Monday, March 20, 2006

Our visit to colonial America

Friday night was fun times. We celebrated St. Patty’s day properly – with pizza at the nearby Italian eatery – with our Canadian/Scottish heritage friends. To commemorate the day, we all had non-Irish beer.

This is in severe contrast to my celebration last year when I met some friends at Vaughn’s at 12:30 and stayed until after 8 in the evening.

But – Friday night was a definite reminder of the absolutely interesting and diverse crowd we hang with.

Stac and her husband Jonathan are like the living, breathing Discovery channel. Hanging out with them is like life on PBS – this is the best way I can describe it. She spins. I don’t mean crazy cyclist class at the Y. I mean, she makes her own yarn. And from the yarn, she can make – like anything. It’s amazing to me. And he— he does blacksmithing.

The best part about all of this is the fact that they are both software engineers by day. By night, they are the 1720 house.

So what I mean by the PBS comment is – they make you think. You feel good about hanging out with them because you actually can feel yourself getting smarter and developing your sense of .. history? Maybe. That’s not really what I mean, though.

I mean they’re quality, quality people. And I’m not talking about boring documentary people. I’m talking about laugh-so-hard-you-nearly- choke-on-your-pizza fun people who are just so different from yourself that you actually feel yourself growing at the end of the day.

It makes for good times.

And it also made me realize that J is a natural born spinner. He took to making yarn like a duck to water. There’s definitely an element of rub your belly and pat your head at the same time difficulty to spinning that makes it hard for uncoordinated saps like myself to catch on quickly.

Maybe next time, I should hang out and solder with Jonathan and let J spin with Stac.

1 comment:

stac said...

Awww!! You guys are too sweet! We had a lot of fun on Friday too. Did I ever tell you that my ultimate dream is to work as a colonial reenactor at a village like Sturbridge?! Maybe someday when I retire...

And tell J if he ever gets the urge to spin he can come over anytime!