Monday, January 08, 2007

Usually I end my blogs with a song, but today, I'm going to start with one that accurately captures my mood on this sluggish, rainy morning. It's called Days Gone By by Moe Koffman.. Anyway, I had a pretty good weekend. And it went as follows:

On Friday I went with my friend to see the movie The Good Shepherd. Yes the movie is very long, but the cast was excellent, and the plot took enough unexpected turns to keep me very interested. Every now and then I like to see character driven movies, and this is one of those movies. Actors like Matt Damon, John Turturro and even Robert Deniro (who directed the movie) were given ample chance to shine.

Saturday, I went to the Georgetown/Notre Dame game with an old boss of mine, and that too was fun. The seats weren't all that great, but it was nice to catch up once again. Also, while at the game, I saw the new Speaker of the House, Ms. Nancy Pelosi, so that was a pleasant surprise. And then the next morning, on CBS, I saw a lengthy interview with Ms. Pelosi, so that was pretty interesting. I'm curious to see how Bush will co-exist with an assertive woman, who's name is not Rice, especially since she's asking Bush to do some pretty radical things. Saturday afternoon, I had the opportunity to walk around DC with my friend, taking pictures with this high-tech camera that I barely knew how to use. I do not at all have the "eye" for photography, but I think I held my own. Once I get these developed, I plan on posting them on this here blog, and open myself up for lots of wonderful criticism. I think I more than held my own though.

And I finished up my Saturday by watching football at Lucky Strikes, which doubles as a sports bar and a bowling alley. The NFL playoffs were on, so there was no way in hell that I was bowling, so I ate(healthy I might add) and watched the game. My waitress at Lucky Strikes quite possibly gave me the worst service I have ever received in my life. There were at least 20-30 minutes between her visits to the table, which would be cool if we kept telling her everything was fine. But every time she visited the table, requests were being made..I needed a glass of wine, silverware, a new drink, more water, the bill, etc..and she was taking entirely too long. And then I noticed her just talking to people around the restaurant, just lollygagging along, completely ignoring not just my table, but ones around her. So the only tip she got was a little note that I wrote on the bottom of the bill, which said in very sloppy handwriting, "Next time, please try to be more attentive". I'm sure the next time I go there, she'll have nothing but smiles for me and my guest(s).


hadassah444 said...

i'm impressed with this entry, Rashad

Dana-Marie said...

smiles....or scowls. Eh, but you can always just request another server when you next visit. LOL

You may HAVE to.

Jo said...

WoW! Lucky Strike seems like a cool spot. Must be new to DC - Daggg . . . I sure wish I was there. Glad you had a GREAT weekend. Sounds like you did some really cool stuff, too.

As for the waitress . . .next time you better hope you don't get her. Or else that food might not be so healthy after all. ;o)

Jo said...

P.S. I can't wait to see those pics. You are becoming quite the artist these days. Let me find out you are more right brained than left! LOL!

Janelle said...

Umm if you ever go back to this establishment, you may want to request a different server. No need to subject yourself to any additional additives in the food! LOL

asabi said...

that waitress will have a smile and a lil shug avery piss in there for ya!