Then jehanna called and asked if I wanted to come over to articelf's place for food. Seems they were grilling burgers and had *massively* mis-estimated the amount to make. Since I'd managed to work through lunch, and I never eat breakfast, food did have an appeal. And I don't do social things enough, so seeing people seemed like a good idea.
So I headed over to articelf and cykotek's place. articelf makes the burgers by mixing crushed red pepper, black pepper, and something else that I'm forgetting, into the beef - then wrapping a couple of strips of bacon around them before grilling. DAMN yummy. (I should try it - maybe add a little mince garlic too.) articelf was having a little coordination trouble last night, so he'd accidentally dumped a LOT of extra red pepper into the burgers. Which was fine, since jehanna and I are spice heads anyway. (It has been a spicy week - Sunday night was Japanese, where I consumed MUCH wasabi and ginger. Monday for lunch we went for Thai, and I got spicy Tom Yam soup and spicy chicken with peanut - which I added extra garlic chili and dried chili too to boost it. And then the burgers last night...) The two burgers I had realy hit the spot - and I tried the new orange Mountain Dew, which was a surprise. I think I might've heard mention of it before, but it didn't register. I tried it and it is really good.
So we hung around for a while, watched Robot Wars and Conquest (the first time I watched that, I put in a Season Pass on my TiVo when I got home), and were just generally social. I also got many hugs from jehanna, which was very nice indeed. :-)
Last night was just what I needed - both getting out and being a bit social, and getting some nice hugs. It really boosted my mood. I'm feeling a lot happier today than I have been.
I don't think jehanna and I have ever really had much time alone to chat, etc. I think we've pretty much always seen each other in social gatherings - as small as three people, but still. The more time I spend with her the more I think it'd be nice to have a private talk with her about stuff in general. Just to get to know her better.