Sunday was jam-packed with the good stuff: the sun finally came out of hibernation and the family gathered for a bbq at my parents’ place.
The last weekend of May is always pretty wonderful because it’s the kickstarter for more bbqs to come. Perfectly-charred food fresh from the grill, cool drinks on the patio and the nephews runing around and splashing in the kiddie pool. Summer hasn’t even officially started yet and I’m already wishing for it to never leave!
It was my grandfather’s birthday too. Nine out of ten times, if you see a photo of him here, he’s dancing (or laughing). He dances anywhere, as long as there’s salsa music being played. He’s even been known to dance on his busy sidewalk in Brooklyn, while blasting music out of his car.
And speaking of family, I have another nephew on the way! Pretty soon, these get-togethers are going to be overrun by all these mishievous little boys.
Other weekend-y notes:
1. I got Bob to dance to two songs (!) at his cousin’s grad party. It’s all his family can talk about now.
2. Joe Abbraciamento‘s in Queens has the best mozzarella sticks I’ve ever had. I’m still thinking about it several days later.
3. Finally saw The Great Gatsby and loved the spot-on performances. I would have preferred to hear jazz in the movie, not Jay-z. It was the Jazz Age, after all.
4. I also watched Django Unchained and, as a result, can not stop listening to this awesome song.