just a quick note to say that i made more merry this weekend than i have in a long long time. our former neighbor in palo alto, stacey, came into town with her boyfriend for brian's 50th birthday bash and we settled into old habits (martinis, single malt scotch, lots of wine) like no time had passed. i was smart about it and drank a ton of water, so never suffered from the cocktail flu. and we did manage to get one game of dominos in last night despite the fact taht it was past our bedtimw when we drew the first tile.
i now have 4 days to detox with massive amounts of water, 'light' fare and early bedtimes until brian's mom arrives and we have a week of wine, rich foods and late nights.