On Saturday, Dave's parents came by for Easter, and they finally met my parents. It went well - no major violence or verbal abuse, at least to anyone's face.
Operation "Clubbing with my Mom" was a success. She liked To4ka and had a good dance-filled birthday-celebrating night. And my dad got up and danced too, towards the end. Oh, and they didn't complain about the food at Grapeseed, either, to my pleasant surprise.
Today I encountered Irish food for the first time ever, at Killarney House in Davidsonville, MD. The flavors were nothing complicated, but it was all very fresh and yummy. Definitely the best food around here, with the exception of Pasta Plus. Anyway, I'm totally zombie-like from staying up until 3:30 last night. It has the interesting effect of tuning my attention to things I don't notice at all usually - like John's clothing, and like the Buddhist statue garden that I've driven by on the way to work for the last two years without really seeing it. Strange. I wonder if I can use this effect for some good purpose.