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Yawn

I just woke up and am still kind of bleary-eyed. It's been a l o n g week. I've had so much on my plate at work the days have flown by, but I wrote some pretty cool code in the process.

Steve's (rootbeer1) mom's visit is nearing an end--she leaves on Monday. The little dog has been fairly well-behaved, though she did drool on the sofa last night. Billie has come down with conjunctivitis (pink eye), so Andrea spent most of Thursday in the emergency room with her. Turns out the prescription they gave her can't be found in a single Walgreen's in the City, so we'll have to get a new one.

Wednesday we went to Costco to show Mom and pick up some groceries, as well as the new Lemony Snicket book. Also got A Mighty Wind and Bend It Like Beckham, two of our favorite movies this summer, on DVD. Next Tuesday The Lion King is released on DVD (about time), so we'll be back to Costco or to Tower. Yes, yes, I know, we're consumer whores, and how.

Thursday evening we went to a corporate "Fun Night" at the Exploratorium, courtesy of my company. One of the few perks left to us--they take away our bonuses, lay off thousands, ship most of the remaining jobs to India, and stop the 401K match, but provide a fun evening at a kid's museum with insipid appetizers and plastic shotglasses of cheap wine, like a bizzare communion service. Seems like a fair trade. We didn't stay too long.

Friday, fortified with new eyedrops, Billie spent the day cooking tacos and burritos and beans and rice and brownies. When I walked in the door from work, the house was filled with savory smells and all the windows were fogged. David came home with Steve, and then Andrea arrived, so we ate Tex-Mex food, then played Hand and Foot, a canasta-like game played with 7 decks of cards. Steve and I had played it before with Jeffrey and Philip--we'll have to have them over again, or hang out more with David and Andrea. I like the game.

Steve just ran off to Homo Depot to get a leafblower (on sale). Later D&A are coming over and we're all going to the new IKEA in Palo Alto--Mom's never been. We're introducing her to a whole new world of crass commercialism. Its our duty, to help the economy.

Yawn. I need coffee and Honey-Nut Cheerios with soymilk.

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bayarts
Oct. 4th, 2003 06:02 pm (UTC)
Speaking of "A Mighty Wind"
I loved, "A Mighty Wind", too. Have you seen all of his other films? I think the best one of all is "Waiting for Guffman". "Dog Show" was a riot, too.

Mmmmm. Yum. Honey-Nut Cheerios w/soymilk...
qbear
Oct. 5th, 2003 12:14 am (UTC)
Re: Speaking of "A Mighty Wind"
Yup--seen Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, and of course This Is Spinal Tap. I like them all, but confess AMW is my favorite. I listen to the soundtrack all the time.

Did you know the singing part of the cast from A Mighty Wind is doing a concert tour, and is performing in San Francisco November 13th at the Warfield? We've got our tickets already!
bayarts
Oct. 5th, 2003 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: Speaking of "A Mighty Wind"
OMG! I had no idea! Are the tickets available online? What fun!
keanubear
Oct. 4th, 2003 07:54 pm (UTC)
Honey Nut Cheerios ... YES!
Soy milk..... bleh!

Glad your week was good!
qbear
Oct. 5th, 2003 12:11 am (UTC)
Thanks--
Soymilk is definitely an acquired taste, but once I got used to it, I really like it on cereal. We get the bulk pack at Costco, and it keeps well on the shelf in the pantry until opened. It's also good with Hershey's syrup. Thick and creamy.
keanubear
Oct. 5th, 2003 01:28 am (UTC)
I have never really had much experience with Soy Milk.

Chocolate soy milk sounds yummy.

I still have to go to costco with you!
rootbeer1
Oct. 5th, 2003 01:08 am (UTC)
Soymilk! It's not a taste I've cultivated ...
armaroundyou
Oct. 5th, 2003 02:43 am (UTC)
Yes, but whose economy?
qbear
Oct. 5th, 2003 06:15 am (UTC)
Why, Sweden's, of course!
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