Monday, April 5, 2010

Wine and Wabbits

Cheers to a fabulous weekend!

Friday I had my dog publicly humiliated by dropping him off at the groomers for a full body buzz cut. When I arrived to pick him up, he walked out like a doomed dog.

"Oh Benji (uncontrollably laughing), you look so good."
"Shut up, Mala! Just get me to the car."
"But Benji, it's adora...."
"Car! Now! I don't want to talk about it. Oh, and sleep with one eye open, lady!"

And to add insult to injury, the groomer topped him off with a pink bow.

And while Benji plotted my death sulked, I dumped him and the kids on Joe and hit the town with La Bev.

Bev and I enjoyed a deee-lish Italian dinner at a BYOW (bring your own wine - and we did!) restaurant.

Shortly after we arrived, the french-Canadian version of Betty White walked through the door. Bev and I did a double take and laughed uncontrollably. We lovingly renamed her Betty Blanche, and stealthy tried taking a picture of her, you know, to share with all of you.

Because we love you like that.

See, the queens of the sly! But damn my zoom-less camera phone! But take our word for it, she looked just like BETTY WHITE!... only Canadian.

No? Here, look through this wine glass.... see?

Moving on....

After licking our plates clean finishing our delightful meal, we each paid the bill...

* cue: sound of scratching record*

Yes, we each handed over our credit cards and therefore paying the bill twice! Sadly, we were too busy drinking wine giggling to realize this until the next morning when I woke up to realize our two entrees ( remember, we brought our own wine.) cost us about $90. It was good, but not $90 good!

So why don't we simply call the restaurant and straighten out the little snafu? Welllllllll, we kinda couldn't pass up the opportunity to fill out the comment card... and immediately flee- giggling at our own awesome-ness.

Awesome Fail!

Next we hit the movie theater to enjoy Hot Tub Time Machine. It was good and it didn't require any deep-thinking... so, it was good.
But because we started our evening rather early, the movie was done by 8:30pm. Yeah, way too early to call it a night! So I introduced Bev to an old hobby of mine from back in my broke college days; movie hopping. We decided to take in a double feature of mindless comedy, and followed HTTM with She's Out of my League.
We had some time before our second feature so we grabbed some popcorn and sat in on 10 minutes of The Crazies. Yeah, 10 minutes was about 11 minutes too much.

Fast forward to Easter.

The kids enjoyed our annual egg hunt. Beck's special friend, and former orphanage homegirl, Aidai came over for the festivities as well. It was wonderful seeing these two together again... a half a world away from where they started.
Ready, set, HUNT!

Benji had a little run-in with the Easter Bunny... oh when does the humiliation end!?

After all the Easter festivities, my Mom and I took a relaxing trail ride.

A perfect ending to a perfect weekend.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend too.


MtnMama said...

I've not yet had the experience of a BYOW restaurant. Sounds dangerous! ;)

Love the pictures of the dog. The dogs I've had were attention whores and wouldn't have minded being bedazzled by the EB at ALL.

Cute kids, as always.

Bev said...

Awesome post, Malomatic! I don't care what you say, that woman was Betty White's French Candadian cousin, which may be why you felt inspired to tell the waitress that you were cheese (I think you meant desolee, but kept saying fromage... I didn't want to burst your bubble).

Excellent night on the town! Easily the best movie theater popcorn I've ever had! And yeah, the Crazies... wow. I was so glad we didn't have to sit through more than 10 mins.

Mala said...

MtnMama - just another reason to come visit Bev and I!!!!!
And thank you.

Bev - Je ne suis PAS desolee! JE SUIS FROMMAGE!!!!!
Yeah, that was really good popcorn despite the fact I was stuffed with $40 salmon

Frank Irwin said...

Why so much French at an "Italian dinner"? Color me confused.

Much like poor Benji there.

Mala said...

Frank - What can I say, it was multi-cultural night at the Mala & Bev Show.

Coffeypot said...

I'm surprised the dog hasn't attacked and eaten some of you. Poor thing.

Hilary Marquis said...

Looks like ladies night was a good time. The pictures of the kiddos are great! I love to see Aidai and Beck together :)

Mala said...

Coffey - I have noticed him muttering to himself quite often lately. It's rather menacing really.

Hilary - We don't see them nearly enough. Must remedy that ASAP.

And just as a side note: Don't leave silly comment cards when you made a reservation with your cell phone number. FML.

Frank Irwin said...

HAHAHAH! Did they call you and start speaking to you in "French"?

Mala said...

Close Frank, the chef/owner wanted me to translate for him. Ugh.

Frank Irwin said...


I hope that you made up something good!

Maria said...

Oh My God -- what did you DO to that dog??? :-) Ellie saw it and said, "Dog, dog." I'm not sure she understands that God did not make rainbow colored dogs. :-)

Marnie and Jeremy said...

Skye usual sports a bandana and hides in a corner! We've never colored her.

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