I put quotes around weekend because, really, this extends back to last Thursday. It should extend all the way back to last weekend, but we’ll save that for another day. Perhaps Thursday…
Is it just me or has the past couple of weeks been a little nuts? We’ve been go, go, go (for a lot of good reasons) and finding time to pop in and give you an update is few and far between. I hope you all have been having as much fun as us! Here’s what we’ve been up to.
Megan scored free tickets to a concert in Sandpoint at the Panida Theater. So after work Thursday we headed up north, despite the snow, and found ourselves quite comfy at MickDuff’s (any surprise there?) chatting with the bar tender, eating wings (which had the best BBQ sauce I’ve ever had) and drinking a couple beers. A great start to our “almost weekend.”
After filling up on wings and beer, we headed over to the theater. I had never heard of the artist – Ani DiFranco – but I was pleasantly surprised. She reminded me of a Natalie Imbruglia or Lisa Loeb. One of those strong, female singer-songwriters of the 90’s. Dylan said she sounded a little “man-hating” in some of her songs.
Yeah. Maybe a little.
The music was fantastic, though, and her guitar skills were impressive. So often when I go to shows, artists can either play or sing, but rarely at the same time and almost never with this much skill. Her lyrics are clever and her banter witty. It was a great show and I’m so thankful Megan asked me to go with her.
What made the show even better was the audience. She had some real followers there and actually interacted with them during the show – allowing them to make requests and ask questions. The best audience member was about four rows in front of us – we now refer to him as Namaste Clap-clap Guy. He really had a great groove going. I think I might steal some of his moves.
On Friday Kyle and I were going on a little date up to the Porch in Hayden. A friend said they had ribs as their special and they’re the best ribs ever. Megan admitted to being a Porch virgin so of course we brought her and Dylan along with us to share in the gloriousness of the best ribs ever.
Only there were no ribs. None. Know why? The rotating specials switch on Thursday. Not Friday or Saturday like Nick told us. Thursday.
Disappointment filled us all. But dinner was still amazing as always, I got my staple cranberry salad and everyone else was happy with their dinners as well. Still delicious. Still fun.
Just as an FYI, you can check out the rotating specials of any Porch-Moon Time pub family restaurants at www.wedonthaveone.com. I will be checking this from now on as to avoid any future disappointments. *cough cough* Nick *cough*
To cap off our weekend, we made a trip to REI on Sunday to get Kyle some snowshoes and Junebug some doggy booties. Please excuse the poor video quality and demon eyes. I promise my dog isn’t possessed.
It was a very successful trip. Every time we go I’m more thankful that there isn’t one in Cd’A. We’d be broke.
Hope your week is off to a great start! I have an official winner for the new Stuck in North Idaho logo and will be introducing it THIS WEEKEND! Woot woot!