Saturday, March 25, 2006

A Splendid Day

Yesterday was our cherished weekend Friday. So what did I do? Well, I worked in the morning (self-employed: wolves, doors, get the picture?), and at 1pm went to pick up BetterArf from her school. If anyone ever tells you that teachers have an easy life with little short days and big long holidays, send them round here and I'll put them straight.

We have a secret event coming up in a week's time, (I'd tell you about it but I know you'd all gatecrash and spoil it) so we had to do some research into posh eateries in the vicinity of Madinat Jumeirah. But first we had to eat, and we went to The Meat Company. It was sensational - these guys certainly know how to cook a steak. We sat outside, beside the fake canal and with the Burj Al Arab in the background. After all the depressing crap happening this week - carnage on the roads, riots at the Burj Dubai site, the Afghan apostasy case, etc, it was somewhat fab to just chill in such a pleasant location.

On the way home we hit the video shop and got a couple of DVDs. I chose a comedy at random, and BetterArf was a bit more careful. She picked 'Elizabethtown'. We watched it and loved it. And then we put my selection into the magic box. Turned out it was 'Galaxy Quest'. We'd actually caught the back end of this on TV once and liked it. So now we had the whole thing, and it is brilliant - very funny.


Blogger samuraisam said...

GOD DAMNIT, now I want a huge steak /:

I only went to the meat factory 2 or 3 times, but they do indeed know how to cook steak very very well.

7:56 pm  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

Well, you’ve just given all of us a reason to smile; for you and pretty days and the hopes that we all have many, many more positive things to say, ourselves.

8:35 pm  
Blogger nzm said...

We were at the Madinat tonight, partaking of a few cold ones and some delicious bar snacks at Trader Vic's. I had diet coke because I was driving - dammit!

Haven't been to the Meat Co, but a colleague from our German office drools whenever she thinks of the steak that she once had there.

Galaxy Quest - I always liked the line from Sigourney Weaver's character: "Look, I only have one job on this lousy ship - it's stupid, but I'm gonna do it ok?"

Great day, Keefie!


8:48 pm  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Oh I love Galaxy Quest! It is even quite moving, when a certain character dies.

1:14 am  
Blogger Al Ain Taxi said...

Galaxy Quest- the movie that cheers me up when I'm down. There's an alien in it that reminds me of someone here in Al Ain...

11:31 am  

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