My Dinner with Dan
Socially, this was one of the busiest weekends of the year for us. Yesterday, my hometown friend Dan the Man stopped by for dinner. He happened to be in the area for a business trip. It was the first time since our wedding five years ago that we've seen Dan the Man.
As you can see from the photos below, Russell got along well with Dan the Man. At dinner, he plopped himself into Dan's lap as he would with me or Jenny.
After making peace with Dan the Man, Russell settles down for dinner
Russell threatens Dan the Man with a knife
Dinner was delicious. The roast chicken came out moist and tender, and the Vegatables Tian dish was amazing. After dinner, Jenny's friends Christine and Derek stopped by and we had tea and japanese rice cakes from Kamakura restaurant. Dan the Man went back to his hotel room that night on a full stomach.
Lemon Chicken with Croutons
Vegetable Tian with zucchini and tomatoes from the victory garden
Dinner took Jenny longer than usual to prepare, so Dan the Man and I spent the time playing with the kids and catching up with each other. There was a lot to cover. Dan works in electronic publishing for a major international media and consumer electronics company, so we discussed blogging at length. We also spoke of politics and family, and of my California experience to date. We'll be seeing Dan when we head out to New Jersey next month.
Before dinner, Dan the Man makes the connection while getting to know Punky