Sunday, January 29, 2006

Pink champagne and bacon bagels

It's a beautiful day today... a clear blue sky, and crisply cold without that usual dampness that's synonymous with the British winter. It feels like everything is fine with the world, and I'm about to get changed and run a few miles, soaking up that vitamin D and enjoying the rawness of the cold air hitting my lungs. That burn... for some reason I love it.

I'd intended to have a quiet night last night, but a friend emailed me during the day and we decided to go out for a meal in a local restaurant. When I got to her place, though, it was just too... cosy. The heating was on, the candles were alight, and there was a bottle of pink champagne in the fridge. So Saturday night consisted of not one, but two bottles of champagne and a couple of bacon bagels. Strange, but also strangely perfect. Sometimes nights like that can't be planned, they just need to... happen. She called me this morning, and said "You know, WDKY, sometimes I wonder if you're real or if I just imagined you somehow"... I so know how she feels. ROFL.

Oh yes, I did something yesterday that I should have done a long time ago. It kind of seems a bit late now, but I have a strong sense of comfort that, yet again, I've learnt from my mistakes. I make lots, but rarely the same one twice! Here - see for yourself... can you guess?


37 comments:

positronic said...

Just venturing a wild guess, you backed up your files? Go to 'Digress' in soho and order a Metropolis. Thou shall see how good champagne can get. You are making me crave for bacon, which means I'm gonna have to put on clothes and stuff to go get it. And yes, nights like that can't be planned. Imho, planning builds up too much anticipation. Like a McD's burger. The idea of it tastes much better than the real thing. There is no idea to an unplanned evening. (That all made sense in my head)
PS: My mum's cat also died of liver failure. I guess it's a common thing with those poor animals.

wdky said...

Well done Pos - drive G is, in fact, a 200GB Maxtor, set for an automatic backup every day. Better late then never is what I say! Oh, and I'll try a Metrolopolis next time I'm in Soho, which will no doubt be soon enough.

T said...

You forgot my folder?
That was my guess. Now I'm stuck losing comments.

Pouring here.
I love the sound of rain on a Sunday morning. A good reason not to get out of bed. Coming here was a good reason to get out of bed. Oh, life's little conundrums.
You won this time.
Now back to bed.

wdky said...

You're so decadent, T... and I'm sorry, I DID forget your folder :-)

T said...

Will you call my folder that please?
Decadent?
I must send you something to put in it. That may be the problem. An empty folder is such a lonely thing to look at.

Truth is, I did have something to ask you about. Perhaps you can help me. I'll send an email this afternoon. Now the coffee is calling.

New York Moments said...

I LOVE champagne. But I only need 1.5 glasses to get completely wasted. Cheap date.

kimmyk said...

Champagne and strawberries are my favorite. Bacon bagels? I'm sure it's quite different than what it is in the states. To me that's a breakfast sandwich. But who says ya can't eat breakfast for dinner. My kids love pancakes and sausage for dinner so...who knows.

Anyhoodles, good to see ya backed up the important stuff.

zoozan said...

hhmmm, 'imagined you' - I seem to remember GG saying something like that.

Glad you sound so chirpy

trouble said...

mmmm bagles. None available in the house so I suppose I'll make french toast for my kiddos this weekend. i may have to make the chef bring me champagne next weekend, though.

wdky said...

T - deral. And I'll keep my eyes peeled fpr your email.

NYM, your cheapness is one of the reasons I like you.

Kimmy, you were right. That's what was nicely strange about it, esoecially as i had to cancel a table at a rather nice restaurant.

Zooz - good memory! Am I more ethereal than I think I am???

Trouble... French toast sounds good. And have a word with Chef.

Mine Is a Gin said...

Champagne - my absolute favourite (despite my nom de plume)!

Oh, and don't forget to keep a copy of your back-ups "off-premises"

FireCracker said...

Sounds like things are getting back on track for you. Enjoy your run and the rest of the day!

anu said...

