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Thursday, June 30, 2005

It's A Wild Life . . . 

yeah, yeah . . . I know . . . disappeared . . . again!

It has been another wild week around here . . . but, I did catch up on my new favorite show, Rescue Me, including last week's premiere episode, and this week's second episode (both burning spots on the DVR just waiting to be watched).

Last evening, my s.o. surprised me with an invitation to dinner.     Even better, he suggested we take the bike for transportation.     So, dressed in black, I took my place on the back of the Harley, and we headed South toward Atlanta for dinner.     It was a fantastic early evening for a ride; the weather was unbelievably perfect.     On the ride (which took about forty minutes) we, at one point, passed an intersection where a fire truck was waiting at the traffic light to enter the parkway we were on.     I didn't realize I took a longer-than-normal look back (I guess) but, at the next light, my s.o. asked if I was switching my groupie-status from cops to firemen.     I paused to consider the question . . . but, only for a second . . . and answered, "of course not," but . . . the fire truck followed us for several intersections before it turned off.     I kept sneaking a peek or two back, and got a few waves from the guys in the truck.

Dinner was divine -- a quiet Italian restaurant with low lights, candles, music . . . the Tuscany Chianti was the perfect blend of robust and mellow, the stuffed mushrooms were warm and rich, the bread was right from the oven and soaked up the olive oil and fresh pepper with perfection.     The pasta was utterly delicious.

The ride home was also sheer pleasure . . . the evening air was still warm from the day, and the sky was ablaze with color as the sun was setting.     All-in-all, a wonderful evening!

I received a call from my friend in Iraq today.     He had been on a convoy mission over the last nine days.     As they were returning to their base camp last evening, their convoy was attacked.     He gave me quite a few details, but I don't feel as if I can devulge those here.     Suffice it to say, after a very scary situation, they survived the attack.

And, I've been a bit of a shop-o-holic, again.     Over the last three days, I've ordered from Amazon, Victoria's Secret, and Eddie Bauer.     That means, packages will be arriving shortly . . . I love when packages arrive!

Enough for now . . . I'm off to read a book, soak in a tub, and head off to bed . . .

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