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Thanks to Jacob's mad bartending skillz, we just threw an awesome little happy hour party last night. Okay, to be honest, we touted the event as "Happy Hour and a Half" wanting to kick people out by 8PM since Sebastian's sleepytime is 7PM. Well, it was just so much fun and there wasn't gonna be no kickin' people out. In fact, almost everyone stayed around until 9PM, and they only left because some guy named Charlie tried to smile at Sebastian who then had a total meltdown and started wailing and ... have I mentioned we live in a loft apartment? Because we do and that means that there's no way anyone can not hear baby cry, so ... everyone scooted. But that was for the best because I was just about hostessed out.
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That leads me to another point. During our happy hour, I got to meet many of Jacob's cohorts in crime, AKA his other first year PhD classmates. They were a lovely group and I regret not getting to speak with them more; but I was doing the hostessing with the mostessing and that meant to flit about (and keep S man happy).
But it was nice to finally put faces to the names of these classmates he's been working alongside now for the past few months.
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I think my new favorite cocktail is a French 75. Have you ever tried one? Delicious.
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Jacob and I really like to host. And I mean, we really like it.
There is just something so edifying about orchestrating a good evening of food, drink, and conversation. Tonight Jacob took front and center as the bartender, and since food consisted solely of cheese and crackers, my job was relatively easy. But all the same, it's so gratifying to see people engaged in conversation, meeting new acquaintances, laughing, talking, mingling ...
If only we weren't in this *#%&@! loft apartment we'd probably be able to have people over more often.
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Have I every complained about living in a loft apartment?
Because I really shouldn't. Embrace the moment. I think I've said previously, "It's the closest thing to living like a starving artist."
Only without the starvation and the art.
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Tomorrow marks the start of Jacob's fall break. He has off from tomorrow until next Thursday, and although he is tutoring every single day in addition to his paper and reading load, I've made him promise to let us do something family-fun-ish like a picnic or museum.
I'll let you know how that develops ...
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Finally, isn't this picture lovely?
Yes. It's the produce section at our local grocery store displaying the most beautiful array of kale, collards, mustards ... you name it, they've got it. Gorgeous? Oui.
Now if only I could get Jacob to like kale. Any recommendations folks? I love it and I can eat it by the poundful. But him? Not so much.
And just like that, it's been another week of Seven Quick Takes with Jen Fulwiler. Thanks, Jen!