I’m going to get out of the house today. That seems such a simple statement, but I have not been out since last Saturday. I’m almost giddy. Toby, Jesse, and I are going to meet at the park for lunch. GBN1 would say, "Great!"
Last night I actually participated in cooking and eating supper. Jes and I decided to have salmon cooked on the grill. Jes made a paste of lemon, butter, garlic and rosemary to put on the salmon – it was delicious. I also sautéed cabbage in butter – everything is better in butter. It was a very simple, but pleasant meal – not one of Toby’s favorites. He likes a more manly meal.
Speaking of manly, if you know Toby, he is very manly. Sometimes he has the oddest sense of humor saying things out of the blue that catch you off guard. People who don’t know Toby are never quite sure when he is joking because he is so subtle. Toby is a very quiet man – so that people who do not know him often think he is stuffy. Because of his slow West Texas drawl, they often think he is dull, but then he surprises them, and sometimes he surprises us:
While Jes was working around the kitchen last night, she was singing "Copacabana."
Jes: You know, I finally heard all the words to that song and it is a pretty stupid song.
Toby: Are you saying that my generation’s songs are stupid?
Jes: Well the song is pretty silly and Barry didn’t do that great of a job singing it.
Toby started singing "Copacabana" along with Jesse.
Me: I don’t think I ever paid any attention to the words so I don’t know the story.
Toby: Oh I did. I used to act it out.
This stopped us dead in our tracks – then we all burst out laughing.