i came home, took another shower, then my father drove me to the galleria mall so i could return my tuxedo (on father's day no less). when i returned home, i went back out to buy some groceries. amy and renata were going to come over tonight, i was going to make dinner, then amy and i would kidnap renata and "force" her to sing at a karaoke bar. making dinner is stressful because it involves a lot of prep work. usually if i'm making dinner for someone, it takes the whole day to prepare. i had about 2 hours. i decided to have a barbecue, nice and easy and gave me an opportunity to play with fire. i also got a small carvel ice cream cake from star market.
i vacuumed then waited for the guests to arrive. renata was the first to show up, bringing with her some leftover pagoda cake her parents wanted to share with amy and i. she had told me in an earlier phone call that she too went to the gay pride parade with her brother. i showed her the photos i took, all 156 of them, followed by the wedding pictures, all 215. when amy showed up, i went out into the backyard and started the grille, giving the brickets enough time to heat up.
renata opened up her presents, amy gave her a peridot necklace, while i gave her a dream dictionary. we went outside to cook the food, then came back inside to eat it. hamburgers, hot italian sausages, salad, marinated pickles, with veggy chik'n gardenburgers for amy.
|photos courtesy of renata|
after amy and renata left, i watched the san antonio spurs beat the new jersey nets to win the nba finals. i was rooting for the spurs, they were more deserving of the championship than the nets. david robinson last year before retirement, plus this new victory will erase the asterisk that said the spurs' championship victory a few years ago wasn't legitimate because it was during an abbreviated season (due to the players strike). now that basketball season is finally over, all that's left is baseball.