well, bunny's typing away on one computer, posting, so i may as well use my time efficiently. after our walk around chappaqua, ross ben and i came back to ben's mom's house (i am never ever putting my children thru divorce. not that i'm having children. but i digress.) and watched the first two episode's of a monty python flying circus dvd we rented. we also got touch of evil which we're saving for tomorrow. around this time, ross finally got in touch w/ ruby who, expectedly, weaseled out of the arrangement. ("weaseling out of things is a very important skill to learn, son. it's what separates us from the animals.... except the weasels" -- homer simpson) just as expectedly, ross got upset.
we drove down to scarsdale anyway so that we could all dine w/ ross's grandparents. it was my second set of the day, having brunched w/ ben's earlier. i like grandparents: they're more relaxed than parents, generally, and they care less about whether they like you and consequently more often do. the pressure is off. ross's grandparents took us to chinese ('david's jade palace' -- could that fly anywhere but in new york?) staffed by the most animated waiters i've ever encountered. the fella taking our order sat down w/ us, sighing about how tired he was.
after, we returned to their chateau, and ben finally got the final word from his father on the adirondacks. it's a go (ross and i danced in the kitchen, imitating the ministry of silly walks we'd watched earlier.) we leave tuesday. ross and ben dueted in celebration. r.'s grandma and i sat watching, and i told her the time they spend playing piano together is the only time it's certain they won't quarrel.
now we're back; tired; in better moods. my mouth still tastes like chinese food which i don't often eat. it's too heavy for me; there's too much sauce. but it was a fun evening. there's a fun roundtable happening at the parish where the minister is oddly awol. i wonder if one can be a vegetarian and a catholic. or, more precisely, if one can take mass and be a catholic. is the whole flesh/blood thing an issue?
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