Wow such a lovely night wdky. Sounds like a perfect saturday night :)BTW, your friends and all your drives are actually named as 'wdky'? Interesting :)

anu said...

haha i am laughing at my own comment. I meant, do your friends actually call you 'wdky' and are your drives really named as 'wdky'. Sometimes, i amuse myself with poor jokes...for which only i laugh. :)

nukie said...

You backed up all of your HNT pics?

wdky said...

Ginny - I don't think the cable's long enough :-)

FC - thank you. How's the hair?

Anu - actually, I only realsied at the last moment that the screen shot I posted had my real name on it!! Thank goodness for Photoshop. And, believe it or not, my friend's don't know my nom de plume. (Hang on, did someone else just say that?)

Nukie - fortunately, I could download them from my blog!!

Lee Ann said...

Sounds like a very nice evening. If someone offered me pink champagne in a warm cozy home, I would stay in too.

;)

blueprincesa said...

You backed up your files!!! well done. Nights like that are my favourite.

j said...

That sounds like a very nice weekend...

And I think I remember reading that Ff (or was it a greasemonkey script) has an extension to convert your gmail account to use it for backup as well- just an FYI.

mez said...

lol.
good man.

NML said...

Congrats on backing up the files. I haven't had any pork or chicken or alcohol or white bread since the beginning of August and those bagels sounded lovely :-)

Mine Is a Gin said...

I'm going to be a nag now & say you should really back-up to removable media & keep a copy somewhere else!
Your beautiful & easy-to-use external drive will be no use to you if someone nicks that along with your pc, or if there's a fire, ...
Cheap & easy solution is to burn a cd with the really important stuff & give it to a friend to keep for you.
nag, nag, nag...

Nadz said...

Sounds like a perfect night in.

wdky said...

Lee Ann, feel free to pop round. Any time.

Blue - thanks, and mine too.

J... it was. Really?

Mez - lol back :-)


NML, they were lovely. I cooked the bacon.

Ginny, I'm going to mail you on the subject.

Nadz - yes, you're right. I see I still have my rather strange pseudonym...

hamrose said...

Just stopping by to see how your doing...

wdky said...

Thank you, Hammy - I'm doing fine, but I'm particularly pleased you stopped by. I have been reading you, but your posts of late have been very long and I've had a slightly manic week, as you can imagine. I promise I'll do better, though.

J's Girlfriend said...

Backing up has never looked so sexy...

wdky said...

I actually laughed then, J'sG!

sky said...

I see a backup drive in our midsts. :)

What is a bacon bagel? I love bagels but never seen a bacon bagel. Is it bacon on the bagel or is it cooked into it?

W, I have often wondered if you are real too. :)

k o w said...

Can't beat a good back up.

Champagne and bacon bagels? How'd that feel the next day?

wdky said...

Sky, you're right, of course. And it's just a toasted bagel with some bacon in it, or at least it was on Saturday night.

KOW, it's a beauty... 250GB with one-touch bach-up. And it felt rough, as it happens!

networkchic said...

Such a good boy...backing up your files.

Sounds like you had a good weekend. Champagne goes to my head...but I do so like the bubbles.

check said...

What a week T! I get back now and so much has happened! Well good that you've got some stuff sorted out... hope the cops recover some of the other stuff too..

check said...

Great! now the first one decides to appear too!!

check said...

What a weekend T! I'm back after a while and soo much has happened! sorry to hear about the burglary and I hope the cops find some more stuff.. And hope the nice weekend rolls off into a nice week ahead..

annalis said...

Mmmmmm....bacon. Sexy screenshot, wdky.

Sorry that's all I could pull on this Monday morn.

wdky said...

NWC, why do I like you calling me "such a good boy" so much?

Check, it's just dou8ble the fun... or is that triple? Nice to see you, it's been a long time ;-)

Anna - sexy yourself!