There was a decidedly Mexican flavor to my weekend. It tasted like tacos, smelled like fried ice cream and sounded like a mariachi band.
Capricorn and I have a new favorite restaurant: El Rodeo...
It inspired us to declare our mutual day off on Friday, "Feliz Navidad 2008." It will be full of Christmas decorating (she's dying to start decorating this year, and I won't Scrooge that up), margaritas, enchiladas and possibly watching Home Alone with Spanish subtitles.
Now, it's time for the Weekend Update, which, as always, is mostly context-free:
Things I heard:
- Guitars, an accordion and loud Mexican singing: At El Rodeo, a local restaurant nestled between a gas station and an Amish furniture store and across the street from a Hooters, authenticity is a prerequisite to fun. What better way to create a Mexican atmosphere than having a mariachi band serenade patrons with traditional songs like "Yesterday" by the Beatles* and "Happy Birthday"? Needless to say, Capricorn and I were excited. This band was so authentic, the lead singer didn't even answer calls in his bluetooth headset while singing.
- Gunshots: From the new James Bond flick, "Quantum of Solace," which I hope to have a review for soon. There's a lot of killing going on this time... it was bloody fantastic. Capricorn had never seen a James Bond movie before (gasp!), and she really enjoyed it... much, much more than "Quarantine."**
- My brother hitting on two girls sitting in their car at Arby's: My brother, not Mystery, is The Pick-up Artist. He saw two cute girls looking over at our car, so he strutted over and talked to them. On a related note, we are fairly certain the girls are in high school. It happens... so does prison.
- Pick-up trucks the size of my apartment taking up two parking spots at a crowded restaurant on Saturday: I hate that. So does Capricorn. She left a note saying as much under the guy's windshield. Bonus points for Capricorn.
- My football fantasy team, 100, other guy, 78. I'm 9-2, baby, and am one step closer to getting my full-fledged fantasy nerd card.
- Excellent tacos, and even better fried ice cream: I still am not sure how they fry ice cream, but I don't question the results.
* Good catch, AmyXXOO. In a rush, I had it spelled Beetles and the crappy spell checker is not pop-culture savvy. I apologize.
** Yes, I'm still haunted by that movie. No, I don't intend on ending my references to it anytime soon. Yes, I still would like to hear from anyone else who has seen it.