Monday, June 11, 2007

Afternoon delight.


Yesterday was just that, an afternoon delight. Not only did I get to spend a delightful afternoon with one Minty of pepperknit fame, but I also got to spend far too much of my afternoon watching the absolute best show ever to be broadcast on television, which, for 30 minutes every week, while it was on air, miraculously transformed said idiot box into a very, very clever and funny box, which happened to include one of my favorite episodes, Afternoon Delight. (For your very own slice of afternoon delight, go here). Minty met me right outside my front door (now that's service!) and then we went to lunch at the 10th Street Pour House, one of my favorite little brunch spots just a few blocks from me. Deelish! Good food and great company! And whoops, there I go posting photos of myself, again. So much for shy anonymity Philistiny mystery and intrigue.


Minty's company, of course, was the primary source for my delight, but the delicious, delicious gelato that we consumed post-lunch at my favorite Philly gelateria, Capogiro, was another derivation of pure afternoon pleasure. My lust for gelato treats has been particularly strong lately, as was made clear by the shot of Koigu gelato that appeared in my last post. But hurrah! I was able to consume actual gelato, made doubly good by Minty's visit! And, seriously, if you ever find yourself in Philly, you would be doing yourself an immense disservice if you didn't stop by Capogiro while you were here. It's the Loop of Philadelphia frozen treats.

Thanks, Minty, for our wonderful first date*!


*To avoid any unnecessary confusion, Minty and I had an interesting conversation in which we compared knitblogger meet-ups to first dates... by the end of our meet-up we concluded that we both had an excellent first date.

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Blogger Adam said...

Afternoon Delight, so classic! Oh how I miss Arrested Development...it was truly the best comedy to come along in years. So dry, and so hilarious! Darn you Fox!!!

And I'm glad you and Minty's first date went well, were there any awkward moments? :) I know no first date (romantically speaking) is complete for me without an awkward moment such as a goodbye hug or something...

8:41 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I still don't quite know what to think about this... "first date" business... but whilst I mull it over, here is another amazingly funny set of clips from Afternoon Delight, which I think was posted before on this very blog!

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Coincidentally, I attended a Saturday afternoon blogger-meet too - and we concluded that it was far more stressful than a first date, but much, much nicer!
You both look great in the photo - fab glasses.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous kelp! said...

I recently discovered Arrested Development, and I heart! I tend to catch on to shows after they go off the air, boo. Good thing for reruns and tivo.

You two? So cute!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous naomi said...

Wait, are there other Philly gelaterias that I should know about? I mean, Capogiro is amazing, but still...

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

1. I am going to have "Afternoon Delight," the song, in my head for the rest of the night now.

2. How did we not discuss Arrested Development!? I could have gone on and on and on. My favorite joke of that show was in the first ep, and I laughed about it for a solid 10 minutes. ("What do I always say is the most important thing. The thing that comes before everything else." / "Breakfast?" / "No! Family.")

3. I would so totally go on a second date with you, and hope you call :)

11:10 PM  
Blogger vera said...

Drat! You just reminded me that i forgot to get ice cream when i did the shopping this morning. Aww and i was so looking forward to some ater seeing that gelato picture of yours...
Please excuse me while i go have a cry and raid the fridge for soemthing that looks equally as delicious as that gelato...

12:42 AM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Here we go, I'll be humming "Afternoon Delight" all day now. I loved that episode!

12:52 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Arrested Development AND Capogiro? That might be one of the best pairings ever. AD is one of my all-time favorite shows. It's such genius. (Damn you Fox for canceling!)

Next time I come to Philly, we should totally hang out.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous domesticat said...

oh man Capogiro is THE BEST. I had the lime and cilantro gelato, and mmmmmm.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Mom & Dad said...

Megan - It looks like you and Minty had a great time. Want some Gelato NOW!!! You must remember to take us next time we visit.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous nova said...

I am glad you guys had a great first knit blogger date! You both little overwhelmed with happiness... And gelato? It's my new favorite thing--it becomes my new favorite thing at some point every summer. Yummy.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

My favorite show! I love sitting and watching the re-runs...so bummed they took it off the air!

Looks like you guys hit it off right aways - gelato helps! :)

10:07 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Looks like a fun afternoon!! That gelato looks supremely fabulous, and I really should get around to watching Arrested Development one of these days.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Laura B said...

Dude! AD is only my most favorite show of all time! Can you believe that they canceled it?! What did you think of the third season?

12:33 PM  
Blogger elizabeth marley said...

Oh I could watch Arrested Development for DAYS and not get bored.

Your date looks like it was too much fun. Capogiro AND the Pour House?! That is a wonderful day of food right there.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

It is TOTALLY like a first date, except that you always have a guaranteed conversation fallback. Unlike most of my actual first dates, which just end in stony silence.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Oh, y'all look so damn cute on your knitting date. My husband was calling MDSW Yarn Prom for Ann and me, so I think there is a certain passion that knitters have for each other.

Wish I could have been there, but after breakfast, then comes family!

3:33 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

Yay! for knitblogger first dates! You and Minty are an awesome twosome.
Also, Yay! for "Afternoon Delight" and Arrested Dev in general. :)

3:59 PM  
Blogger Friender said...

oh my god I need some ice cream right now.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous libraryliz said...

Attack of the cute glasses - both of you!

Glad you had fun - now I want gelato.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

i had to laugh at the comparison to the first meeting of an internet friend with a first date. it's so spot on.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Oh, good first dates...
I'm glad it went well for you two kids ;)

7:39 PM  
Anonymous diana said...

What an excellent first date. Hope she didn't try to get fresh.

8:04 PM  
Blogger BrownPants said...

As soon as I saw your heading I was thinking of AD! Hahahahahaha, I love that episode.

11:27 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Great picture of the two of you! Sounds like a great "first date"!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

The first date is such a great analogy!!!

Sounds like such a great time!

Mmmmm gelato.....

3:34 PM  
Blogger christine (threedogknits) said...

"Like the guy in the $4000 suit is going to hold the elevator for you. C'mon!" I love AD. My brother bought me all 3 seasons on DVD last Christmas because I was so bummed the show was canceled. Now you've got that song stuck in my head.

2:17 PM  

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