Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lazy Sunday Haiku Day

Weekends are for being lazy so I'm skipping the serious stuff. Like DCup, I'm having a non-political morning and doing laundry. Oh, did I say "morning"? Excuse me. It's 1:49 p.m. But since I just finished my third cup of coffee and am still in my sweats, I still count it as morning.

Last night we went down to the Ironbound section of Newark for dinner at a Portuguese restaurant we hadn't been to in awhile. We used to go down there every Saturday without fail back in the 80s and 90s, then somewhat less frequently in the past 8 years.

We even had a waiter we considered "ours." We followed him from one Portuguese restaurant to another when he changed jobs. He eventually stayed at one particular restaurant and we just kept going there.

But our favorite restaurant closed a couple of years ago, and our waiter retired, so we've been searching for a new favorite Portuguese restaurant. So last night we went back to another one that we used to go to occasionally, and realized we had forgotten how much we like the place.

It's called El Pastor (warning: turn sound down if you're at work and click on the link - it has music), and it attracts a lot of local folks with its good food and live music. People actually get dressed up and come here and dance! Lots of salsa music, tangos and various other exotic dance forms that I wouldn't have the least idea how to do. The couples who get out on that dance floor sure do though. It's fun just watching them.

Last night there was also a big birthday celebration for a gentleman who had just turned 94. He was out there on the dance floor all night with women of all ages.

Even though we didn't know a soul there, it was like being part of a big party full of friends we hadn't met yet! We'll definitely be back.

Finishing off with some Sunday Haiku:

The weather is gray
And a cold wind has come up
It is November.

Leaves have all fallen
They lie in heaps on the ground
It is time to rake.

The dog needs walking
The laundry needs laundering
But I sit and blog.

Sunday is lazy
Let's brew a batch of coffee
And just vegetate.

I'll read the paper
And not bother to get dressed
Until I have to.


Anonymous said...

Perfect haiku for today.

(She typed, sitting in front of the laptop, still in her pajamas and slippers, waiting for a pizza delivery.)

I want to be 94 some day, dancing with men and women of all ages.

Thanks for the link!!!!!

Mauigirl said...

Ah, I'm jealous, you are staying in. We are taking my mom and aunt out for dinner so I have to go shower and dress!

I feel as if that 94-year-old is in better shape than I am NOW!

Comrade Kevin said...

It's been pretty cold here, too. The forecast calls for snow flurries tonight, though it's not going to stick.

Parts of Pennsylvania and Western Maryland got some snow over the weekend.

Utah Savage said...

You are the haiku queen. I was struck dumb at the idea of getting out of my sweats or jammies whatever... I shower and put on a clean pair of mix and match soft, warm jammies with wife beaters and soon long johns as well layered underneath. Socks, warm slippers. I salute all of us who can have one entire day like this at least once a week.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

You captured lazy Sundays so well.

Smokey says he hopes the dog got her walk.

Randal Graves said...

Snow is wonderful
only when much to shovel
does it make me frown.

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