Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Weekend with Oliver (217.2)

This weekend mostly came down to two things: hockey and baby. Jim and Alex are in town doing lots of long-overdue cleaning up in Pixel's basement, and needed some help wrangling their nine-month-old while they were focused on it.

Oliver and MeSo, I got to spend much of both Saturday and Sunday afternoon hanging out with this tyke, including bouncing him to sleep and feeding him. I met Oliver about six months ago, and while he was already cute, he was much less interesting! He's gotten way more interactive, that's for sure. Perhaps most impressive is that he eats (and loves) seared scallops. That was the core of his dinner at Agava last night.

The hockey was a rare opportunity to see a Cornell alum who's made it to the pros, playing in Central New York. Dixie and Steve have been fans of the Evansville IceMen for a few years, and have been keeping us Cornellians posted on the Cornell players who've ended up out there.

Patrick KennedyPatrick Kennedy and Sean Whitney have both been on the team, and while Sean isn't still there, Patrick made the trip with the IceMen to play two games in Elmira, in the Jackals' home rink. I found PK's parents on Friday night; they were frequent fixtures at Cornell's games over the span of six years, with both Patrick and his older brother, Michael, playing. Great to catch up with them, as well as chat with Patrick himself briefly after the game. I dragged Will and Kristie down on Saturday, and again Patrick was very appreciative of the Cornell jerseys in the stands.

Pat's parents were staying at the B&B where I worked last spring, and Lynnette invited me to come down yesterday morning to join them for breakfast. That was nice, as well! Breakfast there is fancy and hearty. I earned my keep by offering suggestions to another family staying at the Inn for what wineries on Seneca Lake they should visit.

Another hockey weekend coming up, this time in the Capital District.

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