Friday after I rolled in from DCA after my 2nd trip this month to Minneapolis we headed to Baltimore with Frankie for more Birthday celebration. There is something intrinsically awesome about coming in to an airport, then taking the Metro, then walking home. Never once taking a car.
Saturday was spent with Nan and Bob and my parents and Emily at Preakness. We got super VIP access for Emily’s birthday. Well at least access to the super fancy tent. The food spread was awesome. And the crab cakes were insane. The ice cream was weird in that it didn’t melt and came from plastic bags. Bob really hooked us up. The schwag bag was awesome. I now have two official Preakness ’06 cups. Yay! Aside from the traumatically sad Barbaro train wreck it was a delightful day. That moment they brought out the quilt to shelter the horse I kept thinking to my self, “It’s to calm the horse. It’s to calm the horse. It’s to calm the horse.” But I kinda really knew it was because they were considering putting it out of it’s misery. It was just crazy they were thinking of doing it in front of 125,000 people. I was on the verge of tears the rest of the day. It was painfully sad. Hopefully he’ll pull through. I do have to say the interaction between Emily and my mother and my driving skills getting out of the parking lot was insanely funny. Especially when you move 10 feet every 10 minutes. Other highlights included seeing Terry O’Quinn, aka John Locke from LOST and Penny Johnson, aka Sherry Palmer from 24 at the valet waiting for our car.
Sunday we went to Carroll County to meet up with Emily’s mother and boyfriend for their surprise party. Annette/Billy and their fam was there as well as some other family friends. The “entertainment” went over better than I thought and it was generally a nice day. And since we’re now married, everyone and their mom is asking us when we’re going to have kids. I didn’t know that was the next step in the in-law nagging process.