Weekend Fun at Home

I had a busy start to my weekend and then a relaxing end of the weekend. On Friday I threw a baby shower for one of my coworkers and his wife. They are good friends who often watch Pepper when I am on vacation. This is their first child and since both of them work in my department I thought it would be nice for all of us to get together and celebrate their expanding family. I organized the party and made cupcakes and pralines while one of the office assistants supplied some awesome Cars-themed decor. The party was pretty low key just some snacks, present opening and a few games but everyone had a good time.

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Long distance date

Josh and I have been living in different states for almost 3 years! We talk every night for at least 30 minutes, see each other as often as possible, and sometimes have long distance dates. This last item is something we made up and usually describes us sitting on the couch in our separate apartments watching the same TV program and discussing it while we are on the phone. And really, do you actually need to be in the same room to enjoy watching TV together? (The answer is no.)

It all began with a standing Saturday night date to watch SNL. In fact, I’m a little sad that Josh doesn’t have TV for the season opener of SNL this coming Saturday. I’ll likely be watching it while I talk to him so I’ll probably try to tell him what is going on. This happens occasionally with the Daily Show and I’m sure my descriptions are never as funny as the real thing. Watching TV together in this way is pretty funny because our feeds are almost always a few seconds off so one of us would constantly be asking why the other was laughing. SNL is really the most fun to watch when you can critique the sketches and musical guests with someone else. Our SNL dates were so successful we started renting movies with On Demand for special occasions like Valentine’s Day. We would usually choose a comedy that we could talk through as we were watching it. When we both had HBO we would sometimes watch a movie from their On Demand section as it was free for subscribers. This weekend we took it to the next level (mainly because Josh doesn’t have TV anymore) and took our long distance dating to the real world…

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