after waking up this morning, i took a motorcycle ride down to the galleria mall to pick up a borders gift certificate for dan and cymara's wedding anniversary, the reception dinner i'd be attending later tonight.
originally i was going to get them candles, but i ended up getting a bunch for myself, yankee candles
is having a sale, 18 small candles for $20. i came back home and started cleaning the house in anticipation of john and deanna's arrival, since they'd be spending the night here. a lit a few candles to cover my weird smells, "sage & citrus" in the living room, "harvest" in the kitchen.
a combination of traffic and getting lost made them get here after 6pm (the reception started at 6pm). after some quick changing and cleaning up, we left for the marriott hotel in kendall square. i had on my brand new red pants, breaking them in for the very first time, a desperate attempt to grab some attention. in attendance were local friends of dan and cymara's, as well as dan's family from pennsylvania.
after the reception dinner, john, deanna, and i came back to my place. with the night still young (10pm), john and i walked down to harvard square to get some bubble ice tea at lollicup. there was a crowd tonight, mostly asians, the guy behind the counter waving to me in recognition. we came back to the house, where deanna was already asleep on the couch (she soon retired to the bedroom). john tried to keep up but feel asleep on the slumbering couch as well, craddling a bottle of anchor steam in his hands.