January 17, 2009
I woke up this morning and the thermometer showed 0°F outside. According to the news, that’s about 10°F colder than Philidelphia. Yikes. Ice was forming on the inside of our sliding glass door to the porch; this i sthe coldest it’s been all year, by far.
Mika and I decided to combat the desire to curl up and never leave the bed by cooking banan nut waffles and bacon, which did the trick. 🙂 I love Saturday mornings.
Last night we had dinner with our good friends Natalie, John, and Rachel. Natalie and Jon got married this past summer, and this was really the first time that we have had a chance to get together since then. Rachel’s birthday is today, so we had some celebrating last night over paella, wine, and a chocolate rasberry cake, topped off with a game of Apples to Apples. Evenings like that are what I love about living in Charlottesville, surrounded by friends.
Tonight, Mika and I are going skiing at Massanutten. Perhaps with the cold, there will be some good snow up there on the slopes – the snow report says that our favorite slope, ParaDice is openand groomed, which is a good sign.
If you’re in Charlottesville and are not going skiing this evening, I’d recommend that you head over to Para Coffee over on Elliwood on the Corner and catch the concert that’s going on there tonight from 8:30-10:30pm. It should be a fun night: Hemingstown Radio (David Tewksbury & Jennifer Seidel) with guests The Brothers Juniper (Ben Eppard & Daniel Pope) are playing some progresssive alt-folk, all for a $3 cover. And the coffee’s good, too.
Para is a great little coffee house with a lot of character run by my friend Eric Kelley and his wife, Lora. Besides running the coffee shop, Eric is also a very talented photographer who shot our wedding in September. Grab a cup and take a seat next time you’re in the area
Mika’s calling me to help her clean the house and do laundry. Stay warm. 🙂