Friday, June 08, 2007

Into the soggy night...

My online Star Trek friends and I are heading off to Baia San Marco restaurant in Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour tonight. I was planning a leisurely ride in on the fast country train, curled up with a good Star Trek novel ("Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind"), but my friend Rosalind is swinging by in a car to pick up her cache of wine, ordered at the Pieroth wine cruise last February (I bought plenty of my own, so wasn't tempted to sample hers, and it's been safely in storage while she was overseas).

So wish us luck as we take on the motorway in wet conditions, Friday-night-of-a-long-weekend, but hopefully in the opposite direction to commuter traffic.

After the restaurant, it's off to Pyrmont for an all-night marathon of ST episodes. Or snoring (not a comment on the episodes, but it's a 40+ thing I think; lots of Nanna naps to get through the session these days).


Z1 said...

So what is the holiday that makes it a long weekend? Queen's birthday? Here we just had Memorial Day which is regarded as the start of summer; everybody does BBQ.

Therin of Andor said...

Yep, Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, traditionally "Cracker Night" - until the government banned sales of all backyard fireworks, except sparklers, about 20 years ago. Since it almost always rains this winter weekend, most local councils have done away with Cracker Night family displays, too.