are much easier to eat.


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