We started the weekend off on Saturday by going to the ESPN Zone in Times Square to watch the Gator game. The food was good, and that's all I have to say about that. Very disappointing. (I'm trying to stay positive: we've won a National Championship with one loss before, and LSU did it last year with two losses. So, the hope lives on. But for now, I'm angry.)
After the bummer of a game, we debated what to do with the rest of our evening. As we walked home through Times Square, Eric had the idea to stop by the TKTS booth, which is where you can get 1/2 price tickets for Broadway shows for that day. We stopped by and saw they had "Avenue Q" tickets for 35% off, which we are very eager to see. But, by the time we got to the front of the line, "Avenue Q" was sold out. So, we bought tickets to "Hairspray" instead.
"Hairspray" was great! I really enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun. George Wendt (aka Norm from "Cheers") played the mother, and he was hilarious. It really brightened up our otherwise gloomy day.
Eric and me outside the theater
On Sunday Eric had to go into work!!! It's only his second weekend, and he's already spending some of it at the office. He had something that needed to be finished up by Monday morning, so he got up and went into the office for a while. When he got home, we did some grocery shopping for the week and then celebrated Achilles' 5th Birthday!
We don't REALLY know when his birthday is, of course. But we know he was about a year old when we got him, so we use the anniversary of his adoption as his birthday. So, this year marked his 5th birthday, and the 4th anniversary of his adoption. I can't believe we've had him for four years already! He's really become a part of our family.
We had planned to celebrate with another trip to Central Park, but the rain and Eric's work schedule ruled that out. So, we celebrated by putting treats into his bin o' kibble and letting him have at it. We tried to just sit him in there so he could go to town, but he wasn't interested in that. Instead he kept jumping and reaching to fish out the treats. After all this, he did a few jumps for a delicious new cheese-and-bacon-flavored bone. Really, he had to work pretty hard for his birthday presents, I guess! But he didn't seem to mind so much.
He's not convinced this is a good idea.
Wow! Look at THAT move!
Happy Birthday, Pups!
In other news, we finally got a desk so I'm spending today trying to finish getting the desk and desk area put together. Then we can finally finish hanging pictures and the apartment will be done! Hooray! This morning we also went to get our NY State drivers licenses and to register to vote. It was a crazy long process (but when ISN'T anything at the DMV a crazy long process?), and we didn't even get to leave with licenses! They mail them to us in 2-3 weeks, apparently. So for now we have temporary paper licenses. Interesting. But, we're on our way to being official New Yorkers!